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Happy month of May!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I hope you had a lovely week last week. Spring has finally descended on Central Illinois. Flowers are blooming, young trees are sprouting buds, and the air feels fresh. It’s certainly a beautiful season.

It’s the first Monday of the month, and I’m reinstating the monthly writers showcase on this day (as opposed to the end of the month.) Today there are some real winners, including one about a pair of galoshes and another about a hot air balloon. If I had to pick a favorite of the stories I’m sharing today, it has to be “Room Tone.” It’s exactly the kind of writing I strive to do: captivating and memorable. Find all the stories now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

I’ve posted my latest book review for you. This week I read the children’s novel Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead about a young girl and a special friend. Here’s the opening to my review:

A young girl visits her grandmother and discovers that she left behind a secret friend on her previous visit. The problem? The girl doesn’t remember anything about the friend or the promise she made to him. Authors Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead offer young readers a book with real-world problems and a fanciful ending in the somewhat delightful but ultimately confusing book Bob.

Read the whole review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Finally, a brand new Growth Chart today! I’m sharing what happened when one of the girls revisited a powerful emotional trigger. Check out this excerpt:

I also had to sigh with relief. We made it through the film without any tears from Nine this time. She didn’t have to swear it off anymore. We’d finally brought another family-friendly movie back into our lives.

Read the full post now on Growth Chart!

See you back here next week, readers!