Tonight on the way home, I was thinking how much I love the longer days and wondered if I’d see a sunset. The view as I reach the top of the steep road home is often noteworthy. The paved road ends and the majority of the last two miles is downhill. Today I pulled over to take these photos. Unfiltered, you can see the snow on the peaks in the distance as the sun illuminates the clouds. Perfect timing.
Independent Bookstores are the best way to celebrate a book launch!
Yesterday I was the featured author at a wonderful new location of a beloved Denver bookstore, Second Star to the Right.
If that name sounds familiar but you have never been to Denver, Colorado, it’s probably because of the song from Peter Pan. These opening words from the book sum up how I feel about the past week launching Aliana Reaches for the Moon.
“The second star to the right shines in the night for you. To tell you that the dreams you plan Really can come true”
I’m over the moon to have such wonderful friends help me celebrate the launch of my new book!
Second Star to the Right 🌟🌟🌟song
Hiking in the snow is a good workout. Especially when there’s another dog to chase.
After sleeping in his bed for a while (not shown here) Charlie’s second nap was under the table to remain close while I had lunch.
He decided he had enough energy to switch to yet another napping location which allowed him to be close to Mom. It’s nice to have a shadow. 😊
I love this face. 😍
ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON is out today!
Here are the countdown illustrations from the past two weeks.
I hope you want to buy this book for the children in your life or for a gift if you don’t have children.
Aliana Reaches for the Moon
It’s also helpful if you ask your library to buy the book so that many readers can have access to it.
And reviews online (Amazon, Goodreads) make an important difference for new books.
The light of morning
gently shift from yellow to
pink then tangerine
Charlie before we met him!
Love at first sight! 😍
Charlie’s a great hiker and climber!
He reminds me to stop and smell the flowers.
He’s willing to get dirty in the name of fun!
And he is happy to get cleaned up and looking his best!
Charlie wants to operate heavy machinery.
Charlie loves forest life!
But the thing Charlie loves most is being close to Mama!
Happy birthday Charlie! 🎂💝🎂