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 .

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Write From the Soul

Okay, okay....... it has been awhile since I posted.  
How do I feel about that? This probably covers it....

     oh, and this.

I just have been so busy finishing my nonfiction picture book, going to see family for Thanksgiving, and now preparing to go back to visit family for the nephews winter school break. My life has been busy, I tell you!

But I'm sorry. I know it doesn't matter to some folks, just one less blog to keep up with. But some of you actually wonder or worry about what's happened to this girl. So to you I apologize and say I'll do better after the beginning of 2011. 

In an meager attempt to redeem myself, here are some links to lists of the best children's books (picture through young adult) of 2010. Thanks go out to blogger buddy Cathy C. Hall  for posting these lists!

School Library Journal Best Children's Fiction 2010

Kirkus Best Books for Teens 2010

Maybe these links will give you some ideas for holiday gifts for the kids/teens in your life.  

Or maybe, you'll just use your Amazon and book store gift cards to buy them for yourself to read! (Hey, that's what I'm doing!)

Happy Holidays to all. May 2011 bring us all good health, joy, and maybe a book contract!



  1. Great to see a post from you. Glad all is well with you. This is a busy time of year, so no need to apologize. Merry Christmas to you and I hope your 2011 is wonderful!

  2. Thanks for the links Gail! I've missed your blogging, but I am glad you are having a great holiday and good time!

  3. Glad to know all is well too! I'm afraid I have to stay away from bookstores because I'm such a book addict, it's usually, "one for you, two for me; one for you, three for me," etc!

  4. So is your book finished? Exciting! Writing and family are two very good reasons to be absent from blogging (in my humble opinion). :)