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  • Writer's pictureMelissa Stoller

Writing Gratitude Cloud 2017

A year ago at the end of 2017, I started this blog -- This Writing Life: Stories, Creativity, and Connection. My second blog post was a gratitude cloud based on learning from Julie Hedlund's 12 Days for Christmas for Writers series. And here we are --- a year later! I have lots to be grateful for from 2017:



The KidLit Writing Community

My Clear Fork Publishing Family

The Children's Book Academy

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This Blog!!!

My debut chapter book, THE ENCHANTED SNOW GLOBE COLLECTION: RETURN TO CONEY ISLAND, illustrated by Callie Metler-Smith and published by Clear Fork Publishing

Two picture books releasing in 2018 with two incredible illustrators: SCARLET'S MAGIC PAINTBRUSH (illustrated by Sandie Sonke) and READY, SET, GORILLA! (illustrated by Sandy Steen Bartholomew) (both with art direction from Mira Reisberg and published by CFP)

#Epic18, an amazing PB support group for 2018 PB debuts

I am filled with gratitude for all the lessons and successes of 2017. This writing life is definitely a must be symbolic that my chapter book twins, Emma and Simon, start off their adventure in Coney Island by riding the world-famous Cyclone roller coaster!

Looking forward to taking the ride into 2018 - and to featuring many more conversations in This Writing Life about stories . . . creativity . . . and connection.

Thank you, dear readers, for continuing the journey with me.

Here's my gratitude cloud for 2017:


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