I worked on, and turned in another poem for a Lee Bennett Hopkins anthology.

I’m still working on a collection of winter poems, a few picture books, a rhyming concept book, and a few other projects.

How excited I was to open the mail and find the cover of my forthcoming picture book (Atheneum, Spring ’09) BELLA & BEAN, illustrated by Aileen Leitjen.

I will put up a few inside looks soon. I pictured girls, but thank goodness Aileen pictured mice in her head—and the whimsical characters of Bella and Bean were born.

So happy birthday Mia, welcome Bella and Bean, and have a joyous spring and Easter, everyone!

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