Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Big day for me -- publication!

So I was opening yesterday's mail over breakfast today, paging through the Friend magazine. They've bought several stories from me, and I had been told the first was slated for publication this July. ("Maggie's Peaches," watch for it!)

When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but ... my story! "Kirsten's Assignment." This story is based on an experience I had teaching 9-12 year-old girls. One had ADHD and a reading disability. I learned after a while that drawing was the key to her attention. She felt pretty good about her work.

I'm so excited ... I have a published story, complete with illustrations. When they get the PDF pages up at the Church Web site, I'll link it. Promise, this time.

Ayisha was supposed to be African-American, not blonde, by the way. But I didn't tell them that, and ... sigh! I would have thought they'd get it from the name! Oh, well!