Saturday, May 31, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
On bookshelves July 8th!
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Honored doesn't even begin to describe how I feel about being included in this compilation. "People We Meet: Unforgettable Conversations" is a double-CD compilation curated by NPR's correspondents. It's on sale now, also available as download, and sales benefit National Public Radio.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
Congratulations to Ben Hatke on The Return of Zita the Spacegirl, the final space-adventure comic for our heroine.
Here is a piece of fan art that I made of Zita. Go Ben!
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
For many years, my wonderful wife, Gina, has very graciously handled all of the correspondence and logistics for my school visits. After much consideration, we decided that her time would be best spent focusing on our two daughters, because let me tell you—they sure keep her busy! Plus, the requests for my speaking engagements have been pouring in at a very high volume these past few years. Gina has loved working with all of you, and I appreciate all of the positive feedback that you've given her over the years. Moving forward, we've hired a great School Visit Coordinator in Sylvia Peterson. We found her through the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book, as she was working with their development team, and we couldn't be happier that we found her. She's top-notch! Sylvia can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Photo by Strinni Studio Photography|
Another reason why I am writing today is to tell you about how we are reconfiguring how we schedule my visits. In the past, I have accepted all invitations and went whenever a school needed me. While I have loved visiting every single school that has had me, but as you can imagine that has led to a very frantic schedule—for my writing, but more importantly for my family. Going forward, I will now be selecting one week per month that I can be away from home, with other slots left open for local visits. Below, you will find where I have a few visits locked down. If you are near one of these towns and would like to have me speak at your school, please do get in touch with Sylvia and she can help coordinate efforts for you to add on to these trips. For local visits, please contact Sylvia and she will be more than happy to find a time that may work. (I consider anything within a 2 hour driving distance from Northampton, MA as local.)
Hope to see you at a book reading!
May 9, 4 PM- Dedham, MA- Blue Bunny Bookshop
May 12, Platypus Police Squad 2 Virtual Book Talk!
May 28, 5 PM- New York, NY- BookExpo, American Booksellers Foundation of Free Expression Auction
May 29, 9:30 AM - BookExpo signing for Platypus Police Squad 2
June 4, 4 PM Cambridge, MA- Platypus Police Squad 2 Launch Event- Cambridge Public Library (Book sales by Porter Square Books.)
June 5, 10 AM- Washington, D.C.- Library of Congress - "A Library of Congress Books and Beyond for Young People Program on Reluctant Readers"
July 15, Boston, MA- School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference- SNA ANC
July 16, Findlay, OH- Mazza Museum Summer Conference- Conference Information
Saturday, May 03, 2014
The Washington Post wrote a great wrap-up of SLHD festivities. Read all about it here!