Sunday, February 27, 2011

February Frog Fracas

On this fine February afternoon in a muddy pond in C&O Canal National Park in Potomac, Maryland:  Frogs gone wild!  The water was roiling with them.  And listen to those voices!   

They are wood frogs, and I appear to have caught them breeding, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Towson University websites.  I've never encountered them quite this early in the year.  A sign of spring?

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Librarian and children's book expert Heidi Estrin interviewed me last year at Book Expo America in New York City--and now she's made the audio available on her podcast, The Book of Life.  Click here to listen. 

Yes, I do talk on and on and on in the interview, but please forgive me--there was so much I wanted to say about The Year of Goodbyes!