Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Cover Reveal for Olivia Brophie and Aristotle's Lantern!

Here is the newly approved cover for the third book in the Olivia Brophie series, Aristotle's Lantern!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Autumn in the Florida Scrub

Who says Florida doesn't have a beautiful autumn?
Beautyberry and winged sumac

Winged sumac

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Milkweeds in the Florida scrub

Found a beautiful Curtiss' Milkweed on the land next to our house today. Asclepias curtissii is endangered so we are very happy to have it growing there. It is also endemic, meaning it only grows in Florida. I will keep an eye on it to see if any monarch or queen butterflies are living there!

Curtiss' Milkweed living in Florida scrub

Asclepias curtissii - you can see a smaller one growing to the right of it

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Author Skype Visits

Visiting Olivia Brophie fans in New York

Olivia Brophie fans in Queensland

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A local librarian sent me this photo because it reminded her of the Olivia Brophie Series. It looks like Olivia and her bear-friend Hoolie are walking together.

Bear tracks in the Florida scrub

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Winter and Palmettos in the Florida Scrub

We had our yearly frost last night and it left these beautiful patterns on the palmetto fronds. It would be interesting to investigate why this happens. Why this pattern? I enjoyed the view for a few brief minutes in the morning before the sun worked its magic.

Wintertime Palmettos