I have recently reconnected on Facebook with several elementary and high school classmates, and it's wonderful to find out what they do now. It turns out that Arthur Wooten, whom I knew as "Bobby", is a playright and the author of two critically acclaimed books, On Picking Fruit and Fruit Cocktail. For two years he has been the humorist for the London based magazine, reFRESH. But most importantly, Bobby - er - Arthur's new book, Birthday Pie, will be released in April. Check it out on his website at http://www.arthurwooten.com/.
Today I want to give a blog award that I just made up: The "I Wish I'd Written That Post" Blog Award. It goes to Sarah Allen, who wrote the 3/19 post: 5 Things Writers Can Learn from American Idol's Casey Abrams." Casey is is absolutely fearless about being himself and just putting it out there. Sarah hits the target with her assessment of what Casey is doing right and how it applies to writers - and anyone pursuing a creative path. Check out Sarah's blog at: http://fromsarahwithjoy.blogspot.com/