Tuesday, September 28, 2010

MY NAME IS SANGOEL still going Strong

Nice to see that there are discriminating young readers out there.  See the IRA Children's Choices for 2010.  October 2010 issue.  Little Sangoel holds his own with Ben Reothlisberger.  There are heroes and there are heroes!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Beach Tail gets Caldecott Hype!!!!

Check out this site.    Like they say a long shot but nice to dream....  Keeps a writer going to know that the work is being recognized.  I imagine it is great for the illustrator too.  I was delighted from the beginning of this project to know Floyd would be the illustrator.  My book When Africa Was Home was one of his early works.  Here is a shout out to Floyd and Beach Tail.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Getting here

After a week of traveling west, visiting friends old and new and hiking along the way we spent the last night before the movers came camped out on the floor in sleeping bags.

Our new Home and the things we carry with us

The things we carry with us (or not).

Dust form the old home.

Mouse poop???

The keys to the house of a good friend. 

The directions to the new garage door opener, the one in PA.

Fancy pants cloths and heels..for the dessert?

NO flyswatter.

Enough warm cloths? (who knew it got this cold in the dessert?)

And I can't find the spaghetti strainer anywhere.  A resourceful student suggests hammering nails into a plastic container to make holes.

And is it really possible to get lost in a three bedroom house all on one floor?  I walk around in circles.  And which shoes did I designate as indoor and which are for outdoor?    I give up and who cares if a little red dirt is all over the house.

The very biggest advice anyone can give us and most often given without soliciting advice:  DO NOT DRIVE AFTER DARK.  It seems everyone has hit a free range cow at least once.

It all seems very foreign and barren and beautiful all at once.  Much to discover and explore.