Books · Chancey of the Maury River

Yah, Boy!

Just before Thanksgiving I spent an afternoon with the 4th grade at Bettie Weaver Elementary School in Chesterfield County. Bettie Weaver is a community of serious readers and writers, a school that prides itself on a high level of literary engagement.The school principal, a horsewoman and fellow boarder at Campbell Springs, invited me to share… Continue reading Yah, Boy!

Albert · Chancey of the Maury River

Can Spring Be Far Behind?

Daffodils, Lenten Rose, downy new grass, and Albert shedding his coat like a snake sheds skin...all signs that spring is definitely emerging. Albert and I spent this afternoon getting ready for a Skype visit this week with a 5th grade class in Texas. The students are reading my book, Chancey of the Maury River. Albert… Continue reading Can Spring Be Far Behind?

Books · Chancey of the Maury River

Inside a Book: An interview with book artist, Sherry Fatla, Candlewick Press

One of the most awesome benefits of writing books for kids is that I get to visit schools and actually get to write WITH kids. It's really an honor sit around a table, bowed over a waiting page, using the written word to explore the world within and around us. Writing together. Whenever I spend… Continue reading Inside a Book: An interview with book artist, Sherry Fatla, Candlewick Press