Saturday, April 25, 2015

School Visit

Yesterday, I got to visit Duchesne Elementary to give my school presentation.  It was so fun!  The kids got involved, and contributed a lot to the assembly.  I hoped they learned a lot about using plot to create their own unique stories.  I've really been enjoying these school visits.  I hope they help to fire up the imaginations of the students, and that someday, some of them can write and finish a few (or more!) of their own books!

Friday, April 10, 2015

School Visit and Fairview Museum

I had the fantastic opportunity today of visiting the students of Fairview Elementary to talk about the basics of writing a plot.  I got to Fairview early, so I had a little time to explore the town.  I went to the museum, which is a very decent sized museum for their town, and I was extremely impressed.  Click here, or here to learn more about this fantastic museum!  The centerpiece of the museum is a replica of a real mammoth skeleton that was found not far away from Fairview when Huntington Reservoir was being excavated.  Apparently, about 10,000 years ago, some unlucky mammoth got stuck in a bog, and met his demise.  Poor guy.  What a terrible way to go.  The folks at the museum were very friendly and knowledgable, and I really enjoyed my visit before heading back to the elementary.  At the elementary, the kids were very respectful and helpful, and it was so fun at the end, when some of the kids got into costumes to perform a short play for the other students.

I really appreciate the principal Mr. John Allan, and the staff and teachers at the school as well as the great students for letting me come visit them.  I hope they enjoy reading Felicity, and I hope they learned some good ideas about making fantastic, exciting stories!  

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Author Deirdra Eden

Deirdra Eden is the author of The Watchers series which you can look at here, and has also designed some breathtaking book covers which you can look at, here.

She has also been kind enough to post a little bit of information about my book, Felicity~ A Sparrow's Tale, on her blog, here.

Karen Hoover, a very talented author whom I am fortunate to know,and who was kind enough to come to the school where I teach to do an author assembly a few years ago, is the author of several books for which Deirdra designed the covers, namely The Sapphire Flute, The Armor of Light, The Emerald Wolf, and The Chrystal Mallet, and I have been very impressed with them.  Ms. Eden did a great job!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Some Awesome Scripture Verses

I wanted to write these verses from the Old Testament, because I really like them, and like what they help me remember.


2 Kings 6

14 There sent he (the king of Syria) thither horses, and chariots, and a great host; and they came by night, and compassed the city about.

15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots.  And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?

16 And he answered, Fear not; for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see.  And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw; and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

Jacob 3: 1 But behold, I, Jacob, would speak unto you that are pure in heart.  Look unto God with firmness of mind, and pray unto him with exceeding faith, and he will console you in your afflictions, and he will plead your cause, and send down justice upon those who seek  your destruction.


I like these verses.  They help me to remember that if I'm doing the best I can, I've got friends, even if I can't see them.