I've always been a person that enjoyed making new friends. When I was around five I had a best friend named Jenny who lived next door. Jenny and I would put our dolls in strollers and go to the pool and the playground. We did not always agree and we had many arguments but we would not hesitate to knock on each others doors the next day despite our differences. From the outside looking in we may not have looked like we should have been friends. Jenny was Hispanic and Caucasian and I am African-American. I'm not sure if we cared about race we just cared about seeing who could race the fastest around the block. Today, I still enjoy making new contacts. I seek out those who have like-minded interest and those who have different professions, interest and backgrounds. I'm grateful that I learned early on that diversity of thought and background is not something to be threatened by but something to help me to take my thinking to the next level. My books focus on children that may not be seen as the "norm". My character's experiences are meant to be shared with every child even if the child reading the story cannot relate to the character personally...they can learn from Janelle or Zoey or future characters that I create. I am grateful for the upcoming Networking Night and Business Card Exchange on August 13, 2009. This event will help professionals to get out of there comfort zone and meet local business people that may share a common interest or a differing interest but there is extreme value in both. If you are free on August 13th and would like to be included in a night of networking after five, raffles, appetizers and fun...I am looking forward to seeing you there! You can register on this page using the pay pal buttons.
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