If you remember, I experienced great disappointment in not being able to get a book signed be her when we met at NESCBWI. So, even though I knew it was a big imposition (I, of all people, should know how hard it is to get to the post office), I presumptuously asked her if I could mail her books to be signed. She, very graciously, agreed!
One of the reasons why I decided to ask is because the old owners of our house left a plastic cardinal garden ornament in the yard which fascinates Rain Dragon. The Sasquatch has taken to planting it in different places in the yard and the first thing Rain Dragon does when she goes out is run to it. It always reminds me of Sharon Creech's Chasing Redbird.
Though, strangely I didn't send Chasing Redbird for Rain Dragon. I only had it in paper and I always feel like I want my signed copies to be hardback. But I did have the other hardback books signed for Rain Dragon--except for Walk Two Moons which I had signed for myself.:
And with such a lovely inscription I can't even regret being such a selfish mama. Thank you, Sharon Creech!