Friday, March 7, 2014
Friday Favorites: An Author Visit, Links, and Small Things to Celebrate
Patricia Hruby Powell and heard about the delightful journey that her book, JOSEPHINE, the DAZZLING LIFE OF JOSEPHINE BAKER has enjoyed from idea to publication. So far it's received rave reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, Shelf Awareness, and a slew of others. Christian Robinson's electric illustrations compliment Patricia's high-energy prose. I LOVE this book and am so happy that Patricia has struck gold with JOSEPHINE.
A few posts from this week which caught my attention are: from Women on Writing and the challenges of being a parent who writes; the author/reader friendship at Project Mayhem; and particularly the post on what kills your interest in the early stages of reading a book at Writers Helping Writers. I've put down two books in the last month that I just couldn't continue. What didn't resonate with me? This post made me think about what might have happened when a reader can't connect with a book.
I'm also celebrating the fact that small patches of grass are showing through the melting snow in the yard. I am SO READY for Spring!
What have you been up to this week?