Chapter Writer gave me an award. Thanks, Shellie!
Shellie also has some great news of her own. Her MG book, The Last Station Master, which is a blend of past and present, and for all children but especially children of color, will be published in 2012, in honor of Martin Luther King's birthday. Way to go, Shellie!
As to the award, I must recognize five bloggers, so here goes--five awesome blogs:
Pam at So I'm Fifty
Dominic at Writes of Passage
Margo at Writing at High Altitude
Carole Anne Carr
The second part of the award is to say something about myself. I'll tell you why I haven't felt much like blogging, the past couple of weeks. My mother, who's had Alzheimer's for about 15 years, is in her absolute, final days. She's getting Comfort Care only at this time. I feel like I haven't truly had a mother for many years, but even so, it's not easy.
To honor Mom at her memorial, I'm making a scrapbook of her life. Let me say, it's an incredibly bittersweet thing to do. She was the planet, the incredibly beautiful, vivacious woman that our entire family orbited around until we had no choice but to put her in an adult family care facility in 2005. Her loss to us has been profound.