Thursday, September 09, 2010

Reconnecting with Friend & Colleague Clara Gillow Clark

This morning I reconnected with children's author, Clara Gillow Clark on Facebook and discovered her web site and blog as well.  I met Clara when we taught workshops at the Highlights/Glens Falls School District multigenerational conference at Lake George, NY.  I participated in four or five of these conferences before they were discontinued.  Clara was there as well.

I particularly related to Clara because she began writing stories based on her family history, something that has fascinated me since I've found many interesting ancestors in my family, too.  Annie's Choice was Clara's first book and somewhat reminded me of my mom's story and a short story I'd written in 8th grade (a copy of which I still have).

Then Clara followed these with Nellie Bishop  and Willie and the Rattlesnake King, all of which I have in my library.  Now I've discovered Clara has written Hill Hawk Hattie, Hattie On Her Way and Secrets of Greymoor.  I must read these, too.