A children's author talks books, reading and everyday life.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
How to Feed Your Food Bank
Just a little P.S.A. for the holiday season: food banks all around the country are running low on stores. My neighborhood Salvation Army reports that twice as many people are coming in as last year. In the past, food banks could depend on overflow from holiday donations to carry them through the winter, but no more. I learned that my food bank was not as interested in turkeys and trimmings as they were in everyday canned staples, pasta, rice, etc. A tip: they prefer small quantities as opposed to Costco portions because so many people come in on the bus or on foot and have to carry the groceries. Happy giving everyone!
I write for girls. My books include AGNES PARKER...GIRL IN PROGRESS, AGNES PARKER...HAPPY CAMPER, AGNES PARKER...KEEPING COOL IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, OPHIE OUT OF OZ and BAD TICKETS.
I'm excited about the latest book for Knopf: THE AVIARY. It's a historical novel with elements of fantasy. (Ghosts! Enchanted birds!) It was very fun to write...