Holidays, Friends, and (Of Course) Books

Quite a bustling December week. Toni Buzzeo was kind enough to send me some votives, reindeer ornament hooks, and wine swirly decorations. Talked to Katie Davis on the phone about her work in progress. Ran into Brian Yansky today at Suzi’s Chinese Kitchen, out with his mom. Received a gorgeous e-card from Jennifer Ward. It’s so delightful. I keep watching it again and again. Also received a card from debut illustrator Joy Hein, whose Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers (written by Kathi Appelt) is a stunner–gorgeous paintings, fascinating integration of art and learning.

By the way, Brian and I are on a husband-wife authors panel being hosted by the Writers’ League of Texas next month. It’s called “To Death Do Write & Publish.” Really! Fairly hysterical title, I thought.