We emigrated from the Netherlands when I was seven, a long long time ago. There was no ESL back then and when I arrived in America on Friday my mother thought all us kids should go to school on Monday. I didn’t even know how to ask where the bathroom was. And I was seven! I quickly learned English so I could get along with my classmates.
When my late husband died, I was a young widow at forty two with two sons. One was ten and the other was fourteen. We had a lot of readjusting to do. I was working as a neurosurgery nurse in a teaching hospital with an hour commute one way. After ten years there and several years in my second job in urgent care I started working closer to home in Home Health. I loved my job as a visiting nurse but had to leave it after back surgery.
All through this time of my late husbands illness and adjustment I kept journals. I’ve always hoped to make my journals a public writing where my life lessons could be helpful to others. Now that I’m blogging and taking writing classes I am getting ready to do just that. While I love making my journals a public writing, I also enjoy writing children’s books in my spare time. I belong to a writers group that meets every second and fourth Wednesday, Penn Writers, which is a like minded community of writers and I am also a member of SCBWI.
I have one published children’s picture book, Annie’s Special Day, about clocks and time. It is about a little girl who celebrates her birthday with an adventure every hour. It is out in both E Book and print from http://www.etreasurespublishing.com/ and out on Amazon and Kindle, as well. I’ve heard reports that it is out in Nook, too, but for a whole lot more money. I had nothing to do with that.
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