I promise I won’t post each review that comes in, but this one really touched me because it gets at some of the concerns I heard early on about the book, namely that my 1st person, flawed narrator, shouldn’t be telling this story, or possibly shouldn’t be in the book at all. I was of […]
So fun being interviewed by Lindsay Ward at her Critter Lit blog! Lindsay is a wonderful author/illustrator of many picture books, including one of my favorites, “Please Bring Balloons.” Read on to hear more about the process of creating “Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse” and learn about my favorite 80s movie!
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, […]
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 […]