Happy First Birthday

My book has been in the world for a year!

So many wonderful experiences have happened since Aliana Reaches for the Moon was released. I’m enjoying author visits and schools and connecting with readers is the best part. School visits this week and the first week of March in Colorado. Heading to Chicago for some school visits later in March!

Charlie and Meadow on a Snowy Day

Hey Meadow, let’s run!Charlie with snowball socks – it’s hard to tell where his paws areMeadow showing off her snowball socks

Rolling in the snow is always fun!

Charlie figures out a way to collect more snow by rubbing his head in it.

World Read Aloud Day

Last Wednesday was World Read Aloud Day which is a way for authors to Skype with students. I signed up on Kate Messner’s website (link above) and four teachers/librarians emailed to connect with me for a virtual visit. I ended up reading with 3 schools in Michigan, New York, and Virginia and it was a wonderful experience. The students enjoyed hearing ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON and asked wonderful questions. The feedback from each school following the event was gratifying and these pictures were sent by my contacts at the various schools. What a wonderful way to share writing with students.

By the numbers:

  • 3 schools
  • 9 classes
  • 4647 miles ‘traveled’
  • 2 hours

Camera vs iPhone pictures

Recently I had a conversation about why I love my powerful handheld Cannon camera. Here are pictures from last night (from yesterday’s blogpost) and the iPhone picture I didn’t share yesterday. All of these are unfiltered, taken from the same place on my balcony but as you can see the iPhone photo was taken about 5 minutes before the others.

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