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!
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?
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