Pat McCarthy is the author of a dozen nonfiction books for children and young adults. She has published numerous stories, articles, puzzles and quizzes in magazines for children and adults. She teaches for the Institute of Children's Literature. She has also written encyclopedia articles and school curriculum. Pat is a retired elementary school teacher who subs to remain in touch with kids. Her hobbies are photography, travel, birding and scrapbooking.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Bits and Pieces about my Writing

I've been working on the packets to send out to elementary schools. I wanted to get the website up before I sent them out, but that doesn't look like it will happen any time soon. I'm having no luck trying to put one together. I think I'm going to have to get help. More on that later. I'm glad I don't have any trouble adding to the blog!

I'm also trying to get the house ready for my sister, Kay, and friends Becky and Karen to come. They'll be here on August 15 to scrapbook. Karen can only stay a few days, but Kay and Becky will probably be here 10 days or longer.

We've set up booksignings for Heading West: Life with the Pioneers. September 27 and 28. They will be part of Prairie Days at the Darke County Parks Nature Center. I'll be signing for two hours on Saturday and one hour on Sunday. Roger, the director, wants me to be in pioneer dress. That's fine, because I wanted to make a dress to wear when I give school programs on pioneers. This will get me to atually do it! It's been a long time since I've had my sewing machine out, but I used to make most of my clothes!

I'm continuing to sell books to friends and acquaintances, so that's good news. People seem to really like the book when they look at it. It's already available in the gift shop at the Nature Center.

I need to get to work on the Photo Club Newsletter so I can have it done by Tuesday. The meeting is on Thursday, so this is a busy week for me, with the newsletter and printing photos for competition. Also on the first Wednesday of the month, I have lunch with a group of teachers I taught with at East School. On the first Thursday, which is also Photo Club, I have lunch with teachers I taught with at Woodland Heights School. Will take my book to show both groups.

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Blogger laurasalas said...

The signings for Heading West sound great. Pioneer dress is a great idea, and isn't that true how someone else requesting it will make us meet that deadline!

Have fun with your sister and friends!

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