Kids spend a lot of time talking about what they want to be when they grow up. Or, at least they used to. I suppose it’s possible that this particular topic of conversation has fallen out of vogue sometime in the past decade or two. So perhaps I should say that, when I was a fledgling human—back in the age before dinosaurs—this subject came up pretty often. I talked about it with other kids, and with grownups. For some reason, adults loved to ask the question… What do you want to be when you grow up?
In the latest Dispatches I wrote about the great experience I had at Fort Lauderdale as one of the authors participating in the Broward County Public Library Foundation's Literary Feast. The organization is wonderful and was informed that they raised $170,000 for the county's public library system, the seventh largest in the nation.
Here's the official photo of all the authors. I'm in the last row, fourth from the right.
Over on my blog for "Readers and Writers" I have been posting thoughts on writing book reviews. One of the topics is "Marketing Reviews" — the class of review offered by MWSA to members. If you read Writing Marketing Book Reviews, it might help clarify how a marketing review differs from an impartial or academic review.