Five Minute Mentor

9 Dec

28530025-Vector-illustration-of-five-minutes-stopwatch-on-white-background-Stock-VectorFive minutes. Not a lot of time. But when someone shares their expertise with you, five minutes is invaluable. And when you’re lucky enough to get more than five minutes of someone’s time… well, that’s just phenomenal.

I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Will Hillenbrand, author and illustrator, for taking time to talk with me personally about writing, children, books, education, schools, publishing, and so much more! I watched while he set up for a presentation at The Blue Manatee, a local bookstore and he invited me to sit on the step with him and chat. What an wonderful gift of his time and know-how. He is the consummate gentleman and educator. I learned so much from him before he even began his formal presentation.

Just a reminder for myself, and anyone out there who has even five minutes of time to spend with someone who is just starting out… spend it thoughtfully and completely with that person… it will mean the world to them. Thank you, Will Hillenbrand!

Quote of the Day

Things are not untrue just because they never happened. -Will Hillenbrand

Photo Gallery

This beautiful framed artwork is the cover from Bear and Bunny written by Daniel Pinkwater and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. You can read more about the story HERE.IMG_2249

Will signed his new book for my granddaughter and posed for a picture with me. IMG_2250

Sometimes a writer just needs to act like a kid! IMG_2253

Read more about Snowman’s Story by Will Hillenbrand HERE.

6 Responses to “Five Minute Mentor”

  1. Patricia Tilton December 11, 2015 at 10:58 AM #

    What a great story. Lucky you! Five minutes is a gift!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Cathy Ballou Mealey December 10, 2015 at 10:56 AM #

    Five Minute Mentor is a great title – can you patent that Juliana? 😉 Truly – what a gift of time and attention can mean. Thank you for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Juliana Lee December 10, 2015 at 11:02 AM #

      Thanks, Cathy! I love the title too… that’s why I kept it even though I got so much more than five minutes! I wanted to remember that even five minutes can mean so much to someone just starting out!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Jane Heitman Healy December 9, 2015 at 10:39 PM #

    What a wonderful experience!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Juliana Lee December 10, 2015 at 11:00 AM #

      Thanks, Jane. It truly was a wonderful experience!


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