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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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Letters From Ms. Conley’s Class – Poland

A couple weeks back, I visited Poland Community School to talk to students in K-6. This school holds a special place in my heart, because my two children attended school there.  Many of the students had fabulous questions and connections, … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is . . .

Today was the day Mrs. Shanning and I had set aside for our students to vote. Not for their favorite ice cream. Not even for Class President! But for something waaaaay more important . . . to choose the winners … Continue reading

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Backyard Fox Sighting

I was staring out my back window, sipping coffee, when an adult fox wandered through our campground maintenance area.  I set my coffee cup down so hard, liquid sloshed over the sides onto the table. “Quick! I need my camera! … Continue reading

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Hebron Station School Visit

When I heard that the Hebron Station School planned to use our Book Trailer Contest as a copyright learning tool, District Librarian Cindy Petherbridge and I schemed up an author visit to get the kids on board with the project. … Continue reading

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