As I was walking to my office, I started to think about all the small “Gaia-gifts” that make me smile. Here is my top ten, and why I picked them.
: because they remind me that transformation is possible
(the bugs): because Gaia’s craftiness is cool
:because they remind me the sweet nectar of life is there for the taking if you’re willing to get “busy as a bee” and work for it.
: because, if you examine them and follow them, they always tell a story.
s: They are Gaia’s Legos!
: because they are a good excuse to lay on your back and let your imagination run wild.
: because they smile back.
: because they translate the whispers of the wind.
: because at least some bugs should be “cute.”
: because it reminds me of the ingenuity of seeds.
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I am the author of the award-winning Gaia Girls book series. I live in Corning, NY with my third-grade teacher hubby, two dogs (one young and wild, one old and patient) and an orange cat who thinks he is king of the whole pride. I am elected City Councilman here because I believe in putting your money where your mouth is and I drive VW Beetle that runs on waste veggie-oil.
Writing a fictional sereis about girl-eco heroes is extremely fun and I have discovered the profession of writing suits my nature. Half the time I'm squired away from the world and lost in my own daydreams and the other half I get to go into schools, libraries and other interesting venues to talk about my work and, more importantly, about Gaia.