When I Was Young, I Wanted To Be A ……



Me?  I always wanted to write.

When I was a kid, I used to write books for children.

They were usually about horses and/or dogs.


Anyway – I grew to be an adult who did write [and talk] about children because I was in the field of early childhood and developmental psychology – but I kept thinking about books for children.

Then somewhere in the early 70s I started writing some books, but in those pre-computer days it was typewriters, carbon paper, and sending manuscripts and queries to children’s magazine and book editors.

Never had much interest shown, but I still kept writing things for children, and things for adults. The adults ones, text books and Kindle books, were published and that was good.

BUT….I still wanted to write books for kids

Then a few weeks ago I thought okay – I saved all of these old type written papers and I looked and found them.

All sorts of writings. For children, adults, text book ideas, etc.  With all my many moves, it was remarkable that the old files were not lost over the decades.

So now I am going to use the advent of technology to put these ideas into books for Kindle.

Even in the pre-technology days, somewhere in my head I always wished there was some way that would make it easy for me to put my words and my pictures together and you that day has arrived.

I am so happy that the world of technology has finally caught up with all the things that I’ve always wanted to do!

So – I am going to write some children’s books

When you are young, what did you want to do? Did you? Will you?


Thank you.

Native of NYC who moved a lot, got several degrees, and has been a lifelong writer and reader... I am interested in many things - and I write [and teach] about them - especially the human lifespan and healthy aging

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