Where’s my Caterpickles?

Hi all,

The Ten-Year-Old was lecturing me the other day about how I haven’t posted nearly enough interesting stuff on Caterpickles this summer. Apparently, she has time to read Caterpickles now, and was disappointed to find I haven’t answered her question about which modern instrument evolved from the sackbut yet.

She wanted to know what I’d been doing instead, and when I told her, said, “Mommyo, you should let everyone else know that, too.”

Ok. Here’s what I’ve been doing instead.

Sneak peek into the book I’ve been writing. (Photo: Michael Howell, Book Design: Raphael Albinati, Lady Bugs Bunny (c) 2012 Susan Hoy)

That’s right. I’m having a book. It’s about how even artistically inept parents like me can use public art to nurture their children’s love of art and to get them engaged with their community.

If you’re thinking, that’s a weird size for a book cover, you’re right. The cover isn’t finished yet, so this is a peek at one of the proposed interior spreads.

While The Ten-Year-Old has been off at summer camp, I’ve been working like mad to finalize the copy and book design with my design team. We’re almost there. You’ll be the first to know when the book’s finally out later this summer.

In the meantime, thanks for your patience with the intermittent blogging here at Caterpickles Central.

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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2 Responses to Where’s my Caterpickles?

  1. Pingback: Hey, my book’s out! | CATERPICKLES

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