It WAS a windy night and the full moon was covered by shining clouds over the ocean as I walked over from the Friday night author dinner (Fannie Flag, Emma Donoghue–and more!) to the late night reading. I was excited to read my new picture book, On a Windy Night, to its very first audience. The booksellers of SIBA were right with me as I read them a “bedtime story” and they looked at George Bates’ delightfully frightful illustrations. Felt lucky to be the only author who could read the whole book in 6 minutes, but enjoyed the other authors’ excerpts, too. Hope everyone got a signed copy that wanted one on the exhibit floor the next day. Had a great time talking to like-minded book people and hated to leave in the morning. Thanks for the enthusiastic reception, SIBA!
Nancy Raines Day, author of On a Windy Night, illus. by George Bates (Abrams Books for Young Readers)