Award winning author Jane Yolen, author of children’s favorites like Kid Tea, How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night, Pirates in Petticoats, The Devil’s Arithmetic, The Emperor and the Kite, and too many other books to count without taking off your shoes and socks, announced on Twitter Sunday that she is engaged to be re-married. Her first husband, David Stemple, died March 2006. Her second husband will be Peter B. Tacy.
Ms. Yolen is a poet, an editor, and an author (principally of fantasy). She is also a lyricist. Her awards include the Caldecott Medal for children’s literature twice in 1968 and 1988, a Nebula in 1999, the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2010, and 2017 the SFWA named her a new grandmaster by giving her the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award.
Mr. Tacy is the former headmaster of Marvelwood School in Kent, CT, and was once the director of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools.
Peter B. Tacy is registered to vote in Mystic, Connecticut. Ms. Yolen, who has had several political poems published by B Cubed Press, would not marry a man who did not take his responsibilities as a citizen seriously.
Ms. Yolen is the mother and occasional co-author of folk/rock musician Adam Stemple of Cats Laughing and Boiled in Lead. It is logical that she would fall in love with a musician.
We wish Jane Yolen and Peter Tacy every happiness in their new life together. No date has been announced yet for the wedding.