"Where else can you start a day like this? Connecting with quotidian emotions via prose AND poetry! Thank you all for sharing and for inspiring me to express myself in deeper, more meaningful ways. I love this ning!!!"
"I'm reading Godless by Pete Hautman. Probably wouldn't have picked it up had it not been nominated by a whole bunch of 9th graders as one worth reading. It's an intriguing concept - boy invents a new religion in response to his…"
"I checked out your website, and now I want to own ALLLL your books! Why haven't I heard about you before? I'll head down to Sam Weller's or King's English (both independent book sellers) and see if they can make me a deal. After…"
"Okay, this is sumptuous - rich images created in a few words and the lines between lines: Hemingway's beard, but his ball cap, too; his African adventures, but his Ketchum home - a place where the snowy hills of Idaho and elephants of the…"
"Actually, "the devil made me do it!" As I youngster, I clamored for attention from the adults in my life - teachers, parents, grandparents, etc. Thinking my childhood devoid of adventure, I created my own and passed on the fictional…"
"I remember that day well. Mr Bill Strong was there. I felt those ads really brought down the house. Saturday workshops are the best because nothing counts---It's Saturday.
Thanks for bringing back a happy memory!"
I am the secondary literacy specialist for our district - not the primary literary specialist, mind you. I LOVE my job because I not only indulge myself in the wonderful world of literacy, I also work with unbelievable educators. I don't see myself ever retiring - as if I could anyway - because I never tire of researching, writing, discussing, designing, creating . . .
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