Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
I’m feeling that start-of-the-year energy! I kicked some bad writing habits to the curb, and I’m feeling much happier. Will everything get done? Nope. Will writing get done? Absolutely.
Four quick things:
1. My next picture book is available for pre-order! It’s based on my trip on a Great Lakes freighter a few years ago. If you know someone who loves adventure stories, boats, the Great Lakes, or chipmunks, this book is for them! You can learn more about it here and pre-order from Amazon here or a signed copy from Red Balloon here. Here’s the cover–art is by Kayla Harren. Isn’t it fabulous?
2. My daughter’s creating book earrings! Want to have a bit of your favorite book, a book your wrote, or your One Little Word right there with you? For my birthday last fall, I received Wrinkle in Time earrings (above left). Love them! Check out her Etsy shop. And she’s donating some of her proceeds to RIF!
3. I have one spot left for World Read Aloud Day. My only opening is at 9am Central Time. If you’re interested, go here and fill out the form. But only choose 9am!
4. I’m offering single sessions of poetry-related virtual author visits this spring, at hugely discounted prices!
Now, for this week’s poem. I know some of you have gotten way more snow than you wanted, but I’m sad that Minnesota has gotten SO little snow so far this winter. Dianne White and Ramona Kaulitzki’s lovely Winter Lullaby was such a comforting read. It inspired this poetryaction.
And for lots of comforting or funny or alarming poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with writer Tracey Kiff-Judson (I love her logo!).