If you’re looking for the most important page in the new book, there are two: the dedication page, and the acknowledgments page. On the second, you will see a thank you to Alissa, “for remarkable and conscientious assistance.” Here–on the day the new book shipped–is what remarkable and conscientious assistance looks like:
Well, quite a week. Spoke to high school students, librarians, firefighters and fire inspectors, islanders, a tow truck driver, an auto mechanic, and a rental car agency. Still in the hotel hitting a magazine deadline. Then a three hour drive home, I hope in time to see tired and happy Halloween kids. Thanks for all…View post
I’ve written before about the neat gifts I get from folks who read my books, and what those gifts reveal about them…and me. Just came across the item below and it made me smile. This guy also gave me a cap and a terrific pair of leather gloves. And then there are these gifts,…View post
I will be in the state capital tomorrow to receive an award. Like most folks in these instances, I feel humbled and under-qualified, but I’m learning that above all these occasions give me a chance to publicly thank those who actually earned the award: The many teachers and staff members (including Gordy the janitor and…View post
First leg of book tour complete. As many thanks as miles.