Backspaces is an awesome app that lets its users tell stories with pictures and words. All on mobile of course (iOS and Android devices, I think.) Users also can share on the web, and I am on backspac.es/joe_montoya :: Simple concept. Excellent execution. Well done creators of Backspaces.
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week here in the U.S. As a parent, I am thankful to all you dedicated teachers who invest into young people’s lives. I have 3 children: one out of school and two still in. Having great teachers makes a huge difference.
As a former school teacher, I remember tying shoes, breaking up fights, getting sneezed on, putting on bandaids, and grading all those papers.
Teachers, keep in mind your influence extends way beyond your campus and reaches generation after generation. Thank you.
(Flowers for Mrs. Ketchum)
Thanks HipstaChallenge for the feature on my children’s book. The #makebeautiful project was the catalyst that tranformed me into a Hipstamatic shooter. http://instagram.com/p/Y2kmlwN0gr/
John, 83, learned to surf at 77. Who learns to surf at 77? John did! YOLO for reals!
Thanks Rachel Kovacs for the highlight in Kidlit Connection.
It’s almost 4am in the morning, but I published Violen! My first published book. Here’s the link to the Blurb online store, and the eBook download $1.99. Check it out! You can’t even buy 2 overpriced mocha lattes for that price. It’s well worth the buy. Believe me… I read it a million times already! http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/388325-violen I am working on getting the eBook sold on iTunes and will give hard book prices very soon.
I have had stories in my head for 25 years: mostly stories for young people. Hey! I was one of those young people 25 years ago. I finally started writing draft a story in 1999. Years prior to that, I put ideas down in thinking maps. If I remember correctly, I finished the first draft in one night. Here I am 14 years later, on a mission to revive this dream and actually share stories with others. It is obvious that I need help along the way because I’ve never published anything before. I submitted a draft of my first story to a publisher a few years ago, and it came back. Discouraged but not crushed I asked a few artists to help illustrate the story and put my words into images, but the timing wasn’t right until now. I have been really with family and work, but this dream won’t die, no matter what I do. This time I’m going to see it through. Here it is. My plan is to use this site as my creative launch pad. Hope you enjoy the journey with me. Cheers!