Yesterday (Saturday, June 25, 2016) was AMAZING!

First off, my parents, my 3 yr old, and myself were all up, ready, in the car, and able to pull out of the driveway at 8:30 am straight up…the time we had set to leave! Many of you won’t understand the significance of this; I assure you that it is a huge accomplishment (especially more my daughter and I!).

So, we were all up early on a Saturday, we stopped for donuts, and Dad drove us two hours to a Kansas zoo…but not just ANY zoo, NOPE! We went to Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard Kansas, where mom and I had a book launch/signing for Leonard the Lemur.

Exactly one year to the day after Matt Fouts (the amazing director of the park) gave us his go ahead to include Tanganyika in our children’s picture book, we were there signing copies, scoping out animals, and having an absolutely wonderful time!

Lucas (Media Ma Extraordinaire) hung out during the signing and took pictures, talked, asked questions…basically just made us feel like a part of the Tanganyika family!

So a BIG THANK YOU is in order to Matt, Lucas, Lauren, and all the rest of the staff (and animals) at that amazing place. Below are just a spare few of the pictures I took during this fun day. You can find Leonard the Lemur on Amazon and Createspace (check out amazon.com/author/eliabethtyree for all of my published works).

For MORE on the real life Leonard, his friends, and his home check out the park at twpark.com

Leonard June 25 2016

Leonard the Lemur! (Who just took over his bachelor group. Way to go Leonard, We’re Proud of you!) Taken by Lucas at TWPARK.com

New Possibilities

This morning I received an e-mail that threw my already happy mood into a tizzy! I can’t go into many details right now because, well, I don’t know them yet…but suffice it to say that one of my favorite projects might be getting a partner for the finishing touches!

Some of you have been with me for a while now and may remember mentions of a children’s picture book character that I have been working with off and on for a few years (the previous posts can be found here, here, and here). My mother will be illustrating and we are both excited about the endless possibilities that seem to be in store for our Lemur friend!

I will update as more news becomes available. Lord willing, we will know more and start getting details nailed down starting next week.

Remember to ‘like’ our Facebook page, Tyree Tomes, for the earliest updates and information on all of our books!


Leonard (the smaller Black and White Lemur stuffie), Silly (My daughter’s baby with the rainbow hair), and our new Lemur stuffie, I call him Louis but my daughter has dubbed him OoohOOh, AhAhAh UnckYa (Lemurs like to make low grunty noises when happy)

If you would like to see more of my work, check out my Author Page. You can also find my father, Dr. Wilson J Tyree, on his Author Page¬†and he has free e-book give aways very frequently! Please remember to support your Indie Author friends (Like US!) by providing ratings and reviews in places like Amazon and Goodreads. Your reviews help fellow readers find what they’re looking for!