Poem leads to new children’s book by former Riverhead special education teacher

One winter, Susan MacLellan of Mattituck went to her daughter’s home to feed her fish whereas her household was away on trip, when inspiration struck her.

“I noticed two little units of footprints within the snow; [they were] my grandson’s and my granddaughter’s [footprints] and I believed, oh so cute,” she mentioned. “I ran in, and on the kitchen desk, I scribbled out this cute little poem referred to as ‘Little Footprints within the Snow,’ and I left it on their kitchen desk for them once they got here residence … and that was it, I didn’t suppose something of it,” she mentioned.

Ms. MacLellan had at all times been a author and had a few of her tales and poems revealed in journals in Florida and New York. She holds a bachelor’s diploma in elementary training and a grasp’s diploma in particular training.

Throughout her 34 years working as a particular training instructor in Riverhead Central College District, she discovered it tough to search out the time to publish a e book however along with her daughter’s encouragement, she revealed her first youngsters’s poetry e book, “Comply with the Little Footprints,” in October.

“I suppose for my birthday, my daughter provides me a present and she or he arms me this little e book, at first I checked out it and I noticed [the title was] ‘Little Footprints within the Snow,’ and I mentioned, ‘someone stole my poem,’” Ms. MacLellan mentioned. “She had taken my poem and she or he made just a little e book about it … on the finish of it, she wrote me just a little be aware and she or he mentioned, ‘Mama, you will need to do one thing together with your poetry,’ and in order that was the inspiration for me to actually get began.”

The e book was self-published by way of Amazon and is presently on the market although the online retailer for $15.99.

The 20-page e book, which can be on show at Burton’s Bookstore in Greenport, contains footage and tales of Ms. MacLellan’s grandchildren.

The poems are a couple of broad vary of matters, from ballet and seagulls to curler coasters, mermaids and extra.

She mentioned she has obtained nice suggestions on her e book from the group, together with individuals from the senior heart that Ms. MacLellan visits and members of the library writing group she is part of, North Fork Pen.

Ms. MacLellan is already engaged on a distinct e book, which is about her religious journey from childhood to the current. She nonetheless isn’t positive when that e book shall be full.

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