I am Dixie Dawn Miller Goode. My favorite protagonist is a young boy with Cerebral Palsy. "Duffy Barkley walks on four legs," the kids tease, because he uses crutches. There are many things Duffy has to work extra hard to accomplish, but no-one can tell him "No!"
This Blog has things that somehow tie into my Duffy Barkley books, or into my writing, including the time twisted, Double Time: On The Oregon Trail and my various kids picture books.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Spring into a good book, with links
Duffy Barkley Is Not a Dog Duffy Barkley: Seek Well Double Time On the oregon Trail
Today I went to Substitute teach at a grade school as I usually do, but I didn't know that one of the classrooms was reading one of my books. as I walked toward the breakfast crowd, I found myself surrounded, and by now I expect hugs and questions, like, "who are you subbing for?" but I didn't expect
"We are reading your Oregon Trial book!"
"I love your book."
"I like the way that you move back and forth through time"
"One boy doesn't like it,"
'One boy doesn't like it ? One!
In a class of over 30??
Several Times lately, I have had people ask me for links to the connections where my books and I can be found, So I decided that I need to do another post with some links. As usual I wanted to sprinkle my blog with pictures, because I am a Words & Pictures kind of person. I wonder, if my major role in life isn't to observe how beautiful things seem to me, and then record those observations in my writing, my photographs and my paintings. I love being alive in this wonderful world, even though I have to play around in fantasy and try to create a world of my own, at the same time I am loving this one.