The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. **Mark Twain

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


November 1st is National Author's Day

In 1928 Nellie Verne Burt McPherson was president of the Bement Illinois Women's Club.  She is recognized as the originator of the National Author's Day. 

McPherson was a teacher and avid writer.  She wrote a fan letter to the fiction writer Irving Bacheller explaining how much she enjoyed the story “Eben Hoden’s Last Day A’Fishin”.

Bacheller sent her an autographed copy of another story.  McPherson decided to show her appreciation by electing for a National Author’s day to honor American writers. The National Author’s Day was recognized by the Department of Commerce in 1949.

Isn't that great!  Now you can celebrate Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving're own personal work day.

I'm so proud of you!

God loves you and has called you to write!