Words are Gifts

A Piece of Good Fortune

Sharing details of a lesson, by phone, with a student from my Reading group, led me to the help I was seeking for my next steps. My student had missed the lesson and I called to offer a session on what had ensued.

At the end of our discussion, his mother (whom I had never met) asked to chat with me. After a long conversation, I found out she had just published her first picture book. I was amazed. She shared her process with me and passed on the details of her agent and publisher.

This was somewhat overwhelming. My research for a while had been a search for an agent or publisher, one that catered for local writers.

At the end of the call, I was quietly elated and wondered why I had made that initial phone call after all.

2 responses to “A Piece of Good Fortune”

  1. Wonderful! I hope this mother becomes a good friend and helps you through the publishing process. It can be so daunting.

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  2. Good luck with this connection…nothing like personal connections!

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I am am Elementary school teacher at an International IB School in Accra, Ghana, West Africa. I write with groups of writers, such as Teach Write.


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