"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney

Monday, March 7, 2016

Good Times

The past few days have been such a joy for me!

On Friday I had the opportunity to spend the day with third graders at a local school. We read several Dr. Seuss books and shared our love of reading, writing, and illustrating. The students were so well behaved, thoughtful, and had some great questions about becoming authors and illustrators. I couldn't imagine a better way to spend a school day.

On Saturday, I got to spend some time with a great writer, and even better friends. BJ Bourq spoke with one of my writers groups about westerns, mysteries, thrillers, and crime. His 25 plus years of experience in the field have given him a level of expertise that shines through in his writing. His sense of humor, and commanding demeanor make him an excellent speaker that I would recommend to any group. If you'd like to learn more, check out his website bjbourg.com

Any of my friends who've been paying attention, or read my blog last week, know I've been having a rough time lately. These two days of enjoying the craft with others has been a more than welcome respite. Thank you to everyone who continues to share this writing journey with me.

I hope you all have a great week!


BJ Bourg said...


Thank you very much for the nice words. Amanda and I had a blast hanging with y'all for the day, and I can't wait for the conference in November.

I know I said it on Facebook, but it bears repeating...I'm very sorry to hear about your troubles. That's a nightmare of a time. I hope things get resolved quickly and to your complete satisfaction.

Take care and best to you and yours!


Rebecca Gomez said...

Sounds like a great couple of days! It's easy to forget sometimes how much being with other people (especially close friends or those with similar passions) can really give us a boost. Whenever I get to go visit with students I'm always so energized and encouraged (and exhausted!).

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you had a bright spot of a weekend then. The kids might have scared me but I would've enjoyed hearing Bourq.

Elizabeth said...

Kids are so fun to read with! Third graders are at a great age because they have more understanding than younger kids, but they aren't "too cool" to get involved like older kids :)

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