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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 Coyle for a space themed morning at the magical bookstore, Second Star to the Right.

Carmela reads CAN PRINCESSES BECOME ASTRONAUTS.
A dance break while we all sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

If you’re looking for a book to inspire creativity and curiosity in children, I humbly suggest ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON. It can be purchased through my website, Eifrig Publishing, at several stores (including Second Star) in Colorado which are listed on my website.

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 with a bit about me when I was a child, my inspiration for writing the book, and some of my photography. The photo above is the skylight in the space where I did a recent presentation. In the book, Aliana uses a skylight to create the surprise at the end of the story so it was a magical feeling to read the book beneath one.

I was welcomed by a display case with information about me, ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON, and phases of the moon which is part of the story.

Connecting with children is the thing I miss most about teaching. I knew every day in the classroom I was changing lives and making a difference. It was both an honor and a responsibility. The feedback was immediate and also something I could see over time. They were also changing my life in the process. With writing, the impact on children is still there, but I may not even know about it except when I’m able to visit a school.

Written with gratitude for librarian Jolene Gutierrez, the teachers, and the children of Denver Academy.

Harvest Moon

The moon brought along a friend to this photo shoot, or maybe it’s a reflection. πŸ˜‰

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 tiny star 🌟 in the infinite expanse of endless knowledge others on this list possess. Regardless of the depth of talent and amazing people I met, I’m grateful beyond words and am inspired just as Aliana is by it all.

Countdown to 50th Apollo 11 Anniversary – Colorado Parent Magazine Suggestions

Ignite your child’s interest in space and astronomy with these great picture books; recommended by local librarians and book experts.
β€” Read on www.coloradoparent.com/space-and-astronomy-books/

Honored to have ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON on this list of amazing books!