With apologies to my sister Joanne for not reading this two-volume encyclopedia set she gave me Christmas 1987. But really, do you think you will still be using your e-book twenty-six years from now? When back and neck aches led me to go ergonomic, the first place I turned was that trusty set of encyclopedias.
When your daughter's a sweet toddler, you never expect to one day see books like FROM HELL in her room. But then you don't picture her painting her walls bright orange either. At least she knows the value of a good old-fashioned book!
I can't be the only one with worn out roller shades that won't stay down when you close them. Okay, maybe I am the only one who would move this stack of books back and forth two times a day instead of taking a trip to the hardware store. But you can bet I'm not getting this kind of mileage out of an e-book.
Uncle. I admit it. The lamp doesn't need height. I'm running out of room for these damn piles of books. Besides, this gives me a chance to say, "Isn't that a handsome son I have?"
I'm an award-winning author of Children's/YA books and former journalist with a passion for stories about people facing adversity with courage.
My books have been named Notable Social Studies Book for Young People, SPUR Award for Best Juvenile Fiction about the American West, Bank Street College List of Best Children's Books, and NY Public Library Best Books for Teens. My journalistic work has received numerous awards for excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists and two Emmy nominations.