2016 offers another anniversary to celebrate: Winter is the Warmest Season, was published ten years ago and it is the first picture book I authored as well as illustrated!
It is snowing outside my windows as I write, letting me know that winter is here to stay for awhile. Winter is the Warmest Season reminds us of all of the warm things in winter, especially fires burning in fireplaces and candles burning in candleplaces. In the book, the main character declares: "I think parties are warmer in winter." We have been hosting plenty of warm parties in our big, old pink house this winter, so I may settle for a quiet celebration of this tenth anniversary. A glass of wine, a cat in my lap, and a good book by the fire.
"In winter, bodies sit closer,
books last longer, and
hugs squeeze the warmest."
- Winter is the Warmest Season, Harcourt, 2006