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One of the questions I am often asked is if any of my children hope to be writers. Each of our children are creative and talented and they could be authors, but none of them have the passion for it. However, one of my grandchildren shows all the signs of growing up to write. James was eight when his school was vandalized. He was deeply upset and did what is instinctive to a writer. He wrote a fictional story in which he was instrumental in finding those responsible and seeing them arrested. In the last line of his story he wrote, “And when they got out of jail they were too old for bingo.” I have to say, that’s darn good writing.
Posted on May 16, 2016 in Blog
May 20th, 2016 at 4:14 pm
Debbie – my granddaughter, Elizabeth, is in the process of writing an amazing book about a girl named Lily. She lets me read it chapter by chapter as she completes it. Lizzy is only 12 years old and I am amazed (and often shocked) at the depth of feeling she has given her protagonist. I am a lifelong reader of many authors, you being right at the top of the list.
I am trying to encourage Lizzy to finish the book this summer and will be trying to see if we can find an outlet (perhaps Scholastic Books) to get it published for her. She seems to have quite the knack for expressing herself through writing and we are grateful.
May 20th, 2016 at 4:18 pm
That is hysterical!
May 20th, 2016 at 5:22 pm
i love when you write about your family and yourself……i find them interesting and joyful to read….keep them up
May 20th, 2016 at 6:16 pm
What you mentioned about your grandchild being a writer at an early age, is also true in my experience. My eldest daughter started writing stories at 7 and never stopped. She’s written several books and short stories and published a trilogy called Lantern in the Mist.
I’ve read all your books and met you in Mount Dora for a signing.
May 21st, 2016 at 1:26 am
Aww, That’s wonderful. It may have skipped a generation but just think of all the fun you will have reading his stories. I just loved his ending to his story. Too old for bingo. lol I guess they had to serve a long prison sentence.
May 22nd, 2016 at 4:39 pm
Way to go, James!
May 22nd, 2016 at 11:43 pm
There are many others who deserve ‘ jail till they are too old for bingo”. Maybe his generation will do something about it!
He is indeed wonderfully intelligent !