HIGHLIGHTS OF OUT-OF-PRINT BOOKS
You can still find these used and/or in libraries. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did writing them. Here are some fun facts:
--I See Me is based on my daughter Deirdre when she was 14 months old.
--Bungalow Fungalow, my first book, was inspired by a family friend, Billy, but it taps into all the wonderful beach memories of my childhood.
--The Boy and the Spell is based on a Ravel opera, with lyrics written by Colette, a French writer. The illustrator does all the Harry Potter books published in Italy!
--New Moon was inspired by Deirdre too. However the moon phase and phrase "the old moon in the new moon's arms" goes back to a medieval song, "The Ballad of Sir Patrick Spens." Samuel Coleridge used it in his poem, "Dejection: an Ode". I carried the phrase in my mind for 12 years until Deirdre and I had our experience on Fox Hill in my home neighborhood of Vernon-Rockville.
--Ekaterina Gordeeva, the pairs ice skater, lost her husband to heart failure soon after I saw them at the Hartford Amtrak station as we all took the train to New York one day. It was heartbreaking.
--I wrote The Impeachment Process right after President Bill Clinton faced impeachment.