My love of butterflies is no secret. So I found this quote that I really like. I also have another butterfly to show you. The Children's Literary Classics Awards designed a meme for me, using my quote.
Isn't it neat! If you've read UNDER A PURPLE MOON, you may recognize the meme.
The CLC also spotlighted me.
WHEN DID YOU FIRST KNOW YOU WANTED TO BE A WRITER AND WHY?
When I was teaching fifth-grade, we read Newbery honor books. Seeing how much my students enjoyed the stories, what great reports they did, sometimes even dressing like the main character, I started wondering what it would be like to write stories young people loved. So, I took a writing course and discovered that writing a novel was even better than reading one. That was almost 20 years ago, and I'm still writing.
AS A CHILD, WHAT DID YOU ASPIRE TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP?
A ballerina or an opera singer.
HOW DID YOU GET THE IDEA FOR YOUR AWARD WINNING TITLE?
One day, a girl (I hear voices a lot) whispered in my ear that her mother criticized everything she did and all she wanted was her mother and father to love her. So, Eden's story was born, the story of a broken family and their struggles to find that elusive word: love.
You can read the rest of the spotlight here.
Watch for more news about UNDER A PURPLE MOON soon.