June 19, 2009
School is about to end for most of the young readers out there, and I want to wish everyone a healthy and fabulous summer holiday. I’m planning on doing lots of writing - and a fair bit of relaxing as well. I must admit, it’s been a busy year, filled with author visits, travel, wonderful awards, and the opportunity to meet face to face and via email with many of you. The photograph you see here was sent to me from a school in Italy where the students have spent months working on a project based on my book, Hiding Edith. The book is called Un Posto Sicuro in Italian. I am continally amazed and gratified that my stories are reaching young people around the world. So thanks to all of you who read my books and are touched by the stories.