poetry anthology THANKU: POEMS OF GRATITUDE came out on September 3,
with contributing poets everywhere holding book signings and events celebrating
its release. My contributor friends and I in the Charlotte, NC area participated
in several events, as well!
Sunday, August 25, Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Chrystal Giles, Megan Hoyt, and I had
a pre-release book signing event at Main Street Books in Davidson, NC. And on Saturday,
September 7, we held a book signing at Park Road Books in Charlotte. At both events,
Vanessa, Chrystal, Megan, and I each read our poems from the book and led an interactive
activity. Audience participation was terrific, our hosts were amazing, we signed
SO MANY BOOKS, and we all had a wonderful time!
Vanessa, me, Chrystal, and Megan
Vanessa talking about her limerick poem
on Saturday, September 28, Megan and I signed books at our regional
SCBWI Carolinas conference, Stories in Pictures and Prose, in Charlotte.
am so very grateful to my editor, Miranda Paul, for selecting my poems to be a
part of this beautiful anthology. Each time I read through this book, I get a
little thrill (again!) to see my work alongside these wonderful poems written by
such illustrious and brilliant poets. And the illustrations amaze me anew each
time I come back to them—Marlena Myles is stunningly talented!
you do not already have a copy of THANKU, get one as fast as you can—you won’t
read more about THANKU: POEMS OF GRATITUDE, click here.)