Sunday, September 28, 2014

Welcome Fall!

I am thrilled that my poem "Autumn Waltz" appears in the October issue of Highlights High Five.  This is one of my favorites and I couldn't be happier with the illustrations! The artwork is adorable and includes a porcupine, owl, squirrel, bunny, bear and bird. So cute! Thank you to illustrator Jennifer A. Bell.  It looks terrific! 

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ball Game!

Thrilled to see that my poem "Ball Game" was made into a pull-out picture book inside the July/August issue of Ladybug. They did an amazing job with the illustrations and layout. I love it!  The only thing better than seeing it in print was receiving this adorable picture from a young reader. Thank you so much for the sweet picture my friend. It made me very happy!

Contract News!!

April brought some exciting contract news! First, I learned that my poem "Autumn Waltz" will appear in the October 2014 issue of Highlights High Five. This is one of my favorite poems so I'm so excited to see the illustrations. Really looking forward to it. Next, I received a contract to create a Spanish version of another poem of mine to be used in digital and print form. Happy dancing!

Bower Elementary!

The Poetry Team U.S.A had another great visit in March! Thank you so much for having us Bower Elementary. What a warm welcome we received in the assembly and the break out sessions. I really enjoy sharing our love of poetry and books with the students and teachers. What a great day!

Highlights Hello magazine

The March issue of Highlights Hello includes my poem "Playing in a Puddle". The illustrations are darling! Thank you to illustrator Qin Leng. This is such a great magazine.

Thank you Lincoln Elementary!

Poetry Team U.S.A had a blast at Lincoln Elementary in February. Thank you so much to the awesome students and teachers. You guys were wonderful. What a great day of poetry, sports and fun!

Hopscotch Magazine

February was a great month. One of my early sales, from July 2003, appeared in the February 2014 issue of Hopscotch For Girls magazine. Always fun to see what the illustrator does with an author's words and fabulous to add another title to my list of publications. Thank you so much Hopscotch!