Last year, I wrote a children’s book. My very first picture book. And it’s called A Goat Called Curry.
From my heart to yours, I wish you a wonderful and prosperous 2018.
I wish you a very Merry Christmas!
James Michener was an American novelist and short story writer. He wrote epic and detailed works of fiction which have been classified as fictional documentaries. Through his writing, he made foreign environments accessible to Americans.
In 1948, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Tales of the South Pacific, a short story collection that also inspired a Broadway classic.
On writing, Michener said:
Junot Diaz is an award-winning writer who was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. In 2008, he won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award for his novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. He is currently a creative writing professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
On writing and perseverance, he says:
William Makepeace Thackeray was an English novelist known for his satirical works. Vanity Fair, which was one of his most popular novels, was the first novel published under his name. He published Vanity Fair in serial monthly parts, a method used by Charles Dickens. Other notable works include With the Luck of Barry Lyndon and Pendennis. He also wrote travel books such as The Paris Sketch Book and From Cornhill to Grand Cairo.
On writing, he said:
Pam Allyn is an author and American literacy expert. She is also a self-described “passionate advocate for innovation in education and in building start ups that grow up to change the world.”
She describes reading and writing as processes that are dependent on each other. In her words: