Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Portland and Jay

Despite the rain, we had a nice time at the Holiday Book Fair in Portland. It is always good to spend time with other writers, to compare notes and talk about our writing experiences. A Isn't for Fox was well received and will be under several trees on Christmas morning.

I just returned from spending the day with the third and fourth graders at Jay Elementary. It is a joy to visit in a school with great teachers and wonderful students. The kids asked great questions, were very observant and had a great time with our Lego activity. The children attending Jay Elementary are lucky students, indeed!

I find that the more I do school visits the more I love doing them. So it is hard hearing that budgets are already frozen for the year and that there are more cuts coming from the state. This means no more new books for the library and in some cases, no more librarians. Please consider volunteering at your child's or grandchild's school or asking if there is anything you can do to help a classroom.
Our children's education is too important to ignore - adopt a classroom, you'll get as much out of it as the kids.

Have a great Holiday Season.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Holiday Book Fair and Back to Jay

The winter wind is blowing outside, holiday baking has just come out of the oven and homemade gifts are in progress. It is a busy season, but one of my favorites. This Friday, November 28th, I am excited to be part of the Holiday Book Fair and Signing at the Portland Public Library. This annual event is sponsored by Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance and features over 20 authors on hand to sign your holiday gift book purchases. There is no better gift for a child than a book and one personalized just for them makes that gift even more precious. The signing event runs from 3 - 5 pm and then you can join the crowd in Monument Square for music by Rick Charette and the lighting of the Christmas Tree. This is a great way to begin the holiday season with your family.

On Monday, December 1st, I am pleased to be returning to Jay Elementary School to work with the 3rd and 4th grades. I had a great visit there in early November with the younger students and I am eager to work now with the older ones. Let's hope the weather cooperates!

I had two turtles with purple bow ties waiting for me when I returned home yesterday. I am so happy to have a piece of the original art work from A Isn't for Fox and can't wait to have it framed and hung on the wall. Thanks, Laura!

Hope to see you in Portland - Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jay Elementary School

A big thank you to Shannon Cuthbertson, second grade teacher at Jay Elementary, for a well organized school visit. The students - Pre K to 2nd grade - were very well mannered and asked wonderful questions. I always enjoy learning new names when I am at schools or doing signings. You never know when one of those names will be the perfect name for a book character. Some names from Jay: Camden, Kamden, Evony and Lyric.Thanks for a great day!

I had forgotten the beautiful lakes and hills in that part of Maine. I used to make regular trips to Farmington - for four years,actually - and it was refreshing to come 'round a bend and be suddenly surrounded by a beautiful lake or see tree covered
hills in the distance. It is another beautiful part of Maine.

We were happy to learn that Laura Knorr - illustrator for "Isn't" - will be the illustrator for the counting book. Yipee! This makes me very, very happy!!!

Remember, "A Isn't for Fox" is a great holiday gift for any young child. If you are close to Bath, Maine, bring your copy to Mariner's Compass Quilt Shop and get it personalized and signed. The Bath Book Shoppe carries it and any book store can order it.

Remember to read and write a bit each day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fun in NH, Off to Augusta

I had a beautiful day to drive to Manchester on Saturday - the leaves were fabulous! What fun to arrive at B&N to a reserved parking space - made me laugh - great cookies and lemonade. The author's panel was very interesting and I learned much about how other books are used in schools. A big thank you to Karen Creed whose hard work in preparing the event was quite evident and appreciated.

This Friday(10/17) I will be at the Barnes and Noble in Augusta. I will be there from 5 - 7pm, signing books and reading during the 6pm pajama storytime. No, I'm not wearing my PJs. If you are in the area, come and join us for some fun. The folks at B&N Augusta are great.

Read and write a bit each day.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Manchester, NH

This Saturday (10/11) I will be joining three other authors for a celebration of educators at the Barnes and Noble in Manchester, NH. There will be an author panel presentation from 1-3pm, with each author sharing their book and demonstrating its use in the classroom. Following the panel presentation there will be a meet and greet with the authors as well as book signing opportunities. If you are a New Hampshire educator, please come join us for a fun afternoon filled with useful information and great deals for educators. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Good News!

Inspiration sometimes comes when you least expect it. Perhaps it comes when our minds are searching for a solution to a problem and after several failed attempts, we will consider anything.

