When my husband and I first fell in love, many years ago, he said, "Mira, I just can't work as hard as you do." And he was right. I seem to have this phenomenal capacity for work. But embarking my new career while still teaching a few more courses (with a good boundary between my teaching and agenting) until Hummingbird Literary becomes more sustainable, I've realized that I need to let go of some things and these video reviews are one of them. :( I will miss them as I've loved doing them but making and editing and then uploading them is a lot of work and very time consuming. Sigh. I will however stop back here every now and then and post things but it will be much more random. Meanwhile come on over and join our Facebook group here if you like .
I do feel sad letting go of this. Funny hey!
I'm off tomorrow to teach K-12 teachers in a remote area near Mt. Shasta. Kid lit, art, and the Common Core Standards across the curriculum. We'll be making mandalas (math) planetary portraits and biographies (science) cut paper environmental murals (math) and sock puppets (listening, speaking, reading and writing) among a bunch of other projects related to kid's books. Should be lots of fun and lots of work!! Will let you know here or on our FB page how it goes :) TTFN
We are so excited to be mixing things up at the Children's Book Academy. Mondays with Mandy or Mira is now the Blogfish!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays will feature award-winning former agent and former kidlit professor Mira Reisberg PhD who is also the Director of the Children's Book Academy.
2nd Mondays will feature reading specialist and MFA in creative writing graduate Mandy Yates has been published multiple times in Highlights Magazine.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature the great Christine Taylor-Butler who has published over 70 award-winning fiction and non-fiction and nonfiction books including the acclaimed new middle grade series - The Lost Tribes.
And 5th Mondays will feature will feature the fabulous Carl Angel, award-winning multi-published Illustrator and graphic designer.
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