The coolest thing happened! Dr. Carla Hayden, the librarian of congress, continued the tradition of reading children a holiday story in the Thomas Jefferson Building’s Great Hall. This year, she read a few books to commemorate the winter holidays. One was very familiar to us! Santa’s Underwear: A Visit from Saint Nicholas by Marty Rhodes Figley and illustrated by our own Marty Kelley. Go Marty! You’re so famous! Read more about the event and its history here.
Some of us write in coffee shops, some of us write in closets, some of us write watching the birds…but one NH author, Lita Judge, sometimes gets a view of bobcats playing outside her studio. Where are you writing, today? What critters do you see?
From time to time, writers leave their solitary desks and actually connect! Kidlit603 organizes and hosts a New Words Night once a month. In this particular picture, writers gathered at Lita Judge‘s studio in scenic Peterborough, where they entertained one another with new stories.
You know what makes us happy? Seeing Lita Judge do what she does….only in Italy! Lita’s been traveling, sketching, and talking about Mary’s Monster in Florence, Siena and beyond. If you’d like to keep up with her travels, her sketchbooks and her adventure, you can follow Lita on FB. And don’t worry, she’ll be coming home again, soon.
A big welcome back to Deborah Bruss as she sits back down at her desk after a hospital stay for a broken femur. Armed with turtles, hot coffee and a sturdy laptop, who knows what she’ll be up to next. Does your workspace rival Deb’s in messiness or turtle power?
They’d definitely be lining up for storytime with Eric Pinder! A little birdie (or was it a lion? … or a turtle? … or?) told us there’s a new picture book from Eric coming soon!
You never know when you’ll come across a writer in the woods! Erin Moulton, Ginger Johnson, and Adi Rule spent a pleasant, gadget-free writing day at Madame Sherri’s Woods in Chesterfield.