It’s Awards Day again. This one goes to some hard-working writers, all of whom have shown me a thing or two about the daily slog.
And here’s today’s childhood reading memory to go along with the award:
In elementary school, my librarian hosted an annual reading contest. She’d hang a kite on the ceiling of our library and run a string from its end that wove back and forth over every secton of the room.
With each book a child read, she added a bow to the string to build the kite’s tail. There might have been an award (maybe one bow had a special sticker on the back, or some such thing), but it was nothing memorable. There was no big ceremony or prizes. What thrilled me was to see my bows added to the looping tail, to stand under it and see my name scattered across the room.
It was so exciting as a kid to be a part of this simple little program. Thank you, Mrs. Roybald, for your hand in shaping me as a reader.
And here are the winners:
Kristi Faith of R.A.W **Random Acts of Writing**
Jody Helund of Author, Jody Helund Jody, was your blog originally called On the Path?
Carrie Heim Binas of Heim Binas Fiction
Steph Bowe of Steph Bowe’s Hey! Teenager of the Year
Debra L. Schubert of Write on Target
Stop by today and see what they have to say!