Saturday, June 13, 2020

"A child who reads will be an adult who thinks." Unknown 

I was a guest on TUCKED IN TUESDAYS with Dr. Belinda George, a principal who reads a bedtime story every Tuesday online to kids both young and old.  I read about her idea to connect with kids and share a story and some words of care and kindness.  She is wonderful.

I sent her my children's book GRADY GETS GLASSES when I saw a story about her on the news.  I enjoy supporting those who support others! Her kindness and compassion toward kids is so uplifting!  If you missed the story, here is the link:

Although I had an issue with my camera and the audience could not see me, I was delighted by Dr. George and her other author guest, Virtuous Cornwall. Dr. George never reads a book ahead of time, so her reading is fresh and fun.  When authors are on the broadcast, she involves them in discussions to help her viewers see the author's perspective.  Dr. George is such a caring person that her viewers send her hearts and sweet words during story time. 

I strongly recommend TUCKED IN TUESDAYS.   Here is the link:  Tuesdays at 8:30 ET and 7:30 CT. 

As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions. Rittman Publishing, LLC ®

Please invite Grady Gets Glasses (and me) into your school.  if you are not in the Pittsburgh area, we do virtual field trips with a group called Field Trip Zoom.  and a company called GRADY GETS GLASSES was the winner of Best New Children's Book 2016 and 2018 (new edition) from The Authors' Zone.Grady also won a 2018 prestigious Moonbeam Award for Best Children's Book with Merchandise.

Visit Dede's web page for complete details on her award-winning book, STUDENT TEACHING: THE INSIDE SCOOP FROM A MASTER TEACHER. Many colleges have made the book required readingSigned copies are available Dede is also a national speaker on The Three C's for Classroom success: Confidence, communication, and Creativity; Avoiding Teacher burnout; and many other inspirational topics. 

I LOVE writing. And I love writing children's books- my newest passion. Although it will be a ton of work, I am looking forward to selling my books.  Since I was a secondary teacher, I know that I have much to learn about elementary students, and I will have to follow my own advice and be my genuine self.  However, I also know that I am passionate about helping kids who have to wear glasses, and that GRADY GETS GLASSES sends a positive message. I am willing to work hard and do all the things that also made me a successful teacher for 37 years. I remain inspired! 

Elementary teachers in Western Pennsylvania and beyond - I am willing to come into your classroom in person or as a virtual field trip through a group called Field Trip Zoom.  Check them out! 

Teacher friends- let me know if you want me to read GRADY GETS GLASSES at your school. I am willing to come in to discuss the creative writing process, why writing is important, and personal fulfillment through writing, along with reading my book.  I would appreciate the exposure, and I would make signed copies available for purchase in your classrooms following the reading.  Please email me at  The website now has plush Grady bunnies for sale!
 Please like Dede's new page Grady Gets Glasses for updates about her children's book. 

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