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I am so thankful to have you all here. As an artist and a writer, I spend most of my time alone with nobody to talk to but the cats. They may talk back but I have no clue what the various forms of meow mean, so conversations tend to be rather one-sided. They are also no good for bouncing ideas off.
This year has been especially solitary because of my medical snafu in January. It has kept me house bound much of the year and not out-and-about at festivals and events throughout the country like most summers. I have put the time to good use. There are several new books in the works. I cannot talk about them yet, but soon I will tell you all the details. I can say that one is a book for adults. It is a Pagan parenting book unlike any other out in the market so far.
Even though I still have some healing left to do, I am back on the road beginning with Labor Day Weekend. If you are in the area, please come out and see me, I’d love to meet you if I haven’t already and renew our acquaintance if we have already met.
Here is my schedule through October:
- Harvest Homecoming & Ozark Avalon’s 13th Anniversary, Sep 3, 2009 12:00pm, Sep 7, 2009 3:00pm, Ozark Avalon Church of Nature Boonville, MO
- Mid Missouri Pagan Pride Day, Sep 27, 2009 12:00pm, , Peace Park, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
- Our Haven’s October Gathering 2009, Oct 2, 2009 3:00pm, Oct 4, 2009 12:00pm, Our Haven Nature Sanctuary, French Lick, Indiana
- WytcheHaven Weekend #10 – Riding the Winds of Change, Oct 9, 2009 1:00pm, Oct 12, 2009 1:00pm, ISIS Foundation Community Church – Salem, Arkansas
- Summerland Grove’s Festival of Souls, Oct 15, 2009 3:00pm, Oct 18, 2009 12:00pm, Meeman-Shelby State Park, Millington, Tennessee
To see complete details and for future events visit the calendar page.
This month’s FREE coloring page is the “Q” of the ABCs of Lesser Known Goddesses. Quinoa-Mama is a grain Goddess from Peru. During the harvest of the quinoa crop, the leaves of the plant are collected and made into a “corn-dolly” which is dressed in traditional Peruvian costume. The doll is saved until the following year when it is burned to ensure a bountiful crop and harvest. These ABC Goddesses coloring pages are now available in a beautiful collection coloring book directly from the publisher. Visit their web site to order your own copy or visit your favorite book seller.
Q was a tough one. There just aren’t that many Goddesses whose name starts with a Q. I eat quinoa on occasion, so I was excited to find there is a Goddess just for this small and tasty grain.
Have your children gone back to school yet? Did you know that the publisher has free teaching guides for each of my books on their web site? If you are friendly with your school librarian or even the local public librarian, why not suggest they add some of my books to their collection. Libraries across the country have. Help spread the word.
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I ‘ve been keeping up with my art challenge with a 30 minute daily doodle. Watch my progress on my http://wendymartinillustration.magickware.com/wordpress/
As always, my books, ‘An Ordinary Girl, A Magical Child,” “Aidan’s First Full
Moon Circle,” “Watchers,” and “Rabbit’s Song,” are all available from the
http://magicalchildbooks.com publisher, on my personal website -
http://magickware.com, at your favorite online or brick and mortar bookseller
and possibly even you local public library. I know times are tough all over, but
dollar for dollar, a book is one of the best deals for your entertainment budget.
In closing, I thank each one of you for joining me on this wonderful and wacky trip of mine. It is because of your unending support that I am living my dream. Your friendship is a true blessing and I am honored.
I am so excited I can barely breath.
I just found out my book “An Ordinary Girl, A Magical Child,” is a finalist in the 2009 COVR Visionary Awards.
All finalists and winners will be announced up on stage on June 27, 2009 in Denver Colorado during the INATS Banquet. Winners will be announced at the banquet. SQUEEEEEEEEEEE…..
I’ve been invited to be there to accept my award. I wish Denver was closer!
Oh my gosh! I can’t breath!
I got the shipment today…and WOW! Fabulous. Did I mention “wow”?
The set of three books arrived today. Beautifully written, enchantingly
illustrated…with gentle messages for all Pagani children.
I’m very pleased.
Mother Goose and Fooble
Posted by: Lyon
I am finally moving back into the swing of things. Our ‘N’ addition to the Lesser Known Goddesses is the Goddess Nike. A winged Goddess, she plays a lyre at hero’s and winners celebrations. These ABC Goddesses coloring pages are now available in a beautiful collection coloring book directly from the publisher. Visit their web site to order your own copy or visit your favorite book seller.
This coming weekend, Memorial Day, I will be returning to Wytchehaven in beautiful Salem, AR. I am very excited to be going back to this private land. The Strawberry River and the howling of coyotes in the evening stirs something deep inside me. And this time, Mama Dragon, my co-author Trudy Herring, will be making an appearance there as well. We will have great fun telling stories of coyote, raven, crow and rabbit to all the kids, big and little!
I want to thank any of you who made a purchase to help me pay off some of my medical expenses. Every little bit helps. I still have several thousand dollars yet to pay off, so if you were planning on making a purchase for yourself or a favorite little one, not only will you be getting a quality Pagan kid’s book, but brownie points as well. Remember, put the coupon code into the shopping cart on check out to get a discount! http://magicalchildbooks.com
In other news, Rabbit’s Song received a 5-star review from the Midwest Book Review. A major review publication, MBR is extremely hard to get into. We were beyond thrilled when we heard the news. To read the review in its entirety, go to either the amazon or B&N page of Rabbit’s Song and scroll down to the reviews. You might even take a moment to add your own review of any of our books. It’s easy to do and helps spread the word.
As many of you know, I was severely injured in January. I am doing much better now and am up and about, but I still have a long way to go until I am back to 100%. Because of this I have had to cancel most of my Spring appearances for the year. I am also not actively booking any events until the 2009/2010 school year begins in the fall.
This has effectively left me with no way to promote my newest book, “Rabbit’s Song” by SJ Tucker and Trudy Herring , which I had the great honor of illustrating. A good portion of my income for the last several years has been derived from these spring and summer shows.
That is why I need your help.
It won’t cost you anything, just a moment of your time. (Unless you want to get one of the books for yourself, which I will be happy to accommodate!)
How can you help? Tell your friends and neighbors with kids about the book. Link to the publisher’s web site http://magicalchildbooks.com or visit one of the on-line booksellers. Ask your librarian to purchase the book. Tell your kid’s teachers about the books and the wonderful curriculum based teaching guides on the publisher’s web site. Just help me spread the word.
With your help, I will be able to generate enough income to pay off some of the medical bills that are starting to clog my mailbox. Even with insurance the $$ are mounting. Thank you so much!!!
I’ve been interviewed by a fellow Blueboarder. Authors on the Rise series: interview is posted here: http://www.karenkincy.com/?p=331 and here: http://ravelda.livejournal.com/333077.html. Feel free to spread the news and link away. Comments welcome.
A budding artist shares her version of this month’s coloring page. She says she had a lot of fun coloring all the details.
Things I’ve done are in bold. What about you???
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day.