Oh my goodness, this book.
I wrote it in 2008 (which, looking back, was a very good year for me. I finished my first draft of May B., wrote Wetlands, and had my first inkling of an idea for Blue Birds).
Over in the Wetlands didn’t sell until early 2012. And finally, three and a half years later, I can proudly say this special picture book releases tomorrow!
On Friday I’m giving away three copies and three Wetlands posters through my newsletter. The poster is a two-for-one treasure — the back has discussion questions and activity pages for teachers and librarians to photocopy and share with young readers. If you’d like a chance to win a book and poster, simply sign up for my newsletter here. It’s an e-publication that comes directly to your inbox just three to four times a year and is an easy, low-key way to keep up with my books, events, and the like.
Here’s to a book that’s been a long time in the making. Happy Book Birthday, Wetlands!