RECENTLY ON TOL:
- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
I began writing in 2000 when I was published in Honoring Our Rivers, a student anthology that is designed to promote the health and prosperity of our river systems as well as their impact of this beautiful place that we call home. I was thrilled to have become a "published author" in the 2nd grade after a suggestion from my favorite teacher in elementary school that I should share my love for the environment in a more public fashion. My love for writing was nurtured by the excitement of sharing my similar love for nature and encouraged me to continue writing, leading to my publication of an essay about rainforest conservation in Peru in the 2010 10th anniversary edition of Honoring Our Rivers.
The anthology is continuing to influence my path as a writer, as I join other students and professional writers at a series of readings this summer, beginning in July at Powell's Books!
It has really inspired me to continue writing, and I strongly encourage students to share their enthusiasm and their talents through student publications. Kids can find a free entry form at www.honoringourriver.org if they want to send in a poem, essay, or drawing.
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