Well, its Friday. I don't know where the week went.
I realize that I have a few housekeeping bits to settle.
First, I never took a moment to thank the amazing authors who shared their stories during WriWOPi in October! What a fabulous series! I am truly honored to have hosted Ame Dyckman, Tammi Sauer, Amy Dixon, Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Deborah Underwood. Thank you for sharing your stories.
I also want to thank everyone for your support as I embarked on a new journey of creating Teacher's Guides for Picture Books. I launched this business by sharing the guides that I recently developed for Corey Rosen Schwartz's THE THREE NINJA PIGS and Amy Dixon's MARATHON MOUSE. The response has been wonderful and I have booked 4 guides for other authors. If YOU are interested, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on a Common Teacher's Guide for your book.
And because of your incredible support, I was contacted this week by Dianne de Las Casas (Picture Book Month) and asked to be the Education Consultant for PBM and create a special reference guide for the website. Wow! How exciting!
Lastly, I have been quite vocal on the blog over the last few weeks about my doubts and struggles. To help me through this, I will be starting a new series on Monday based on "The Creative Habit" by Twyla Tharp.
This book is out of print, however, I will be sharing its wisdom and leading YOU through the exercises. May the next 12 weeks offer us time to creatively grow.
Lastly, I forgot to announced the winner of the signed copy of MARATHON MOUSE by Amy Dixon! Thank you to all who commented and tweeted.
The winner is...
Have a wonderful weekend, folks! See you on Monday!