On Being a Stupid Kid
The first On Being a Stupid Kid title is now available. We are beginning to collect stories for a possible second book, so continue submitting your great atupid kid stories.
The title says it all. Period. Share with us the stupid things you did as a kid--the things that you did, or didn’t, get away with!
Tentative Chapter Titles:
- You Did WHAT?!
- Pinky Swear? (Making and trying to keep promises not to tell)
- Fears and Tears
- Truth or Consequences
- Sibling Shenanigans
- ABCs and 123s (school-themed stories)
- Double-Dog Dares
- Country Tales (farmyard and country stories)
- Smart Kids, Stupid Stunts
- Guilty Until Proven Innocent
- They’ll Never Know
- Here Comes Trouble (getting in trouble with the law)
- Think Before You Leap
Deadline for Stupid Kids II: TBA
Thank you and good luck!
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About this title's co-creators
Laurel McHargue was born and raised in Braintree, MA as “Laurie” Jean Bernier, the fourth of five perfect daughters born to her lucky parents. After she attended Smith College for three semesters (because her Dartmouth boyfriend wanted her to), she decided to go for a truly big challenge (minus D-boy), and started from scratch at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. She graduated in May of 1983 (with the fourth class to graduate women), and married her most remarkable classmate, Mike McHargue, a month later. She served for nine years active duty in the Army followed by three in the Reserves, earning her M.A. in English and spawning two amazing sons, Nick and Jake, who transitioned her to “civilian” life while their Pops stayed “active” until retirement in 2003.
After contributing years of volunteer work in the schools while her boys grew, Laurel found time to earn her teaching certificate while teaching 7th grade language arts in a doomed middle school. When the school closed, she and her family moved “up” to Leadville, Colorado, where she taught English at the local high school for four years before deciding, finally, to write “that book” she had been talking about her whole life.
In October of 2011 after discovering that a “writer’s platform” was not something upon which to stand when one’s butt falls asleep from sitting, she created one. You can learn more about her, and read some of her stories from her blog roll (do not add butter), at www.leadvillelaurel.com.