Perhaps you’ve heard of me. Yes, that's right, I was the poet laureate of Mrs. Fletcher's fifth grade class. But I can’t rest on that laurel forever; frankly, that laurel hasn’t looked so perky for several decades now, what with my sitting on it so often and all.
When it comes to productivity, perhaps I should take a leaf from Maureen Hume. And her book. Her newly published book. The Pizza Gang: Facing the Witch is a really fun kid's lit mystery with strong female characters.
I’m not shilling for Maureen, I just like her and we correspond and share some interests. Oh, and if I can casually drop an exotic place name here, she and her husband live in Tasmania, where she grew up on a sheep farm. I hope she writes that story too.
Some of my neighborhood friends gave The Pizza Gang a test drive. Here’s their review: