I have been away a lot recently, and busy when at home. And now I am home again but needing to go to bed and sleeeeeep.
Although too tired to write much tonight, I am posting some photos taken where I was for the past three days; at Write! Canada 2012. The photos are of Canadian children's author, Jean Little, her sister Pat, and guide dog Honey (yes, I realize I have given preferential treatment to Honey. That dog was so well behaved.
Jean Little, as well as being a gifted writer, also has the ability to cut through pretentiousness.
A few quotes from the conference, by Jean:
- She doesn't read books that tell you have to be okay. "I'm already okay," says Jean.
- There's nothing better than doing a hard job and doing it well.
- Read a lot: Poetry; chapter books. Writers are the ones who know how you should do; teachers do not.
And now dear friends, goodnight!