"I want you to feel what I felt. I want you to know why story-truth is truer sometimes than happening-truth."

"I want you to feel what I felt. I want you to know why story-truth is truer sometimes than happening-truth."

"Life can only be understood…"

"Life can only be understood…"

Have a relaxing weekend! 

Have a relaxing weekend! 

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
— T.S. Eliot
Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.
— William Faulkner
Follow your enthusiasm. It’s something I’ve always believed in. Find those parts of your life you enjoy the most. Do what you enjoy doing.
— Jim Henson
"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you."
Ray Bradbury

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you."

Ray Bradbury

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you."Ray Bradbury

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you."
Ray Bradbury

A lovely and heartfelt TedX talk from #kidlit author Mac Barnett about “Why a good book is a secret door.

And Riley knew she didn’t grow a melon in seven days, but she also knew that she did, and it’s a weird place, but it’s not just a place that kids can get to. It’s anything. Art can get us to that place. She was right in that place in the middle, that place which you could call art or fiction. I’m going to call it wonder.It’s what Coleridge called the willing suspension of disbelief or poetic faith, for those moments where a story, no matter how strange, has some semblance of the truth, and then you’re able to believe it. It’s not just kids who can get there. Adults can too, and we get there when we read.