Five happy things from the week:
1. Small Graces. Author and illustrator Grace Lin is auctioning off an original 5×5 piece of artwork every month with 100% of the proceeds benefiting The Foundation for Children’s Books. (This is the same Grace Lin who co-founded the Robert’s Snow fundraiser.) Over the last year I’ve noticed quite a number of authors and illustrators using their blogs or internet presence to bring attention to and/or raise money to support various causes. I think this is a wonderful and amazing thing.
2. Along the lines of wonderful and amazing things that writers are doing, fAiRy gOdSisTeRs, iNk has announced their 2nd Annual SCBWI Summer Conference Scholarship.… Read the rest
Watch this video and substitute the word “car” with “turkey”. This is what happened when my husband and I went to the grocery store Thanksgiving morning to pick up the fresh turkey we’d reserved the week before.
There is a happy ending to the story because they ended up giving us a free (frozen) turkey to make up for their mistake. Despite the turkey mishap, it was a very enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. Hope it was for everyone else too!… Read the rest
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