When I think of the things I love most about Chicago … People often ask me what I miss most and that’s easy: the people. I have friends from my entire life, schools, jobs, neighbors, organizations, etc. Food comes in second. What I didn’t realize I missed was the architecture. As a few friends mentionedContinue reading “Chicago Architecture”
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Wordless Wednesday 10/12/22
Joy of Author & Teacher Life
Here they are as eighth graders joining me during a presentation at the Chicago Public Library. I’m honored and humbled to still be in contact with former students and their families. It’s one of the things I take considerable pride in as a teacher. I know I’ve made a difference in the lives of myContinue reading “Joy of Author & Teacher Life”
One More Day of Presentations
The fifth and final day of presentations is today. I’m fortunate to love what I do. As a former teacher, I’m able to create a few different options for schools to choose from. Today will include two writing workshops which are always fun and never the same twice because each student is able to workContinue reading “One More Day of Presentations”
I’ve been back in schools this week presenting my slideshow about writing, my inspiration for ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON, and signing books. It’s a joy to share my book and my passion for writing with children.
Baha’i Temple, Wilmette, Illinois
This beautiful landmark can be seen if you drive north from Chicago along the lake shore through Evanston into Wilmette. The Baha’i Temple, officially called The Baha’i House of Worship, is one of 7 in the world. If you’re unfamiliar with this religion, it’s basic teachings include equality, world peace, and unity. During my recent,Continue reading “Baha’i Temple, Wilmette, Illinois”
I needed a break from my blog, but I’m back. Two weeks ago today, feels like months, I flew home after cutting my trip to Chicago short. When I left Colorado on March 13, I had school events scheduled, a store event, and plans with friends. Things changed, hour by hour, moment by moment. MyContinue reading “Two Weeks”
If you follow this blog, you know my affinity for the beauty in nature, animals, and children. This is my last Colorado sunrise for a week because I’m heading to Chicago. (I’ll pause here for your thoughts on traveling at the moment.) See you from Chicago. 😊
Happy First Birthday
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!
Go Cubs Go! Part two
Javi Báez Anthony Rizzo Wilson Contreras Addison Russell The Cubs played three games in Denver. The first was a close one with a sad outcome. The next two were lopsided 10-3 and 10-1 finishes with one win and one loss. Win or lose, I’m a Cubs fan for life!