I don’t spend all my time with a pencil in my hand or glued to the computer.

Here are some of the other places you might find me. 

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Singing a bit of karaoke with friends at the Nashville Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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Leaving the choir to present the children’s sermon at University Baptist Church, Hattiesburg

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Judging a reading fair

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Hanging out at the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection 

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Suffering the first loss at Scrabble on the computer to a college grandson – and no, I never let them win! 

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Supervising tree-climbing with the younger grandsons

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Promoting Ezra Jack Keats at the Mississippi Book Festival 

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Winning in the Most Experienced Walker category of the 75 miles in six weeks for 75 years of Curious George

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Reading at open mike night at the SCBWI Big Chill Retreat

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Joining a friend to take book donations to a local school library

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Doing presentations of “From Katz to Keats” at schools and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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Joining writer friends for critique meeting at the SCBWI 

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Volunteering at the Fay B. Kaigler Book Festival


Reading for pleasure and reviewing books for Net Galley and earning the following badges:   

100 Book Reviews 80% Reviews Published