Surely you've not only heard from Little Willow about the Readergirlz/P.L.A.I.N. Janes Art Saves project by now, but also submitted your fabulous and fascinating artwork for her to post. Or, if you're me, you've been writing and/or revising for several hours a day and have totally lost track of time and have the printed sheet (right) sitting next to you on the end table and staring you down meaningfully, asking where your good intentions went. Either way, check the Readergirlz blog for updates, and make your artistic contribution this month!
Another great effort to support books for kids is going on NOW thanks to Macy's and Reading is Fundamental--with Book a Brighter Future, Macy's customers can give $3 and receive a coupon for $10 off a $50 in-store purchase at any Macy's nationwide. Macy's will donate 100 percent of every $3 to RIF for their local programs. You can even enter to win a Macy's shopping spree. Shopaholics, start your engines. (This one's a little tough for me, since I hate shopping, doubly so when it's the mall...but the kids are worth it.)
And that's all from me for now...I just wanted to pop my head above the water, take a breath, and assure you I haven't totally disappeared.