Category : monthly update

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Taking a rest, on such a long “run” was what I needed. I’ve been told I try to do too much. Maybe I did, but I waited 20 years to get to March 1st, the day my book was finally released. And, I had other priorities too. And, I’ve missed you! I ended up missing …
I am taking some time to step away from posting.  Just a short break. July was unexpectedly heartbreaking- I lost one of my younger brothers- complications due to cancer. It was quick and unexpected. Hug your loved ones and say “I love you” daily. You just never know… Prayers help. I will be back soon. XO
May flew by!   I was away from posting for several reasons: school, continued studying of the author’s craft (Making Picture Book Magic), writing revisions to get ready for WOW Retreat, and last but not least…the chicken pox. I’ll be back on a regular schedule soon.  Thanks for your patience.   NOTE: I’m looking through …
February and March update In my absence, I have been studying the author’s craft once again.  I continually try to improve. I’ve learned so much and I’m anxious to share! »You will notice great changes in my website. »You will notice more consistent blog posts. »I have a plan now and will start posting as …
I survived the last 6 weeks! received my first contract! continued working my first job- teaching completed my formal observation…weeks for that one completed quarter 1 grades completed parent-teacher conferences volunteered (my usual gig) at Rochester Children’s Book Fest completed all my tasks for my second job- writing completed one online course- revised WIP pb …
Top 10 List for May/June The end of the school year always flies by so quickly.  Today, my students went through their folders (portfolios) to see how much they accomplished.  One of the papers they reviewed was a Top 10 List.  I thought this would be appropriate considering May was Letterman’s last show. So, what did …
I was SO looking forward to spring and NO more snow, however the anticipation of a new season and new life was sidetracked with the sad news of a death in our family. I am blessed with a supportive husband who helped me, my daughter, and my mother make quick arrangements to fly out and spend 4 days …
Teaching takes over my life in September and October.  I know it happens each year, but I still can’t believe it when I finally get a chance to breathe…and it’s November.   One year ago, on November 20, 2013, I had the opportunity to participate in a ceremony that still lingers with me today.  I’m …
September is always a blurrrr.  I try my best to prepare for each upcoming school year, yet school seems to take over my life during this first month.  I find myself writing in school with my students.  My focus is a little different, but I’m still drafting, talking about writing, and discussing tools that authors …
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