Steve Cotler lived in Healdsburg until his tragic death this summer. His buoyant energy, unstoppable curiosity, and great humor lives on through his Cheesie Mack books for those anything-is-possible years between the dependency of little kids and the awkwardness and insecurity of adolescents. And there's plenty of totally excellent, school-worthy vocabulary words. Plus laughing...lots of laughing. It all starts with Cheesie Mack Is Not a Genius or Anything.
Emily Zisman wrote The Whale and the Albatross picture book. She'll be reading and performing this Saturday at Fermata in Geyserville.
Marsha Diane Arnold has written many picture books from her home in Sebastopol. Check these out at the library or local bookstore.