Wednesday, August 25, 2010

School and Libraries and Creating

Today I sent my oldest 2 off to school, and even though it is blazing hot outside, I am thinking of all things fall.  And being in that train of thought makes me want to write picture books.  80% of the time I love writing middle grade fiction and fantasy, but come fall, I always want to tell a story meant for pictures.

Fall just seems the perfect medium for illustrations.

Maybe it is because I have such fond memories of storytime.  Now my mother read out loud to me, but there is something magical about your teacher reading to you.  I can still remember my first elementary library.

 It was dark with tall shelves and the books were all magical.  That memory is still the ideal for a reading spot.  I've always wanted to go back to that school and see what the library really looks like.  It was 27 years ago that I went to kindergarten, has that memory been glorified?  I am sure it has.

This is the entry of my school.  I went there from K through 3rd.


  1. I visited my old elementary school right after I had graduated from high school. I remember thinking that the bathrooms were so small.

  2. There is something magical about elementary school. I was an elementary teacher for seven years and it was great because I got to recapture that feeling every day.

  3. What? I had no idea, Linda. You are a woman full of hidden talents. :)

  4. Yes, I am like a cat with many lives. Hopefully still have quite a few more to go.

    I've actually been missing teaching lately. It's been over five years since I quit. I will likely get back to it at some point.