Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Happy 200th to Dickens and Me!

Happy 200th Birthday, Charles Dickens! (A day late, but whatever.)
Happy 200th Blog Post, Isaiah J. Campbell!

It has been a while since I last posted, perhaps because I wanted to make the 200th post something extra special. At least, that's what I'd like you to believe. Rather, it has been due to an increased workload of writing, which bodes better for me than for you.

It has also been due to a great amount of soul searching about my purpose as a writer, the sort of brand I want to establish, and the sort of impact I want to have. I would recommend every writer take some time to ponder these topics as well.

I've realized that I write Middle Grade books in historical settings, and I do so to inspire kids young and old to study history and embrace the less told stories from our past. I do so because I believe there are some things that ought not be forgotten.

Because of that, I want to partner with those who passionately work to remind us of what we so easily forget. Teachers, Librarians, Scholars, Journalists, I want to be your advocate and ally in the quest to help our future leaders check their rear-view mirrors.

This is who I am, this is what I do.

(Oh, and on the less serious, more parenthetical side of things, I'm on pinterest now, posting images from my historical research for future stories. And also of superheroes. Because I can.)


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