This is my letter to you, boys and girls. Or should I call you ladies and gentlemen. Or would you like to be called READERS. Because I hope you are readers. Each and every one of you.
Over the years, I’ve spent a whole lot of time with readers— and writers and speakers and listeners —all around the world! Always, always, always, they tell me they like to read— and write —for entertainment, adventure, a good laugh, suspense, mystery, survival, the thrill of sports, questions and answers about life and living …. I could go on and on!
Look, I’m a super cool professor of the language arts— reading, writing, speaking, listening —-wherever and whenever language is used and shared. Well, I’m retired now. A retired super cool professor. But just because I no longer go off to Kent State University every day as I did for 30 years [Wow—30 years!], it doesn’t mean I’ve lost my mind … HA! … or my excitement about meeting up with readers like you to explore the world of books —-whether as readers or writers. Get it, dear readers and writers?
That’s it. That’s what I believe. Almost forgot to tell you I’m a published writer. I’ve co-authored stories illustrated by really great artists. AND a cool collection of 20 stories known as folktales.
In case you haven’t noticed: I LOVE BOOKS OF ALL KINDS, WHETHER PAPER or ELECTRONIC. Can’t get enough. Bring ‘em on.
What about you? Would you like to join me on a thrilling reading adventure? Welcome.
LETTERS FROM YOU!