Thursday, November 4, 2010

Unplanned Hiatus

I can't believe it's been more than a month since I last posted - it feels like a couple of weeks!   Since I started writing this post a week ago, I've had a book reading/signing at Barnes & Noble in Bolingbrook, a Career Night at Stevenson High School and a weekend trip to Washington DC!  I'm determined to finish this post before all my events are history!  Here's what's coming up this month:

  • On November 6th, I will be the guest blogger on Tara Lazar's blog, Writing For Kids (While Raising Them).  Once again,    she's hosting PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month), "30 days of inspiration and motivation created for picture book writers".           I'm also a participant and, at the end of the month, I'll have a file of at least 30 picture book ideas!  
  • On November 12th, I'll be reading my book to the students at Thomas Metcalf Laboratory School at ISU.  A college friend of mine teaches there and asked me to come read.  It's going to be a lot of fun!  Plus, I'll get to see my son, Brian, while I'm down there.
  • On November 13th, I'm attending Prairie Writers Day - SCBWI-Illinois' annual conference.  I can't wait - it's fun to see my Illinois writer friends and I always come away with so much knowledge and renewed inspiration and motivation to write! 
  • On November 15th, I'm doing a reading/signing at the Barnes & Noble in Oakbrook.  I love reading my book to kids - I'm not so crazy about adults listening :-)
I hope I can keep doing events every month - we'll see how long it lasts!