Happy Chinese New Year!

Today I was supposed to go to lunch with author Dianna Hutts Aston at Green Pastures, but I had to cancel because of being sick. Sigh.

In any case, Dianna’s recent titles include When You Were Born, illustrated by Caldecott-honor-winner E.B. Lewis (Candlewick, 2004)–my favorite birthday picture book. By the way, both author and illustrator have these cool swish movie things as their sites open.

Thanks to everyone for all their get-well wishes. You’ll be happy to know I’m indulging in much television and became misty-eyed at a re-run of the episode of “A Different World” wherein Whitley and Dwayne get married. Yes, I’m a giant cheeseball.

Nifty Links

Judy and Ronald Culp: a husband-wife writing team I met while speaking for the League of Texas Writers. Judy has a very promising YA novel in progress, and I wish her the best with it!

Chinese American Librarians Association: an affiliate of the American Library Association.

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New Year from Find out your classroom’s Chinese Zodiac sign. Get storytime suggestions and more!