Local author contributes to Highlights magazine
- Written by Patsy Oliver
Doris Fisher, a Kingwood author who has been busy writing children's books, has two activities for kids in the December issue of the popular Highlights magazine. Fisher co-authored "One Odd Day" and its sequel "My Even Day," with Dani Sneed. Her first book, "Happy Birthday to Whooo?," got her career as a published children's author off to a great start and now, in addition to writing more books, she is pursuing another avenue with the children's audience. Children have been enjoying the stories, jokes and activities in Highlights for decades. Fisher's contributions to the 62-year-old mainstay in doctor's offices and homes across the country involve some fun guesswork and a visual search. "What Am I?" gives clues to describe common objects that readers must guess, while "Window Shopping" is a whimsically illustrated activity in which readers must compare the toys in several store windows, to find the common ones. "I create many puzzles and mazes," said Fisher. "I discovered I love (using) clip art to enhance my work, so this idea of window cards developed." When asked why she decided to write for Highlights, Fisher replied, "Every children's writer wants to be published in Highlights! Why not me?" Fisher says she also has another title available now at www.imagination-cafe.com. "Since this new children's Web site revolves around 'food' words, the book is called 'Play with your Food' and has about 20 puzzles, all created by me. Wow, it was great fun!"