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Friday’s Wildlife Writing Prompt

Subject: Chipmunks! So, I have this little chipmunk, who scampers over to eat the seed under my feeders, fills his little cheeks, then scampers back again. Shouldn’t he be a character in a picture book? Or a comic book? Or … Continue reading

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Mystery on Pine Lake

The Inspiration Behind The Story Believe it or not, Cooper and Packrat’s first adventure started as a picture book! I knew I wanted to find an interesting way to talk about loons, how they re-nest if the first nest fails, … 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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Our Little Shed Mystery

I was so happy to see that our new house had this cute little garden shed. We moved into our house right after Thanksgiving, so we only had time to store some of my gardening things inside, close the doors … 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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Hoot Behavior

Late August, the weekend before Labor Day Weekend, I found a chance to kayak out again  with my friend Cindy.  This time, it was so foggy, we could barely see beyond the front of our kayaks. But foggy days have … 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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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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