Twas the Night Before…


‘Twas the night before

the Craft & Artistry Bazaar.

The author tried sleeping.

She couldn’t get very far.

The books were all nestled

snug in their box

While visions of children,

with long flowing locks…

…or short hair or curly…

were holding their books

about Genevieve and the Kite

and all that it took—

to get out of the beach chair

casting fear aside,

to grab hold of her kite

and be willing to fly.

-jpe 11/8/2013

**This precious boy hugged his new copy of Genevieve and the Kite right after I signed it to him at our school’s book fair. It warmed my heart near to bursting! I feel privileged and honored to be a part of kid’s lives in this way.

***Not sure how I’ll sleep tonight.:) Looking forward to a full day at the Craft & Artistry Bazaar event here in my town! Maybe some of you can make it out for what is sure to be a lot of fun!

0 thoughts on “Twas the Night Before…

  1. freebirdsings says:

    What a cute photo! I can sure understand you not sleeping well. You must be feeling excitement and also a bit of fear that you won’t find the same positive responses tomorrow. I won’t say don’t worry but I will say have a cup of tea and reread your book. Enjoy it. And realize that maybe not everyone will want to read it but many others will and we are waiting for your next book. If you are going to stay awake anyhow you might as well be working on it, lol, just kidding! Hope you have a happy day and then get a good night’s sleep!

    Love the poem!

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