Sneak peek at seahorses from SHIVER!

Sneak peek at seahorses from SHIVER!

I had a most bountiful birthday week! Feeling most grateful and fortunate indeed.

Quotes on Gratitude

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” — Nido Qubein

“Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold. Happiness dwells in the soul.” — Democritus

Gratitude list for the week ending May 25

  1. I had the extreme honor of being featured on the fabulous Happy Birthday Author blog. Right alongside many of my heroes of the craft! Thanks again Eric!
  2. I received so many heartfelt and heartwarming messages from friends and family for my birthday. I felt truly loved and appreciated.
  3. I received three coveted books as gifts plus gift certificates for more!
  4. Sharing a meal and some wine with friends the night before my birthday
  5. Going to see EPIC with the kids
  6. Watching my cousin’s daughter graduate high school, AND listen to her singing the National Anthem to start the ceremony! I am in awe of her talent and accomplishment.
  7. A SHIVER OF SHARKS is in production and should release next week!
  8. I made huge progress on my presentation on storybook apps for the NJ-SCBWI conference and I’m SO EXCITED to present!
  9. I got lots of good exercise this week.
  10. My kids finished their school year in good spirits and with great report cards.

What are you grateful for this week?

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  1. Congratulations Julie on the the forthcoming release of A Shiver of sharks’. The trailer looks fun. Yes there is so much we need to be grateful for, and I love those quotes. Have a great inspirational week.

  2. So many exciting things happening in your life, Julie. Well deserved!!

  3. Glad you’re Birthday week was a stellar celebration. 😀

  4. Lovely! And we loved Epic too 🙂

  5. Looking forward to your Storybook App class at NJ-SCBWI conference in two weeks!

  6. Happy you had a great Birthday week! LUCKY – your kids are out of school already! I have to go until June 7th 🙁

  7. Right now I am grateful for my work. That I love my work and love what I do probably is the only thing saving my sanity right now.

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