I attempted several different strategies in my efforts to write a counting book, but nothing felt quite right. One day, when I had almost shelved any idea of a counting book - after all why would a mathphobe think they could write something that dealt with math - I went shopping with my daughter and grandson. They had been out for dinner the night before and my grandson was sitting in his car seat holding a balloon. The balloon was bigger than his head and he held it very gently. I was a bit concerned and my daughter related that he knew what could happen with a balloon and if it did, they immediately took it away. Sure enough, as we spoke, the little guy began to chant "Balloon pop! Balloon pop!"

So what is the good news? The picture book, Zero,Nada,Zilch (working title), has been accepted by Sleeping Bear for publication. We are excited and quite happy! What does it have to do with balloons ? You'll have to wait and see:)
Read and write a bit each day.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Catching Up!

It is hard to believe that I haven't written since the end of August. We had a great time in Houlton at the quilt show and visiting good friends. The book signing at York's Bookstore was fun. I joined two other Maine authors under a sidewalk tent outside on a beautiful day. One of the other authors was Randall Probert, a former game warden who has written several historical novels including his latest, Paradigm. We were joined by Elaine Bailey, who was sitting in for her husband Nevin, who wrote Mike. A big thank you to Lynn York for the education and interesting conversation.

The latest big news is still hard for me to believe. Last week we heard that A Isn't for Fox has been awarded the 2009 Teacher's Choice Award in Children's Literature from Learning Magazine. It is especially humbling for me to have the award come from an educational group.

The school visit brochures were mailed to the librarians at 230 Maine elementary schools in mid-August. Please direct any teachers/librarians/administrators you think might be interested to my email - wulmer@clinic.net.

I will be back at two Barnes and Nobles in October for their Educator Days - Manchester, NH and Augusta, ME. Teachers interested in school visits can connect with me there, also. Remember to read and write a bit each day!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Camden and Houlton

It was a beautiful day in Camden yesterday, with a good number of visitors to the Book Fair by the Sea. I was quite honored and humbled to be between Melissa Sweet (Tupelo books and many others) and Chris Van Dusen (illustrator of the Mercy Watson books and several of his own, also.)It was fascinating to watch and listen to the illustrators as they confered about different mediums and methods. I had a great time and many thanks to the Owl and Turtle Book Shop and the Camden Library for including me in the event.

On Saturday I will be at York's Book Store in Houlton, Maine. Amanda, Connor and I will be vending at the quilt show that is part of the annual August festival in Houlton. We had a wonderful time last year and are looking forward to seeing our friends up in the county. The book signing begins at 12:30pm at York's on the main street in Houlton. Come on up and see another part of our beautiful state.

Remember to read and write a bit each day!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Book Fair by the Sea

Just a quick note to remind readers that this Saturday is the Book Fair by the Sea in Camden, Maine. The event is sponsored by the Owl and Turtle Bookshop and the Camden Public Library, where it will be held. There will be eight Maine authors/illustrators signing and talking about their books. If you want a fun afternoon to share with a young person, come up to Camden on Saturday, August 16th and join us at the library from 1-4pm. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Where to next?

This Friday, August 1st, I will be visiting Thorndike Press in Waterville, Maine. Thorndike Press is part of Gale and Cengage Learning, as is Sleeping Bear Press. I look forward to seeing a production facility and connecting with librarians and booksellers also attending this Open House.

I am honored to be included in Camden's 3rd Annual Children's Book Fair
By the Sea. This event, on Saturday, August 16th, is held at the Camden Library from 1-4pm. It is hosted by the Owl and Turtle Bookshop and the Camden Library. Eight Maine connected children's authors/illustrators will each present a short talk about their book as well as signing copies available for purchase. The other authors are Chris Van Dusen, Melissa Sweet, Jamie Spencer, Garvin Morris, Susan Lubner, Noah Z. Jones, and John and Ann Hassett. This will be a fun afternoon in a beautiful setting - a great place to spend a day and start holiday shopping for a special young person in your life!

On Friday evening, October 17th, I will be at the Barnes and Noble's in Augusta to help celebrate and honor educators. As a former teacher, I am always eager and happy to help promote and support the many unsung heroes in our classrooms. Donating a book to your child's or grandchild's classroom library is a great way to celebrate their birthday, teach them about the value of giving and help many other children in the process.

The school visit brochures will be mailed in August. If you know a teacher or PTA that should receive one, please feel free to email me a wulmer@clinic.net. Remember to read and write a bit each day!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Busy, busy, busy

Although a bit bleary eyed at this point, I will try to fill you in on the past weekend. I drove to PA on Thursday and set a new family record of nine hours! And no, I only went a steady 70 and actually increased my gas mileage.

