Monday, April 7, 2008

Never Too Late!

If you’re feeling that life is passing you by, you might look to these three local children’s book authors for inspiration: all grabbed hold of their dreams at a later point in life…and, now, all have recently published children’s books. Meet these impressive women at this upcoming event:

Late Bloomers
Children’s book authors Jacqueline Jules, Moira Rose Donahue (who wrote for the blog here), and Marty Rhodes Figley (who wrote this amusing piece) all have new children's books. In the process of coordinating a book signing at a local bookstore, they realized that they all entered the publishing field rather late in life. Jackie was 40 when she published her first book, Marty was 45, and Moira was 51!

Jackie went back to school in her forties and got her masters in Library Science. Moira practiced law for twenty years before pursuing her dream to write children’s books. Marty graduated from Mount Holyoke College at age 53 with a Bachelor's degree in American Studies--and lived for two years in the dorm with the undergraduates.

These “Late Bloomers” are proof that creativity is not only for the young. Age hasn't been an obstacle for these three. On Sunday, April 13, 2008, at 2:00 p.m., you’re invited to meet Jacqueline, Moira, and Marty at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison Street, Lower Level, Suite 10, Arlington, VA. For more information: 703-241-8281


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.