My Favorite Pets!

There’s a good reason sheep show up so often in my news. They are the favorite pets in my new picture book, My Favorite Pets: by Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski’s Class, illustrated by the brilliantly funny Harry Bliss, who seems to be as crazy about sheep as I am.

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A Chair of One’s Own

‘Writers are solitaries by vocation and necessity. I sometimes think the test is not so much talent, which is not as rare as people think, but purpose or vocation, which manifests in part as the ability to endure a lot of solitude and keep working.’

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Hitch, the Magnet Dog

This is Hitch, who lives across the street from me. He’s deaf, but doesn’t know it. He’s also a magnet dog — anyone who sees him wants to be close to him. Sometimes if I sit on the grass, Hitch climbs onto my lap and licks my face and that’s about as fabulous as life gets.

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