What stage are you on? I’m about to escape stage number five – my first book will be published on Tuesday!You can find it via Abrams Books, on Amazon, or wherever books are sold.Posters are available at my shop.
I have several quotes from my WIP that I like, but this one sums up Nathan’s experience with medical school pretty well. The quote is powerful and has significant meaning for Nathan because his father is the one who says it to him.
“People will constantly question your reliability and expertise as a physician. If you think for one second that every single patient or family member or fellow physician is going to trust your medical judgment and rely on your word, you are gravely mistaken. That is not the way medicine works. Cases are not always easy, patients are not always cooperative, and quite frankly you are not always going to know the answers. I am helping you see the cold, hard reality of what this profession encompasses. I’ll be damned if I’m going to fluff this up for you and let you take the easy way out. You are smarter and more capable than that, and I could not, on my good conscience, send you down the easy path and allow you to settle for mere mediocrity. So don’t hand me this poor Nathan crap. Grow some balls, be a damn doctor, and deal with it.”
I so wish I had written The Outsiders. That book is ingenious. The fact that the entire story was written as a school project from PonyBoy’s point of view blows my mind. I LOVE the characters, and even though the kids are ‘thugs’, I find myself rooting for them. Maybe the teacher in me wants the underdog to succeed, or maybe the emotional connection I have with the characters pulls at my heart. I don’t know what it is, but I fell in love with that book the first time I read it in 7th grade. I’ve read it several times since, recently in fact. It’s one of the books on my favorites list.
Great article about the benefits of reading. As an educator, I know how important reading is for a child’s creativity, academic achievement, and vocabulary development. Reading has many benefits for adults too.
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As a teacher, it’s hard these days to get kids interested in books, let alone get them to actually read one. This article gives very sound advice to parents on how to do that.
I know many of you are thankful for the freedoms we have in this country. None of these freedoms would be possible if it wasn’t for the men and women who serve in our military. I am married to a former 82nd Airborne Army paratrooper and many members of my family have served in the military. Our troops need support, and every little thing helps.
If you’re an author, one way you can offer your support is to send signed copies of your books to Authors Supporting Our Troops. They are in desperate need of books to send to our troops as well as addresses of troops/ soldiers in remote areas to send the books to. I have sent signed copies of my books to this organization for the last two years. If you are an author or know an author, please help by sending your signed books to this organization.
My contribution to #ASOT2016