Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Happy Holidays

Happy Tuesday!

I am so excited to announce the winner of Amy Dixon's, Marathon Mouse, is 


I hope this book will inspire you Pam, to keep on keepin' on. Best of luck to you with your full load of classes!

And now a word from our sponsor.

Thank you so much for all of you that took the time to read and comment on Amy's post. It resonated with so many visitors which just goes to show what an amazing resource and outlet a blogging community can be.  I am so grateful to Amy for sharing something so personal and also for those of you who described your own experiences with making hard choices.

This blog series has surpassed my expectations. I am in disbelief that busy authors take time out of their schedules to contribute their most humbling moments. I feel this act of generosity is a testament to the goodness of the kid lit community, which I am so happy to have found.

I would love to continue this series after the New Year, when things settle down, (things will settle down, right?) and would love for you to join me! Please stay tuned and have a wonderfully peaceful and creative holiday season!




  1. Congratulations, Pam!

    So glad to hear Banana Peelin' will continue in the New Year. Have a lovely, peaceful, joyful holiday season, Elizabeth!

  2. Happy, PEACEFUL holidays, Elizabeth and looking forwarded to slippin' into 2013 with ya!

  3. Congratulations, Pam! I already have Marathon Mouse, so I know you will love it! :) And Elizabeth, have a wonderful holiday and I certainly HOPE things will settle down! I admit to feeling a bit frazzled :)

    1. Enjoy the holidays and all the chocolate they may bring your way Susanna!

  4. Congratulations, Pam! I do hope that you will continue this series after the holidays, Elizabeth. It is a wonderful series!!! I hope you have some time to relax, or at least time do some things to make the holidays extra special.

    1. Aw. Thanks so much Penny. I am so glad you like the series. I love it too. Happy Holidays to you!

  5. It never occurred to me that Banana Peelin' might go away in 2013, so YAY that you're staying around! Whew.

    1. Ha! You know, it never occurred to me either. So no worries. This time of year is just as crazy as can be! Happiest of holidays to you Genevieve!

  6. Congrats Pam! Enjoy the holidays, Bananabeth! Don't worry about a thing. We'll all be here when you come back!

    1. Oh good. So glad you'll be here. =) Thank so much and have a wonderful holiday season!

  7. Congrats, Pam! And Elizabeth, Banana Peelin' is such a unique blog. I thoroughly enjoy it and hope you can continue. But I was once knee-deep in toddlers, too, and get it. I'll be here when you return. Hugs!

    1. AW. Thanks so much Linda. I really enjoy the series too! Thanks so much for letting my know! Hugs. to you too!

  8. Congrats Pam. Thank you Elizabeth, for all you have brought to us out in the kid-lit blogosphere in 2012! May your holidays bring the warmth, love, and peace you deserve!

    1. Aw! Thanks so much Julie! So great to have met you! I miss your sketches! Happy holidays to you and your family!

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