Category Archives: writing notes

Trail Cam Visitors

  In the last year, my trail cam has picked up many, many visitors passing through our little patch of woods at night, behind the house.  I thought you might like to see some of them!         … Continue reading

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Writing Distraction – Barred Owl

This Barred Owl hung around my backyard most of yesterday during the snowstorm-ice storm. I was on a deadline to finish revising a third chapter for the week, hoping to turn them in to a writing partner by 5pm. Whenever … Continue reading

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The Heron on Little Wilson Pond

Feeling my relaxing summer days coming to an end, I ditched the housework and school prep in favor of a kayak paddle.  The sun was warm, the water calm.  I paddled slowly, taking in all the sights and sounds including … Continue reading

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Winter Wildlife – Otters

Oh, it’s been so very long since I posted! And I apologize, dear reader. You see, Book 4, Mystery of the Bear Cub has been the hardest of all of Cooper’s adventures to write.  I absolutely love the content: Black … Continue reading

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Loon Watch: Lazy Fall Days

  Once school started, I didn’t get out on the lake as often.  But when I did, the fall foliage views were amazing!     I never knew where the loon family would be. Sometimes they were right off our … Continue reading

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Hatching Day: My Loon Watch

On a rainy July 10th, exactly 27 days after they’d laid their two olive colored eggs, the adult loon on the nest reared back to turn them. I very clearly saw pips (tiny cracks) in the eggs, and I knew … Continue reading

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The Week Before Hatching: My Loon Watch

In the final days before (what I’d calculated to be) hatching day, something felt a little different.  I was going out in my kayak at the same time. Sitting in the same spot. Staying in my kayak as I always … Continue reading

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Weeks Two and Three: My Loon Watch

During the second and third weeks of monitoring the loons nesting period, I got into a routine.  I’d paddle out at  6am to see them, coasting the last fifty yards or so. Beaching my kayak for stability, yet staying in … Continue reading

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My Adventure Begins – My Loon Watch

My story begins back in May. School was in session, the campground had opened and I was struggling to find time to write. But still, I managed to sneak out in the kayak a couple times to check on our … Continue reading

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Meeting Readers

One of the best things about being an author, with a campground, who writes about kids who live and work in a campground . . . is that I get to meet my readers right in the midst of my … Continue reading

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