I'm not new to talking, sharing ideas, or stating my opinion, especially stating my opinion! After all, I taught elementary school for 30 years! However, my audience has typically been smaller,just family, the classroom, or just talking to myself!

My blog has two goals: be an outlet for sharing thoughts on writing children's books and the path to publication (got my fingers crossed that I'll get there) and a place to chronicle my journey of losing my sight. Sometimes I imagine these two paths will overlap .

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Write From the Soul

For those of you who love children's literature as much as I do, (and that includes MG and YA) you should know the May 10-16th is Children's Book Week. Now before you start thinking I'm being rather obsessive compulsive since it's 2 months away- hey, I hear you longtime friends out there laughing and saying I've always been OC- there is a reason to mention this now. The Children's Book Council sponsors the Children's Choice Book Awards and voting has started. Kids can vote, parents can vote, teachers can vote, other adults can vote (well, we're like teachers too) and you can do that online at:

Don't forget to vote for your favorite author and illustrator too. Yes, they have the choices for you to pick from there, and no, you can't write in names- darn!

Go and vote.....I did.


  1. But Gail how can you vote for just one. I love love love the Gone series by Michael Grant, I love love love Irene Latham's Leaving Gee's Bend, I love love love the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. It will take me two months to decide which one I'll vote for but I will because it's one way to get good books recognized. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Yes, I'm reading a few right now, before I vote. To be fair, don't you know. But so far, I haven't changed my mind. (Have read some darn good books, though!)