Hi Educators,

Zap! Clap! Boom! published yesterday, February 28! We were supposed to be hosting a pizza party to celebrate our son-in-law's birthday. Unfortunately, my husband has been sick and we spent Publication Eve (aka Monday) in urgent care and the emergency room (well, mostly in waiting rooms). Turns out it was not a repeat of a prior medical emergency--thank goodness! Instead, he just was sick. But plans for Tuesday were canceled, and we "celebrated" with hot soup. Whee? So grateful for insurance and health workers, though!

My other two books publish the next two Tuesdays. How shall I celebrate them? Maybe a tax audit and a flat tire? Ha! I shouldn't tempt fate!

Last month, I told you I’d share the behind-the-scenes process of how Zap! Clap! Boom! came to be a book. But, for reasons explained below, I’m going to do that in April instead.

Mark Your Calendars!

In the Twin Cities? On April 1, at Red Balloon in St. Paul, I’m having an in-person book launch storytime! If you’re in the Twin Cities, please come help me celebrate the splashdown of Puddle Song, Zap! Clap! Boom!, and Finding Family! I hope you can come!