Thursday, April 16, 2020

Crazytown

As my granddaughter
(now 18)
began her article
in a local paper recently:
"It's official: we are living in Crazytown."

So swiftly did our normal routines change
that this new world
feels
upside down.
Crazytown.

We are hunkered down
wearing and making masks
washing our hands
checking in on others.
We are cleaning closets
and drawers and files--
our attempt to create order
in this disordered world.

But what treasures 
I have found 
in this cleaning and sorting:
saved letters from students and teachers
most poignant
many humorous
most sincere
in their love of a book
and its characters
and 
(as one student said)
"the round comfort feel of it."

And I've unearthed
saved photos and drawings:
generous gifts
of spirit.

Crazytown, yes,
but there are some
beautiful things
in
Crazytown.

Beaming you all
safety, health
and 
bountiful
luverino.

xx
Your author


(More pics to come. . .)


Monday, November 11, 2019

November 2019

Well.

Long absence
because
new computer
forgot settings
couldn't access
bigga headache

Trying again now

Latest book =
SAVING WINSLOW
2018

I am trying to post
an image of it
off to the right

If it appears =
whew

If Moo appears instead =
oops
that was previous book

. . . . . . 
xx
fog of brain
xx

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Time Lapse

Wait.
What?
My last blog post was in April?

How can that be?

Where did the last seven months go???


Lots of places!



Switzerland in May and June and October.



Maine (hellooooo Elvez)



Ohio (bye, bye beautiful brother)



In Georgia and Kansas and Maine, launching MOO





And everywhere, in the next story

Molto loverino,

xxxx




Sunday, April 17, 2016

Switzerland Spring


En route 
from Zurich to Lugano
Switzerland

high over the Alps
a spring afternoon

ahhhh
you say
ahhhh


hiking through the village
down the stone path
stop at the red bench

ahhhh
you say
ahhh

xx

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

MOO Cover Reveal


It is a joyous time
when a few years' work
nears its culmination
in a beautifully edited and designed book.

Above is the 'official cover reveal' for 
MOO
due out in September 2016.

I hope you will like it.

xx
and
moo

Editor:  Joanna Cotler
Publisher: Joanna Cotler Books, HarperCollins Children's Books
Jacket art:  Vincent Moustache
Jacket design: Sarah N. Kaufman

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy New Year 2016


Happy New Year!

Apparently December raced on by
without my pausing to take note
caught up in all that flurry
of holidays and people
and baking
and wrapping
and writing
and working
whoooooosh!

But
helloooo new year
you fresh and clean new year
so full of space and promise and time
hellooooooo!

xx

Friday, November 20, 2015

So much . . .


So much depends
upon

yellow woods
and

a red canoe. . . .


(I intended to post this last month, but the month evaporated. The yellow leaves are now gone, but the red canoe remains.)

xx