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On Guidance

5 Apr

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Dirt On My Shirt

2 Apr

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Baseball Is…

31 Mar

18051238-2Opening Day is HUGE in Cincinnati, hometown of author Louise Borden.  And Baseball Is… is the perfect book to welcome back the boys of summer.  It’s a gorgeous day to take in a ballgame, some peanuts and cracker jacks, and an out-of-the-park book.

I’m adding a little something from youtube of the great John Fogerty’s Centerfield “Put Me In, Coach” with retro videos!  Enjoy!

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Picture Books are like Potato Chips

30 Mar

Picture Books are like Potato Chips

No one can read just one!

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On Good Endings

26 Mar

UnknownA good ending must be as satisfying as dessert.

-me

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On Post-Critique Revision

21 Mar

When revising, it’s always a good idea to put a manuscript away for a while and come back to it later.

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It’s easier to determine the cause of the fire after the flames have been extinguished.

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Passion

3 Jan

Passion

Writing is my Passion.
I will embrace it,
nurture it,
and grow with it.

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Following a Dream

24 Sep

New Beginnings

From a tiny acorn, a mighty oak is grown.

I myself sprouted just over a half century ago, give or take a few years… okay give a few.  During that time I have entertained many different dreams.  Many have come true.. I have a wonderful husband, three amazing children, and two perfect grandchildren.  I have also been fortunate enough to have a career I loved and the luxury of an early retirement.  I admit, I have been very blessed.

So now phase two of my life… writing for children.  Crafting stories that are cherished by generations, now that’s a dream!  Role models:  A.A.Milne, Roald Dahl, Theodor Geisel, Kevin Henkes, Arnold Lobel, Beatrix Potter, the Brothers Grimm, Aesop, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Jan Brett,    L Frank Baum, E.B. White,  Lewis Carroll, Shel Silverstein, and so many more.   Dream big or go home, right?   So I’m going to dream big.

Juliana Lee, Sprout

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