I have to tell you this has been a really busy week for me. School is coming to an end, I had projects due, I had my class field trip, end of year karate party and I participated in the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) in Singapore via Sykpe. I want to thank Dr. Myra Garces-Bacsal of Gathering Books for inviting me to be on the Children, Speak Up! panel at the festival. I had a wonderful experience. It was fun to answer the questions the kids on the panel had for me! They were a great bunch of fellow book lovers! I also want to thank Vivian Kirkfield for taking the time out of her busy schedule at the festival to be in the room during the panel. It was cool to say a cyber “Hi” to her. 😀
Because it was a busy week, I forgot to announce the winners of the “Because I’m Your Dad” books yesterday! The winners chosen randomly from a hat by my sister Josie are –
Catherine Johnson and Miss Diann (who is excited to get the book for her school’s library)!
Congratulations! I will email you to get your addresses!
Next up is my 12×12 accountability –
I am trying to do Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Challenge again this year. It is a challenge to write 12 picture book drafts in 12 months in 2013. You can click on the 12×12 banner on the right side bar or the one above to learn more about it.
In April I told you I pulled out a book I wrote in second grade. It was a book with folk tales from around the world. I took the stories from that book and made a character that wanders into all the different folk tales. In May, I worked on trying to give a reason to why the boy was ending up in all the different folk tales and making the story have more sense. I didn’t get near as much as I wanted to get done, but I’ll keep trying. I like this PB idea. I think it’s kind of fun and I think it’s funny I am using something I wrote in second grade to help me. Now that I only have one week of school left, I hope to work on it more in June.
Have a great weekend!!!