I recall just looking at him with a straight face that very quickly turned into laughter followed with hugs and kisses. It was from that point on for I would say about two years he blamed everything on the; “Green Monster.”
So the story goes, since I was a single mom trying very hard to make ends ‘meat’ I became a story teller at night and afternoons and really anything. I always tucked my son in to bed at night with a story and that is when I began really thinking about my stories and making them up. Oh, of course I really began writing poems and little things in third grade but the real creativeness began with my oldest son; Anthony. He was my night and shining amour. He was my reason for working two jobs and trying so hard to do things right. Although I am not sure I always did things right but I sure gave it one hell of a try.
Since the Green Monster was created due to a missing sock and Anthony had said he ate it and his favorite cookies were at that time peanut butter. I had to get creative with the story and add to it. Over the years Anthony became a big brother to J.P. and the story grew and grew.
When I had remarried I let me then husband read some of my writings. He seemed impressed and he was very encouraging. Gary my hubby had mentioned that I should send the story into a writing contest. So, thus began the search to find TMW, inc. and I submitted, went and enjoyed. I meet so many wonderful people and learned a great deal. I even meet Donald Maass!
My book then titled; “The Sock Stealer” won third place and I was given a certificate and a check for $25.00 which was so neat! I won!! Just like in third grade the poetry contest, I won!
I have continued writing and have expanded my genera to adult fiction and I am also working on my poetry book with my own sketches as well as a bio; which is crazy hard!
I am happy to announce "Anna Meets the Sock Stealer” is now available!
The story explains the age old mystery of where did that other sock go and why do they just pop back up in a week or two. along with this my book helps kids to learn a few lessons as well; they will learn in a fun creative way the difference between “stealing” vs. “borrowing”, they learn about having manners and speaking with kindness rather than rudeness. They learn that every one of us are different in lots of ways yet still worthy of being treated with love and care. Everyone id a different color, we eat differently, we do things others do not and its all good!
You can visit me or purchase my children’s chapter book at www.AuthorPeggyG.com