I’m pleased to have my youngest son, Alex, helping me out this summer, cleaning up mailing lists, researching educator conferences and children’s lit festivals, and updating my website. He’s also writing and posting on various social media, brainstorming book promotions, and doing whatever he can so I can write my next book. “Beach breaks” on Lake Michigan are definitely a nice job perk — for me, too!
Alex will be a junior at the University of Missouri – Columbia, where he’s a journalism major with a minor in English. Alex is a good writer — and a good editor — so he’s been a welcome addition to my “cafe writing” sessions. Next summer, he’s hoping for an editorial internship in New York City, where his two brothers live. Somehow, I don’t think he’ll have “beach breaks” there!