Posted by: jeannineatkins | May 29, 2010

Porch Weekend

Watching the bees mingle among star flowers and hummingbirds sip iris.

Doing some writing, a bit of gardening, and gazing at my visiting daughter, here enjoying our dog who let her dress him up. And seems to be trying to read her new business card which we wanted to document. Emily is Director of New Media at Organically Grown, where she helps sell clothes and products for babies and children. We couldn’t be prouder.

And I loved getting a celebratory slap of her soft hand after learning that Borrowed Names got its fourth starred review. Thank you to the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, who wrote: “Atkins’ poetic style is matter-of-fact yet stealthily lyrical…” Yes, I like being plain-ish-spoken and a little sneaky with my metaphors, alliteration, and such. So back to it.

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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Responses

  1. What a beautiful and smart daughter you have! And another starred review–oh, yay!
    Enjoy your weekend with Emily and the bees and hummingbirds, Jeannine.

  2. Hooray hooray for daughters home and more stars! XOXO

  3. Stealthily lyrical. I like that!

  4. Indeed stealthy, sneaky – it’s always in your telling: slant. So fine!
    Sarah Lamstein

  5. Congratulations on another starred review. Having a daughter who has become a friend — and who is home to share this exciting news — it doesn’t get much better than that, does it!

  6. Thanks for all the good wishes, Lorraine. And I hope you have a lightbulb or bulldozer moment and get past your novel’s crux soon!

  7. Thanks for the x’s and o’s and for generously sharing the book news, Jo!

  8. Stealth is always good, yes? Hope your weekend brings some good moments and rest.

  9. Thanks, Sarah!

  10. Congrats on your latest review! I look forward to reading Borrowed Names (just watched the trailer). Enjoy your weekend and having your daughter home.

  11. It’s the best!

  12. Thanks for stopping back by, Toby, and your sweet comment. I’m loving the weekend and hope yours is great, too!

  13. Congratulations, Jeannine! You deserve it! And that daughter? I’m proud of her, too, and she’s not even mine — but what a wonderful young women. She makes me smile.

  14. Thanks, Kathy!

  15. So glad you got to gaze at that beautiful girl of yours this weekend! Hooray on the wonderful new job! And YAY on more stars! I have your book at the top of my pile, but haven’t yet dared to dip in because I only get 10 minutes for reading here and there, and this is a book I know I won’t be able to put down.

  16. Lovely seeing my daughter, hard to bring her to the airport today. But it does help that she loves her job where she gets to do a variety of interesting things ( and two rescue dogs are in the office.)
    And I’m touched that you’re looking forward to reading Borrowed Names when more of your time starts to feel like it’s your own.
    Love thinking about you with the Queen’s Anne lace of raisin-eye rolls.

  17. Lovely seeing my daughter, hard to bring her to the airport today. But it does help that she loves her job where she gets to do a variety of interesting things ( and two rescue dogs are in the office.)

    And I’m touched that you’re looking forward to reading Borrowed Names when more of your time starts to feel like it’s your own.

    Love thinking about you with the Queen’s Anne lace of raisin-eye rolls.


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