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on Sunday, 03 August 2014 in My Journal

Renee LaTulippe and I continue our NCTE Poet Series. Forthcoming is an interview about the work of the incredible Lilian Moore whose wordplay was as unique as she was. We also did introductory work on Arnold Adoff and Valerie Worth all to be posted in the future. For past interviews click top left icon on my Home Page, "NCTE Interviews".

It is less than a month away until the publicaiton of MANGER (Eerdmans) illustrated by an exciting talent from England, Helen Cann (www.helencann.co.uk). MANGER, due September l, features fourteen poems based on the legend that God granted 'all creatures big and small the power of thought or speech to welcome and comfort Baby Jesus lying in a manger. The book is cited as "a Nativity story unlike any other." It was a delight to dedicate the book to a dear friend, Mary Fischer.

I am working on two exciting projects to appear in 2015; more about these at a much later date!

A great deal of time and energy was dedicated this year to revising and revising an adult novel which will go to my agent by the end of this month. It was a long road to travel filled with exhilaration, frustration and all those things a writer must deal with to get to THE END.

A woman asked me if I was retired.

Retired?

Do writers ever tire of writing let alone re-tire? I don't think so. Authors don't retire, they reinvent.Tire and re-intire are not words in my vocabulary.

And so ... onto tomorrows.

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