Cynthia Lord is the author of Newbery Honor book, Rules. She is also the author of Touch Blue, Hot Rod Hamster, Happy Birthday, Hamster. In the Spring of 2014, she has two new books coming, Half a Chance, and Hot Rod Hamster Monster Truck Mania
Cynthia writes about her dot, "Like most people who live near the ocean in Maine, I have a jar of sea glass at home. It plays a role in my novel, Touch Blue, and it always makes me think of this rule in my novel, Rules:
Not everything worth keeping has to be useful.
Sea glass started off as trash: broken bits of bottles and dishes. And yet, every time I find a piece on the beach, worn-smooth and shining, it reminds me that there is always another chance and beauty to be found, even in unlikely places or in unlikely people. You only have to look for it."
Learn more about Cynthia on her Website.