Friday morning I returned to my alma mater, Lebanon Valley College. The campus is now so unbelievably beautiful; they have won awards for their landscaping. There are many new buildings, but the music and sciences continue to be strong programs. I spent over an hour with Lauren Cusick interviewing for an upcoming issue of the alumni magazine. I look forward to seeing and reading the finished piece.After I completed the interview, I went over to the college athletic fields where my great-niece Elizabeth was finishing up a week of soccer camp. It was hot and sunny, but great to hang with the family.

Friday night I had a book signing at the Gretna Emporium, hosted by Stacy Pennington and her great staff. I sat on the wrap around porch and watched the summer folks at the Jigger Shop - not to be missed when in Mt. Gretna - signed books, had my memory jogged a few times and spent time with family. It was a fine evening. Pictures soon.

Saturday morning I arrived to read at the library, to find that the children were otherwise occupied that morning and not coming for storyhour. Oh,well. Instead, I visited Mrs. Hernley's flower stand and bought the most beautiful glads for my sister, Kim, who takes me in whenever I visit!

Then it was off to Baltimore to my nephew Andy's wedding. My husband, Bob, flew down and met me and we enjoyed a great day with family and friends. We send our best wishes to Andy and Lauren as they begin their life together. Sunday we were up at six and on the road home to Maine.

We received a nice surprise when A Isn't for Fox was reviewed on a podcast on the site Just One More Book. I will attempt to add the link. I also appreciate a comment on the blog from Mrs. Wright stating that I need to have more info about what a great book it is. I am new at this, but will work on that aspect, whether it be a web site or some other form of promotion. As a basically introverted person, sometimes I have to gulp a few times before taking the next step:)

School visit brochures will be going out soon, so please let your friends in education know that I am available and reasonably priced!

Link: http://www.justonemorebook.com/2008/07/04/flipped-fundamentals-a-isnt-for-fox-an-isnt-alphabet/

Monday, June 23, 2008

Bethany Beach

After several weeks of working on new projects - quilts and stories - I went to Delaware to spend time with my sister and with my daughter and grandson. We enjoyed beautiful weather and lazy days of reading. On Friday evening I did a book signing at Bethany Beach Books. I shared the evening with wonderful people - a special thanks to Nancy (NTO) for the great conversation and company. The signing was on a porch from which I could see the boardwalk and listen to a concert by a brass quintet. Later we had ice cream and listened to more of the concert. We really enjoyed our time in Bethany Beach - great shopping and very welcoming folks.

I am off to Pennsylvania on July 10. On Friday morning, the 11th, I will interview with a media relations officer from my alma mater, Lebanon Valley College. In the evening, there will be a book signing at the Gretna Emporium. This small gift shop is located in my hometown of Mt. Gretna and is next to the Jigger Shop - a must stop for ice cream when there. On Saturday morning, I will read at the Mt. Gretna Library and then head to Baltimore for my nephew's wedding. Home on Sunday - whew!

I will soon begin mailing school visit brochures for the school year 2008-2009. Please contact me if your school is interested. Enjoy the summer and remember - read and write every day!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Mabel I Wilson School

I had a great day yesterday visiting eight kindergarten classes at the Mabel I. Wilson School in Cumberland, ME. A big thank you to teacher Leslie Gallant for all her hard work arranging the visit, ordering books, getting lunch, etc. Kudos, also, to all the teachers - Mary Train, Johna King, Liz King, Teresa Folley, Becki Galli, Kathryn Begos, Leslie Gallant, and Crystal Belanger - for their well behaved, well prepared classes.

Although I was dead tired and had little voice by 3:00pm, it was fun to be back in the classroom with eager students and their fresh view points. It is amazing what a kindergartener knows about language and writing.
Questions I was asked: "Do you use sound words?" "Do you revise?"
"Did you dedicate the book to anyone?" WOW!

I look forward to more school visits and spending time with our fabulous new generation of readers and writers! Thank you Mabel I Wilson kindergarteners!

Monday, May 26, 2008

School Visits

After a break in the hectic signing schedule, a school visit is upcoming this week. I will be visiting the kindergarten classes at the Mabel I. Wilson School in Cumberland. ME. This will be a return to the school where I went once a month for two years to attend my classes for my Master's degree from Lesley University.I will also visit the classroom of Leslie Gallant, a great teacher and friend. Visits to several day care/nursery schools are in the near future.

