Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Betsy Bird shout out?

I'm a kid's book nerd. Did you know that? Yeah, I like writing. A lot.

Love to read about kid's book writing stuff, love to talk about it, love to roll around in manuscript pages (right Jolie?).

So, when none other than the great Elizabeth Bird of School Library Journal's A Fuse #8 Production, gives me a shout out...

My little kid-book-loving heart melts. Because I'm a big nerdy fan.

Now if you're Martha Brockenbrough, this is old hat. Just another day at the office. But if you're still-pretty-new blogger Benjamin Watson, you get dang excited. And she likes my blog name.

The post she was linking to was Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, where I recount my sordid past as a children's book model.

Please go check out Betsy's post. And thank you so much for reading my blog. I do sure enjoy this. And also appreciated all the nice comments about this post when I first published it.

I'm headed today to the Secret Garden Books in Ballard (seattle) to do a reading with my dad for The Boy Who Went Ape, so I'd love to see you if you're in the area. I'm going to be gone for a few days too, and since my pictures are on my computer here, I may not be able to do my posts. But there may be a way around that, we'll see.


  1. Good luck on the reading!! And I'll head over to that post right now.

  2. I can't wait for the reading tonight. Man, though, it's so bloody hot here. The girls and I might bring squirt guns.

  3. Congrats! And, enjoy the reading ... Ballard's a great town!

  4. Have fun at you reading with your dad. I would absolutely LOVE to be there.

    Unfortunately, I am forced to swelter in So Cal.


  5. Oh, how cool! You should send her a copy of your PB!

  6. Hope it's going to be a really great trip ! I think i'm going to like your blog a lot ;)