NCBLA, the National Children's Book and Literary Alliance, has a new photo gallery of scads of authors holding up their favorite books. Find out what Gregory Maguire's favorite is, and Pam Munoz Ryan's, and Ellen Wittlinger's, and Gail Carson Levine's—oh, and Virginia's. And lots of others'. Here's a link.
Virginia has small poems in two new Poetry Friday Anthologies edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong: The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations and The Poetry of Science.
The Golden Shovel Anthology (University of Arkansas Press) will honor the poet Gwendolyn Brooks' centenary in early 2017, and a poem of Virginia's will appear in it.
Virginia contributed two essays to Bookology magazine in 2015: "At the Dying of the Year," about our "circles of particularly mourned lost ones," and "Considering Flaubert," which, in part, says, "
"We’ve all been told: Write what you know. Some of us have rolled our eyes when we hear it. A couple of decades ago, Winnie Morris was the first author I heard say this to that: 'Instead of writing what I know, I work at writing what I want to find out about.'"