If you'd like to listen to the audio on the Highlights website, you can click here. You want the big blue "play audio" rectangle. "A Place on My Bed" is up first. Vicki, if you're reading this, you'll appreciate how they pronounce my name. ;o)
For those of you who submit to magazines or might be curious, I'm throwing in a few details. I first submitted "A Place on My Bed" on August 18, 2008. My editor requested a rewrite on the 28th, and I sent the revised poem back on September 9th. She asked for another rewrite on the 22nd. I mailed it back the next day, September 23, 2008. They sent my contract on January 12, 2009. Yes, it takes just about as long to have something published in a magazine as it does to get a book published. The editing process for eight lines versus a novel is definitely easier though. Sometimes, I don't have to revise at all.
It's always exciting to see what the illustrator comes up with. Highlights has amazing illustrators, and I've never been disappointed.
Thanks for celebrating with me!