Bad news: Loretta Lynn ate Chris Crutcher’s manuscript this weekend. Oh no, sorry, not that Loretta Lynn. This one.
So it looks like we are all going to have to wait . . . just a little bit longer . . . for Period 8. This has only happened once before, when she ate half of a letter from Lynne Rae Perkins about AEAFOTFOTE. But beloved Greenwillow authors, if I say my dog ate your manuscript, I am not kidding!
Well, I am kidding. It was a paperback copy of Mary Poppins. But still. Really? Shredded is an understatement. We are just waiting for her to start singing “We were poor but we had love” like her namesake or “And ev’ry task you undertake / Becomes a piece of cake” like the staff of the Greenwillow test kitchen.