October 2001

Nice news: Seesaw Girl has been named to the West Virginia children’s book award master list for 2001-2002. Plus another lovely review for A Single Shard, from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin. Check out their website, full of terrific information about children’s books!

Winners of the September book drawing! Sign my guestbook for a chance to win the next drawing at the end of the month.

I’m thrilled that Julie Downing will be illustrating my first picture book, The Fire-keeper’s Son (Clarion Books, 2003). Julie has illustrated many lovely books and is also an author. Watch this space for further updates!

The “School Visits” page has been retitled and is now called “Author Presentations.” New to the page: my appearance schedule.

Recent reading: Notes on the books I’ve enjoyed lately.

Q & A: How you can get autographed copies of my books.

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