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Two Way Street

School is out in many places, and I’m catching my breath after another wonderful year of author visits. Spring is an especially busy time for authors, and I have to work hard to find the balance between writing and talking about writing. Still, I do love meeting so many avid young writers and readers, as

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School Visit

Backpacks & flash drives & books, oh MY!

The school busses are making trial runs up our hill, the back-to school ads are becoming  ubiquitous, and the kiddos are fitting in their last weeks of camp, summer jobs, swimming, or just hanging out on the corner with friends. It’s that bittersweet time of summer’s end and fall beginnings . . . and it’s

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visiting schools

Most asked by kids

I had a wonderful school visit this week. Most of my visits are good, some are very good, but only a few are wonderful. The groups were small enough so that they didn’t overwhelm the author (who, it must be remembered, spends most of her days in the company of her laptop, a birdfeeder, and

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