I began this blog a few years ago as a means of expressing my views about reading and writing–two favorites in life.
I love to write. Since my day job is an English teacher I am immersed in reading my student’s writing, yet I manage to find time to create stories, primarily for children, middle readers, and young adults, with the occasional adult focus.
I also love to read, preferably in my backyard hammock on a summer day. Check out my Goodreads profile.
Reading and writing–they go together and I can’t imagine one without the other. It’s finding the balance to do both.
Reader, writer, reviewer, teacher…
And a student of words.
This blog is all about books I’ve read, I’m reading currently, and books I plan on reading. The blog is also about writing and how reading affects my writing. From time to time I throw in bits about teaching, films watched, and other topics, such as the origin of phrases we say. I also have a fascination for words–yes, I am a Word Nerd. I also toss in Bardinator bits, as I am a definitely a zealous Shakespeare fan. From time to time I also talk about the books I am writing. And when it’s appropriate, I promote being published.
The old, old saying of starting a journey begins with one step applies to starting a blog for me. I bought into the idea that if I began a blog readers would come racing out of the cornfields to read it. No, Kevin Costner wasn’t at that writing conference, only his film’s influence. The idea is this: I need to get more serious about my writing commitment. Maybe that won’t happen until I retire from teaching students how to write; however, I continue to squeeze in time for my own writing.
I began my published writing career with a story in Highlights for Children way back in 1992 and have published many stories and articles along the way, I even have stories in a couple of anthologies, one being a Chicken Soup for the Soul title. Someday We Will is a picture book for grandparents and grandkids, yet it applies to anyone who looks forward to spending time with that special someone. Check out the book at Amazon. Hope you look into it. It’s a gem of a debut.
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