I know...I know. I haven't been posting much this summer. Recently, I've been spending a lot of time with my new granddaughter Julia Anna. I was also away in Vermont for a few days for the wedding of the daughter of two close friends. Maura, our friends' daughter, got married on Sugarbush Mountain. It was a perfect day and I had an enjoyable ride up and down the mountain on a chairlift. One of the best things was getting to spend a couple of days with some of my oldest--and dearest--friends. I've known three of these friends since first grade!
Here are some pictures I'd like to share with you:
I worked as an elementary school teacher for more than three decades and as a school librarian for three years. I also taught a children's literature course at Boston University from 2002-2008. I served on the advisory board of the Keene State College Children’s Literature Festival from 2006-2008 and as a member of the NCTE Poetry Committee from 2009-2012. "Things to Do," my first children's book, won the 2018 Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children's Literature and a 2018 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor Award.