1. I read THE PENDERWICKS ON GARDAM STREET this week. Loved it but had a weird emotional breakdown afterwards. I think it had to do with my husband’s recent heart attack and realizing I’m not an astrophysicist.
2. Good news from my Philomel editor, Tamra: ME WITH YOU was licensed by Scholastic Book Clubs! My little book is going to be in the book clubs! WHOOO-HOOOO!
3. Still waiting to hear on my latest pb submission. Glacial pace, this business. (Okay. I exaggerate. But slower than I wish.)
4. Had follow-up doctor visit this morning after hand surgery last week. I am fine. I asked the doctor if it was okay to start washing dishes again. And he said “Absolutely not.” Indefinitely. Really. Why would I lie? 🙂
5. Received uncorrected proofs from Bloomsbury UK for MINI RACER, my forthcoming pb illustrated by Bridget Strevens-Marzo. The art is ADORABLE. Can’t wait to share them with you. I expect to receive Bloomsbury US proofs soon, which will be slightly different because the text is slightly different in the two versions. I will share as soon as I can.