I'm looking forward to 2021 for all sorts of reasons, including one I'll discuss below. First though, I want to share a bit of news regarding our team. Hard to believe, but our newest TeachingAuthor, Gwendolyn Hooks, has already been blogging with us for a year and a half. You may have noticed that she hasn't posted recently. She's currently taking a six-month break to handle other responsibilities. We expect her to return in June.
Meanwhile, we're pleased to announce that Zeena Pliska will be posting in Gwen's spot. Her first post is scheduled in February. Till then, you can learn more about Zeena on our About Us page and also on her website.Amy Ludwig VanDerwater's wonderful picture book Write! Write! Write! (Wordsong) illustrated by Ryan O'Rourke. Although the collection is meant for young writers, I found plenty of inspiration for my own writing in it, especially in this poem:
Excerpt from "Timeline"
by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
(from Write! Write! Write!)
. . .
Writing a sentence
is building a tower
block after block
hour after hour.
I am a writer.
And writing is power.
©2020 Amy Ludwig VanDerwater. All rights reserved.
I hope you'll check out more wonderful poetry in this week's Poetry Friday round up hosted by Michelle Kogan.
Please note: the TeachingAuthors will be on our winter break until January 8. We wish all our readers a safe and happy holiday season.
I'm looking forward to learning and growing with you all in 2021!