November 9, 2016: Such a wonderful evening presenting for the North Shore Reading Council, and getting to know a little more about many of the NSRC members. The Danversport Yacht Club was the perfect setting for a memorable evening discussing sea life, and an historical crime, trial, and eerie cottage on the shores of Lake Ossipee.
An interview that I did with Publishers Weekly’s bookroom editor, Drucilla Shultz, has been published in Publishers Weekly today, November 7, 2016! Thanks to Drucilla Shultz and Publishers Weekly for taking the time to produce this article. Please feel free to share with anyone who might want some tips about how to succeed at self publishing and harnessing your passion.
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Thanks to David Smith of the Ossipee Lake Alliance for this great article. I remember “The Ghost of Lake Ossipee” speaking engagement like it was yesterday, with the lake in the background, and a thunderstorm rolling in… it was the perfect setting for a ghost story!
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Met lots of fantastic people at this year’s NELA Conference. Our beach bag “basket” giveaway was won by this lucky attendee! Can’t wait for her to read the beach towel decorated with all the sayings you’ll only hear in the Massachusetts beach areas, while chewing on authentic salt water taffy, straight from Rockport. Congratulations!
While you’re there, if you could sign the guest book for my book, “Something’s Tugging on My Claw!” I’d be thrilled. The above link will take you to the book’s page. Just click on “Sign the Guestbook” on the right sidebar. It’s totally free, you aren’t required to leave an email address or to buy anything. Thanks so much for helping spread the word!
If you’d like to browse all of this years SCBWI member’s books, click on the logo to the left, and choose “book blast home.”
This first prize winning creation built by the Kraus family is on exhibit at the Topsfield Fair, the oldest agricultural fair in the country. It’s the perfect blend of the farm and the sea, two of my passions.
This “octopus” has an eggplant body, two radish eyes, and carrots for tentacles. It could have been painted virtually any color, since the octopus is a master of camouflage, changing both the color and texture of their bodies to coordinate with their surroundings. With fall colors, and fruits and vegetables all around it, this octopus blends perfectly with its environment!
An octopus has two eyes that are remarkably very similar to human eyes. Each eye has a retina, a cornea, an iris, and a lens. Unlike humans, an octopus has the ability to rotate its eyes which eliminates blind spots. Although an octopus has great vision, it only sees really well up to about eight feet away.
This vegetable octopus will be on display at the Topsfield Fair until Columbus Day. If you’re in the area, be sure to check it out. If not, you can build your own octopus with one quick trip to your local farm stand. Happy Fall!
I thought a great analogy for an Indie author with very few book reviews would be like a fish without water. They soon die, or so I thought. But not in all cases. Check out this amazing video about the lung fish. Like the Indie author, it never gives up! It actually is encased in clay bricks for 4 years, waiting for rain. When rain comes, it emerges from the brick and continues its life. That’s a no quit attitude, for sure!
If you’re a reading teacher, you know how important it is to activate prior knowledge and build background information before reading a new story. This is an introduction that I presented for my book, “Did You Make the Hole in the Shell in the Sea?” to a group of children in a Storytime at Barnes & Noble Booksellers. It was lots of fun being a part of Barnes & Noble’s “Finding Dory” event. Enjoy!!