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.
Totally missed July but with good reason, I was busy with self-edits on Texas Two Step. It is now in the hands of my publisher and I wait for the return of Texas Two Step from my editor. I’m so excited to have Jane Carver editing my work again. Many of my peers just returned from San Antonio, Texas from the Romance Writers of America National Conference. Several of my dear friends were nominated for the two prestigious awards RWA gives away. Lizbeth Selvig was up for the Rita Award, which is the equivalent to the Golden Globes in the writing world. Nan Dixon and Ellen Lindseth were up for the Golden Heart, which is for unpublished authors. Unfortunately, they did not win in their categories—but there’s always next year.
With our family vacation past us, we now prepare for back to school. YES! My youngest, Alex, will begin fifth grade and has chosen to play the clarinet, so lessons are underway. Andrew will be returning to Mankato at the end of the month. He’ll be living with three young women in an off campus apartment, which will prove to be interesting. Will he make trips home every other weekend? Will he help keep the apartment clean? Will he cook? I guess we’ll find out. My daughter is preparing for the dreaded sophomore year of high school. If she could have it her way, she’d be home schooled.
On Friday, August 22, I’m blogging at Discover Yourself about my journey to finishing Texas Two Step. If you have a moment or two, I would love for you to stop by.
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