Thursday Thoughts

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!

World Read Aloud Day

Last Wednesday was World Read Aloud Day which is a way for authors to Skype with students. I signed up on Kate Messner’s website (link above) and four teachers/librarians emailed to connect with me for a virtual visit. I ended up reading with 3 schools in Michigan, New York, and Virginia and it was aContinue reading “World Read Aloud Day”

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”

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. JulieContinue reading “Bookstore Magic”

Do you believe in Karma?

I’ve always believed in putting positive energy into the world. I cheer on my friends when something wonderful happens; their joy is my joy. I try to be encouraging when they are facing challenges. Sometimes just letting someone vent or have as much time as they need to talk about what’s bothering them, is aContinue reading “Do you believe in Karma?”

The Book Stall Storytime

I spent a fantastic Saturday morning at The Book Stall in Winnetka, a wonderful independent book store with 75 years in the community. Author events and book clubs fill their calendar. It was a dream-come-true feeling, reading ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON and answering questions from the crowd which included babes in arms, engaged childrenContinue reading “The Book Stall Storytime”