Sounds beautiful and a good book to start off a new year. I so appreciate your stopping by and talking with me today.
Anyone have another question or comment for Cherie?
Study that women's fiction. Order Now.
2. Ah, yes, those pesky contracts that we both love and hate. Where did you get the idea of your new book?
|Me with Duke & Kimberly at OWFI in May, 2013|
NO MORE EXCUSES!!!
Personally, I believe every week should be children's book week.Wichita Falls, Texas Public Library
Kathy Vossler, youth department head
I agree, Kathy.
I hope my viewers will allow me to give a few personal insights. My ten-year-old grandson brightened my day yesterday. This was the kid who hated reading. My daughter and son-in-law worked with him hours on end. Besides their own involvement, they brought in a tutor to get him excited over reading.
Yesterday, he detailed the plot of the book he just read, gave me the title, and the author's name. He found the action story fascinating. I soaked in his words with the pride that a grandma can't help but feel.
Friday, this same boy won a multi-school contest for the poem he wrote. It will soon be published. His dad is a teacher/coach and has published motivational articles in magazines and newsletters. Along with me, that makes three published authors in the family.
This is me shouting. YEAH!
Since July, 2012 when my YA novel, Victoria and the Ghost, debuted, I've visited with several librarians and communicated with many who write and read teen fiction. I love the people that share my enjoyment of books and a special thanks to those who cherish and share children's and YA books for our young people.
People ask "why do you write for teens?"
My best answer is "it's fun." Teens act with abandon and far less intimidation or people-pleasing fear than adults. I love being a teen again and find my way to solutions with insights from only living in the world 15-16 years. Try that on for size.
I assure my grandchildren and often friend's kids that their actions or words might end up in my books. Who else might I study?
This week I celebrate Children's Book Week with this giveaway. I will draw from the names of all who comment to this post. The name I draw will receive a copy of Victoria and the Ghost. Be sure to leave your e-mail address so that I can contact you if you win. Also, check in with the host site for further ways to win during this week. Help us celebrate children's and YA books. Below is a list of 132 more links where you can sign up for free children's and YA books. Check out them all.