Thursday Night Lights!

I’m looking forward to signing my books at Twice Told Tales tomorrow night!

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And now for something completely different…

All work and no play makes…well, you know the saying. It was nice to take a break this past weekend after non-stop writing and promoting to take a family trip to Baltimore and enjoy life firsthand. Here are a few favorite photos:

Two grandmas and a bulldog

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We love Baltimore

all the world's a jellyfish

and our Baltimore people so much—

Parting is such sweet sorrow

it’s always hard to say goodbye.

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Friendly Faces: Middlesex County Fair 2015

It was anMiddlesex County Fair 2015 man on stiltsother great time at this year’s Middlesex County Fair. My son and his friends loved the rides and exhibits.

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A recurring comment: “You haven’t lived until you’ve tried a fried Oreo!” I spent my time at the fair conducting a shape scavenger hunt based on Pick a Circle, Gather Squares, speaking with visitors to the “Hey Kids, Want to Be a Farmer?” pavillion, and signing copies of my books. Here are some of my favorite photos of the new and familiar and always friendly faces I met the past few days…

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These sisters were so sweet and funny. As were the friends pictured below. And what a great grandma and granddaughter team! I remember meeting them last year and was delighted to sign all my books for them on Saturday!

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Middlesex County Fair 2015 grandma and granddaughter

Here’s a photo of the recipient of the first book I signed, and her doting grandma! And below, a book-loving Mom and her beautiful family!

Middlesex County Fair 2015 family with Apple Trees

Many thanks to Mary Lou Conover and the other organizers of the fair for inviting me back this year. It was so much fun chatting with all these great kids and their families that I’m already looking forward to next year’s fair!

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Meet Me at the Fair!

Cheers for a Dozen Ears Reaches New HeightsI’m returning to the Middlesex County Fair !

You can find me in the Hey, Kids, Want to Be a Farmer exhibit August 6, 7, and 8 conducting a shape scavenger hunt and other children’s activities. I’ll be signing and selling copies of my picture book series illustrated by Susan Swan and my forthcoming From Apple Trees to Cider, Please!which last year’s fair visit helped bring to fruition!

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