It’s the holiday season and I don’t know about you, but I am feeling all the feels. The lights, the tree, candles, egg nog, bring it on.
I’m just waiting for our first Maine snowfall of the season which amazingly hasn’t happened yet, other than an overnight dusting that disappeared as soon as it hit the ground and…. so doesn’t count!
But I have a bunch of good news to keep me smiling until those snowflakes fly and I’m happy to share it with you! Look at this! From the literary center of the universe.
Whenever I am in New York City, I visit this library in a state of respect, worship, and adoration because among MANY reasons… the Original Winnie-the-Pooh that belonged to the ACTUAL Christopher Robin lives there.
The reading the rooms, the lions, the books, the stairs… all of it… make words themselves feel, well, sacred. So when the NYPL announced one of my books as a Best Book of 2021, I TOTALLY lost it! I am so grateful. The me in the picture above in 2018 was on the eve of having her first book published. I was a ball of nerves and fear while awaiting that big publication day. And fast forward to today, Black Hole Chasers is my SIXTH book! When I first started down this road, I did not have dreams big enough to imagine SIX books published. Never occurred to me. Not once. So this is a full circle celebratory moment. And I hope that if you haven’t read Black Hole Chasers, that you’ll get a hold of a copy at your local bookstore or check it out at your local library. It’s a story we need right now, of hope, hard word, picking yourself up from failure, and experiencing a world class breakthrough! Plus… Black Holes are so cool!
Know what else is cool?
The Gravity Tree was also named a Best Book of 2021, by Kirkus Reviews! I couldn’t believe it and am so delighted. I believe in this book so much. It’s full of science, history, physics but I think this tree not only lived (still ALIVE) an interesting life but has something to teach us all about our own potential. I talked about it here in a short video on my You Tube Channel! (Teachers, this is a good one for how writers find their inspiration)
It hasn’t been easy releasing books in the middle of a pandemic. So I am so grateful that these books are getting so much love. Thank you for your support and encouragement throughout the year!
More to come…