A Giant Ginger Garbula likes globe-trotting, gondola riding, gargoyle searching and gem gathering. They even like to gallivant, gallop, guffaw and guzzle! Read this fun tongue-twister and laugh as a Giant Ginger Garbula shows you colorful places and tries different things.
When my first Siamese cat gave birth to six kittens on my bed, my appreciation for differences and the love of cats started. Cats and students have been a big part of my life for fifty years. Creative Writing was among the high school English courses I taught over my forty years in the classroom. I always wrote with my students. It provided me with knowledge of the assignment and led me down my own path of discovery. After retirement I was able to follow my passion of writing for young readers. I enjoy reading my books in elementary school classrooms and talking to my audience. They always provide me with amazing ideas and I have been able to use some of them to create new stories. I live in Colorado with my husband and one senior cat. I also enjoy being an active grandmother.
I'm a mover. I don't sit still well. I can't let my mind rest easy. That's the way I'm wired.
This book, a finalist in the Colorado Author's League, was written and published during the COVID shut down.
I was completely homebound during 2020 for more reasons than the pandemic. My emotional and mental well-being flourished as I created in my garden and on paper. The flowers outside pleased me. The activity books and picture books I wrote pleased me. My mind was working not just to please me, but to please my young readers.
I used time to go through old pictures and the memories swelled in my mind and heart. Ideas for new stories jumped into my brain and onto paper. I created a new character for kids by reflecting on memories.
The world around me came to a stand-still. I created a new world for me and kids.