Hear ye! Hear ye! It’s Monday and that means it’s time for #AuthorAcrostics. You’re probably getting the hang of this now, but I’m privileged to have the fabulous Nandini Bajpai here today. Please enjoy her fun acrostic and check out here website here
I know this is a big week, and most people are eagerly awaiting other news in this country. That said, I hope you’ll take the time to check out this week’s #AuthorAcrostics with my friend, Josh Funk. His books are so contagiously silly, we all become kids when we read them. Check out his website here.
So long ago. So far away. Almost in another galaxy. Well, at least in the pre-Covid year of 2010, I met my agent at a small workshop in Somerville, MA. That meeting led to a trusted relationship and to the publication of several picture book manuscripts. I’m forever grateful to Ammi-Joan Paquette, both her positivity and her patience. As it turns out, she is pretty good with acrostics, too! You may find more about her books here.
Long before her first book, Baby Moon, was published or even accepted, I met Hayley Barrett. Actually, long before she shared my same agent, Ammi-Joan Paquette. Even then, I knew Hayley was going places. Why? Because she has the art of generosity down pat. She gives of herself and her talents without asking for anything in return. It has been my privilege to see that generosity rewarded in abundance. If you would like to learn more about Hayley and her lovely books, look right here!
It is a special day when Lynda Mullaly Hunt stops by as my guest for #AuthorAcrostics. I often say “I knew Lynda when…,” meaning I knew her before her first book sale, back when she ran the Whispering Pines retreat. Lynda attended my first book-signing for my first picture book, My Sister, Alicia May, back in 2009. Well, guess what? She’s the same easy-going, kind-hearted person after becoming a New York Times bestseller as she was beforehand. But you probably knew that already. Hope you enjoy Lynda’s words on this page. You can link to her website here.
I’m excited to share this week’s Author Acrostic with you. A big note of thanks to Rajani LaRocca for joining in. You may find out more about my friend and her work here, in the meantime look at this fun acrostic that she made!
In the middle of the night, I had an idea. Wouldn’t it be fun to feature various authors making acrostics from their names? Their descriptive word choices would reflect their art, creativity, and personalities. Believe it or not, when I asked a few friends to give it a try, they were game. Here is my very first featured author, Anika Aldamuy Denise. You can find her work here! Way to go, ANIKA! You get the prize for being the bravest of the brave.