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Industry Education
Occupation writer, writing mentor
Introduction making something of nothing— scribbling words spilling coffee cleaning up my messes scribbling coffee spilling poetry on napkins— from behind big dark sunglasses and chronic migraines, good coffee gone cold and the hours, the hours where do they— i write. leaving traces of haiku on scraps of paper everywhere i go and working with promising writers— captivating them with their own words. i read read read (despite the fact i'm a slow reader) and i'd say a good 75% of those books are picture books (ya, kids' books, whatever) and if i catch you standing there i'll start reading one to you, i believe every adult needs a good dose of children's lit every day. a picture book can turn around your entire perspective, make you laugh, and the pictures are just too good! ...in fact, i dabbled in the trade myself way back when (a year or so after this photo of me was taken, i do believe). and since my 1st grade debut stories ‘how to make a peanut butter and tuna fish sandwich’ and ‘i hate saturday morning cartoons’ i’ve had words at my fingertips and now, they're at yours— c
Favorite Books kate chopin’s the awakening maurice sendak's pierre judith viorst's alexander and the terrible horrible no good very bad day chris cleave's little bee elif shafak's the bastard of istanbul jhumpa lahiri's interpreter of maladies fitzgerald hemingway t.s. eliot emily dickinson shakespeare dr seuss amy tan elif shafak vonnegut kerouac khalil gibran thich nhat hanh oliver jeffers lane smith mo willems ian falconer (olivia books!) mac barnett adan rex and every word ever written by virgina woolf (not books... but *words that i love and the books inside which those words are found... well i'd call all of these my 'favorites' ie the ones all stacked up on the side of my bed) *oh, the places you'll go -the good dr. seuss: "and when things start to happen, don't worry. don't stew, just go right along you'll start happening too..." do you know how many times i say that to myself? **alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day... --judith viorst ..i take a copy with me everywhere i go ***pierre --maurice sendak a really good 'cautionary tale' about caring ok, i'll stop now, maybe this should be a post... :)