After many exciting opportunities to celebrate at book signings for fellow writers and illustrators this February, alongside Heather Kelly, Megan McDonald, Joy Wieder, and Kristen Wixted, I was able to sign copies of AN ASSORTMENT OF ANIMALS: A POETRY ANTHOLOGY. This took place at the superb SILVER UNICORN independent bookstore in Acton, Massachusetts. The Writers’ Loft published this picture book of animal poems by an assortment of artists and poets who collaborated with the design team headed by Doreen Buchinski. Members of the Writers’ Loft submitted poetry and sketches then waited for news that their work was accepted to appear in the anthology featuring Brian Lies’ cover art and poetry by Jane Yolen. It is my privilege to have SNOWBIRDS, included as well as two collage illustrations. I was fortunate to illustrate, MONARCH, by Sandy Budiansky. Best of all is being included in community events and watching this animal anthology scamper into the hearts of readers.