Hello, everyone. After a long while, a lot of healing, and a lot of help, I am typing again. And drawing! I’m going to try to keep my rate of typing down a little, so you’ll probably be hearing from my friend, Nicole, too.

The picture on your left is from the Seney National Wildlife Refuge in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. As someone who loves bird watching but is not all that great at it, this was a paradise. Phil and I have had a very nice summer, but I love fall and I am looking forward to the leaves, the temperature, and all of the good books coming out this season (for some examples please check out Matthew Cordell’s Hello, Hello, Steven Savage’s Little Tug, Jason Chin’s Island, Rebecca Stead, Lemony Snicket, and on and on). It’s a great time to visit a bookstore.

Speaking of, Philip and I will be visiting a few stores this fall, along with some book festivals. We have a new book coming out next week called Bear Has a Story to Tell. As usual, I am a little nervous about the release of a new book. I hope you like it.

If we’re in your area and you have the time, please come say hello!

Tuesday, September 4
6:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor, MI
Nicola’s Books

Thursday, September 13
6:00 p.m.
Minneapolis, MN
Wild Rumpus Books

Saturday, September 15
10:30 a.m.
Cincinnati, OH
Blue Manatee Books

Sunday, September 16
3:00 p.m.
Decatur, GA
Little Shop of Stories

Sunday, September 23
2:45 p.m. Presentation/4:00 p.m. Book Signing
Washington, DC
National Book Festival

Tuesday, September 25
10:30 a.m.
Washington, DC
Politics and Prose

Friday, September 28
5:30 p.m.
Boston Globe/Horn Book Awards Ceremony (Hooray, Julie!)
Simmons College

I’ll also be speaking at the Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium. I have always wanted to attend this, so it’s a great excuse when they actually ask me to participate.
Saturday, September 29
2:45 p.m. (Note: Event runs 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium
Simmons College

Good luck starting school, everyone! Hope to see you around. More soon!