About Brianna... In my fourth grade yearbook, my career goal was to “write books with my dad.”  I was 9 years old then and now I’m a grown up. So I have wanted to write books for a long time! For many years, I would ask my husband, “Do you think I’m going to get published some day,” and he would say, “Yes.” But one day, I asked him that question and he thought about it and said “No.”  “What???” I said. My husband explained, “You’re not going to get published unless you get serious about writing and sending the manuscripts you write out to editors.” He was right! So I got serious and made it my goal to get 100 rejections. Many people thought that was a crazy goal! Writers want acceptances, not rejections, right? But if I never got brave enough to get rejections, then I would never get acceptances. I started to submit my stories and poems. And I did get rejections. But I also started to get acceptances. One day, Highlights accepted three of my poems. My baby son could not figure out why Mommy was screaming so loud.  Here was a magazine I had loved for so long, and they were accepting my writing. I could hardly believe it! As you can probably guess, when my wonderful editor accepted “Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?”, I was through the moon!  Today I try to write whenever I can find time. When I am not writing, I am busy reading and playing with my two sons.I hope to publish many more children’s books in the future!
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