I am jumping the queue in our regular posting schedule because I have some BIG NEWS!
My picture book, Benno and the Night of Broken Glass just made School Library Journal's Best Books 2010: Picture Books.
I had been thrilled with the starred review I got from SLJ. To be included on the list of Best Picture Books of 2010, with the likes of Mo Willems and David Weisner, is more than I could have hoped for.
I would never have gotten to this point if it weren't for my fellow Paper Waiters who brutally and honestly told me that my first version of this story stunk, but encouraged me to find the right voice. Thanks, PWers! I couldn't have done it without you.