Thursday, April 23, 2015

Central Florida Author School Visits

I love visiting schools and inspiring young readers. In turn, my fans inspire me to keep writing!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Glasswing Butterflies

Beautiful glasswing butterfly at the Cloudbridge Reserve in the Chirripo Mountains of Costa Rica. It's so magical to be surrounded by hundreds of these delicate creatures flying around you.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Kids love reading Olivia Brophie books

I have received so many photos over the years of kids reading Olivia Brophie books when they should have been doing something else. 

#CaughtReadingAtWork

#CaughtReadingInMathClass

#CaughtReadingAtDinner

#CaughtReadingAtBedtime




#CaughtReadingAtRecess

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Two Florida Scrub Wildflowers

Blooming now. Both pennyroyal and lupin prefer sandy, disturbed soils; perfect for the Florida scrub.

Lupin with typical scrub habitat in the background

Close-up of lupin - (Lupinus)

Wild Pennyroyal - Piloblephis rigida

Friday, March 27, 2015

Trans-continental selfies

Here are two trans-continental selfies with Olivia Brophie super-fans.


Author Skype - I love meeting readers!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Phainopepla in Olivia Brophie & the Sky Island

If you are curious what the Faino Pepla cyborg birds in the Sky Island look like, look no further than a real phainopepla. Just like their evil twins, phainopepla birds love to sit on high branches above the shrubs and keep watch across the desert foothills surrounding sky islands. My father took this photo south of Tucson. He was a great bird photographer!