An author in the Spotlight

Tomorrow, I’m honored to be featured in the Children’s Books Spotlight Series which shares stories of authors and illustrators. You probably enjoyed the Last full moon of the decade and I’ve shared many other moon photos in my blog over the years. I’ve learned through many readers how strong an impact the moon has onContinue reading “An author in the Spotlight”

Small Business Saturday at Second Star to the Right

There are many wonderful facets of being an author, but one of the best is reading my book to an audience of children. I love school visits, library events, and bookstores. What can make it even better? Sharing the Storytime spotlight with another author! I was lucky enough to team up with Carmela LaVigna CoyleContinue reading “Small Business Saturday at Second Star to the Right”

Full Moon #Frostmoon

Driving in the mountains, I’m often greeted by a view that takes my breath away. These photos were preceded by a gasp. I love the full moon, as anyone who follows this blog already knows. It was the inspiration for my first book. But the full moon, hanging low in the still blue sky isContinue reading “Full Moon #Frostmoon”

Reflections on a School Visit

I’ve been meaning to share this for a week but I’ve been under the weather and had a few deadlines. I love visiting schools to share ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON with children. It’s fun to watch them respond to the story and then talk about it afterwards. I also share a slide show withContinue reading “Reflections on a School Visit”

The Moon and Jupiter over Red Rocks

An evening at Red Rocks Amphitheater is a dream for many performers and concert goers. I’ve been fortunate to see a variety of performers there since I’ve lived in Colorado. Sunday night, with Joe Bonamassa on the stage, we were treated to a second show in the sky. The waxing gibbous moon rested between SaturnContinue reading “The Moon and Jupiter over Red Rocks”

Perfect Picture Book Friday: ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON Plus Giveaway

Perfect Picture Book Friday: ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON Plus Giveaway Perfect Picture Book Friday: ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON Plus Giveaway — Read on viviankirkfield.com/2019/07/19/perfect-picture-book-friday-aliana-reaches-for-the-moon-plus-giveaway/

Countdown to Apollo 11 Anniversary 50 years ago

I’m caught up in the excitement of the Apollo 11 moon landing, which you know if you follow this blog. The clips of the astronauts, mission control, and Walter Cronkite are all bringing the magnitude of this accomplishment into focus for me. I was a child in 1969 and didn’t understand why this garnered theContinue reading “Countdown to Apollo 11 Anniversary 50 years ago”

Countdown to Apollo 11 50th Anniversary – 5 animals in space

Five animal related facts about space so that I can share a picture of Charlie too, for his biggest fan Shalini 😊 1. Several monkeys were used in flight and space trials that did not end well. In 1959 – 10 years before Apollo 11 – a rhesus monkey named Abel and a Squirrel monkeyContinue reading “Countdown to Apollo 11 50th Anniversary – 5 animals in space”