I am currently attending the American Library Association Midwinter meetings in Boston where it is beginning as a very rainy day. My Sibert Committee completed its charge last night and all that's left is gravy. Calling the winners, a photograph, the very exciting Awards Announcements Monday morning 8:00 eastern time. Click on the link below to watch it live.
And click the link below for all the background information on all the book catagories being awarded.
Until I am able to say more about any of it, I will follow this post with my Soups & Stews for Week 2. Considering the weather right now, it would give me great happiness to have a big plate of this one today. Alas.
I am a writer of Children's and Young Adult books. I received my MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN, and am an active member of SCBWI. I also have my MLS in Library Science with an emphasis on children and happily worked as a Children's Librarian for nearly 20 years. One of my favorite activities was reading books aloud to kids, especially to school-aged kids. Like the kids, I enjoy having stories read to me, so I listen to many of my books on audio and serve on audio judging committees.
Another favorite activity is creating fun snacks for library programs, friends, and family. I do that a lot and continually search for more ideas.
I have a tiny brown tabby cat named Gypsy, who originally belonged to my brother and sister-in-law, a very large Russian Blue mix named Bosley from the shelter who has quickly made himself at home, and a new puppy named Prince Albert. He's a Cavapoo, which means he's part Cavalier King Charles and part poodle, and adorable. I am married and live in Dayton, Ohio with my husband Rod.
You can find more detailed information about me by clicking the link below: