Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all! Thanks for stopping by to celebrate reading and writing and books with me this past year. It's been especially wonderful to share books and authors with you this fall. I'll be doing more of that in the New Year. First up near the end of January will be a new picture book author and her delightful, timely first book.

Many of you will be making resolutions as 2009 winds down. I normally don't. Setting goals and making resolutions is something I do all year long, but as the minutes tick away in this old year, I do resolve to finish the YA I've been working on for over a year now before the vernal equinox. Can I do it? I think I can.

What about you? Do you set goals, make resolutions? What are your dreams and wishes for yourself in the New Year? I'd love to hear from you.

Congratulations to MaryAnn Scott for the publication of her article in Cricket magazine this fall. MaryAnn is an author to watch. I'm sure you'll be reading more about her in the coming months. She is also one of the organizers of the Eastern PA Chapter of the SCBWI's spring retreat. And we all love the SCBWI, so thank you, MaryAnn for your part in keeping this amazing organization vibrant on a local level.

Thank you everyone who left a comment here, sent me an e-mail, commented on FaceBook or Twitter! Thanks for the re-tweets, too. Congratulations to Margo Dill whose name was drawn from my Santa Claus hat for the autographed copy of the RED SLED by Patricia Thomas. (Margo, please e-mail me your mailing address:

Thanks, Pat, for donating an autographed book and for sharing your very special talent with us!

See you in a few everyone . . . Read! Write! Don't give up!


  1. My main goal for this year is to get paid for my writing. I write a column for children in a regional magazine, but don't get paid for it. My goal is also to submit something every month.

  2. HI Janet,

    What a fine goal. I look forward to reading your column on-line.