Small Business Saturday at Second Star to the Right

There are many wonderful facets of being an author, but one of the best is reading my book to an audience of children. I love school visits, library events, and bookstores. What can make it even better? Sharing the Storytime spotlight with another author! I was lucky enough to team up with Carmela LaVigna CoyleContinue reading “Small Business Saturday at Second Star to the Right”

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 tinyContinue reading “Apollopalooza”

Perfect Picture Book Friday: ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON Plus Giveaway

Perfect Picture Book Friday: ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON Plus Giveaway Perfect Picture Book Friday: ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON Plus Giveaway — Read on viviankirkfield.com/2019/07/19/perfect-picture-book-friday-aliana-reaches-for-the-moon-plus-giveaway/

Countdown to Apollo 11 Anniversary 50 years ago

I’m caught up in the excitement of the Apollo 11 moon landing, which you know if you follow this blog. The clips of the astronauts, mission control, and Walter Cronkite are all bringing the magnitude of this accomplishment into focus for me. I was a child in 1969 and didn’t understand why this garnered theContinue reading “Countdown to Apollo 11 Anniversary 50 years ago”

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 – AlianaContinue reading “Countdown to Apollo 11 50th Anniversary – 4 life lessons from Aliana”

Countdown to Apollo 11 50th Anniversary – 5 animals in space

Five animal related facts about space so that I can share a picture of Charlie too, for his biggest fan Shalini 😊 1. Several monkeys were used in flight and space trials that did not end well. In 1959 – 10 years before Apollo 11 – a rhesus monkey named Abel and a Squirrel monkeyContinue reading “Countdown to Apollo 11 50th Anniversary – 5 animals in space”

Countdown to 50th anniversary Apollo 11 – by the numbers 6 facts

1. Apollo 11 landed on the moon 66 years after the Wright Brothers first flight. 2. Neil Armstrong was 15 years old when he had logged enough hours to fly but wasn’t old enough to get. Drivers license. 3. 12 astronauts have walked on the moon. 4, When Apollo 11 returned it only had 25Continue reading “Countdown to 50th anniversary Apollo 11 – by the numbers 6 facts”

Countdown to July 20th – one week to go and 7 quotes from Apollo 11

1. “I knew I was alone in a way that no earthling has ever been before.” – Michael Collins 2. “I still say shoot for the moon; you might get there.” – Buzz Aldrin 3. “Houston. Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” – Neil Armstrong 4. “A geologist up here would just go crazy.”Continue reading “Countdown to July 20th – one week to go and 7 quotes from Apollo 11”