The book that changed my life is JANE EYRE. What’s yours?
What day, you ask. V-day? Anniversary? Birth of children? The day I sold my first story?
Way back in eighth grade, my English teacher had given us the assignment to read a book and present an oral review.
At those words, my insides had twisted into a hard knot. I was terribly shy and hated speaking in front of a large group. (Fortunately, I grew out of this.) And it had to be a book of an adult level. That stumped me because I hadn’t a clue about leaping to adult level.
I was fortunate to get the Scholastic newsletter. I’d poured over its pages, looking for an affordable and likeable book. I’d settled on one about a family with twelve kids, set in a time before me–Cheaper by the Dozen. The book was a fast read and I was enthralled with the family antics. So happily, I’d prepared my…
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