Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thank You, Librarians!

Dear Librarians,

Thank you for all the years of enjoyment you’ve brought me. Thank you for being the refuge for a shy tomboy. Thank you for dragons, unicorns, and wizards. Thank you for taking me to faraway places while I was home sick in bed and couldn’t play outside. Thank you for helping me escape during my divorce. Thank you for all the long hours of entertainment in the hospital and at home recovering in the past few years. But most of all, thank you for supporting literacy programs and promoting the love of reading!
I remember how proud I was the day I learned to write my name and could get my very own library card. It was orange. My mother kept it in her wallet and over the years, it became well worn. I couldn’t wait to be old enough to get an adult library card. I felt truly grown up then, but mostly, I felt really lucky because even though my family didn’t go on fancy vacations in the summer or have a summer home, I always had the library and I could go a million places in my imagination.
So thank you for that!
Nora B. Peevy
AKA Your friendly neighborhood demon writer

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Letter to My Readers

Dear Readers,

First, let me start by saying this is NOT a farewell letter and The Demon Stole My Pencil WILL be continuing. In the past month or so, I've been back and forth to the hospital dealing with some serious health issues resulting from my broken foot and a blood clot in my leg that broke off and went into my lungs. On my doctor's advice, I have been on strict bed rest and moved out of my two-story home into a ranch home. There've been a lot of changes for me lately.

While in hospital, I had a lot of time to evaluate my life in between the blood vamp visits (the constant blood drawing wore on me) and all the tests and doctors and a nice long, drug induced nap. LOL There were only two things I really thought about: my family and my writing. Everything else in my life I was pretty much okay with, but I figured I still had a lot of stories in me and I wanted to see them in print. I also wanted to see my family again. Thankfully, it looks like both of those things are possible, since I survived my ordeal. I have a long recovery ahead of me at home, but I'm still here, baby!

I hope you'll keep reading and join me tomorrow for my letter to librarians, in honor of National Library Week.

Thank you to everyone who has been checking on me.

I am still in need of some guest bloggers to fill in as I'm mending, so if anyone's interested, please contact me.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Demon Writer,