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  • November 13th, 2008 | 12:31 PM
Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankfor for Jon Bard of Children's Book Insider who chose my weekly Tuesday Memory Challenge for entry in Best Children's Lit Blog Posts of the Day! Woohoo! Thank you Jon and Laura.

If you haven't seen this new feature of Children's Book Insider, what they are doing is picking blog posts that they find the most interesting, informative and helpful to those writing for children. Jon does a YouTube video promo of the blog highlighting why he thought it was a top post of the day.

 You can check out the current top posts of the day at any time on their blog.

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November 13th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
Yay! Supercool!
November 14th, 2008 04:49 am (UTC)
It was a nice surprise!
November 13th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)

And the pictured blog in the YouTube video above is of my friend Alice's blog. I've known her since high school. Small world!! :-)
November 14th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
Small world, indeed!
November 14th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
That's very cool, Susan. I like your memory challenges (even if I don't comment). You help get the rusty wheels turning.
November 14th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
I'm glad they work for you too! that's what I'm trying to do, get my own rusty wheels turning.
November 14th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
Very cool! Congratulations!
November 14th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
Thank you.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

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Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

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