So thrilled to have my book featured in the Wall Street Journal! Love this line: “[Chloe’s mother] shows how a decent person behaves with someone who has less than almost everything–except imagination.” The full article follows. “The Rough Patch” sounds like a great picture book, too, doesn’t it? Children’s Books: The Rotten Glamour of an […]
Thank you to BookPage for this wonderful review, including this comment: “Chloe’s mother proves a clever teacher, gently encouraging Chloe to look deeper.” I was so glad to see that because most reviewers haven’t commented on Chloe’s mom. I remember when I first saw Corinna Luyken’s illustration of her, leaning over an upside down bicycle, […]
Corinna and I are interviewed at Kid Lit Frenzy where we discuss our collaboration and some of the challenges we faced in putting the book together. Have a look!
Lovely review here from Read. Learn. Repeat. featuring some of the spreads from the book. Take a look at some of Corinna’s amazing artwork! https://readlearnrepeat.blog/2018/08/09/empathy-adrian-simcox-does-not-have-a-horse/
Blog tour continues with this review at Happily Ever Elephants (love the blogger’s kids with the book, don’t you?) The review talks about the way the book encourages kids to walk in another person’s shoes. It’s so hard! But, one thing I make clear in my presentation on the book, is that it’s not just […]
The countdown to publication continues with this blog post from The Readathon! The reviewer mentions that my book reminded her of the book, “The Hundred Dresses” by Eleanor Estes because of its storyline about children being judgmental and its focus on issues of economic class. It’s not the first time I’ve heard this comparison. The […]
It’s that frenzied pre-launch time when I’m having anxiety dreams about all my upcoming events for my debut book. I haven’t had the “forgot my locker combination” one yet. Maybe tonight! Last night was a dream in which a bus was coming to pick me and my kids up after a trip, and all our […]
Years ago, I did a couple posts about a new writing space in my new house, one post on my initial discovery of that space, and then a follow up on how I was making it work. My kids were young when we moved here, and my writing hours were few and far between. With […]