All About Angie

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Angie’s first self-portrait 

This is me! I took an art class and my first assignment was to draw a picture of myself. I don’t look very happy here, do I?  I am a normally a very happy, silly person who likes to joke around and have fun! I love to write, I love to draw and I love to read so…I became a children’s author.

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Angie’s first book signing

This is my family at my first book signing in November 2012. My husband Stan and I have four kids-Lauren, Evan, Michaela and Mitchell. My debut book, WHERE THE RIVER GRINS is a history book about Evansville, Indiana, a city on a bend in the Ohio River. The bend looks like a grin, as if the river is smiling!

 

Kids in Boston

These are my kids today!

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My first Selfie

This is me in my first “Selfie” at midnight on New Year’s Eve 2014. I call it my “Twelfie” as it was taken at 12:00!

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I drew this picture on January 1, 2014 to celebrate 2014 and share how much I enjoy writing, drawing and teaching kids! Every job I’ve ever had was connected to children. I was a Kindergarten Teacher, Developmental Therapist, Director of Education at a children’s museum and a Storyteller. But now, I have the best job in the world! I get to stay in my PJ’s all day, walk down the hall to my office and sit at my desk, looking out at the woods while I write books for kids!

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This is me when I was seven years old. I didn’t have any front teeth and I couldn’t whistle. I loved school and I loved to read! One of my favorite books was written by my favorite author, Dr. Seuss. It was called All About Me and it was the only book I was ever allowed to write in! This book asked questions about me and I filled in the answers. So, it was sort of a biography about my life…pretty cool! Here are some pages from that book.

Are you ready to read about Me?

Are you ready to read about Me?

This is my book about me by me! I wrote this book in 1974 when I was 7 years old.

This is my book about me by me!
I wrote this book in 1974 when I was 7 years old.There is one thing you should know. I am a big girl now!              I am still a girl.

I still have blue eyes.

I still have blue eyes.

I still don't wear freckles.

I still don’t wear freckles.

My house today has 24 windows. My house today has 5 beds. My house today has 46 pictures on the wall.

My house today has 24 windows, 5 beds and 46 pictures on the wall.

My house today has 18 steps. There are 58 forks in my house today. There are 6 keyholes in my house today.

My house today has 18 steps, 58 forks and 6 keyholes.

In my house today there are 32 lights in my house. We have 12 clocks.

In my house today there are 32 lights and we have 12 clocks.

In my house today we have 10 mirrors. We have 5 cold water faucets and 5 hot water faucets.

In my house today we have 10 mirrors, and 5 cold/hot water faucets.

My birthday is still January 13th and I have 47 candles on my cake.

My birthday is still January 13th and I have 47 candles on my cake. That’s a lot of candles to blow out! 

I have read hundreds of books. My favorite book is The Braid by Helen Frost. I am right handed.

I have read hundreds of books. My favorite book is The Braid by Helen Frost. I am right handed.

I can stand on my hands today for zero seconds. My feet are still ticklish.

I can stand on my hands today for zero seconds. My feet are still ticklish.

My favorite pets are my dogs Gracie, a beagle and Lucy, a dashchund..

My favorite pets are my dogs Gracie, a beagle and Lucy, a dachshund.

Now, it is 21 steps from my door to the first tree.

It is 21 steps from my door to the first tree.

It is 192 steps from my tree to the first mailbox. It is a 6 minute car ride from my mailbox to the first store.

It is 192 steps from the tree to my mailbox. It is a 6 minute car ride from my mailbox to the first store.

Believe it or not...orange is still my favorite color!

Believe it or not…orange is still my favorite color!

I think my drawing skills have improved in 40 years.

I think my drawing skills may have improved a little bit in 40 years.

This is a silly bird I drew today.

This is a silly bird I drew today.

Today I collect Norman Rockwell prints, antique games, children's picture books, postcards from places I visit and...I still collect seashells.

Today I collect Norman Rockwell prints, antique games, children’s picture books, postcards from places I visit and…I still collect seashells. My favorite thing to collect is HUGS!

Today my favorite sport is tennis. I haven't played croquet in many years but I can spell it correctly now!

Today my favorite sport is tennis. I haven’t played croquet in many years but I can spell it correctly now!

My favorite song today is Pontoon by Little Big Town. I sing in the shower, I am not a great whistler and I hum better than I whistle. My favorite instrument is the piano. I took piano lessons when I was 34 years old.

My favorite song today is Pontoon by Little Big Town. I love to sing in the shower, I am not a great whistler and I hum better than I whistle. My favorite instrument is the piano. I took piano lessons when I was 34 years old.

Look what I wanted to be when I grow up...a writer! I am not a secretary or a policeman but I am a writer.

Look what I wanted to be when I grow up…a writer! I am not a secretary or a policeman but I am a writer.

This is what else I wanted to be when I grow up...I have never been nor will I ever be a circus actor! But, it sounds like fun!

This is what else I wanted to be when I grow up…I have never been nor will I ever be a circus actor! But, it sounds like fun!

Yes, sir! That's my book about me!

Yes, sir! That’s my book about me!

Just 3 more little things...

Just 3 more little things…

I own 14 shoelaces. I own "TOO MANY TO COUNT" buttonholes! After much thought, I do wish I were a giraffe!

I own 14 shoelaces. I own “TOO MANY TO COUNT” buttonholes! After much thought, I do wish I were a giraffe!

So, be yourself and wear your hat proudly my friend!  The End

So, be yourself and wear your hat proudly my friend!
The End

Buy yourself an All About Me book! You can be an author too!

http://www.seussville.com/books/book_detail.php?isbn=9780394800936

 

6 thoughts on “All About Angie

  1. Wow! I’m so glad I found your blog. Angie, you sound like so much fun. I so wish I had one of these My Book About Me books when I was a child. It’s so cool that they are still available. I may just have to buy a few (one for me and a couple for my nephews). I’m looking forward to Rhyming Picture Book month. I so need help with rhyme!

  2. My mind thinks in rhyme, all the time! Do you think I need help? Or should I continue to explore, just a little bit more?
    (giggle!)

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