Saturday, May 9, 2009
Check out the gift I got from my amazing critique group. It came in the mail today. It's a commemorative Apollo 11 collection of stamps, pins and a patch. My favorite part is the1969 postcard from the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Stamp Club. It has that space-age 1960s look. I can almost imagine it in the hands of Muscle Man McGinty.
It's been a great week, filled with so many warm wishes and even presents. I am overwhelmed by the kindness of my friends.
Yesterday I introduced Neil Armstrong Is My Uncle to a group of homeschooled nine to eleven year olds. It's the book they'll be reading for next month's book club. What a bunch of smart kids. When one talked about writing a story from the pov of Freddie Mercury, another identified my use of and gave me the definition for "onomatopoeia", and the third recited the history of the slinky, I knew I was in over my head. We meet again in a month after they read the book. I can't wait to hear what they think.
Three more days till book launch!