Thursday, September 08, 2011
Like most moms, I am very proud of my children (and DILs too). But right now I am busting with pride for my son, Michael, otherwise known in the SparkWorld as BUCKUNSTOPPABLE.
As my SparkFriends on Facebook know, Michael is having a fantastic year. He has been writing childrens' books for several years for an online curriculum company. This year they decided to take it to the next level and reach out to a broader audience. They launched their own label and his first juvenile fiction novel (Latasha and the Little Red Tornado) is going to be their first published book. It will be available in stores in November and can be pre-ordered on various websites right now. The online reviews have been great so far. But it gets better!
Last week we found out that he has been selected one of Pittsburgh's "40 under 40" for 2011. According to Pittsburgh magazine (the sponsor), honorees are selected based on their passion, commitment, visibility, diversity and overall impact on the Pittsburgh region. There will be an article with pictures in their November issue and there is a big party that month as well.
Words cannot describe how proud I am! I always thought Michael was a great writer but sometimes thought maybe I was more than a little biased. I am so happy to see that others share my opinion. I am especially proud that he is writing children's books!
I have to add that my SP friends on Facebook have been the most supportive of my posts about Michael - more than family, co-workers, or 'real' friends. You guys are the best!