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Thankful Thursday

I’m busting with gratitude, so if you’re not in the mood, skip the click.

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.


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Feb. 28th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
Wow - I'm right there again with that picture. :) And you described it so well! Are you a writer or something?
Feb. 28th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
Good times. :)
Feb. 28th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
Yes! A piano playing voice post! Please do it! I'd love to hear! Do you sing too? Do you have a voice post up already and I missed it?

Oh, speaking of singing, I recently saw a movie called Little Voice with Brenda Blethyn and Jane Horrocks who plays Bubble on Ab Fab. Wow, talk about voice! It was a fabulous movie but a bit creepy. Have you seen it? I love Bubble.
Feb. 29th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
Thanks! No, I don't sing.

I did a piano post sometime last year, and did a passable job of the one page I played, even though I was really nervous and made mistakes.

I haven't seen "Little Voice." I'll have to check it out.
Feb. 28th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC)
waiting to hear even MORE good news...

Feb. 28th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
Fun! And I'd love to hear another mini recital. :)
Feb. 28th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
Thankful posts always make me smile :) Thank you!
Feb. 28th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
Why was Tuesday a big day?
Feb. 29th, 2008 02:22 am (UTC)
Oh! Just the three things I listed all happened on Tuesday.

Feb. 28th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
A lot of nice news...waiting to hear EVEN more.

Mar. 4th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
I would love to hear a piano post (I must've missed it the first time around). Music gives beauty to a room, doesn't it?
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Mar. 6th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
I just saw your blurb in PW's Children's Bookshelf!!!!! I remember reading some of that manuscript!!!!! I'm so proud of you!!!!! ROCK ON!!!!!!! And a TWO book deal? WOOT!!!!!

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