|A hand-painted plate from the Librarian at St. Margaret's.|
|The cover, where you can see the cat, the heart-shaped necklace, and the green book.|
A few weeks ago, I visited St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, in San Juan Capistrano. I had the pleasure of speaking with the fourth and fifth graders, and then I had lunch with some of the upper graders who were aspiring writers. We talked about their projects mostly, and what they were working on. We went around the table and discussed what it was like to be a writer. I answered a few questions, but mostly, the students were very sure of themselves. One of them had already published a picture book.
Alex Uhl was there. She is the bookseller that is in DESTINY, REWRITTEN.
The Librarian gave me the hand-painted plate above. You can see that the artist who painted this copied the cat, the heart-shaped necklace, and the green book, from the cover of DESTINY, REWRITTEN and also, wrote a very nice note on the paper.
In other good news, DESTINY, REWRITTEN has been chosen to be included on the 2014 California Readers list on the middle grade list. The link is here:http://californiareaders.org/about-us/collection-committees/
I am always thrilled when one of my novels is chosen to be on this list. The list of one hundred books is used as a resource for teachers and librarians in our state. And as a member of this group, it means a lot to me.