I’m knee-deep in finishing up my work for The Brown Bookshelf’s 28 Days Later campaign (be sure to check us out starting Feb 1st), so I’ll have to make this quick.
First of all, I just got back from my 10 day winter residency for the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Program for Writing for Children and Young Adults, and I’m happy to say, all of the workshops and discussions and reading were great. The best thing about this residency was that, except for the cold, I knew exactly what I was getting into this time. And, I’m really excited to be working with award-winning author Rita Williams-Garcia this semester.
While I was up in Vermont, we got a few new reviews for My Life as a Rhombus. The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books gave Rhombus a Recommended review–I’ll post a blurb from the review next month, after the print edition of the journal is out. In addition, the good folks at TeensReadToo.com gave the book a Five Star, Gold Award for Excellence! Be sure to check out their review at their website, or on Amazon.com.
While those reviews are nice, my favorite review comes from a teen reader that emailed me to say, “…I really want to thank you for writing such a great book…You Rock!”
Good stuff, right?