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.
This post comes with mixed emotions. I celebrate the release of my third book, Texas Two Step, while learning of a dear friend passing. How can I begin writing a new book when all I want to do is cry? This is my first loss of a school friend and I don’t like it. My life goes on, and so I must push through and promote the new release while writing the next story.
Let’s celebrate the release of Texas Two Step! I’ll be participating in an excerpt tour through Goddess Fish Productions and giving away an Amazon gift card to one lucky commenter. I’m also participating in 30 Days of Thankfulness at Mysti Parkers Unwritten Blog. We’re offering up a Kindle loaded with a variety of books in different genres. Click on my Blog Stops tab to get the links for where you can take your chances to win.
I’m revisiting and combining two of my old stories to make up the new book. The working title is Up Close and Personal, for which I thank my Turtle Lake ladies, who helped me come up with it. It’s amazing how much I’ve grown as a writer since I first began. After returning from my writing retreat, I read through one of the old stories and it was bad. No kidding. But I’m going to save the bones and incorporate them into the new story.
Thanksgiving is at the end of the month and I’ll be hosting the family with a yummy turkey dinner. With that we move into my favorite holiday—Christmas. Until next month, thanks for visiting.
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