First, for those of you in the Lansing area: The costume character of The Pout-Pout Fish will be visiting the Okemos/Meridian Mall location of Schuler Books at 7 PM on Monday, October 13. I'll be there as well to read The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School. Bring your kids, your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers, and come get your photo taken with The Pout-Pout Fish!
Second, I'm pleased to let you know that my web site has recently had an overhaul. If you want to take a look, it's at www.deborahdiesen.com
Finally, I thought I'd share some of the photos that I took during the second half of my and Dan Hanna's recent book tour. The second week of our travels took us to PS 31 in Brooklyn; the Flatiron Building in NYC (home of our publisher); Maderia Elementary in Cincinnati, OH; Elm Primary School in Wyoming, OH; Blue Manatee Books in Cincinnati; College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur; the WXIA TV studio in Atlanta; Glennwood Elementary in Decatur; Little Shop of Stories in Decatur; Discovery Place Kids in Rockingham, NC; Sandhills Classical Christian School in Southern Pines, NC; Country Bookshop in Southern Pines; Montessori School of Raleigh, NC; Millbrook Elementary in Raleigh; and Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh. A wonderful trip!