As I get older, the years do indeed seem to pass quicker. Last year, 2017, was practically a blur--a crazy busy blur--but a blur nonetheless. The release of Third Grade Mermaid at the end of January was a serious landmark in my overall career. The reaction to the book was nothing short of awe-inspiring at times. Visiting the many schools and speaking with the thousands of students that I have has left a great impression on me. Writing this now, it's hard to imagine the experiences that Book 2, Third Grade Mermaid and the Narwhals is going to bring, but I certainly look forward to them all!