The new Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide for Middle School has won the 2011 Teacher’s Choice award.
This award is rarely awarded to a professional book. When the grades 3-5 trait crates received it in 2008, I was thrilled. Now to be recognized for this book makes it all the more special.
It was a labor of love, that’s for sure. This book took years to write and many tears were shed in the editing process, but I guess pays to have the world’s best editor, Ray Coutu, at your side coaching, cajoling, and cheering me on. So happy it’s doing well out there in the world. It’s very scary to let go of a project you’ve been working on day and night for so long. You hope that others like it…pray that middle school teachers find it useful. With this happy news, I am now going to celebrate.
In case you have a copy of the book, or if you decide to get one, lift the cover and listen closely. You might hear the music from Mama Mia…it was the soundtrack I listened to over and over and over as I was writing. Every project I do has a soundtrack. Want to guess what it might be for the new writing program?