A Isn't for Fox was reviewed in a new magazine called Teaching Young Children - a resource magazine for pre-school teachers. The article not only reviews books, but also suggests activities to do with the book. Nice!

Enjoy the beautiful weather, but don't forget to read!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Fox Tales

After another rainy drive, I arrived at Fox Tales Books in New Durham, NH. Fox Tales is a delightful hometown bookstore where owner Mary McHale greets every customer by name. She knows that Lirael loves to play with the basket of pastel plastic eggs - pink, please!- which Spiderwick book is next on Molly's list, and suggests just the right poetry book to one of the local poets. There are snacks for the Saturday morning crowd and a comfortable, stay-a-while atmosphere. The store was never empty the entire three hours I shared there and we had quite a successful signing. If you are ever in the area, drop in and say hi to Mary.

The initial burst of signings is done for now, with a few scheduled later in the summer. There is one school visit on the horizon for this spring, but hopefully there will be more starting this fall. If you are interested in a school visit, leave a comment and I will send you a brochure. I may actually post it on the blog when I feel I have it in a polished state!

Enjoy the flowers!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A Sweet Time in Hershey

What a great weekend in Pennsylvania!

A huge thank you to the staff at ZooAmerica - especially Elaine, the Education Coordinator, who did coordinate everything. There were milk and cookies for the radio winners, a colorful sign announcing the event, animal handlers and a great spot for the signing between the bears and the otters. She also brought carpet squares so we could have impromptu readings and just thought of everything. Thanks also to the Hershey marketing people, especially Kathy, who got the contest on the radio and posted announcements at the other Hershey attractions.

Of course, the people I really go to PA to see were 'ginormous' in the success of this weekend - my family. My sister Kim was the go-fer, chauffer and inn keeper; I think she knows every cow path short cut in Lebanon and Lancaster counties. My niece Ann, who works at ZooAmerica and first approached me about the visit, handled Hoover, the vulture, throughout the signing. She was amazing, even when Hoover thought flying away was a better idea than being on display. Ann's husband, Steve, handled the book sales and kept us all laughing - you don't want to know! Their girls, Julia and Elizabeth were great helpers, telling folks about Spritz, the desert tortoise that shared the table with me, and giving me a tour of the zoo.
My sister Judy and her husband Jerry were the overall support team, helping set things up, showing the little screech owl to visitors and generally being there whenever we needed something. Although they couldn't join us on Sunday, we did get to visit with my sister Kyle and her husband Ron and sons Aaron and Rich. They spent Sunday at daughter Jesse's horse show at Delaware Valley College. There is nothing better than being able to share a wonderful happening with people you love - thank you to my family. I am truly blessed.

The visitors to the zoo were also great. A special hello to Paige, Megan, Andrew 1 and Andrew 2 and Happy Birthday to Isabella. It was great to see extended family and old friends. A special thank you to Tim and the youth group that brought books to be donated to the schools.

This weekend we are off to Fox Tales Books in New Durham, NH on Saturday, not sure if it is at 11 am or 12 noon. I will post the time after I talk with Mary. I am happy we could reschedule this visit and look forward to a shorter car ride!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


It was a beautiful Saturday in Salem. The forsythia and daffodils were blooming and the magnolias were in full bud. The trees were budding out also. We had a fun visit at Cornerstone Books and enjoyed meeting the "regulars" for Saturday story hour. If you are ever in Salem, check out this friendly, comfortable book store.

I am off to PA on Thursday for a visit with family and the fun event at the Hershey Zoo. I'll let you know next week if the animals liked the book! Enjoy the sun and warm temperatures.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Off to Salem

Just a quick update - after a weekend in the quilt store instead of on the road, we are off to Salem, MA this weekend. We will be at Cornerstone Books at 10:30am for story hour and then signing. We (husband and I) are looking forward to seeing family and good friends. If you are in the area, stop by and say hello.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Fox Tales Rescheduled

Our visit to Fox Tales Books in New Durham NH has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 3. We are a bit bummed out as we have really been looking forward to visiting Mary McHale's shop, but we are happy it could be rescheduled so soon.

The change is due to a good problem - there aren't any books available! The warehouses in our part of the world are out of stock and waiting for the new shipments due April 14th.

If you are out and about, we'll see you at Mariner's Compass Quilt Shop this weekend and then in Salem, MA on April 19 at Cornerstone Books.

Monday, April 7, 2008

South Portland, Brunswick and Bangor

A big thank you to the folks at the area Borders for hosting a great event for teachers this weekend and having me be part of the event. A special thanks to Gibran for his efforts on behalf of teachers all year!

