Twenty children’s authors (including little ol’ me) have written pieces for the BEEN THERE, DONE THAT anthology, publishing this November. Each author contributed a piece of narrative non-fiction paired with a related short story. The purpose is to show young readers how real life influences fiction.
My contribution was inspired my my mother’s girlhood club, The Little Nippers. As a kid, nothing was better than a story about these fourteen girls who met weekly for four years without any adult supervision. The were smart, passionate, creative, strong-willed, and energetic. I never tired of hearing about their adventures, which sometimes included mischief, fights, and tears. My story, written in verse, centers on one of their activities meant to be constructive but that often ended in hurt feelings, a game the Nippers called a Lemon Squeeze.
Happy reading this November!