February 18th, I was so very lucky to visit Oquirrh Elementary School in Jordan School district to talk about my books, and the important parts of a story.
Oquirrh Elementary put on a great Literacy Night for students and their families on the 18th of February, and I am so glad I was asked to join them. The evening began with a pizza dinner and veggies, and then the students and their parents listened to an assembly. Then, students and their parents split up to different classes. Near the class where I taught, there was a class that was teaching students and their parents Spanish, and there were quite a lot of other interesting classes to choose from! I'm glad that some of the people chose to come to mine, where I taught about the parts of a story's plot. I hope they enjoyed it! Thanks so much to the kids and parents that joined my class, and to the kids who helped out with the little play at the end! I especially appreciate the boys who were good sports, and were willing to dress up like princesses and evil witches! They were great!
Thanks especially to Keri Corfield the Literacy/Climate and Cultural Specialist! She was so helpful, and absolutely great!
Monday, February 8, 2016
First of all, the setting is Japan, a country to which I have a particular liking, since I spent a year and half there as a missionary for the LDS church. I loved the country and its beauty. I like the cities, but I especially liked the nature and mountains. I lived in Sapporo and Asahikawa on Hokkaido, so I was never far from mountains.
Secondly, I really like SteamPunk! It's a particularly fun genre, and this has it! I thought the dirigibles were a great addition to the story.
Thirdly, I thought the main characters were strong, brave, independent people, and I always appreciate go-getters, rather than characters that ho-hum, and expect things to be handed to them. These characters were awesome!
Check it out on amazon here! If you like Japan and SteamPunk, or just one or the other, then this is definitely a book you will enjoy!
Monday, February 1, 2016
|The Zion Trail by Marsha Ward (c) 2016|
Young Elija, "Lije" for short, offers a drink to two tired looking men who offer his family a short message about Jesus Christ and after that, his life is never the same.
|Author Marsha Ward|
Read more about The Zion Trail on Marsha Ward's blog, and her other awesome books on her amazon page, or her website!