Friday, April 10, 2009

Writing as a career; events &

* Today is your last chance to enter the draw
for this week's prize.
Entry deadline is noon on Saturday, April 11th.
This week’s prize: hardcover children’s illustrated book titled: Sikulu and Harambe by the Zambezi River
*Signed by the author, Kunle Oguneye.
Retail value between $12-15 depending on where you shop!
Email me at ldbrummet-at-yahoo-dot-com (* replace the "-at-" with "@", and the "-dot-" with ". ")
To enter: tell me the name of the featured guest and the topic for the April 2nd broadcast of Conscious Discussions radio.
Draw will be on Saturday Afternoon…April 11th.

-- Quote of the Day --

“…If I don’t write, things just don’t feel right. I love being immersed in words, I’ve always had an overactive imagination and find myself asking “what if…?”. Which can get me in trouble sometimes, I’ll send stuff to my agent and she’ll say ‘No-no, no’. (she giggles). …When I was first starting out as a writer the people around me were not very understanding. …It can be very difficult when you have to explain that you can’t bake 250 cupcakes for the PTA and you are in the middle of a book. …And I still get that after all this time - from family members even: ‘Well Michael’s home all day, sitting around doing nothing’ (she laughs). Re: Finding a balance: It is always a daily struggle for me; the meals suddenly become simple, and my hair is lucky to get combed and I may not shop for groceries as much as I should.”
~ Michael West – Feb 3, 2009

This quote of the day was excerpted from an interview with Michael in which we discussed her experiences in the world of writing. I encourage our blog readers to dip into the knowledge Michael shares in her interview by clicking on the hyper-linked show title, or look to the right to see the link for the Conscious Discussions talk radio show.

-- Celebrations this Week --

Well, this weekend - as most of us are already aware - is the Easter holiday. For some it is a great time to spend with the family, get involved in community events, attend fairs, festivals or parades and join in reading groups at the library. Yesterday, the Jewish holiday - Passover - began and this will run through to the 16th. Today is both Good Friday and the birthday of Jack Miner - one of the founders of Canada's conservation movement, and therefore an important day to Dave and I. National Wildlife Week ends on the 11th, so we still have today and tomorrow to participate in awareness celebrations or family activities that celebrate wildlife - one of my favorite times of the year.

If you thought there was a lot going on this last week - just wait until next week! There is so much going on and so many opportunities to get involved, have fun and learn something new... and you can rely on this blog to help bring awareness to events happening around the planet! :)

-- Eco-Resources --

- http://hydrogendiscoveries.wordpress.com - "For Hydrogen Advocates" website is run by Greg Blencoe, CEO of Hydrogen Discoveries, Inc., which is a hydrogen pipeline start-up company that is based in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (USA)

- http://climateprogress.org - "Climate Progress - An Insider's View of Climate, Politics & Solutions" - Climate Progress is dedicated to providing the progressive perspective on climate science, climate solutions, and climate politics. It is a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization.

-- Authors Read Radio --

Kunle Oguneye was born and raised in Nigeria. He has lived in the United States for the last thirteen years. He gave up a career in technology in order to pursue his love for children's story-telling. According to the author's publicist, there is a serious lack of African culture and history in the marketplace. The result is his new, swiftly selling (both in the U.S. and abroad), vividly illustrated, children's African folktale: Sikulu and Harambe by the Zambezi River.

Drop by the Authors Read radio show to hear this author read from his book on air. Simply click on the hyper-linked show title, or click on the link to your right on this screen.

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

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