“The more you know about something, the better care you can give it.”

Friday, August 28, 2009

     WOW! Summer is almost over and a great summer it was. Boating, beaching, hiking, learning – lots of new exciting things to do, see and learn. In the writing realm, I’m delving into Glacier National Park for Kids (2010- did you know that Glacier National Park turns 100 years old in 2010) – and Yellowstone National Park for Kids 2011 (both working titles) published by Mountain Pressin Missoula, Montana (mountain-press.com) and a couple new nature books that have received a “yes” from publishers, but no signed contracts yet, so I’d better not say what they are, but I’m really excited about them.
     For the fall, I also have two great opportunities coming up where I get to share my newly acquired joy of Great Blue Herons with folks. On Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10:00 to noon I get to give a Heron Talk/Book Reading/Signing for children ages 2-7 in Seattle, Washington at Seward Park and Audubon Environmental Center(sewardpark.audubon.org). I can’t wait to see their wonderful park and facility on the banks of Lake Washington, just minutes from the Space Needle! Then on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9 and 10, I get to share Henry the Impatient Heron (I love that little guy!) with the Washington Library Media Association (wlma.org) in Yakima, Washington, in the heart of Washington’s orchard district. (My sister, Diana, who lives near Seattle makes trips there to buy some of the best fruit in the world.) Anyway, at WLMA, I’ll be a part of the Sylvan Dell(SylvanDellPublishing.com) presentation on Friday from 9:30-10:30. On Saturday I get to present my own heron presentation at 8:30 in the morning for early risers on the last day of the three day convention. (I wonder if anyone will get up on a Saturday morning to learn about herons?!? I might not if it was the last day of a three day convention, but you never know!) Oh, but you should see the high power authors that are attending WLMA. I’ll be honored to just be in their presence and I hope I get to hear a couple of them speak. Can’t wait! 

     I’m also really curious about how Animals Count in Grand Canyon National Park, (Grand Canyon Association at grandcanyon.org) is doing.  I wonder too if anyone from President Obama’s visit to the Grand Canyon this summer purchased our book? I like to think so.

     Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely and restful autumn. Keep Reading! Donna

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Bandit in the Bob Marshall Wilderness!

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Bandit in the Bob Marshall Wilderness!
Bandit in the Bob Marshall Wilderness

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