9/11 is why, I, Darcie Mae, decided I had to write fun, imaginative, and even some educational stories for children:
The message I am trying to send is clearly stated in my quote: “Words can change a life. Make a good change. Read a child a book.”
On 9/11, when the towers went down, I was living in the woods in a log cabin and did not know what was going on in the world until someone came out to tell me. That night I listened to all the chaos happening in the world. The first thing that popped into my mind were all the children who were probably listening to it as well. I have always enjoyed putting pen to paper, keeping journals, writing poems, etc. But, it was that night I decided I wanted to take my writing seriously. I made up my mind I was going to write stories for children and I was going to write many. That is what I’ve done, and am doing. I have , 100’s of stories done and there will be many more. I hope the stories I write keep children’s minds and thoughts busy so they won’t have to pay attention to all the chaos happening in the world. When adults are afraid or worried, children are as well, whether we want them to be or not. I want my stories to keep kids minds busy thinking about what their reading, and thinking about the next story or book they want to read. There is enough time for worrying about world troubles when they get older.
I am also one who thinks a family reading night would great. That is why I am putting The Peably series of stories on my website free to read, and offering a couple coloring pictures free to print and color. I put a new story, and 2 new coloring pictures up each week, usually Sunday. Any night of the week, get out some fruit juice or hot cocoa, make some popcorn or get a snack, print out the new story, print out the coloring pictures and make copies if needed, get out the crayons, colored pencils, and makers, and most importantly, get the family together. Have the same person read each time or take turns reading. Have fun. I guarantee after a while you all will be waiting anxiously to see what the next story will be.
Darcie Mae’s Children’s Books & Such —
What’s new, free, & coming up for you on Darcie Mae’s website;
First off, please remember The Peably stories and coloring pictures are free for you to use on my website:
The Peablys will be in in Autumn when story 45 gets here..
Story 41, The Peablys celebrate Independence Day, Sun. – 5/1
Story 42, You get to meet a pesky black bear named George, Sun. – 5/8
Story 43, Go with Bub & Sis to see the ocean, Sun.- 5/15
Story 44, It’s apple picking time, Sun.- 5/22
Story 45, Grandpa & Bub lay down on their backs in the sun on the soft grass and happen to watch an important bird. Grandpa teaches Bub about it. – Sun. – 5/29/11
Story 46, It’s October & time to dig out winter clothes & put away summer ones. – 6/5/11
For the coloring pictures, On 5/15, 5/22, & 5/29 will be coloring pictures that go with the new book, Sammy & Robert Go Home For The Holidays. On 6/5 coloring pictures will have to do with Flag Day.
Don’t forget the special pictures offered for Sammy & Robert fans to start groups and learn how to use postal mail, and the 2 book sets offered which includes autographed books, tote bags, posters, and coloring pictures.
Print out the Peably stories and coloring pictures and get the family together. Soon you’ll all be waiting anxiously for the next Peably story.
Happy reading & coloring,
Enjoy the free reading and coloring. Have fun.
“Words can change a life. Make a good change. Read a child a book.” quote by Darcie Mae.