November was a great month for bookshelf celebrations. On November 20 I was a featured guest on Instagram LIVE with Goodnight Construction Site author Sherri Rinker. After a few exciting technical glitch's (who knew you were supposed to grant permission for Instagram to access my phone??) we were off and away, reading and discussing one of my most popular titles, Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg. Yahooooo, Sherri! "This is a story that begs to be read aloud . . . Plumb funny fer sure." Starred Kirkus Review.
I'd met Sherri at a booksigning table years ago at Sacramento's Fairytale Town. It was exciting to share our titles then—and now! Thanks so much for loving my book, Sherri, and inviting me to your brilliant Instagram LIVE event. I was also excited to share my latest title, Arlo Draws an Octopus. If you love drawing and octopuses—and who doesn't?—you'll love this book. "This endearing and relatable story gives readers of all ages a gentle reminder that we're better than we may think. Sometimes all it takes is a second look."
Then, on November 25, I was off to El Dorado Hill's Face in a Book in celebration of Small Business Saturday where I signed books with awesome children's authors Lisa Frenkel Riddiough (Letters to Live By) and Kristen Forderer (The Day I Lost my Patience Hat). It was great to see so many of our books going home for the holidays, including some of my popular favorites, Cindy Moo, Chicken Lily, If Wendell Had a Walrus, and my picture book biography Away with Words: The Daring True Story of Isabella Bird.
Many, many thanks to Sherri Rinker and Face in a Book.