Wow! Holidays!

Okay, so clearly I'm no good at regular blogging. Please know that I wish you a wonderful holiday and hope you find time to read for pleasure. Remember too that sharing presence (note spelling!) is the best gift of all. This week, I enjoyed speaking at a school in Harlem, and last month, I went to the Twin Cities to meet teachers at the National Council of Teachers of English. (I'm still pinching myself that AVA AND PIP is a Notable of the Children's Literature Assembly.) Oh, and guess what Book Riot's Karina Glaser said yesterday about AVA AND PIP? "This book will make you say W-O-W!" and "This delightful series is filled with wordplay." (Y-A-Y!)