I am so happy to announce that Indiana Bamboo is the winner of the Connecticut Press Club Award for Best Children's Book of 2017!
February 1, 2018
I was so excited to return to the East Norwalk Library Association to talk more about Indiana Bamboo and to lead another creative writing workshop for middle school students. What a creative group!
April 6, 2018
What a wonderful visit with the incredible students, teachers, and Library-Media Specialist at Glenwood Elementary School in Oak Ridge, Tennessee! This is a school that loves to read!
May 11, 2018
I can't wait to meet the fifth graders and their teachers at Springdale Elementary School in Stamford and to introduce everyone to Indiana Bamboo and all of her friends.
May 18, 2017
I was so happy to meet the amazing fourth graders, teachers, and library media specialist at the Wintergreen Magnet School in Hamden. It was so much fun introducing you to Indiana Bamboo!
May 19, 2017
I had a wonderful time reading Indiana Bamboo to the terrific students, teachers, and librarian at the Long Ridge School! I loved meeting the second and third graders and the staff ofThe Hoot newspaper and hearing all of your interesting questions!
June 1, 2017
The terrific third-graders at the Hamilton Avenue School in Greenwich were full of questions about Indiana Bamboo. It was so much fun meeting you and reading to you!
June 3, 2017
Thank you all for joining me at Barnes and Noble in Stamford for the Indiana Bamboo Book Launch Event. It was wonderful to see so many friends, family, fellow writers, and book lovers there!
June 9, 2017
We had a very interesting discussion about Indiana Bamboo at the Starfish Book Group today with the terrific kids and their mentors. It was great to meet all of you!
June 16, 2017
At the Black Rock School in Bridgeport, the first graders were ready for Indiana Bamboo - and for second grade. It was so much fun meeting every single one of you and your amazing teacher!
In the evening, after Temple Beth El's beautiful musical service, it was wonderful to read Indiana Bamboo and to answer questions from the mostly grown-up audience.
July 30, 2017
The Back to School Shop is an annual one-day community event in Stamford organized to provide new school clothes and supplies at no charge to economically disadvantaged elementary school children. Each child selects his or her own items in a department store environment set up just for that day. Through the generosity of Back to School Shop donors, each child also chooses a grade-level appropriate book to take home. I was so touched that Indiana Bamboo was one of their choices this year. It was wonderful to be there to meet the children and to sign their books!
September 23, 2017
Celebrate the release of Indiana Bamboo at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. I'll be reading and signing books, and there will be a panel discussion with Middle Grade/Young Adult editors and agents Lizzie Skurnick, Christina Morgan, and Connor Eck. 10:00 a.m. to noon in Barat House. (Lori Soderlind, MFA Program Director)
Thank you to all for this discussion and celebration!
October 3, 2017
Indiana Bamboo Goes to College—Again! Thank you to Norwalk Community College for a wonderful time reading, answering questions, talking, and signing books at the NCC Library.
October 14, 2017
It was an incredible day at the Norwalk Public Library for the fifty authors and readers who participated in Connecticut Authors' Day. Thank you to all the librarians who organized this event!
October 20, 2017
It was so much fun reading Indiana Bamboo and answering the great questions from the amazing students at Mitchell Elementary School in the beautiful mountains of Golden, Colorado! Thank you to your terrific teachers, too!
November 3rd and 4th, 2017
Indiana Bamboo at the "Chic to the Unique" holiday art show in New Canaan!
November 18, 2017
Thank all of you who came to the book signing today at Barnes and Noble in Stamford! It was wonderful to be with fellow authors James King, Sarah Darer Littman, Stacy Barnett Mozer, Christine Pakkala, Laurel Peterson, and MaryJo Scott.
November 30 and December 7, 2017
We had a wonderful time reading and discussing Indiana Bamboo at the East Norwalk Library Association. During the creative writing workshop, we discovered what amazing writers these seventh and eighth graders are!