Scribe, La Lorna’s New Dress, Southeast Asia, and Karen Hesse

The October issue of “Scribe,” the newsletter of the Writers’ League of Texas, features a profile, “Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, A Fairy Tale Come True” by Dianna Hutts Aston.

I’m also the league’s star instructor this month.

Cinco Puntos has released a new edition of its best-selling title, La Llorona’s New Dress by Joe Hayes, in celebration of the book’s twentieth anniversary. This title has sold more than 100,000 copies and was the second book ever published by the house.

Children of the Dragon, Children of the Tiger: Great Reads About Southeast Asia by Michael Levy from

How A Children’s Writer Survives The Newbery Award with Karen Hesse from the Institute of Children’s Literature.