Surprises and Successes 12 Days of Christmas Challenge

I’m a few days behind on  Julie Hedlund’s 12 Days of Christmas Challenge for Writers where on days 2 and 3, she suggests focusing on Surprises and Successes instead of resolutions. (More about days 4-12 later.) My list of 3 or more surprises and as many successes as I can think of is shared below. I’mContinue reading “Surprises and Successes 12 Days of Christmas Challenge”

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”

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”

Harvest Moon

The moon brought along a friend to this photo shoot, or maybe it’s a reflection. 😉 Either way, it gave me the idea to take this picture my book, ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON and MOON’s FIRST FRIENDS, by Susanna Leonard Hill. A wonderful pair to celebrate the moon.

Apollopalooza

To say I’m honored to be on this list of Thought Leaders from the Apollo 11 celebration at Wings over the Rockies is an understatement. As I said to a friend yesterday, I’m a drop in the bucket in this ocean of talent. I suppose a more appropriate analogy would have been I’m a tinyContinue reading “Apollopalooza”