Ruby throats stop by
dinner time in the forest
Snow on the divide
bluebird skies accessorized
ever changing views
It’s interesting to watch both the sun as it rises over the peaks and the change in lighting of the clouds as it does. These photos were taken in a three minute period from start to finish.
Please disregard the blue dot that looks like the Twitter logo in the final 2 pictures. It’s a reflection and these are unaltered and unfiltered photos.
Charlie and a friend
my love for Charlie – endless!
For snow – not so much.
This video was taken last night just as it was getting dark.
I truly enjoyed the month of April as Author-of-the-Month at all four Timbuk Toys stores in Denver. It was lovely meeting people and sharing Aliana Reaches for the Moon. Toy stores are such a happy place.
I received a warm welcome each time I visited a store from both the employees and shoppers. I enjoyed interesting conversations about books, children, science, encouraging curiosity in children, and the importance of boys reading about strong, intelligent girls. In other words, a book with a female main character is NOT a ‘girl book.’ We have to empower our daughters and also teach our sons that girls are their equals. As a reading specialist, this is an important subject on which I have done considerable research and therefore have some strong opinions regarding how literature impacts the way gender roles are portrayed.
Was it Successful? There are many ways to measure success.
- Was it fun? Yes!
- Was the book well received? Yes!
- Did the employees like my book? Yes, one store set up the display above and sent me this picture. It’s humbling, to say the least.
- Did we sell a lot of copies? Yes! In fact, I broke the previous record of Author-of-the-month sales by over 60% so for those of us who like quantitive information YES!
We have snow again. Not the foot or more that was predicted, but the sandals are back in the closet and the warm clothes aren’t yet put away.
Tomorrow is May 1st.