children’s books

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It has been a while since I added any new content here!  I hope to remedy that. Over the past year and a half, my wife and I have been busy being foster parents to two mischievous boys, ages seven and nine.  Well, they have now been back with their biological family for a month and the “empty nest” is starting to become more and more real to me.

Now that I am not playing “Mr. Mom” anymore – at least until a new placement comes into our home – I will have more time for one of my other great loves – writing.  Not that I have been completely dormant as a writer.  I have a few projects that I am working on, namely a children’s book and a sort of memoir, both revolving around the topic of bullying.  I also continue my assignments at as the Rockford (IL) Workplace Issues Examiner.  You can find my work for Examiner here.

As I progress on the books I am writing, I will give updates here. I also plan to post some excerpts as they become available.  I am targeting the middle of 2014 for publication of both books.  They will be available on Smashwords and Amazon.  Until then, keep reading whatever you can get your hands on, even if it’s just for a few minutes per day.  Keep your brain sharp and your heart open!

Below are some links that may interest some of you.  A while back, I became an “Ambassador” for Barefoot Books.  I had never heard of this company, but as I learned more, I realized that it offers parents so many resources to get their children involved in reading.  Now that my wife and I am on the way to becoming foster parents, I find that the “Going Barefoot” experience holds a lot of promise for children that may come into our home.

Getting involved in the program is very easy.  And of course, becoming an ambassador may not be for everyone.  If you do want to explore the different possibilities that Barefoot Books offers, please follow the links below.  I hope to see you “Going Barefoot” soon!  🙂