Greetings from Hopewell Springs, the home of author, illustrator, teacher, ceramic artist, and companion animal of a cattle dog named Chant, 
Michael J. Rosen.

Thanks so much for sharing

in my adventures in words and clay.

Perfect for wintertime reading:  The Tale of Rescue, a novel for all ages. Want to see a teaser for the book by the cattle dog who inspired the book:

This page is a preliminary sketch by Stan Fellows for the book. Others follow after the link. (Other sketches by Stan are available for purchase. Please e-mail for details or just because you want to say, “Hey!” Or, download a PDF about Stan, his art, and his workshops, by Stan Fellows 3-Pager.pdf.)

And, there’s a book for young and grown-up cat people: The Maine Coon’s Haiku and Other Poems for Cat Lovers. “The perfect paean to pusscats,” about which the starred SLJ review says, “The brevity and poignancy of the haiku format perfectly capture the feline essence in this book of verse.” Starred reviews in Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, and a Parents’ Choice Award.

    And, after too many years out-of-print, both my middle-grade novel The Blessing of the Animals, and The Heart Is Big Enough: Five Stories for Older Kids, are now eBooks. Click either page above to learn more.

Follow Chant, my cattle dog, on Instagram.

Just click on the

photo at the right.

Now with 100% MORE ceramics! Click here or on the  “Hopewell Springs Clayworks” link above to see a variety of bowls, plates, and other vessels, many inspired by life here at Hopewell Springs. Or visit my Etsy store: