Hi Everyone –
I am a former teacher, administrator, educational consultant and an aspiring author of children’s books. The importance of reading to and with children was brought home to me early on. As a high school student, I was an assistant in my church’s nursery. We cared for the very youngest children while their parents attended services. I soon discovered the power a good story had to calm and entertain!
I went on to teach kindergarten through eighth grade and adult classes in English as a Second Language (ESL). Over the years I developed and tended a fairly large classroom library. When I left teaching, I gave away most of the books, but kept a few of my favorites for my own library.
Now, I am writing my own children’s books. My first book is a chapter book. It is a book a child could read on their own, but also one that an adult could enjoy reading to or with a child.
When I’m not writing, I am trying to be a gardener. Unfortunately, due to the help of my “co-gardeners” (several Western Gray Squirrels and a flock of turkeys), I have not yet been particularly successful, but hope springs eternal !
I would love to hear from you.
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I hope to be able to visit your blog again, but I’m concerned that I might not know how to read your selections since they are password protected. I found this because of the blogging 101 assignment so the password was on my e-mail. I’ll have to learn more about password protected blogs I guess. Anyway I’m keeping your address so I can visit again. I guess I’ll either read or complain depending on whether or not I get you! I like your About.
From you subsequent comments, it looks like you were able to get through. I confess, I did go a little crazy with the passwords for the first 5 assignments. Last night I posted those passwords, and for the remainder of the assignments I will use just one password. I’ll put that on the commons website when I post assignment 6. Thank you for patience!
Hi Jean, nice to meet you here.
I like your writing style, and I am sure I’ll like your stories. Looking forward to reading more.
Hello Jean, I like writing stories for children too, but also short stories in general. I would love to read some of yours. Are some of them available here on your site?
Thanks for your comment! I haven’t placed any of my children’s stories on-line because I am hoping to find a publisher for my chapter books. Usually they will not consider writing that has been published on a blog.
Yes, I know that. I have a few stories I am hoping to publish as well, and I didn’t put them online. Well, if/when you publish them you will have to let me know!
I will indeed! Please let me know when you publish so I can read yours as well.
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Good to know you and I enjoy your blogs truly, for your inspiring work I would like to nominate you for Liebster Award:)
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Congratulations to you on your award! And thank you very much for the nomination!