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Sunset Views from the Sky Part One

When I fly, I always try to have a window seat. I usually sleep for part of the flight and it’s definitely the best place not to be disturbed. Looking out the window is the other reason, and the photos in this post validate my preference.

Charlie & Meadowโ€™s Engagement Photos

Charlie and Meadow have been friends for most of his life. Often people ask if they’re related, brother and sister?

We always say no, and I usually follow up with, “I hope they’ll get married some day.” This week Charlie took the next step and #putaringonit ๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’

Bookstore Magic

The picture book community is full of supportive people who help each other in a variety of ways. We are an interconnected web of authors and illustrators who may have never met in person, but truly are friends. The photo above, taken last Friday, has two of the most supportive members of this community. Julie Hedlund who is the force behind 12×12, part of Picture Book Summit, and other great resources.

The reason for our gathering, Vivian Kirkfield was in Colorado reading FOUR OTTERS TOBOGGAN at Second Star ๐ŸŒŸ to the Right in Denver, for a wonderful story time.

In the KidLit community, Vivian is one of the shining stars โญ๏ธ who most people know, not because she had three books released this year with more on the way in 2020. It’s because she never passes up the chance to share her wisdom, support another writer, or act as cheerleader to the many people she meets along the way.

Here she is enjoying a game of peek-a-boo with a little one before reading.

After we left the bookstore, some of us were fortunate enough to extend the time by having lunch with Vivian’s son, daughter, and son-in-law. When everyone else had left to do some shopping or go back to work, Vivian and I enjoyed visiting on a bench before it was time to leave for the airport. While we were there, an adorable little girl with both of her parents stopped to tell us something important, “It’s my birthday!” she announced.

Could she sense that we were the perfect audience to share this news with? How did she know there couldn’t have been two people more excited to hear her news and celebrate with her?๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽ‚We told her we’re both authors of children’s books and Vivian gave her a coloring sheet.

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