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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.