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.
Texas Two Step didn’t become a finalist in the InD’tale RONE Awards for its category. I’d like to thank those of you who voted. It was an honor just to be a nominee and to have received a four star review from the magazine.
I’m half way through my self-imposed online edits for Up Close and Personal. I’ve added over 6,800 words during editing, and the word count was 80K+. This is the longest book yet, but it will go through three more rounds of edits, so who knows how many words will be deleted, or maybe added. I’m super excited! There’s an event that takes place in the book, involving a place and characters from a fellow author friend’s debut release with a big publishing house, and all parties involved have granted me legal permission. It was funny because I didn’t plan or intend to do this. It was the characters who brought the idea to me and I thought it was a fun thing to do. I’ll share details closer to the release.
On the personal side of my life, I’m still here. Keeping busy with my son’s traveling soccer, which really doesn’t take us too far from home at his age level. His team is ranked number one right now in his division, and they’re winning in the tournaments. We’re gearing up for our yearly vacation to the ‘cabin,’ and everyone is excited. After two years, my daughter is getting her braces off. She’s looking forward to eating Laffy Taffy and corn on the cob. It’s the small things in life that bring us pleasure.
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