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  • March 19th, 2009 | 12:33 PM
I do have a story to share

I just read this absolutely charming post by Jim Averbeck and it reminded me that I do have a story to share with you.

On Tuesday I went to Hicklebee's to see Susan Patron. I went early in order to do my part for the economy and buy lots of books. While I was there, a teacher was there with his junior high book club. Valerie (one of the owners of Hicklebee's) was showing the girls the famous autographed doors and bathroom. Every time an author comes to visit, they sign the wall. The girls were having finding the names of authors they knew like Meg Cabot and J.K. Rowling and Lois Lowry. Then one of them asked if she had Dr. Seuss and Valerie said no. She did have a Dr. Seuss story to share though and the girls brightened up a bit.

Then Valerie pulled a book off the shelf right next to where she was standing. She told them it was a fabulous book about a girl and her father. She said that would probably make them cry but in a good way. And then she said, in a rather conspiratorial voice, and the book was written by a woman by the name of Susan Taylor Brown who just happens to be this woman right here!

And with a flourish she pointed at me, standing a few feet behind her, and the girls did one of those collective gasps that made me feel like a rock star.

Thanks, Valerie.
 

There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.



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kellyrfineman
March 19th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
Rock star!
susanwrites
March 21st, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
Thanks, Kelly. It was a kick!
jensbookpage
March 19th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
That rocks, Susan!!
susanwrites
March 21st, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jen. It was so much fun!
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susanwrites
March 21st, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
It was the absolutely BEST. SOUND. EVER.
susanwrites
March 21st, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
P.S.
I haven't forgotten about your challenge. I got your email. I just need to make it past tomorrow.
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WHO AM I?



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.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

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.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.






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