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 .

Friday, August 20, 2010

Write From The Soul

Awards, Awards, Come get your award!!!!!!

 Thank you to my writer friend,  
Cathy C. Hall 
for my award. I value your friendship too! I'd send this award back to you threefold ( triplefold?, 3X?, trifold? you get what I mean!) 

I want to share it with some others who have been so supportive of me. I hope they will pass the love on too :-)

Shelli Johannes-Wells  you always have a kind word or a laugh that gets me through the tough stuff and encourages me to continue on.

Karen Strong  you write meaningful posts that make me want to comment! You also are my techno idol!

Doraine Bennett  how could we not be friends with the same birth date?!!! You are a sweet and generous friend and I'm glad we connected.

Lydia Kang  you have wonderful drawings and posts that make me laugh and think. And you welcomed me into the community of bloggers/writers with open arms.

Vicky Alvear Shecter  you have a wicked sense of humor that I love. You helped me feel connected to the writers' community during my first writers' conference when I felt overwhelmed and thought I was alone.

Hugs to you all!!!!!


  1. Thanks for the award Gail! :) As a software geek, I LOVE that you consider me your techno idol! Ha.

  2. Congrats on the award - great pass-alongs :)

  3. Hey Gail!
    Thanks for the award! It's super cute! And thanks for your blogging friendship as well--I have appreciated it very much!!!!

  4. Hi Gail, CONGRATS on receiving The Circle Of Friends Award!

  5. Gail, I wish I lived a little closer to Atlanta, well that is really a lie because I wouldn't really want to live any place but where I live... how about I wish you lived closer to me hehehehe You would have a ride to any place you wanted to go. Now I'm not just saying that about me... you would have my husband, son, daughter, granddaughter, and friends at your beck and call.

  6. Gail, thanks for the award! What a pleasant surprise!! It has been so cool to watch your journey--I can't wait to stand in line to get your first book!