I've been touring on and off for the past few weeks, visiting schools all up and down the eastern seaboard and I've had a chance to meet the kids who read my books. I have been able to talk with them, laugh with them, and best of all, burp and bark with them. I am so grateful for the opportunity to write books for kids. There's nothing more heartwarming than finding out that my books have turned a kid on to reading. Let's face it, no one goes into children's book writing to become a zillionaire. Authors write because they have something to say, or because there's someone they want to reach. In my case, I write because I want kids to love reading as much as I do. And if my books can open the door to the magic of reading, I've done my job.
I've got a lot of new projects in the works, and any day now I hope to be able to fill you in on the news I've been keeping secret for so long. In the meantime, thank you so much for letting Katie, George, Sparky and Jenny into your lives.
Sending lots of love your way this holiday season.