Many listeners of MPR turned out at South Portland Saturday morning to hear Isn't and purchase a signed copy. Also a special thank you to Doreen for the generous offer of a place to stay in Vermont should I venture forth for more signings. A special hello to Daniel, Julia, Silvio, Halla and Happy Birthday to Henry! It is always humbling when former students bring their children to meet you. What a blessing, also, to be a part of a child's early reading experience - there were some wonderful early readers who in kindergarten were able to figure out 'kerplopping'!

Saturday afternoon brought us closer to home in Bruswick. I arrived early to see friends waiting to have their books signed. A visit by a former school administrator brought on some laughs about writing Isn't during meetings. A special hello to Maddie, Claire and Julia!

Sunday I was off to Bangor. I had a good feeling before I even entered the store and my radar was right on! The store was busy with families and shoppers, Gibran was right inside the door greeting teachers and there was good karma. Once again, there were people waiting to have their books signed and we had some fun conversations about teaching. There was a nice crowd to listen to the book and I think the daddies laughed the most! Another former student came to say hello and fill me in on his music teaching career. A special hello to Cole and Kelsey and Happy 5th Birthday to Rebecca. But the happy fates weren't finished with me yet. As I looked towards the front door,the best part of the day began. There stood my sister, Kim, and her fiancee, Bob. Bob flew into PA on Friday and Saturday they drove to CT and Sunday to Bangor to surprise me. I couldn't talk for about five minutes and I am still smiling!
Could a busy weekend end any better than that!!

Amanda , Conner and I are off to Fox Tales Books in New Durham NH next Saturday. We will be much too close to Keepsake Quilting to ignore that side trip:) If you are in the area, stop in and say hello.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

In Print

Wow! What a wild day this has been. The Bangor Daily News ran an article today about the book, as did the Times Record. You can read both articles by googling the newspapers. I want to send a big thank you to Elizabeth Lardie - a former student of mine:) - for the great job she did both when interviewing me and in the final piece. Well done!! It is always a bit unnerving to see your face looking out at you from the newspaper and then realize how many other people are seeing it, also. A big thank you, also, to Carol and the Patten Free Library for making their space and children available for the photos.

Tomorrow brings the radio interview on MPR around 8:30 am. Somehow, I think hearing myself will be scarier than seeing myself!

A busy weekend with signings in Portland, Brunswick and Bangor. Stop in and say hi if you are nearby. Don't forget to read today! wendy

Sunday, March 30, 2008


We travelled to the Barnes and Noble in Manchester yesterday and had a delightful visit. A big thank you to Claire for everything from the hot chocolate, great feedback and advice to the fun conversation. A fun place to spend some time when in Manchester. You might want to check out the big chocolate chunk cookies at the cafe!!!

I met some wonderful young readers and their folks. A big hello to Annette - keep on reading - and to her mom - keep on writing! Hello, also, to Ryan and the twins Olivia and Lauren.

We are finding that parents are not only purchasing Isn't for their children, but also as an end of year gift for a teacher or classroom library. Speaking as a former teacher, that's very cool!

We have a very busy weekend coming up. On Saturday, April 5 we start the day at Borders in South Portland at 11am and move on to the Brunswick Borders at 3pm. On Sunday we are at the Bangor Borders at 2pm. This weekend will be the annual teacher appreciation event at Borders, so it should be fun.

Have a great week and we'll "see" you on the radio Friday morning around 8:30am.


Friday, March 28, 2008

Maine Public Radio

Yesterday we recorded an interview for Maine Public Radio. A thank you to Irwin Gratz for making it a rather painless experience. The interview will air on Friday, April 4, around 8:30 am - after the BBC news.(Unless there is major breaking news and then it will be bumped.)

We've added a signing on April 19 in Salem MA. We are visiting the Cornerstone Bookstore on Lafayette St. for a 10:30 story time. So if you are in the area, fly on in and say hi.

P isn't for bean,
It isn't for mean.
P is for potions all bubbly and green! YUM!!!

Signing off from my broom, wendy

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Great day in Augusta

What a wonderful time we had at the Barnes and Noble in Augusta, Me yesterday. The folks there were so welcoming and I really appreciated all the thought they gave to the signing. A big thank you to Peggy!

I also want to thank Michael for the pretty flower, Lucy for the hug, and Tucker for keeping his deva (aka grandma) company. By the way, B&N had the best magazine selection I have seen in a long time.

