Wordless Wednesday: Lost in a good book

The Six-Year-Old devours a book of fairy tales while I read a book about why six-year-olds read books. My book, in case you’re interested, is Enchanted Hunters by Maria Tartar. (Photo: Shala Howell)

This is supposed to be a wordless day, so I’ll keep it short. Things have been quiet here lately because I’ve been distracted from blogging. Ironic, isn’t it? All those years I spent feeling guilty about how my blogging was distracting me from my writing and here I’m feeling guilty because my writing is distracting me from blogging. 

Will things get better? I hope so. I miss answering The Six-Year-Old’s questions. She has some great ones pending on banana slugs and earwigs. But this wasn’t the week for that. 

I went to a fabulous writing conference over the weekend. I’ll be churning through some of the stuff I learned there over the next few weeks at my other place. My first post, “How the Chicago Writer’s Conference taught me to stop hating Twitter”, went up yesterday. If you’re interested in the writing side of my life, pop on over there. If not, sit tight, and I’ll get back to answering questions about slugs and such as soon as I can.

Thanks for hanging in there with me. 

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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