Saturday, June 9, 2007

Writer's Website

My co-network rep for SCBWI just brought up her website in preparation for her PB being published this fall.

Gail is actually someone else who went to high school with me (see other blog from tonight). We were out of touch until I joined SCBWI a few years back. One thing I can add to her bio is that she was secretary of the math club when I was president. Think she would kill me if I posted an old yearbook picture?

Anyhow, the really good picture is the cover art for her new book.

Go to www.gpdavenport. com to see it!

Jim D

OT: Watching TV

I don't watch a lot of TV, but Friday night seems to be the night my body and mind crash as I let go of the stress of the work week. Last night we settled on the game show "1 vs. 100". The wierd thing was, the second contestant was announced "And from South Holland, Illinois......". Well, guess where I live. "Portia Peters." Portia went to high school with my sons (and was in band with one of them). I went to grade school and high school with her dad. We see her mom in the grocery store often. Etc, etc, etc.

Boy, it's a small world (after all)!!!

Jim D

PS She won just under $35,000.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Neglected Blog

Well, I can give you the list of things that have kept me from my blog and put everyone to sleep or I could blog something relevent or I could just anwer 4 x 4 Christine's meme.


Don't want to be rude..................

Okay......4 things in the past four years:

1) Learned what a blog was. My now 20 yr old daughter blogged for a year in conjunction with a contest she won for a short essay she wrote.......oh the prize was the Dell laptop she blogged with.
2) Became an SCBWI-Illinois network rep.
3) Changed genre long enough to write a PB (but not get it published).
4) Joined an online critique group recently.

Next 4 years:

1) Pass up my daughter's net writing income.
2) Get that PB and/or an MG novel published.
3) See everyone else in my new critique group get published (some great stuff out there).
4) Learn where on earth the term "MEME" came from.

Jim D.