Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
~ Maria Montessori
Born on August 31, 1870: The Italian educator Maria Montessori initially trained as a doctor, which was nearly unheard of for women at the time. She later studied psychology and developed her theories of
early childhood education, which she put into practice with her Casa dei Bambini schools.
Montessori education continues to be popular around the world.
Up Close and Personal has been turned in to my publisher and will be given to my assigned editor. My cover artist has worked her magic! Here is the cover art for Up Close and Personal.
My next project is a short story, five thousand words, for my writers groups anthology. I'm going to try my hand at writing first person for a young adult story. This will be interesting. For research, I'll be joining my teen-aged daughter and attend the Vans Warped Tour at the end of the month. I'm actually looking forward to hearing some of the bands perform.
I'll be making appearances at the North St. Paul History Cruzers event once in July and three times in August. You can find me at Paperbacks Plus Bookstore. Click on the Calendar of Events tab to learn more.
August first I will be speaking and giving a presentation at the Romancing the Lakes, Road to Publishing 2015 Conference. I'll be informing attendees on how to make book trailers. Nervous about speaking in public, I'm excited to help others learn what I have self-taught myself using Windows Movie Maker. If you've ever thought about self-publishing, this conference may be for you.
The summer traveling soccer season is over. My son has tryouts for the next summer season at the end of the month. Our yearly vacation to the cabin was wonderful. I didn't get done what I had hoped on vacation with my writing, but that's okay because I had fun because of the distractions. My daughter's braces are off and she enjoyed the Laffy Taffy and corn on the cob, amongst a few other gooey items
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