Alisa Libby : For trekking out to talk to my daughter’s girl scout troop last month and for the inspiring and fun discussion she had with them. Thanks also for bringing me flowers, Alisa. You’re a sweetheart! Check out Alisa’s blog post about the visit, Pay me in cookies.
Heather Kelly : For being the designated driver on our trip to the wilds of Westford for the Central Mass Kidlit tweetup. And for bringing a camera :). Thanks to her we have pictures of the lovely group of writers at the tweetup, and of our adventures at the gas station afterwards. Check them out at her blog, Edited to within an inch of my life.
And last but not least …
Uma Krishnaswami : For the best and most in-depth critique I’ve had of my ms. Her sage advice helped me put my setbacks behind me and get back to work on my revision again. I can’t thank her enough! Speaking of Uma, I should mention that my review of her beautiful picture book Out of the Way, Out of the Way is currently up at incultureparent.com, a parent webzine with a global awareness. Check it out at incultureparent.com.