On June 7th we had our world premiere of the So B. It movie. Was it FUN? You bet! Was it EXCITING? Very! Would I like to do it all over again? Absolutely!
I LOVED Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan! It includes the funniest scene I’ve read in children’s literature. Let’s just say karma happens to a kleptomaniac, bully in such a way that you can’t help but cheer and laugh out loud. I will be nominating this book to be included on the 2017-2018 North Carolina Children’s Book Award contenders. Plus forcing it into the hands of every 4th-6th grader I know; especially boys. First stops, Cole and Eli
—Newcomer Talitha Bateman Shines in “So B. It” Movie — a Heartbreaking Story that Will Leave You Smiling – 24 May
IT’S REALLY HAPPENING!!!!
I promised to update you on the latest news about the So B. It movie project so here’s what I know so far…
We have a fabulous script by Garry Williams
We have a fantastic director, Stephen Gyllenhaal
We have an amazing producer, J. Todd Harris
We have a terrific casting agent, Richard Hicks
We are going to have some unbelievably talented actors playing the roles of Bernadette, Heidi, Mama, Ruby, Roy and all the rest, BUT I’m not allowed to tell you who they are yet. I promise to get back to you about this as soon as I have permission to let the cat out of the bag.
I can’t believe my dream is coming true. Pinch me please! This is beyond exciting!
WOW! Some third graders at Thornell Road Elementary in Pittsford , New York sent me these beautiful spring flower thank you notes. Each message is written on a petal. Thank you so much for brightening my day!
HOW COOL IS THIS?
I’ve been receiving a lot of e-mails from teachers and librarians asking if I have any ideas for art projects their students can do based on my books. One of my favorite things when I arrive at a school for an author visit is to check out the artwork the kids have been doing.