Introducing … Walt Snowman

Snowman_smallerWalt Snowman is getting excited about our second annual Winter Writers’ Weekend to be held February 28-March 2 at the Lambertville House in Lambertville, NJ. I’m turning my blog over to him for the next few days. He gets very excited this time of year and has lots of energy.

Hi, I’m Walt Snowman! I’m writing a book about snow sculptures. I live in the Poconos and I LOVE winter! This has been a FANTASTIC winter for building snow sculptures. Did any of you go to the 17th Annual Winter Festival in Lambertville last weekend? If so, we might have seen each other. I was there taking pictures for my new book.

Let me tell you a bit about myself. I made my first snow sculpture when I was just a snowboy. I was watching my favorite movie, “Frosty, the Snowman” and thought if I could just find a magician I could live forever. Well, it worked for him. Anyway, while kids make snowmen, my first snow sculpture was of a magician’s hat to see if that would work its magic on me. I’m still here, so it must have worked.

All authors should have a favorite quote, right? What is yours? Mine is by Walter Scott: We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt. I know I always get sad when I see snow sculptures melt. That’s why I want to create a book of snow sculptures so people can enjoy them all year long – even in the summer. Why do you write about what you write?

I was named after Walt Whitman. I know he once said Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling, but I tend to fall apart a bit on bright sunny days. I like it a bit cooler and cloudier than the other Walt does. The sun is pretty, as long as I can stay inside to enjoy it!

I love reading! I bet you, do, too! Lately I’ve been doing online research for my book. I found a really fun website on 48 Things to do in the Snow. I could have written this!! See how the very first thing to do in the snow is snow sculpting!!! I think I am onto a great idea for a book. I hope a lot of people buy it. This is giving me lots of fun ideas. It makes me want to go outside and balance an icicle on my nose. Have you ever done that?

Then I found this buzzfeed link to some really amazing snow sculptures. They are pretty amazing, but my book is about snow sculptures made in this area. Do you have a favorite one here? Mine is of the giant book. I just love reading, which is why I want to write my own book. If you see any great sculptures can you tell Karen about them so I can take some pictures before they melt? Thanks!!!

One more thought for today, have you ever gone hula hooping in the snow? I didn’t even think to do that until I saw the idea on the Parents magazine website of 20+ Fun Activities in the Snow. I guess I’d be a lot better at it if I had a waist. There is lots of fun stuff we can all do in the snow!!

I’m going to play in the snow this weekend. I hope you do, too!

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