I'm so pleased that my longtime friend Wendell Minor and my second children's book, THE MAGICAL CHRISTMAS HORSE, will be published on October 25. I love Christmas and my husband, John, and I always have a large family gathering at Christmas. It is that sense of family that I wanted to capture in THE MAGICAL CHRISTMAS HORSE. Wendell and I have been friends since Wendell painted the jacket art for WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN. The story is set at the Averil Farm in Washington, Connecticut, which is a wonderful family farm that has been in existence since 1746. School Library Journal said in their review, "This story of a caring family, skillfully illustrated in gouache and watercolor, warmly and effectively conveys the selfless ideal of the season. It is my hope that THE MAGICAL CHRISTMAS HORSE will be part of family holiday tradition for many years to come.
I look forward to seeing all of you who can make it to our events. They are posted here on my website.