Portrait of the Author

I got my first two copies of A Bottle of Light last week, and immediately handed them off to my nephews (to whom the book is dedicated). About half an hour ago, the postman delivered a (small) box full --- w00t! It's only available through a special reading program that Scholastic is running in schools, rather than regular and online bookstores, but I'm still happy enough to see it to grin a cheesy grin: Portrait of the Author Update: thanks to everyone for the congratulations. Unfortunately, "Bottle of Light" is part of what Scholastic calls a directed reading program, which means it's only available *in* schools --- not even the kids can buy copies to take home to read themselves. The program's web site doesn't say much about the pedagogical theory behind this; if I can find out more about their reasoning, I'll let you know.