I was very pleased to see the way my photo turned out on the cover of Amy Brecount White’s Forget-Her-Nots. The publisher is Greenwillow Books (part of HarperCollins) and the gourgeous wrap-around cover (if I say so myself!) was nicely art-directed by Paul Zakris from my Transparency image of poppies (Papaver Rhoeas).
So, in the “Flowers and their meanings” at the back of the book, poppies mean “fantastic extravagance,” and the author, Amy Brecount White, is a gardener. This leads the way to recounting my pleasure when I learned that Forget-Her-Knots, while notionally addressed to seventh grade readers (and up), is about the magic and language of flowers. How wonderfully appropriate for my work!