Don’t Forget the Swinging Bench Under the Old Oak Tree

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
**Marcus Tullius Cicero

The Author’s Version of “Your Name in Lights”

“I always tell people that I became a writer, not because I went

to school, but because my mother took me to the library. I

wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card

catalog.”

—Sandra Cisneros