Thursday, November 29, 2007

Richard Peck

I've been holding my breath for a couple weeks waiting for official word that I made it in for a writing retreat in very early March featuring Richard Peck. I received word this week that I'm in and can now give a sigh of relief. (My sons also gave sighs of relief -- they don't have to find alternate Christmas presents!) I've enjoyed a number of his books and plan to add to that number over the next three months.

I met Richard Peck briefly following a delightful speech he gave at the Chicago Tribune YA Book Award five or six years ago (when he received it -- I think it was the 1st one given). He seemed like a really great guy!