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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

IWSG, Cover Reveal, and Being Thankful

Posting the first Wednesday of every month, The Insecure Writer's Support Group, is  the brainchild of Alex Cavanaugh. YOU can sign up HERE to participate.

Let's give our co-hosts  a warm welcome! Stephen Tremp, 
Fundy Blue, Viola Fury, MJ Fifield,Loni Townsend, 
Susan Gourley, Stephanie Faris and 
Bish Denham (Yes, that's me co-hosting. If I lose my mind I'll blame on the A to Z Challenge!)

In an effort to keep these posts short I will be sharing a quote.


Albert Einstein at the age of three (1882)
Isn't this the cutest picture?

Today's quote is from:



Albert Einstein, no introduction needed.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.





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Today I'm thrilled to help C. Lee McKenzie show off the cover of her latest book, 
THE SIGN OF THE GREEN DRAGON. 
You can read my review HERE.

Summary: When a wall of their cave hideout crumbles, three boys discover a skeleton, clutching a treasure map. They set off to trace the story of an old murder, but stumble into a modern crime, and confront ancient Chinese dragons.

Bio: C. Lee McKenzie is a 4 & 5 star reviewed author. Her greatest passion is writing for young readers. Sign of the Green Dragon is her third Middle Grade novel. Alligators Overhead and the sequel, The Great Time Lock Disaster were her first two. She has traditionally published four young adult novels: Sliding on the Edge, The Princess of Las Pulgas, Double Negative and Sudden Secrets

Want to Read Link: Goodread:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29415474-sign-of-the-green-




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Being Thankful
Today I'm thankful for COMPASSION

Kids compassion
I particularly like the last line.

What are you thankful for? Any thoughts on the quote from Einstein? Does it ring true for you like it does for me? Have you read Lee's latest or have it on you TBR list?  

48 comments:

  1. I love your quote by Albert Einstein. It rings thousands upon thousands of bells within me and that picture of him is absolutely adorable. I am also looking forward to reading The Sign of the Green Dragon by C. Lee McKenzie.
    Your quote on compassion touched me because it is really so. Compassion opens doors that you never thought possible.
    Thanks too for co-hosting this month.
    Shalom,
    Patricia @ http://www.patgarciaandeverythingmustchange.com/2016/05/the-second-milestone-iwsg-article-may-4.html

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  2. Wonderful pictures. The eyes don't change, do they? We could use more compassion in the world... Thanks for hosting!

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  3. I'm stoked for Lee! I read a quote the other day about how something was the killer of imagination...but I can't remember it. It was inspiring though. Today I'm thankful for good sleep, and cheese! And my bloggies. DO you have any idea how much I've missed hanging with everyone?

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  4. Since that quote comes from someone with a lot of knowledge, it carries even more weight.

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  5. That's one of my favorite quotes. Congrats to Lee - I'm grateful for this blogging community.

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  6. I love the Einstein quote because imagination definitely sets a lot of us free. And I'm totally thankful for my mom (she's my hero) and nice, warm weather.

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  7. That Einstein quote is the best. I read C. Lee's book and loved it. I'll have a post up on it later this week.
    Thanks for co-hosting IWSG this month!
    Mary at Play off the Page

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  8. Great quote, and yes imagination is key to unlocking even more knowledge! Lee's book is the first book on my list during my break. Love her cover, even if it isn't showing up on here, may just be my computer. Have fun co-hosting, I applaud you especially coming off the A to Z - me, I'm on a break, tomorrow and all the rest of May. (huge sigh of relief) :)

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  9. Congrats on hosting this month. Love the quote. And Lee's new cover. It's fantastic.

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  10. I mentioned Einstein today and a few other bloggers too. That's spoooky :) We writers must be on the same wavelength today :) Congrats to Lee. Great cover!

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  11. Ha. I've never seen a childhood picture of Einstein. Doesn't look the same without the mustache, does he?

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  12. C.Lee's book sounds fantastic so yeah--TBR. I find it curious that this is the second blog I've visited where the image of her cover is not coming through. Curious.

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  13. Nothing true is ever found without imagining it first . . . (I said that.) Where would we be without imagination? Probably somewhere miserable and imagining something better! Thanks for co-hosting IWSG this month.

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  14. Einstein was a genius!
    Lee's cover is great.

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  15. I really like that quote. I don't think we'd ever make advancements if it wasn't for imagination. That's where we make the impossible possible!

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  16. I wasn't doing A-Z so that was why I offered to co-host IWSG in April. I don't know how some of you manage it all! :)

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  17. I can't imagine a world without imagination. Love the quote. Wonderful how so many folks are helping Lee spread the word. I'm thankful for this cool, rainy morning so I can just sit here and read many, many IWSG posts and be inspired. Thanks for co hosting!

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  18. Hi Bish - being thankful for where we are at - and being able to think, and create ... we are the lucky ones ... Compassion is an essential - cheers Hilary

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  19. I love the quote. It makes my day, my month, my year. Mostly because I'm no genius, but I have tons of imagination, which means there's hope for me, eh? Thanks for co-hosting, Bish. Thanks for reminding me to be thankful. Thanks for showcasing Lee. Yay--Lee!

