Friday, May 21, 2010

ABOUT.COM Children’s Books/Sharing Stories and Books
Reader Stories: How I Introduced Children’s Books to My Baby/Toddler.
My story was published on line this morning at

Ozarks Writers League members arrived at Boxcar Willie’s Hotel
by 3 p.m., Friday 14th. It stormed most of the week where I didn’t think I would be going. I hitched a ride with new friends Cherie Neal & Janice Votsmier members of the Twin Lakes Writers and North Central Children’s Writers & Illustrators. We had a great time.

Dinner was served at 5:30 and after we had open mic. Several members read the first chapter of their finished novel. Daniela Rapp, editor at St. Martin’s Press and Agent Paul Fedorko at sat through all the readings and Saturday OWL members had the opportunity to pitches to each one. I was excited to learn some of friends were invited to submit.
Others received a no-go which is always hard to take. I didn’t pitch as they didn’t except my genre. They both spoke on Saturday and short story writer Shirley McCann shared writing for magazines. Check all the magazines she was published in at and

I purchased some good buys at the auction (OWL’s yearly fund raiser).
Seen old friends and made new friends: Judy Moresi
W.E Mueller
Claire Applewhite
Sylvia Forbes

Sunday, I was too tired to attend Books in Bloom at Eureka Springs. Went to church and sang in the choir. I also worked Sunday & Monday afternoon printing some photos to go in the new church directory. I am our church historian & photographer.
Monday morning was our Friends of the Library board meeting which I am proud to be a member. Tuesday afternoon took some pictures of my dear friends for the directory. He is in a care center after injuring his back. Then later our pictures were taken and I attended Bible study that evening.
Wednesday, I helped set up for the library booksale, printed some more photos and attended the church BBQ to take more photos for the history album.
Thursday, I worked in the studio catching up with work as a writer.
Each day in-between storms I am running like a dog chasing its tail.


Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell said...

Wow, you must be exhausted, Mary. Sounds like you need a rest! :)

Life's Beautiful Path said...

Yes, Kerri, I do need a rest. But, I haven't found the time,but it is my own fault.