It’s always wonderful to hit a milestone, isn’t it?  I have hit an especially meaningful one with the children’s picture book I have been quietly working on:  I sent all my files off to the book designer. I should hear back from her in a couple weeks, and then it’s on to the next step, which is getting the book into hands of readers.

In case you are not caught up with my “pet” project, the book is called Lavalino Finds His Forever Home. The story was inspired by a cat one of my sisters adopted while in Italy, who was such a character that I wanted to write about him.  As a teacher who really loves helping kids find their reading groove, I also saw an opportunity to write a book that  touches on values I find important for success.  In this book, I talk about the importance of persistence and family.  I also get to introduce readers to some new words, a few in Italian, and the beautiful country of Italy.

I’ll keep you posted and, in the meantime, please subscribe to my newsletter if you want to be updated on my Lavalino book, as well as some other helpful projects I am working on.