Hi Educators,

What a month October was. We’re having lots of family medical issues, and I’m also working full-time temporarily as a copyeditor. I am exhausted. Not as exhausted as you, probably. On the plus side, I found out that Lerner Books is going to publish a nonfiction picture book manuscript I wrote. Whee! And that there is going to be a Chinese edition of Clover Kitty Goes to Kittygarten! I also had a lovely birthday celebration mid-month, followed by a big snowfall. Plus a few of you let me know you tried the poetry activity I shared last month. Check out the amazing writing from Mary Lee Hahn's students!

As always, life is . . . well, life is full of the gorgeous and the painful, all at the same time. Trying to focus on the gorgeous.