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I am a twenty something children’s librarian who loves reading just about anything and everything I can get my hands on. I’ve been that way since childhood and am amazed I never realized I should be a librarian until I graduated college with an English Degree. Then I thought well if I went to Library School which is right here….I wouldn’t lose my parking spot on campus! And thus a librarian was born….or brought out I should say. I LOVE BOOKS! And for that reason I love working with kids and introducing them to the magic of the written word. I love reading both children’s and young adult literature in addition to my own personal tastes and am never without a book. However with the birth of my son I have left the Library setting and become a stay-at-home Mom and now literally live and breath books in any spare time I can squeeze from the day.
I love Jane Austen and am a dedicated Janeite which I am sure will greatly come through in my blog. Currently I am trying to break into the writing world and dear Jane is my inspiration…we shall see how that goes but if you never try…you never know! (Please forgive me if I ramble about Jane….it’s an uncontrollable urge… and someday Austenism will be labeled a disease or certifiable addiction I am sure.)
Why Stiletto Storytime? Well a colleague of mine joked about my shoes when I first started and it kind of stuck. Needless to say I am the kind of librarian who feels that you don’t have to wear clogs, Birkenstocks with socks or old lady flats to fit the job description. And don’t get me started on the cardigan, bun and glasses stereotype. (Although I do love cardigans). With that said enjoy my stylish ramblings about books, kids, life and anything else that I can think of!
Remember just like stilettos, reading is always in style!
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Glad you enjoyed visiting the blog. We have 12 rescued dogs altogether and yes, there is a Westie in there. she's called Molly and I've pictured her below. Her story will be told in the 5th of the Harry Porter's Dog Tales series.
Thanks for the pic of Zoe who sounds like the perfect dog. He's very handsome. How could you ask for more than all that love and snuggling?
Thanks Courtney, she's only 12 inches tall but she can jump a three feet high hurdle from a standing start and is a real star at agility. She's also trained in search and rescue work and is one wonderful little dog. Not bad for one who was abandoned and unwanted when we found her.
Ah, well, it's good to know I'm not the only dual personality on the network, Courtney...lol
Here's a picture of Tilly, my very special rescued dog with her own life story, which has already won two awards, (Preditors & Editors Best Children's Book and Best Artwork, and which is shortly to be featured in Cit Kidz World Magazine.
Thanks for adding me as a friend. Always glad to meet and talk to people who work with books. I suppose I'm a bit weird, writing both children's books and adult thrillers, but hey, I use tow different names and seem able to split myself into two separate personalities while writing. Anyway, hope to hear more from you.
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