It is ‘where we are’ that should make all the difference, whether we believe we belong there or not.
After working on Wall Street for a year, Korean American novelist Chang-Rae Lee (born July 29, 1965) went back to school to get a masters degree in writing. Upon graduating, he turned his thesis into his first novel, the award-winning Native Speaker.
Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.
Happy birthday, Marie Lu! The young adult author of the Legend series has a “special love” for dystopian fiction, which may or may not have something to do with her being born in the year 1984.
I want to understand you,
I study your obscure language.
Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (born June 6, 1799) was part of the country’s literati from age 15. By 26, he had begun publishing the serialization of Eugene Onegin, his novel in verse. By 37, he was dead, killed in one of the 29 duels that he fought in his short life.
I consider my work optimistic in that the people, during the period I’m writing about them, are experiencing intense emotion. It is my belief that this is all there is to it.
Don Carpenter (born March 16, 1931) chased popular success as a novelist, but largely made his living as a screenwriter. He was good friends with Anne Lamott, who dedicated her best seller, Bird by Bird, to Carpenter.
Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person’s face as you pass them on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street, and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you.
Happy 43rd birthday, Miranda July! The multi-faceted artist’s oeuvre is a testament to trying your hand at everything—she has made work as a writer, musician, filmmaker, actor, and visual artist.
An adult coloring book based on inspiring cancer quotes is a lovely item to help you or a loved one through their journey. Blank pages have been inserted between the artwork for ideas, journaling, or for anything that comes to mind to write down.
As someone who has been through this journey, I hope that this coloring book and journal with some amazing inspiring quotes, help you or your loved ones win your fight!
No one can truly know how it feels, but from one survivor and fighter to another, writing down your feelings and journey, will not only help you, but it can also be a conversation to your loved ones on how you feel. I have also provided inspirational quotes specifically to our illness that can be uplifting and colorful once you’ve used your pens, pencils, or crayons to create your masterpiece!
To every cancer Fighter, you all are in my thoughts and prayers!
All My Love,
It is easy to love people in memory; the hard thing is to love them when they are there in front of you.
American novelist John Updike (born March 18, 1932) is one of only three authors to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once. He won the award first in 1982 for Rabbit Is Rich and then in 1990 for Rabbit at Rest.
As always, Make it a Great Day!
All My Best,
Do for yourself, for no one else will.
Happy birthday, Johanna Lindsey! The bestselling historical romance novelist’s father saw a lot of the world as a soldier in the U.S. Army, but he always wanted to retire in Hawaii. He died before that could happen, but Lindsey and her mother moved there in his honor.
Make it a Great Day!
There are no easy answers, there’s only living through the questions.
Happy birthday, Elizabeth George! The American writer is most well known for her mystery series featuring Detective Inspector Thomas “Tommy” Lynley (who just happens to be an earl as well). She introduced him to readers in A Great Deliverence, which won the Agatha Award in 1988 for Best First Novel.