A surprise at the end of the signing came when a woman introduced herself as a Senior Vice President of Cengage Learning - my publisher, Sleeping Bear, is part of this group. She didn't know I was going to be there and walked in the door and saw the book. She comes to Maine 5/6 times a year as Thorndike Press also belongs to the group. It was nice to meet another person involved in this complicated web called publishing!

This week brings an interview at Maine Public Radio - yikes! I don't know any particulars - airtime, etc. - just what time to be there. Let's hope I don't trip over my mouth :(

If you are near Manchester NH next Saturday, stop in at the Barnes and Noble and say hello. A friendly face is always welcome! Have a great week. wendy

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Newington Fun

A big thank you to the folks at the Barnes and Nobles in Newington, NH. Despite Mother Nature's attempt to keep me home, the 25 minute delay at the roll over in Saco and a scary drive past dueling snow plows, I made it to the signing.Very nice people and a great children's section - check it out if you are ever at the Fox Run Mall. I enjoyed a deep discussion with a sweet little girl as to whether turtles really do wear bow ties!

We just received word that "Isn't" is going to be featured with two other children's books in a new magazine for pre-school teachers - Teaching Young Children. I will post the month/issue when I have more information. Pretty cool, huh?

I saw an osprey on the way home, so let's hope that is a continuing sign of the spring that is sure to come. Take care and write something! wendy

Thursday, March 13, 2008


A quick note for anyone in the Newington, NH area this weekend. I will be at the Barnes and Noble in Newington on Saturday at 11am. Let's hope the weather cooperates!

A big thank you to Gloria Brown for the great photos. She did an excellent job with a camera shy subject!

There are some upcoming media events. Stay tuned for more details.

Check out downtown Bath on Friday, March 21 for some Moonlight Madness!
peace always, wendy

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Augusta, again

We have a new date for the book signing in Augusta - Saturday, March 22, 11am. Of course, Mother Nature, being of a fickle spirit, may have something else in store. I do hope she is almost finished playing with Ole' Man Winter, as I don't relish driving to New Hampshire in a springtime snow frolic. But enough 'grecksing' - PA Dutch for whining. Be careful out there today and don't forget what is really important - chocolate! peace always, wendy

Monday, March 3, 2008

Young friends read "Isn't"

Alex enjoying 'possums and queen bee!
Thanks Aunt Peggy!
Emmett and Carson brush up on the alphabet before bedtime.
Thanks Aunt Peggy!

Friday, February 29, 2008

S'no signing saturday

Once again, Mother Nature has let us know who is in charge! Due to the impending snow storm, the signing at Barnes and Noble in Augusta on Saturday, March 1, has been postponed. I will post the new date as soon as I know it.

The Kirkus review is out and we are pleased. You can view it on the Barnes and Noble site. It is probably on Borders and Amazon, also. I try to avoid reading reviews, but my curiosity usually gets the best of me.

As soon as I figure out the next step in blog management, I will post some pictures of young friends reading "Isn't."

Take care and peace always, wendy

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Here we go!

I am once again being pulled kicking and screaming into the 21st century. So after much hesitation, procratination and fear (of what I am not exactly sure!) , here is the beginning of my blog.
This blog has come about as a result of the publication of my second children's book - A Isn't for Fox. I want to thank my daughter, Amanda, for hosting the first book signing at her shop, Mariner's Compass Quilt Shop. I also wish to thank Sue Michaud and her second grade class at the Dike Newell School in Bath, ME for being the guinea pigs for my first school visit with this book. And a big thank you to Dawn Lee, Morse High School librarian, for all her help and inspiration.
I will use the blog to post upcoming events - signings, school visits, etc. I hope anyone who reads the book and finds the blog will let me know what you think. We feel it is a fun book that brings a different slant to learning the alphabet. And Laura Knorr's illustrations are fabulous!!!
That being said , here is the list of events as we have them so far:

3/1 Augusta, ME Barnes and Noble 9 Market Place Drive 11am
3/15 Newington NH Barnes and Noble 45 Gosling Rd 11am
3/29 Manchester NH Barnes and Noble 1741 S. Willow St 11am
4/5 South Potland ME Borders 430 Gorham Rd. 11am
Brunswick ME Borders Rt 1 and Rt 24 3pm
4/6 Bangor ME Borders 116 Bangor Mall Blvd. 2pm
4/12 New Durham NH Fox Tale Books 7 Depot Rd. 11am

We will update the list as soon as we have additions. Thanks for visiting. peace always, wendy