Book Shower

Book Shower

The Story of Neeps and Tattie was specifically designed to be a gift book and a book to hand down through the generations.  It is a large book measuring 10” x 12“.  Our book also has a dust jacket.  Both Diane and I are old school -we wanted our book to totally embrace the child…

Novice

Novice

I am not a reptile fan.  I live in the woods, I have had snakes, poisonous and non-poisonous in my basement.  They were all captured and released unharmed but I was not a part of the process!  Now I own Tattie the Tortoise and I am smitten but only with tortoises!  Tattie knows my voice,…

In a Clutch

In a Clutch

I was in the Sunshine State for a book tour and a little holiday R&R.  On one of my beach walks I found a lot of sea turtle egg casings.  At first I thought I stumbled into the leftovers of a beer pong party. Tortoises in the wild will lay 4-8 eggs in a sunny…

Egg Shells

Egg Shells

I spend my holidays hiding in Boca Grande. It is quiet and a perfect place to walk the beach and reflect. My daily beach walks this year have not yielded as many shells as I would like, but I have found a large number of empty sea turtle egg shells. The shells look like broken…

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

My secret – the winter solstice is my favorite day of the year.  Today, December 21st, is my favorite day. Living in the northeast, the day is dark by 4:30pm, and winter has begun. Some call it the longest night. Tomorrow we will gain two more seconds of daylight.  It is the season of dormancy…

Preparing for Winter

Preparing for Winter

Migration is a theme in our book “The Story of Neeps and Tattie.”  Here in the North East, bird migration started at the end of August. With deep connections to the sun, atmospheric temperatures and temperatures of the ground, the creatures around us began their preparation for winter.  Some birds will stay, some will fly…

Follow the Sun

Follow the Sun

With the  current-state of the world, a small abandoned tortoise has shown me a way to navigate this life.   There are dark sides and light sides. Choose the light. Sometimes the lighter side is man made and sometimes it is natural sunlight. Both are welcoming and life sustaining. Greens are necessary but a ripe…

Acts of Kindness

Acts of Kindness

When Diane and Amy set out to write the Story of Neeps and Tattie, neither one had experience in any part of the book world.  There were books in book stores and they bought them. How they got to the book store was a complete mystery and truthfully, not of interest.  The Story of Neeps…