Was it really January 1, 2012? Wow.
I remember the first time I saw my first book in a hardcover, book-jacketed, fabulously cover-arted edition. It was real! It was a book!
As a librarian, it was a thrill.
As a writer who'd worked ten years, off and on, through a number (ahem!) of rejections, it was sheer joy.
Thank you to everybody who brought this book into the world. Thank you to the teachers and librarians who've put it on their states' children choice award lists.
Thank you for the great reviews, over all these years.
The sheet cake my daughter ordered to celebrate GLORY BE's beginning!
I'm proud of GLORY BE which chosen by Mississippi to represent our state at the National Book Festival, awarded the 2013 Crystal Kite Award, and given lots of other really amazing accolades.
Resources and links may be found on my blog, HERE.
Oh, and PS- There's a certain online site that has the HARDCOVER on sale for $8.
(I didn't think you could even buy a hardcover edition most places.)
Fun Author Visit memory. My first visit "home" to a Mississippi school.
I'm a big fan of Skype visits, too!
Cookies! I need one of these! Right now!
(from a very special NYC Book Club night. )