Friday, February 21, 2014
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
|picture from flickr creative commons by TaylorMiles|
So I'm working on a new project. It's something I've been meaning to get back to and FINISH for a long time. New goal is to get it done by summerish so I can revise over the vacations. I'll be posting my wordcount updates on a weekly basis just to have something to be accountable to!
Here's the first:
Next on update on 2/17/14, just before I leave for India!
P.S. The donkey is my reminder to myself to keep slogging on!
Sunday, February 2, 2014
I found Sangitha Krishnamurti's blog, Life and Times in Bangalore, because of an excellent list of India centric books she compiled. If you're interested in children's books set in India you should check it out! Just look at this lovely collage of book covers!
|Click picture to go to Sangitha's 50 must reads!|
Anyhow, when I realized that she was including young adult fiction I offered to send her review copies of Starcursed and Red Turban White Horse. I've sent out many review copies but it isn't easy for people to find time to read and review. I was amazed when Sangitha not only read both books right away but reviewed them and sent me questions for an interview. Amazing!
Click here for the BOOK REVIEWS
and here for the INTERVIEW!
I really enjoyed her feedback and questions and am happy to have found someone who cares so much about kids and children's literature as Sangitha! I'll be following her blog in future. Give it a read too!
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
I love Modcloth's retro outfits. I also love my cat. So of course I put my kitty in a Modcloth box and sent off a picture for their Cats in Boxes facebook album. This was a long time ago, and lots of other people did that too! But I just found out that my kitty got picked to have his picture recreated--a Modcloth employee posed just like my cat in a giant Modcloth box! Thirteen cats in total (out of hundreds) had their box pictures copycated. These pictures were then shared with Modcloth's 1 MILLION facebook fans!
I think the universe had to show Yogi, my dog, his proper place. Yogi was featured on the cover of Red Turban White Horse, and in the book trailer too. A correction of this disturbance in the force was obviously due. Balance has been restored!! :)
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Last fall I saw a swarm of birds flying in an incredible aerial ballet over the woods. I had no idea what type of birds they were then, but now the mystery is solved. They were starlings--considered an invasive species in the US--flying in a characteristic pattern known as a murmuration. Isn't that a cool word? Murmuration! I love it!
It's hard to explain what it looks like so here's a video I found on youtube! It doesn't get really awesome until 1:40 minutes in, so patience!