What do you get when you take 6 Disney Princesses, 6 Disney Pixar Toy Story characters, 2 DREAMY narratives, oodles of STEM/STEAM-Y elements, and even more MAKER/CRAFTY fun? Two of my NEW books coming October 16!
When the night begins with dear ones, Jacqueline Woodson and Nancy Paulsen, and the American Writers Museum, hugs, readings, and memories are sure to follow! Thanks + congrats, Jackie and Nancy!
After a meeting in downtown Evanston, IL, I pulled over to answer a text. As I start to drive away, I see this--two of my summer camp guide books in this toy store camp display! Thanks, Becky and Me Bookstore!
Yes, that is "Mama, LOOK!" heading to the Swedish Islands called the "Stockholm Archipelago" Islands. Word is that they consist of 30,000 islands, skerries and rocks that fan out 80 km east into the Baltic Sea from the city. https://visitsweden.com/stockholm-archipelago/
Can't get over all of fellow children's authors/friends who share my birthday month including Anika Denise, Lee Bennett Hopkins, Rita Garcia Williams, and my childhood favorite, Beverly Cleary, who turned 102 years young this week! Here's to a magical and miraculous year ahead for all of us! xo PJM
GIVE BOOKS. BUILD DREAMS. CHANGE LIVES. I just made my nomination for SCBWI BOOKS FOR READERS book drive, have you?
TBT: Here is Tomie dePaola and me at SCBWI NYC last year! Looove you, Tomie! xo PJM PS Thanks to my friend, Debbie Ohi Ridpath for taking the photo!
Love, love, loving this writing book by Ursula K. Le Quin. I wish I could write her a "charming letter" to tell her. Instead, I'll tell you to READ IT. And, then we can discuss. xo PJM
I am trying a new website and blog. Please watch this space for occasional musings about life, love, writing, and more. xo PJM