Last week our local church hosted a teachers' preparatory class for new teachers. I'm not new (seven years and counting!) but since I live in the area, I got to eavesdrop on the classes and lectures. By the end of three nine-to-nine o'clock days, I read over my scribbled notes, yawned, and decided I felt more inspired.
Yesterday I attended an author event at our local library. The lovely Tonja Drecker, author of Music Boxes, a middle-grade fantasy novel, inspired us with her journey as a writer and spoke about her debut book.
Music Boxes is "an enchanting mystery young readers will enjoy" and a "modern day fairy tale."
I am a minister and homeschooling father. After a bad experience with an inappropriate book, I began previewing the books that our boys read and posting my reviews on an e-mail list. This led to doing children’s book reviews for several different magazines and websites, and ultimately to this weblog.
Happy Summer (or what's left of it)!