the saddest secret


E.L. Konigsburg died last month. Do you know her? She wrote about 20 books for children, won two Newbery medals and before it all, taught science, pursued a graduate degree in chemistry, and mothered three children. And she waited until all three of them were in school before she started writing.

E.L. Konigsburg died last month and she was my muse.

The worst thing: finally deciding to write her a letter a little too late.

So, I reached out to a fellow blogger and together we are honoring our favorite storyteller. Head over to Elizabeth's blog to find out more about our endeavor, The Konigsburg Collective. Elizabeth gives an eloquent and telling introduction about what makes this author so different/important/honorable. We will be rereading and reviewing her books one month at a time.  It starts with, From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.  Maybe you've heard of it...

P.S. Elizabeth's blog has been an inspirational favorite for a long time, you might find yourself lost in her words for a good afternoon, and I wouldn't blame you for a minute.