Leonard the Lemur

A few years ago I wrote an early elementary book about a little lemur. The lemur’s name was Leonard and he LOVED lighthouses. Now Leonard was raised by a sweet lady who read to him and taught him about all sorts of things, and when he was old enough to move to the zoo she still came to visit him often. I have always loved this book and intended to edit, illustrate, and include lemur and lighthouse facts. However, by the time I finished Stone Dragon 1 and 2 and thought to take a break for Leonard, the old computer had lost most of his story again.

I felt dejected and upset at myself, so I went back to my dragons and tried to remember what I had lost with the lemur. Fast forward 2 years. I am sitting at my desk observing while a classroom full of 22 students takes state tests. Suddenly, a little lemur begins to dance across my mind again. Not to give me the story I had already written, but to show me how it began. So I wrote a new book. A picture book prequel. Leonard the Lemur Who Loves Lighthouses. 

A few days later came the realization that I would have had to re-write the 1st (now 2nd) book anyway, even if it hadn’t been lost, because it is actually TWO books! So Now my illustrator (Mom) is really going to have a load of work to so this summer because there are 3 early literacy (hopefully leveled) readers to get done. Leonard the Lemur Who Loves Lighthouses, Leonard the Lemur Takes a Trip, and Leonard the Lemur Finds His Home.

Each one will come complete with a small section of facts about lemurs, lighthouses, and other animals/areas he encounters during his adventures.

I am SO EXCITED to get this project back up and running again.

I always look forward to hearing what you think. Leave a note and let me know!

May your inspiration lift you up from the mundane and let you dance in the clouds today!

Snow Days

Photo Photo(the view from my front door…I didn’t walk out with the dogs this time!)

The past few days have been cold here. In fact, cold is an understatement. With the snow and winds we have been advised to stay outside for ten minutes or less, and only that if it is absolutely necessary, for fear of frostbite. I have taken these warning seriously and have not left the house! The biggest problem with that, however, is the fact that weather has been playing havoc with the internet connections around town, and I have not been able to post a blog in three days.

I have used that time ‘wisely’:

 I learned a new pattern and can now crochet these mittens with a ‘flip top’ option to turn them into fingerless gloves.

Photo (Aren’t they SUPER CUTE?!?!?! Found the pattern at http://suesfreepatterns.blogspot.ca/2013/08/crocheted-mittens-fingerless-gloves.html)

I finished watching season 6 of The Big Bang Theory

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I played A LOT of “random dancing” to kids songs and chase the baby games with my toddler.

and I read Barbara Hay’s The Bulldoggers Club:The Tale of the Ill-Gotten Catfish and wrote an Accelerated Reader test over it. I also wrote a review, which was supposed to post Tuesday and will be posted later today.

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I still don’t like the cold and snow, but being without internet for a couple of days was almost interesting. I hope that you all stay warm (or cool, depending on what your weather is like!) and have some FUN today!

Don’t forget that Tyree Tomes is having a give away week RIGHT NOW. You can find our free e-downloads at:

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