Sorry about your snow up there, people who don't live in Florida.
But what a great season to bring a book into the world.
All those poor teachers and librarians freezing, delayed openings, snow/ cold days. Nothing better to do (well, nothing they'd rather do) than sit home with a warm cup of tea and one of Miss Sister's brownies.
And read a book.
Maybe even MY book!
Thank you for all the sightings of THE WAY TO STAY IN DESTINY around the country, in young readers' hands, on tabletops and bookshelves.
Some things I loved about my book's week?
1. "Seeing" it for the very first time in a bookstore.
Via Twitter, Facebook and email. Of course.
(This happens to be the wonderful ANDERSON'S Bookstore in Naperville- Thanks, Terry Shay- where I'll be on Sunday, February 1st. More to come on that, but so excited!)
2. Fun Tweets:
Especially the new hashtag.
Andrea Davis Pinkney @AndreaDavisPink Jan 6
Happy Book Birthday to #TheWaytoStayinDestiny by @ARScattergood, just named an Amazon "Best of the Month" pick! http://ow.ly/i/89Ll6
(Of course, that hashtag could seriously cut into your 140 characters. But go ahead and use it. I love it.)
3. And most of all, already hearing from teachers, and even their students, that they like the new book.
Happy Book Birthday, indeed!