Archive for the ‘Arizona PHOTOS’ Category

So much IF YOU FIND ME News Plus Video!
October 13, 2015

Hi, everyone!

It’s been quite a busy year as an author, but packed with absolutely lovely surprises for this lucky little book of mine.

Some of the news I can share: two new sales to Brazil and Turkey, along with the novel’s nomination/shortlisting for both the German Buxtehuder Bulle Award and the German Children’s Literature Prize, the latter to be announced on Friday, October 16th, at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Other news that has me bursting at the seams will have to keep, but as soon as I can share, I will.

That said, I had a great time answering questions posed by my Brazilian readers, book bloggers and reviewers about IF YOU FIND ME.

Obrigada, Brazil!

Part One: 

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=530547910428823&id=419365668213715

Part Two:

https://www.facebook.com/AgirNow/posts/532371070246507

Agir Now even made the novel a playlist! (Number 9 has always been Carey’s anthem, very cool!)

http://www.agirnow.com.br/blog/2015/09/playlist-de-no-coracao-da-floresta/

I hope everyone is safe and well, and I wish you and yours a joy-filled and *glorious* Holiday Season! 
   

   

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The Crooked Star Gazette
April 6, 2013

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To catch up here on the blog …

NEWS:

If You Find Me

… sold to Taiwan and to Spain.

… was nominated by YALSA for the BFYA (best fiction for young adults) list for 2014.

… Entered its SECOND PRINTING.

AND …

The first flowers of Spring are blooming!

Happy Spring, everyone!

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One Thousand Words A Day.
September 23, 2010

The Dog-Days of summer.

After writing every spare moment the last three years, I decided to take the summer off. The plan was to:

a) Spend more time with my lovelies: my husband, the sanctuary dogs and the rescue horses.

b) Rest the writing muscles and come back refreshed and bursting with ideas.

It worked. I’m excited to get cracking on my current WIP (that’s work-in-progress for my non-writer friends) and I’m straining at the bit to begin another YA (young adult) novel for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November.

That said, it doesn’t mean I didn’t have a creative outlet the past three months. Besides writing and poetry, I also love photography. It’s something I do for my own personal pleasure; unlike writing, I particularly enjoy the lack of competition and perfectionism, and the desert provides endless material.

Not something I'd want stuck in my hair!

I’m not sad to see the summer end; it’s been the hottest one yet. And even though monsoon clouds kept rolling in …

Summer has the bluest eyes ...

… and brightened up the days in a ROY-G-BIV sort of way …

Somewhere ...

 

... over the rainbow ...

… the monsoon was miserly with its rain, albeit quite generous with its sunsets:

Still, one of my favorite times of the day is when the moon appears …

The moon is an early riser.

… and night falls, which is the perfect time to snuggle under the covers with a good novel and read someone else’s one thousand words.

Photographs by Emily Murdoch

Skytastic.
November 19, 2009

The Trees POV

Waves of Color

Sky Before Tomorrow

Trees say Goodnight

Beautiful end, beautiful day.

Through the Trees

Photos by Emily Murdoch

Paint The Sky.
October 9, 2009

God is a painter.

 

Marshmallow Skies

 

Sky like a kaleidoscope.

 

Peaceful Afternoon

 

Here and There

 

Peaceful in Pink

 

In the Pink

 

The Evening Show

 

Day is Done.

 

O beautiful, for spacious skies ...

 

An Early Moon.

 

Peek-a-boo Moon

 

Sunset Tangle

 

Photos by Emily Murdoch.