Monday, August 11, 2014

A Visit with DLF School in Sahibabad India

The students had fantastic questions

And they told me about their own stories
I was honored to be invited into DLF School, Grade IX D

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Gopher Tortoise in the Florida Scrub


Armadillos in Florida

Three young armadillos live in my front yard this summer. When they are foraging, they are fearless and you can walk right up to them. A lot of people try to get rid of armadillos because of the damage they do to their lawns. I have always left them alone and eventually, they leave.
There are no armadillos in either of my books. Maybe because they aren't scary enough?



Sunday, June 1, 2014

Florida Wildflower Field - Meadow Beauties (Rhexia sp.)



Meadow Beauties (Rhexia)
Hidden several miles inside a sand pine scrub in the heart of central Florida, this grassy bowl often serves as a wallow for the wild pigs that roam the area. There weren't any pigs in sight today though. Instead, I was met with a wonderful field of meadow beauties. The phloxy pastures have whithered in the summer heat, so meadow beauties have taken over the wildflower duties in Florida.


More Florida Wildflower Fields


Friday, May 30, 2014

Fan art and letters from young readers

I received an awesome package of fan art and letters today from a classroom that read the Pearl of Tagelus. I love it when they make pop-ups in their cards!
Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus



Tardigrade, coral snake, gopher tortoise, and bobwhite
 
I love the colors and detail of this one
 









Children's Adventure and Fantasy fan

Central Florida Children's Author School Visit

Here is a visit I had with a fourth grade class that read both the Pearl of Tagelus and the Sky Island in class. They went crazy! A few of those girls are VERY angry about Thunder's fate in the Pearl of Tagelus though.