Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala

“Reading and writing are acts of empathy and faith. Guard that trust carefully — in this rapidly changing business, it’s the only sure thing.” ~Erin Keane
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown

"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it."
~Jesse Stuart

"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Something Else for this Reclusive Writer to Hide Behind

Celery Tree now has a blog! And guess who is over there writing for it! Like I don't have enough blogs LOL, sure what's one more?  Here's the link.

And I'm not alone over there. Do you remember this photo?

See the little blonde girl with her thumb in her mouth? That is now my lovely grown daughter, Liesel DeVaul, a writer and editor, who is one of the Celery Tree founders. Stop by and say hi to Liesel and me!

And in case you're wondering what Liesel looks like now, here's a picture from her wedding, as she speaks to her grandmother. Sorry you can't see her lovely face, but this is probably how she likes it, as she is even more reclusive than I am.


  1. Lovely!
    I shall drop in and introduce myself. Great advice you gave at your previous post-which I just read. I gather though, that the first thing one must do is to polish a manuscript before showing it to anybody.

    What advice do you have for those of us who are not happy yet with their manuscript?

  2. lakeviewer, If you're not happy, yet stuck, that's a good time to let someone whose opinion you respect take a look and give feedback. And if their comments are right, they'll resonate with you. If they don't get it right AT ALL, then try someone else.

    Thanks for asking, I love to give advice :)

  3. Oh yahoo! I'm assuming Liesel DeVaul and L.A. Devaul are the same? I've missed her blog.

  4. I'm planning on visiting soon. I put your "Celery Tree" button on my sidebar. :)

  5. Oh my goodness what a talented family!! Yay!! and fab news that the Celery Tree is all up and running!! I hope the giraffe will come along too for a nibble!!!

    Take care

  6. Kitty, We may be talented but we are also slightly crazy LOL. Don't you just want to see the giraffe under the celery tree? I do!

    Jules, Yay! Thank you!!

    Kate, yes, one and the same. And she's so reclusive that she didn't like to keep blogging. But she is helping with the Celery Tree blog, because it's something she believes in so strongly.

  7. So what are you ever going to do if you ever get any free time? You are in your element, so have at it....

  8. And what did she say when you told her you were posting that first photo?

  9. What a fun way for mother and daughter to work together! I'll definitely check it out.

  10. ooh, from what I can see of that dress, it looks fantastic!!

  11. Congratulations on Celery Tree...and thank you!

  12. I am a new follower! YEAY!!! Hope you will stop by my blog and follow back!

    Emma Michaels

  13. Wow! She looks stunning!

    You have a beautiful family :)

  14. Thanks for the link. Now I'll go check it out. :)

  15. A family filled with writers! How wonderful. Love the photo. What a beautiful day. Will check out the Celery Tree.

  16. Good for you--how great to be blogging with your kiddo!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  17. I bet she looks a lot like you, Karen!

  18. You are keeping busy, aren't you? How cool to be writing with your daughter!