Apologies to all who tried to come here or elsewhere on our website this weekend only to be greeted with warnings of MALWARE. We quickly determined that this was a false alarm, but getting Google to drop the warning pages took some time and doing. (Who knew Google could thus hold one in its thrall?)
Also: I hope everyone is looking forward–for reals–to the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium weekend, September 28th and 29th. Cathie Mercier, Katrina Hedeen, and I are putting finishing touches on the schedule and finding hotels for everyone. Now I have to figure out how to talk about the theme: Look Out! The initial inspiration came from the idea that the nine winners and honor books were exceptional examples of . . . well, what’s the opposite of navel-gazing? As you can see, this introductory speech has a ways to go. Hope you will join me at the destination.