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  20. Einstein was a big believer in imagination. It often got him into trouble with peers, but ultimately worked. I wonder if I have that sort of perseverance.

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  21. I can see the old Einstein in that darling face. Thanks Bish. And I haven't a clue why my image doesn't show. This is the second blog with that issue. I'll check the file, but it came from the designer.

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  22. That Einstein quote is one of my favorites. Imagination and knowledge must go hand in hand. Thanks for co-hosting today! :)

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  23. That is a brilliant quote. I might need it framed. :D

    Thanks for co-hosting, and lovely cover, C. Lee!

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  24. Interesting quote - not entirely sure I agree that imagination is more important than knowledge - I think both are important. :)

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  25. Love that quote. So true. I'm thankful for everyone who provides encouragement during hard times. :)

    Grats to Lee!

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  26. I hope this doesn't sound trite, but today I'm thankful for the IWSG. I'm trying so hard to get my life in order (on several levels) and get myself back into a 'writing' frame of mind, and the posts I've read so far today are really encouraging.

    Another encouraging factor is working my way through your story. Now, that I'm more settled I plan to finish it up shortly. sorry I lost almost the entire month of April due to my move.

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  27. Nice post. I love the cover, too. Imagination. Love it. :D

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  28. I LOVE Einstein's quote!!!

    Congrats to Lee and I do have it on my TBR list!!

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  29. Forget to say, Thank you for co-hosting this month, Bish!!!

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  30. Thanks for co-hosting this month. Love the quote. Lee's book cover is awesome.

    Happy IWSG Day,
    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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  31. Thanks for hosting (smile) Blessings!!

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  32. Hi, Bish! You have the coolest name! I'm sure that your young readers get a kick out of it! This retired elementary teacher was checking out your picture books in the sidebar! Thank you for co-hosting the IWSG today! I am doing it too, and it's lots of fun! I love that Albert Einstein quote, and if I were still teaching I'd put it up in my classroom. It is profound! C. Lee McKenzie's book sounds like fun! There are so many books by IWSG readers that I'd like to read! I'm going to have to get busy! Good luck with your writing!

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  33. I think both knowledge and imagination are important. ;) Congratulations to C. Lee! It's a fantastic cover!

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  34. Perfect quote. Knowledge and imagination walk hand in hand. I haven't read the book yet. And I am thankful for my life in the moment, and the health of my two young children.

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  35. So Einstein is brilliant and wise. I wish I was at least one of those. I'm grateful every day for my wonderful children.

    Susan Says

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  36. Thanks for co-hosting today! I’m a sucker for quotes and so am loving that quote by Albert Einstein. Really reinforces the importance of imagination. And I love the cover.

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  37. reat quote - but then look at who said it. And you get kudos for having the knowledge and imagination to put the quote up. Tweeted.

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  38. Love the quote. I'm grateful for all the supportive people in this group. Thanks for co-hosting.

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  39. I love that Einstein quote. I'm thankful for my family and friends, and also that life has given me the means to take on this writing career experiment. Thanks for co-hosting IWSG!

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  40. Love the quote and made me think of my son who is a music major and so tired of having to write in the "box" of school-type thinking... Also love the "compassion" drawing. Thanks for co-hosting!

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  41. I think of that Einstein quote often as it speaks to the fundamental need to dream, to imagine far beyond lackluster realities.
    The compassion illustration is priceless!
    Today I am particularly thankful I ran across your blog:-)

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  42. I just started The Sign of the Green Dragon!! Cover looks awesome!

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  43. Hey Bish, I'm back! Yay and gosh. Yep, finally get back here after waiting for that alphabet thingy to end.

    Oh my, it does get better. A mention of the IWSG aka "I Was Seeking Gary."
    Thank you for that.

    The superstar author, Lee's cover is not showing up. Oh well, I'm sure it's terrific. Congrats on her cover. Congrats on everything.

    It doesn't take an Einstein to realise I'm grateful in knowing you, my kind friend, Bish.

    Take care, I'm outta' here....

    Gary :)

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  44. A great quote by Einstein. And congrats to cLee. Lately, I'm just thankful for a hotel with decent internet and a comfortable bed.

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  45. This is one of my favorite quotes by Einstein and YES I do believe it's true. If we lack imagination, we can never see beyond what's in front of us, already fleshed out. How on earth can we hope to create stories without imagination? Congratulations to Lee! The story sounds WONDERFUL! Right now I'm thankful for slow enlightenment and caffeine free coffee substitutes :)

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  46. Love a good Einstein quote. He was a smart man I hear.
    I'm very thankful for the community of bloggers and writers who have come to encourage me and share their own experiences with me.
    All thanks to the IWSG - PS, thanks for co-hosting.

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  47. The Green Dragon description makes me think of the old-school Hardy Boys adventures. I kinda want to check it out now. 8D

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  48. Lee's latest is on my TBR list. I love your compassion drawing by the ten year old. Einstein's quote really speaks to me. My name means imagination and I really live my name so Einstein's quote rings a bell.

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