When my first Siamese cat gave birth to six kittens on my bed, my appreciation for differences and the love of cats started. Cats and students have been a big part of my life for fifty years. Creative Writing was among the high school English courses I taught over my forty years in the classroom. I always wrote with my students. It provided me with knowledge of the assignment and led me down my own path of discovery. After retirement I was able to follow my passion of writing for young readers. I enjoy reading my books in elementary school classrooms and talking to my audience. They always provide me with amazing ideas and I have been able to use some of them to create new stories. I live in Colorado with my husband and one senior cat. I also enjoy being an active grandmother.
Every year about this time, we set off to Big Red Country to see a NE football game and spend time with family. The sea of red in Memorial Stadium is amazing and the enthusiasm of the fans is contagious. Regardless of the outcome of the game, the fans remain fans. They love NE. Each year we leave the stadium filled with our own renewal of enthusiasm. We both lived nearly 35 years in Big Red Country and our yearly homecoming now is shared with grandchildren. We look forward to it and embrace all that it gives us. The shot of enthusiasm energizes us until our next return. Fans and family. It doesn't get much better than that.
In this excerpt Weezie returns to Little Honker's backyard and asks to be part of the band. The band's enthusiasm energizes Weezie and she is welcomed home.
Little Honker and the Swinging Tails
“What are you doing in my backyard?” honked Warren. “I told you to leave last spring. Why are you back?”