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Penelope Anne Cole enjoys writing children’s stories to be read aloud. “Reading to children is the best way to help them love literature.” Ms. Cole has taught and tutored at every grade level, K to 12, and community college. She also reviews children's books. When not writing or reviewing children’s books, Ms. Cole enjoys dog walking, reading, gardening, church, and choir activities. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a member of the California Writers Club:  Fremont Area Writers, SF Peninsula Writers, and South Bay Writers, and is a Reading Therapist with Read America. Ms. Cole reviews books at


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Her website is www.penelopeannecole.com

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Autumn Arrived, Almost

Or is it Indian Summer?  We had a couple of cool rainfalls.  Some of the trees are changing color.  It cooled down to sweater weather.  But later this week, it's expected to warm up again.  It's October.  I want the leaves to change color and fall.  I want to smell moldy leaves decaying when we're outside walking.  I want fireplaces crackling and warming us from the cool night air.  Some houses have put up harvest and Halloween decorations --  I want more.  I can hardly wait for the first frosty morning breath that you can see in the air.  I love the change of seasons.  Bring it on!  And with it give us comfort, healing, and the warmth of this season.