Perhaps it’s because I’ve been in Rico, Colorado, a quiet little artists’ hamlet high in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, but I have been extremely productive. My agent at Red Fox Literary is circulating two picture book texts. In addition, I think I have one more rhyming picture book that is ready, or almost ready, to go. (I’ll hold off sending it to her for a few days at least because I don’t want to overwhelm dear, sweet Karen.) Also, I’ve plowed through a lot of primary resource material for the next up nonfiction book from Calkins Creek. (No, I’m not telling what it’s about, but I can say it covers the 1930s to 1950s time frame, and a bit beyond. It’s fascinating stuff, but frustrating to see how little the country has changed in the years since–especially given the rhetoric of some current political candidates.) That’s enough of a hint!

On the docket are a couple of conference proposals to put together for next spring. February is spring, right? And travel plans to Cuba, if possible, or Europe, if not.

Happy mid-June!


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