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My Nerdy Valentines

I’m not usually a big celebrator of Valentine’s Day, but this week I received a few special treats that brought a big smile to my face.

stargirlOn Wednesday, the elementary school where I work part time as library clerk showed their appreciation for me with breakfast from Torchy’s and a gift card from BookPeople. Books and tacos? Um, yes please! What a great way to make someone feel special! Then on Thursday, the love continued when Nerdy Book Club, one of my favorite blogs, shared my review of Jerry Spinelli’s Stargirl, one of my favorite books. It was an honor to guest post for them!

Ginker

On Friday, my long-time Valentine celebrated a big birthday. Gink, panther extraordinaire, turned sixteen years old. We commemorated the occasion with cuddles, tuna, and looking down our noses at the other members of the household. (Gink’s a bit conceited, but I love him.)

And today, I spent the morning at a workshop offered by the Writers’ League of Texas. “Finding the Write One: Wooing a Great Critique Partner and Being One Yourself” by Nikki Loftin, author of Nightingale’s Nest and the soon-to-debut Wish Girl, was the perfect way to start off my Valentine’s Day. Not only did I learn the good, the bad, and the ugly of critique partner relationships, but I also made some great connections with other local writers.

Now I get to spend the rest of the day with my awesome husband, who listens to my stories, encourages my writing, and shares my love of books, cats, and breakfast tacos. (Breakfast tacos most of all.) It’s been a lovely week indeed. 🙂

PricklyPear

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

(If you have a comment about my Stargirl review, please post it on the Nerdy Book Club site.
Otherwise you can share your thoughts here.)

Author:

Carie Juettner is a teacher and writer in Austin, Texas. Her poems and short stories have appeared in publications such as Daily Science Fiction, Nature Futures, The Texas Poetry Calendar, and HelloHorror. She is currently working on a novel for the middle grade audience. Well, CURRENTLY she is drinking a cup of coffee and petting a dog, but she promises to get back to the novel in just a few minutes.

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