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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Chasing a Dream

 I'm guest blogging on the FaithWords blog today about my writing dreams. Here's a snippet.

As a young girl in Texas, I didn’t think of my life as being anything but ordinary. My dad worked in a petroleum plant. My mom sold Avon so she could save up for a piano and pay for lessons for my two younger sisters and me. And more often than not, she spent any extra money on new dresses for us girls while she wore last year’s style. . . . read more here.

Who knew that someday my dream of writing a book would be realized? This weekend I'll be returning to my home stomping grounds for a brunch reception and then a book signing at the Guymon Public Library. I'm proud of the area where I grew up amid the most nurturing, encouraging people on earth, and I hope I've made them proud as well. I'll let you know how it goes. 

What is special about the place you grew up?  

3 comments:

Koala Bear Writer said...

When I think of growing up, I remember the animals. We had an acreage and my dad had grown up on a farm, so he wanted us to know how to take care of animals. He let us raise sheep, chickens, a few cows (just for the summer), ducks, geese, turkeys. So many good memories, good lessons, came from those critters. :)

carla stewart said...

Hi Koala Bear! Oh, animals enrich all of our lives, don't they? Thank you for sharing this. I, too, grew up with all sorts of critters - even had a pet raccoon that lived in our house when I was four or five years old.

brandyreneebruce said...

Wonderful guest post, Carla! I thoroughly enjoyed it!