1) Matt Holm came to my son’s school Tuesday to be our Visiting Author. For those of you unfamiliar with Babymouse, she’s the star of a series of graphic novels. Matt illustrates and co-authors the books with his sister … a certain Jennifer L. Holm. You may have heard of her. ;-) In Matt’s presentation to the kids, he mentioned that he and his sister couldn’t get any publishers interested in their books. Jennifer L. Holm! Of Newbery fame! Couldn’t find a publisher! The happy ending is that Random House finally saw the light, and the books are hugely popular. Never give up, writer friends!
2) I got my piano tuned Tuesday for the first time in three years. Yay! It makes me want to swoon now. I might get so carried away that I do another piano-playing voice post.
3) lisa_schroeder treated me to a Lifehouse concert Tuesday night! (Tuesday was a big day.) It was terrific! I haven’t been to a smallish-venue concert in years. It’s good to step out of the comfort zone of just clinically downloading songs. Feel the bass and the drums vibrating the floor beneath your feet … squeeze through wall-to-wall people … admire the beautiful young people in their club clothes … squint against the glare of the oscillating stage lights … feel the PROXIMITY of the ROCK STARS!
Here’s a little cell phone photo of the stage.
I think that’s enough thankfulness for one post, although I have SO MUCH MORE. But I’ll save it for another day.