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The date is not yet official, but I have been invited to travel to Chicago in September and speak to members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. I have always want to attend one of these meetings and never thought in 13 years that I would be speaking at my first one. I hope by then that I will have my 8th book, a bedtime story entitled ‘The Lizard Wizard” finished enough to showcase it and Barney & Lexi during my presentation. One look at where I believe I will be speaking and I am excited and grateful. Hard work and more hard work can pay off, you just have to keep working and keep believing!



Posted: August 31, 2016 in L.B. Fox, Uncategorized
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Today was one of the hottest this year! It got me down today!

I came home and found one reply to my email into the yahoo group for Illinois SCBWI group. It was from a wonderful woman named, Terri Murphy who had what I was looking for, ADVICE! I know MUST find a means to saving up the yearly membership fee to join the SCBWI. It will take some time but I MUST do this and make it happen!

I hope I find further members come forward but should this be my only help, I AM GRATEFUL!! I want to thank Terri for her time out of her schedule and for her thoughtful guidance.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday and is doing their best to remain cool!

First, let me say that I regret not being on over the weekend. I took my own advice and burnt paths in my house as I thought of what I must do to keep myself moving forward.

Today, I came home from my work, made dinner for myself and sat down with the evening news as I ate. I found myself finished with my dinner and simply watching the news with no real intent. Right then it began!

I started feeling a sense of “This is not ‘ok’ anymore!”

I got up and began to pace my house and kept asking myself what must I do! Then I thought of something I often put off. In order to succeed, you have to look at who you have around you. When I did that, I realized that I had no relationships with any other authors and therefore, no support system for going anywhere.

I sat down and reached out to the SCBWI group on yahoo and flat out said I wanted to make friends and begin creating lasting communications with peers like me. I also explained what I have been doing over the past 12 years and have sought advice and support from others for successful progress and positive momentum.

Ok is not Ok anymore. I WANT MORE! This step came to me only after I forced myself into a state were the norm is not acceptable and while it took a couple of days, something finally clicked and I made myself jump on it and worked my hardest to see it through.

Now I feel great because I made myself reach a state where action had to happen and I went all in with emotion to do it!

As Tuesday approaches, I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday and make it work for you!


Tonight, I began updating my site on the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators) website. I invite you to stop by and leave me a message. I will reply!

Well, I have a sick little girl in the house who is ready for bed. Have a good night, great day & Live With Passion!