A big thanks to LitLib for guest blogging yesterday. I cannot believe I haven’t posted since November!
I’m happy to be back on Kirinjirafa again though, and delighted to tell you about the project that has had me incommunicado for the last several weeks. If you get a chance, please go check out Tom Nochera’s blog by clicking on that link or by looking him up on my blogroll. He is a terrific writer with a knack for creative children’s poetry. He has graciously allowed me to collaborate with him in publishing a set of his poems in a book, A Place That’s Fun.
Hee hee hee! See what I mean? The first time I read that, I laughed out loud.
This process has been a terrific challenge, illustrating all of these poems, and I can’t wait to get the finished product in people’s hands. The title of this post is taken from “The People of Nance,” one of the nonsense stories in this collection. With their oddular glance and their champion stance and their dance of perchance… the people of Nance seem to do a lot of partying. I’m not really sure what all they do over there in Nance, actually, and I don’t want to know either. It’s more fun tumbling the silly words around and letting your imagination go places with them. That quality drew me in the first time I saw the writing for A Place That’s Fun; silly, playful, and certainly bewitching. Here’s an image from the title poem:
A Place That’s Fun will be available soon to purchase on Amazon either in print or as an ebook (and again, you don’t need a special device to view it- your pc or ipad or whatever will do just fine), and I hope you will pick up a copy.