Remember this little Meme Hop? Well, it turned out to be a lot of fun and easy to do. It wasn't easy to pick winners, however. Tara, Christine and I had a devil of a time. But here they are. All very funny. And I only am showing one of each entrant. Some had several. Way to go writers.
Thanks for playing everyone! Here were the book prizes.
J.Lenni Dorner won an eBook of Double Negative.
Junetta won a copy of Sudden Secrets
L.L. is one of my Newsletter followers and she just won a signed copy of A. Formento's Twigs. Congrats L.L. The book is on the way.
My March Newsletter goes out next week. Hope you've signed up. I'm sending everyone a Marketing Checklist with examples of how I'm using it to improve my marketing. More about my marketing next month. There's also some news. Yes. I actually have NEWS.
David Wiesner is one of my favorite picture book writers, and I have three of his books. I decided to take a look and see 1) if he had any elderly characters and 2) if he treated them fairly or as stereotypes. Here's what I found. In one book there were zero elderly, even the animals were young. In another there was one picture of adults, however, I couldn't count them as elderly. They were reading while their son explored the beach. In the third book there were four characters that were pictured as elderly: round glasses, gray hair and facial lines. All were stern and, while not unkind, they were stiff and all business. It didn't look as if being older was much fun.
A writer friend, Cynthia Jaynes Omolou published this PB, so I took a look at it again to see what she'd done with elderly characters. Hurray for Omolou. She not only had three elderly characters ( two men and a woman), but they were of varied ethnicity.
Quote of the Week: "Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right." Theodore Roosevelt