August 30

Birthdays: Mary Shelley (1797), Virginia Lee Burton (1909), Helen Craig (1934), Camilla Lackberg (1974), Guy Kawasaki (1954), N.H. Kleinbaum (1948), Theophile Gautier (1811)

Tip: “Try and” vs. “try to”: “try and” do something is incorrect grammar. The correct usage is “try to” do something.

Thought for the day: “I’ve always viewed myself as a brand. When I started 10 years ago, that was very controversial. ‘Marketing’ and ‘PR’ were dirty words for the literary world, but that has changed. Once the book is finished, I want as many people as possible to read it.” – Camilla Lackberg

Jumpstart: He smiled sadly as he looked at the picture she held. “That was taken when we…”