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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

You Like Me! You Really Like Me!

February 6th, was my blog's inaugural.   I wasn't expecting company on my site.  Not right away.  So I clicked "publish" and at first, all was quiet.  Then, about a half hour later...I had visitors!  I was elated!  I had three comments, and one, count 'em, one follower already!   A big thank you to my first follower, Cheryl Velasquez. Cheryl is a second grade teacher and loves children's literature.  For Black History month, Cheryl shared with her students an amazing, true story about The Underground Railroad.  The book is  entitled, Henry's Freedom Box.  A story about a  runaway slave, who mails himself from Virgina to Pennsylvania in a wooden box. Visit this site:  Cheryl Velasquez and view the exciting trailer.

Having my first visitor so soon wasn't all that happened on February 6th. When what to my wondering eyes did appear; twas the Liebster Award from Margaret!  Yaaay!  Cheer!  You like me! It was my honor to receive this award from Margaret G.  Margaret aspires to be a children's author and is a self-proclaimed Left Brainer with strong, creative sensibilities (I love that word, sensibilities) as evident by her blog. Take a look at her blog:   Margaret G.  I visited Margaret's blog, and copied a quote she posted:

“The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words all being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.”  
Vladimir Nabokov, Lectures on Literature, 1980

How lovely is that?  Margaret also started a great post on 12x12 entitled :  Which children's book inspired you to be a picture book writer? There were lots of familiar stories listed.  I thought I'd share a childhood experience that I'm pretty sure set me on my present course.