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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 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary – 4 life lessons from Aliana

1. Be curious – Aliana wanted to know why the light from the full moon was so bright, so she read about the phases of the moon.

2. Be creative – Aliana experimented with light and reflection, using shiny objects in her house to create a surprise for her brother.

3. Be patient – Aliana has to wait for the moon to be full, Gustavo has to wait for his birthday, and their parents are patient while Aliana makes messes in her work to make the perfect birthday sit.

4. Be Observant – Aliana notices things and teaches Gustavo how to notice them too.

Q & A with author Laura Roettiger plus GIVEAWAY!!

Q & A with author Laura Roettiger plus GIVEAWAY!!

https://lydialukidis.wordpress.com/2019/05/28/q-a-with-author-laura-roettiger-plus-giveaway/
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An interview and an opportunity to win a signed copy of ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON 💜🌙📚

Author-of-the-Month (follow up to Shop Local)

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!