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Shop Local

There are so many ways and reasons why it’s important to support local businesses. Independent book stores are my favorite places to visit no matter where I travel.

It’s been a while since I shopped for toys, but for the month of April I’ll be spending a lot of time at a Denver toy store, or should I say four wonderful stores? Timbuk Toys has four locations and I am the April Author-of-the-Month at all of them. This is a great example of a local store supporting a local author; something that takes ‘Shop Local’ to another level.

It’s fun to spend time in such a happy place as I’ve been able to share ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON with people shopping for birthday gifts, a few teachers, a dad looking for a gift for his daughter, and of course children. Sharing my book with children makes my teacher 💜 so happy! I was even surprised by a friend who came after seeing my event posted on Facebook.

I’ll be visiting all four stores during the month so if you’re in the Denver area, check out TimbukToys and buy a signed copy or two of ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON!

 

The Moon is my Muse

I have over 400 photos of the moon, most of which have been taken in the past two years. Tonight, I added these to my collection. They have not been altered and I’m not sure the magnificence of the color comes through, but I wanted share.

Fly Me to the Moon and here’s a song o accompany the pictures.

Book Birthday 2/19/2019

ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON is out today!

Here are the countdown illustrations from the past two weeks.

I hope you want to buy this book for the children in your life or for a gift if you don’t have children.

Aliana Reaches for the Moon

It’s also helpful if you ask your library to buy the book so that many readers can have access to it.

And reviews online (Amazon, Goodreads) make an important difference for new books.

Lunar Eclipse 1/20/19

from brightly lit sky

the moon swallowed by shadow

darkness covers me

Lunar eclipse photos from my balcony in the Rocky Mountains. I was fortunate to have a clear evening sky.

These photos were taken approximately every 5 minutes.

Solstice and the (almost) full moon

As the shortest day of the year turns from daylight to darkness, the moon rises.

This beautiful gibbous moon, just one day shy of a full moon, brightens the night. This was the inspiration for Aliana Reaches for the Moon.

Look for more photos of the moon tomorrow.