Happy Book Birthday to Fenway & Hattie #2!

Rockstar teacher Melissa Guerrette of Oxford Elementary School in Maine

Rockstar teacher Melissa Guerrette of Oxford Elementary School in Maine

There is truly no place I would rather be on a book birthday than in a classroom full of readers. Except maybe a DOUBLE classroom of readers!

Many thanks to rockstar teacher Jason Lewis of Tyngsborough Elementary School in Massachusetts who invited me to share the excitement with his two fifth grade classes.

And the celebration didn't end there! On Saturday, January 28th, one of my favorite independent booksellers, Blue Bunny Books (coincidence unintended!), hosted me and my brilliant editor Susan Kochan for an official launch party. It was a thrill give readers a sneak peek at how the books were made.

On January 24, 2017, Fenway and Hattie and the Evil Bunny Gang - the second book in the Fenway and Hattie series - made its way into the world!

It was a blast to celebrate this book birthday with rockstar teachers and awesome young readers!




These fabulous fifth graders really got into the spirit of celebration. I had a blast watching them dress up like the Evil Bunny Gang and pose with the Fenway cut-out!

But my favorite parts were the book that they all signed for me, the auditions they put together of characters for my next book, and of course the enormous cake with the Evil Bunny Gang cover!


Many thanks to all the young readers who crowded on the floor, as well as all the local teachers and librarians who came out to party with us. Watching you all nod your heads when I asked who had read the first book was mind-blowing.

And as if that wasn't enough, seeing my heroes Jason Lewis, Lesley Burnap, Melissa Guerrette, & Melanie Roy (& her son), who traveled from all corners of New England, brought me to tears. Thanks to all of you from the bottom of my heart. 

Connecting with readers is by far my favorite part of being an author. I'm so grateful to everyone who has welcomed this little dog and his beloved short human into their lives.