I'll be gone until Tuesday after Labor Day, visiting my parents in California. When I return, I'm looking forward to putting my hand to the plow for an autumn of work. Besides an invigorating lineup of school, library, and conference appearances in Massachusetts, Tennessee, Connecticut, and Illinois, I'll be:
- writing a commissioned 6000-word story about magic, dolls, and India.
- revising my novel BAMBOO PEOPLE with Yolanda Leroy of Charlesbridge.
- expanding this short story (published in the current issue of Kahani magazine) into a chapter book for early elementary readers.