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!

Camera vs iPhone pictures

Recently I had a conversation about why I love my powerful handheld Cannon camera. Here are pictures from last night (from yesterday’s blogpost) and the iPhone picture I didn’t share yesterday. All of these are unfiltered, taken from the same place on my balcony but as you can see the iPhone photo was taken aboutContinue reading “Camera vs iPhone pictures”

Pink Sunrise with the Moon

Sometimes when I’m driving in the mountains, not far from home, I catch a view that can’t be described. Even the photo doesn’t really do it justice. The snow capped peaks looked iridescent and whiter in real life.

An author in the Spotlight

Tomorrow, I’m honored to be featured in the Children’s Books Spotlight Series which shares stories of authors and illustrators. You probably enjoyed the Last full moon of the decade and I’ve shared many other moon photos in my blog over the years. I’ve learned through many readers how strong an impact the moon has onContinue reading “An author in the Spotlight”

Final Full Moon of the Decade

I got home late last night after an amazing trip. My flight was delayed and I managed to get the very last seat standby seat on a different flight (thanks United!) I didn’t see the moon on the ride home from the airport, but the night was illuminated so I hoped it would come intoContinue reading “Final Full Moon of the Decade”

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”