This is just a quick post, because we’re rushing off to New Orleans (just for self-indulgent fun…although I’ll be going back for the 2013 Louisiana Book Festival in November!) and deadlines are looming — but I wanted to share these photos from the week I just spent at Glacier Hills Elementary. This was my third annual visit, and once again the kids blew me away with their questions, enthusiasm, creativity, and painting skills. Thanks to everyone who makes that school such a wonderful place.
I also wanted to mention one very special book. Poison, Bridget Zinn’s debut novel, has just been released. I tore through my copy between classes at Glacier Hills; it’s delightful and funny and adventure-filled and romantic, and it made me think again and again of the Princess Bride. Bridget was an agency sibling (we’re both represented by Upstart Crow), and she is not here to see her book emerge into the world and make its way into the hands of readers (read more about that here and here), but I hope that Poison will be found–and loved–by scads of them.