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The Little Star-Bound Book August 18, 2014

Filed under: Starting Off Strange — meganorussell @ 8:30 pm
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When I was fifteen, I took a community college course all about children’s literature. We studied everything from Green Eggs and Ham to Harry Potter. I did an amazing defense of the use of upper vocabulary words in The Last of the Really Great Wangdoodles. And our final project was to write a children’s story.

Most people did clip art ABC books. One woman did a hand-painted ABC book that was gorgeous. I wrote a Middle Grade fantasy novel. I was in the play King Lear that fall and had a lot of time on my hands backstage. So, I wrote an entire composition notebook’s worth of story. My father typed it into the computer, and I had my very first book.

I was so proud of that story. My sister painted me a cover, and we bound it in star fabric so it would look like a real book.

Looking back, the story had issues. I still think it was a brilliant concept, and I hope to go back and re-write that first story sometime into something publishable with no head hopping and consistent points of view.

That star-bound book is on my mother’s shelf at the head of her bed, and soon she’ll have another book to join it. The Tethering Preorder begins tomorrow!

I cannot tell you all how excited I am!

I’ll update this post tomorrow with the Preorder link and post a special blog tomorrow all about the Preorder process. But for tonight, I will celebrate the fact that the little star book made me love to write, and now my story will be going out into the world.

Update:
TheTethering Cover Final Small
The Tethering’s Preorder has begun! Click here to Preorder your copy today!

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