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.

Why I’m feeling over the moon 🌙 💜 🌝

This week, we received accolades from two STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) professionals for the book ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON.  “This short children’s book imparts many pearls of wisdom about the qualities of a scientist, while telling an engaging story about a girl’s caring relationship with her younger brother. Using her ingenuity, imagination, andContinue reading “Why I’m feeling over the moon 🌙 💜 🌝”

Book Review MAXIMILLIAN VILLAINOUS: A Teacher And Writer’s Perspective by Laura Roettiger

Book Review MAXIMILLIAN VILLAINOUS: A Teacher And Writer’s Perspective by Laura Roettiger Book Review MAXIMILLIAN VILLAINOUS: A Teacher And Writer’s Perspective by Laura Roettiger — Read on frogonablog.net/2018/11/17/book-review-maximillian-villainous-a-teacher-and-writers-perspective-by-laura-roettiger/ My guest review on Frog on a Blog!

National #STEM Day

A few more photos from Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum to celebrate National STEM Day! A museum made to inspire anyone who looks at the sky with wonder! My debut picture book is available for preorder! ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON – on Amazon and Eifrigpublishing.com Love this tribute to teaching andContinue reading “National #STEM Day”

Cover Reveal for my debut picture book!

“In this charming STEM book, children will see how the light of the full moon inspires Aliana to create a present for her brother Gustavo which will surprise the whole family.” ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON releases 2/19/2019 with Eifrig Publishing and is available for preorder now at EifrigPublishing.com and Amazon.com Beautifully illustrated by ArielContinue reading “Cover Reveal for my debut picture book!”

Full Moon Announcement

The full moon, has always been an inspiration for me. On this full moon, I’m happy to announce that I have signed contracts with my publisher and my illustrator for a book that will be released in early 2019! Photo of the harvest moon 9/24/2018

Writing Date

I don’t typically write about my own writing in my blog so indulge me, if you will. Today a friend who is a very accomplished author with wonderful habits and rituals came for a writing date. She explained how she infuses fun in her daily life and writing process. We visited for a while andContinue reading “Writing Date”

Catalina and the King’s Wall

Today’s post is about a soon to be released book and the current kickstarter campaign. I was lucky enough to spend time with the author at a retreat last fall and we have become friends and writing partners since then. Tell us a bit about yourself. I live in Boise, Idaho with my husband, aContinue reading “Catalina and the King’s Wall”

American Writers Museum in Chicago

A visit to the American Writers Museum at 180 N Michigan Avenue in Chicago with a fellow writer is the source of renewed inspiration and energy for writing and reading. The museum, which opened in May 2017, has a variety of exhibits including an entire room devoted to picture books with large displays of coverContinue reading “American Writers Museum in Chicago”