For 16 months, Renoir traveled back and forth from his Paris studio to the restaurant in Chatou to work on the painting, even after he broke his arm and had to paint with his left hand.
President Obama has said that reading shaped him as a person, and as a president.
I'm very excited for Sunday.
Join YA author Jane St. Anthony, ISABELLE DAY REFUSES TO DIE OF A BROKEN HEART, on Sunday, June 12 at 2:00 pm for B-Creative during our B-Fest Teen Book Festiv...al at Barnes & Noble Galleria for a Teen Writing Workshop. #janesaintanthony #isabelledayrefusestodieofabrokenheart #bfest2016 #bnbuzz #bnevents #bnmidwest #bcreative #yawriting
Thanks to every one of you who sent congratulations. Isabelle Day made me a FINALIST (Minnesota Book Awards). No matter what happens, I will always be a FINALIST, something I've never been in my life (except for a third-grade spelling bee).
What an honor to be nominated for the Minnesota Book Award!
Here's My Journal for November.
With good wishes,...
Today I'm celebrating an anniversary. Fourteen years ago — in October 2001 — I was a resident at the fabulous Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota. I had finished "Sherman" and thought I would never have another idea for a book. However, I woke up with this thought: there is a girl named Isabelle Day and she lost her father.
So here's a picture of me at Wild Rumpus in Minneapolis, 14 years later, and I have a book about Isabelle! Fourteen years! Pictured: left to right: my dear friend Joni; my cousin Kathy; my sister, Ann, who came up from Iowa; and my cousin Louise.
Thanks SO MUCH to everyone who came to Anderson Center in September (thank you, Amy Baum), Red Balloon in St. Paul, Wild Rumpus and Barnes & Noble/Har Mar!