Friday, May 28, 2010

On Abundance

It's hard to believe it's almost the very end of May. I've had a busy month. A happy month. So I'd like to mention all of the positive things that have happened.

My son, Dan, made his decision to go to DePaul University in the fall. Colleges all around the country were expecting to hear from students about their college plans by May 1st. DePaul is a 45 minute El ride from our house. I'm happy that Dan will get to start a new phase of life in such a beautiful area of the city...and happy that he'll be in town.

On May 5th, I spent the day with the students of Kennedy Junior High. They have the biggest school library I have ever seen. I gave 4 presentations about my young adult novel, Shattered, and even got to have lunch with the Screaming Pens Writing Club. Many students asked questions, giving me a chance to remember how much fun it was to write my book. One student shared about a novel she's writing. I was inspired by how creative she was.

On May 7th, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Alison Cuddy for the 848 show on WBEZ. You can hear the interview on Wednesday, June 2nd, at 91.5 FM, 9:00-10:00 AM or 8:00-9:00 PM. It will also be available at the link: 848.aspx

I celebrated my birthday on Sunday, May 23rd. I woke up with our cat, Leo, snuggled up to me. What a great way to wake up! I enjoyed going out to lunch with my husband and son.

On May 24th, writer Carol Grannick posted an interview she did with me. You can read it at It made me happy to read the comments writers left. It's nice that our conversation lead to an interesting dialogue about the importance of positivity and resilience in writing.

And finally, on May 25th, we went to the Oak Park and River Forest High School Junior and Senior Honors Convocation Ceremony. My son, Dan was awarded the Robert Gauger Memorial Scholarship for merit in science and technology. He made his parents very proud!

I wish you an abundance of positive things!