Posts tagged ‘Children’
Mike Motz – Children’s Book Publishing Services – Puddles of …
Richard Raymond Davison is a retired educator who has embarked on an exciting writing career. His first book is Puddles of Ithaca, published by Xlibris.com and illustrated by MikeMotz.com. It is a non-fiction storybook/picture book, about the wonderful relationship of a small boy (the author) and his beloved mixed-breed beagle dog. It takes place in an historic neighborhood, sixty plus years ago, on East Hill in Ithaca, New York. The neighborhood was surrounded by both Ithaca College and Cornell University buildings, students, professors, and the environment was outstanding. Mr. Davison is married to another educator, Dorinda Garcia Davison, and his children, Michele Davison Espinoza and Roxanne Davison Moreno, are very supportive of Mr. Davison’s writing endeavors. He has over one hundred freelanced articles published on the Internet with articlesbase.com and the Yahoo!Voices.com, Contributors Network. His studies include graduating from Ithaca High School, studying further at Ithaca’s Cascadilla Preparatory School, on the Cornell University campus, and then attending and graduating with degrees from the University of Tampa (BS, Education), the University of South Florida (MA, Gifted Education), and the University of Florida (Ed.S, Educational Leadership). He also studied with the Institute of Children’s Literature and the Nikon School of Photography. Mr. and Mrs. Davison met at the University of Tampa and married on the same day they graduated. They have four grandchildren: Mikayla Dorinda, Sebastian Alejandro, Manuel Ricardo and Nicholas Eduardo. They travel to Spain as often as they can to visit Mrs. Davison’s relatives and have visited Italy, the Greek islands, and Turkey. When they can they also like to visit places in the United States, and especially New York State, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia and California.
We all know how important is to have been helped by other writers and authors.
Now, it is our turn to do the same thing.
For starters, I always try to take the time to answer someone’s question when I come upon it, and after I decide if anything I contribute might in some way help.
When I freelance for Yahoo! Voices and do the same for articlesbase.com, I sometimes come across a very valid question and ‘give my two cents,’ so to speak, in what I try to have come across as a dignified and helpful answer.
There have been many times when I have been searching with google.com. that I have found both my name and my answer published someplace on the Internet, as if it is VERY important.
When that happens, it is a very warm feeling that fills my being, that not only did I answer the question, but maybe it helped many persons and not just one.
Don’t ask me how it got there, to have hundreds and maybe more see it. It would be too difficult to find out about all the technology that brought it there. However, a main point to mention is that one must be careful, be positive, and only answer questions when you know that your knowledge or experience could greatly help another person.
It is all ‘pay it forward,’ isn’t it? It is helping others because others have helped US.
It is like in teaching; we never know how much we have influenced others for the better.
May we all help one another and stress QUALITY at all times! Was it General Electric that had the ad: ‘Quality is our most important product.’?
Lastly, I would like to mention that it is surprising sometimes to realize that each of us has come far and we DO know something good to share.