Wednesday, January 16, 2013


I had braces put on today, people! Me! At my age?! Ugh. I was having some issues with my teeth and seriously needed things to move. Both my girls had braces and I find myself asking them questions since they're so well seasoned. 

Promise me that if you happen to see me and I happen to have something stuck in my braces, you'll tell me? Or, slip me a note or something! Did I ever tell you the time I saw Nicholas Cage (before his weird hair thingy) in Peter Luger's Steakhouse? There he was enjoying his dinner and there I was smiling like a cat eating a firecracker ... with a piece of SPINACH stuck in my teeth! Now just imagine that AND the braces. 

Holey Smoles.

Also, the visit with Florida Virtual School was awesome! Thank you to Jeanne Giardino-Zanegood for inviting me and a very special thank you to her daughter, Ellie, for suggesting The Trouble with Half a Moon! Yayyyyy Ellie! 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Florida Virtual School Visit

Tomorrow, January 15th at 7pm, I will be celebrating Literacy Week by visiting with Florida Virtual School! It's sort of like a Skype visit only we meet in an online room. I'll be able to share what my journey to publication looked like by showing my PowerPoint presentation-- complete with an 11 year old me plus the report card that changed my life. I think it's gonna be pretty darn cool.

I'll try not to think about how everyone on the other side of the camera will most likely be enjoying warm Florida weather while I'm sitting in a cold and gloomy NYC. I'll try but I can't promise anything ...

See ya tomorrow, Florida!

In case you'd like to check out the line up, here's the link: