I had a book event on Saturday morning, but then I was back to slinging hay bales on my parents’ farm at 4 pm. But hey, (haha... get it...) this is all fodder for a work in progress. #authorlife #rurallife
Some photos from yesterday’s storytime event at @belmontbooks featuring @painternik9 @joshfunkbooks @melissastewartscience & @skortch
Happy Birthday Belmont Books! Thanks for having us.
#booksellers #kidlit #kidlitart
Lovely to be greeted by this sign during my school visit to Rochester Memorial School today. Special thanks to Mrs. Sollauer for having me and to Miss Lisa for making the Dumbo Octopus for me.
I love being with kids to share my book. I always come away wishing I had more time with them.
Side note: a girl who was at @bn_dartmouth tonight got me to tell a story she heard me tell during my school visit at Center School last month. (Hint: it involves a shark). #FlyingDeep
#nonfiction #kidlit #STEAM #STEM
I finally picked up my pre-ordered copy of The Brilliant Deep, a non-fiction picture book by @katemessner I love this cover SO much, I had to take a photo in the sunshine to try to show the shimmery accents. The art throughout the book is stunning.
Kate tells the story of a Ken Nedimyer’s work to save dying coral reefs in clear text that is sure to engage readers. She also uses science words such as spawn and nitrates, which kids will love.
The first page begins with 4 words: “It begins with one.” Those words hooked me right away.
I’ve admired Kate for years, so placing her book beside mine on my book shelf is kinda thrilling.
#nonfiction #kidlit #savetheocean
#RochesterLife 60: Haying Season. It’s that time of year when my dad calls and says, “We’ll be taking in the hay tomorrow afternoon” and we know that means he needs our help. On a good day, no equipment breaks, it’s dry and about 70 degrees F (21 C) and plenty of people turn up to help. Yesterday, we had 2 out of 3: perfect weather and plenty of helpers. A flat tire the day before meant we started late. (You can’t just run out and get a new tire for old equipment...). Since we had plenty of help, Yesterday, I was able to steal a little time to write. I sat down on a haybale and took notes for my WIP. #farmlife #nature #kidlit
#RochesterLife 59: Wildlife in our yard. This varies daily. Today we spotted a turtle. Tomorrow it could be a wild turkey or a fox or any number of animals. #nature #getoutdoors
My teen has wanted a 3-D printer for a looong time, but they’re super expensive. Solution? He bought a kit to build his own.
I find that idea overwhelming, but he’s been smiling all afternoon. #STEM #STEAM
I finally shipped the shrunken cups to the lovely winners of my pre-order campaign give-away.
The five recipients are:
Lisa Goldfeder and
Special thanks to everyone who supported both my book and a local indie, @eight_cousins_books, by placing pre-orders.
#nonfiction #kidlit #childrensbookseller #FlyingDeep
Have you been to @bsb_savoy in Westerly, RI? Check this out. They have 3 of these little fairy doors hidden in the shop that reveal a hidden world behind the wall when opened. It’s hard to get a good photo, but these pics give you a sense of them. What kid wouldn’t love to discover these? This adult sure was excited! #indiebookstore #fairyhouse
I love this photo of a young reader at my event on Sunday at @rjjulia looking through the Alvin view port on loan to me from @woodshole_ocean. This kiddo was so engaged in my presentation. He asked great questions and shared information he knows, too. Potential future Alvin pilot right here. (Please note: his mother gave me permission to share these photos but asked that I not indicate who she is to maintain her child’s privacy. If you happen to recognize this boy, please do not indicate his name). #FlyingDeep #nonfiction #STEAM #KidLit @charlesbridgepublishing