Friday, December 18, 2009

Moving to the Reservation-the writing life continues

In mid December Steve and I took a world wind trip criss-crossing the Navajo reservation in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.  It was a short but amazing adventure to visit several sites to choose where we will live and work beginning September 2010.  After wonderful receptions at Chinle, Fort Defiance, Ship Rock and Crown Point we have chosen to move out to Chinle Arizona. This is an exciting change we are looking forward to that will allow us to keep our home in Pittsburgh and maintain connections here as we explore new territory and put down roots in a new world. 

Pretty barren and isolated...not much there. 


Unless you look for it.

And some pretty amazing natural sculptures now and then.

I am thinking this might be my writing hang out.  Wonder if they have internet?

My garden might look like this.

Some Free Range Friends.

And who can beat this?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sangoel goes to Yemen

Co-author Khadra Mohammed took my MY NAME IS SANGOEL on her visit to refugee camps in Yemen.

Here is what she wrote in the email with the image:

This little boy is 10 years old.  His mom drowned when the the boat they were smuggled in capsized. He is an orphan and UNHCR is caring for him under their unaccompanied minors program, his big smile melted my heart.  His name is Hussain my new friend in the camp. He has been in the camp only for 6 months!
Karen he loves his book;)