A children's author talks books, reading and everyday life.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Book Love in Pasadena
I'm impressed at how creatively California area kids, teachers and parents express their love of books. Just last month, I visited with a bunch of students at Eliot Middle School in Altadena who brought their pajamas, sleeping bags and books for a library sleepover. On Friday evening, February 1st, I'm joining with kids and mystery writers for some sleuthing at Pasadena's Field Elementary. Earlier that afternoon, I'll be sharing secrets of the writing life (along with writers Leslie Margolis and Kevin Emerson) for Blair Baccalaureate in Pasadena. Hooray for eastside L.A. County readers!
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...