Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Happy Birthday to a Truly Magnificent Co-author
This is Sue my co-author who some of you will have heard me raving on about. I'm so lucky to have been working on a writing project with her for the last couple of years. I'd say we're a pretty good team by now. Funnily enough we were a pretty good team from the moment we met. She makes it all a lot of fun even when the going gets tough (not that it ever really does). Apart from being a genius author and a seriously dab hand with an excel spreadsheet Sue does the most amazing quilts and beadwork you ever saw in your life. You wouldn't believe the stuff she makes! She must be the best beader on the ELT circuit by far, even beading her way through high-level editorial meetings. Says it helps her concentrate. Sue also does amazing work rescuing dogs and engaging in various other charitable activities in Sao Paolo where she lives. When we Skype she is usually more interested to find out how Frosty is than anything else and he sometimes has to be complainingly held up to the webcam so that she can see him. This picture was taken when Sue came to Howth last year for a wonderful week of writing and fun. This weekend Sue just celebrated quite a significant birthday. Happy Birthday, Sue! Thank you for being such a great co-author, teacher and friend.