What fun to see my October 12, 2011 Thanku post blossom and bloom in such original and meaningful ways.
What an honor (and surprise!) to be a Thanku recipient too.
And thank you, our TeachingAuthor readers, for both nurturing the concept and transplanting the poetic form via your students, colleagues and website visitors.
As for who receives my Writer Thanku this year, I really and truly grew a very, very VERY long list of all those who helped me become a Writer, especially a children’s book writer.Alas, the bounty of companions who kept me traveling my Plotline boggled my brain.
Mentors, such as Barbara Lucas.
Teachers, such as Bernice Rabe and Charlotte Graeber.
An entire international society of children’s book creators!
Editors (Assistant, associate, senior and executive.)
Publishers, such as Holiday House and Sleeping Bear Press.
Children’s Librarians, such as Wilmette, Illinois’ Lynn Persson.
Booksellers (of the independent kind), namely Pat Wroclawski and Jan Dundon.
Reviewers, including Ilene Cooper and Mary Harris Russell.
Academicians, such as Drs. Roxanne Owen and Marie Donovan.
The Kiddos for whom I write, of course (last, but not least).
It turns out, the World in which I do my heart’s work each day gave me Everyone – thus Everything - I needed and wanted.
So, here’s my sincere Thanku, a cornucopia of thanks, to those who continue to keep me keepin’ on.
The Children’s Book World!
Seeders, feeders sunning all
Seekers of story.
Good News! There’s still time for you to share your writing-related Thanku with us in one of three ways on or before November 30:
(1) post a comment to one of our posts
(2) send an email to us at teachingauthors [at] gmail [dot] com, OR
(3) write a thank-you blog post of your own and then share the link with us via 1) or 2).
Feel free to copy and paste the image below into your blog post. We'd love if you'd also link back to this post and invite others to participate.
We’ve got a horn of plenty waiting!