Friday, 13 March 2015

Living a Dream.

Some people have a bucket list ... this is something I always admired but have never put down on paper.

What I have is private, life, long dreams which I have secretly wished to fulfill ... but one step at a time.

For me what came first was my family and my children. I enjoy teaching tremendously and love working with children. But writing is something I tried to do whenever I had the time. I was one of those people who wrote and wrote and wrote. Not to be published ... but to just enjoy the pleasure of writing.

There are a few books I have written over the last 10 years that I loved creating, but this book Dragon Boyz not only allowed me to share my passion of writing with my son, it allowed me to achieve a life long dream.

I feel excited and accomplished. And for those who know me ... they know these are big words for me.

This is the Flyer I am thinking of using to advertise Dragon Boyz. Please tell me what you think...

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Dragon Boyz is on Amazon!!

Today my children's book Dragon Boyz is out!!!

Today my son's story becomes a reality for all to read. 

Today I am officially a published author and for those who know me, this is a dream come true.

This has been a long and somewhat fulfilling journey. I am glad for Black Rose Writing for believing in the story and allowing the publication of this book. I also feel very blessed to not only share Dylan's vision of friendship, but also to experience this with him. He never believed otherwise and was very persistent in getting the actual book to show his friends. So as much as this is a dream realized for me... it is also a dream come true for him as well. 

My book is available on Amazon and Black Rose Writing for viewing and purchasing. 

This is all very exciting and I hope those who purchase Dragon Boyz enjoy the story.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Since tomorrow is the BIG LAUNCH DATE for Dragon Boyz, it is only fitting I post a poem my son wrote as a class project. He always was a considerate and loving child and I think this says it all...

I Have a Dream

I have a Dream...
That all peace would come to earth,
And every child would have an amazing birth.

I have a Dream...
That all animals would live to full age,
And not end up in a cage.

I have a Dream...
That all robbers would put down their gun,
And try to make up for the things they have done.

I have a Dream...
That all of mankind would love each other,
And treat everyone like a sister or brother.

I have a Dream...
That all people that live on the street,
Would have a home and something to eat.

I have a Dream...
That all bullies would stop being so mean,
And have a heart that is clean.

I have a Dream...
That all my classmates would be in harmony, 
And I hope you all would agree with me.

By Dylan Agostini.

He had truly been an inspiration in my life, in his bravery and in his creativity. 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Dragon Boys's Book Cover

I know this is Wordless Wednesday... so what I am about to share with you may have a few words but it is an image that have managed to become very important to me and my son.

I am very excited to share this with you.

This being my first cover completely wowed me. The colours ... fire and dragon are very significant to the story.

Come on guys ... please tell me what you think?

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Another Step Taken

Its amazing how every time you finish one thing there is another thing to start just around the corner.

As a mother you finish the dishes in the sink... you have to fold clothes in the drier. You finish homework with your son... and you have to start with your daughter. You start cleaning the house .... and you get the picture! Right!

As a teacher when one class leaves computers another one enters. You finish one educational program ... you have to start another. You just finish putting a plaster on a bruised knee and another one is making their way to you. You say something once in class ... you have to say it again ... and again ... and again.  :)

As a writer when you finish your novel you realize there are more steps to follow.  These stepping stones fail to reveal how challenging or nerve raking you can become with every step. Emotions are good ... they are what keeps you grounded, but they also makes you aware how important this next step is for you.

There is a big part of me that is hold my breath in anticipation to see the final print layout of my book and another part is nervous of what is to come.

No matter what ... I have to face each new step with the hope that I am ready to take on whatever responsibility it may bring.

Wish me luck ... and here are some motivational stepping stones to fill you with hope.

They helped me!!