Friday, July 11, 2014

Celebrating Small Things Like Owls and Book Launches


LG KELTNER @writing off the edge

KATIE @TheCyborg Mom

CAFFEEMAGGIEATO @mscoffeehouse

One of my favorite spots to read or write is in my garden and during the summer, I like to go down early to sit by the pond, sip my coffee and get my head ready for whatever the day might bring. 

I'll never stop being grateful for my writing spot.

Yesterday I found a surprise. A small brown owl had caught his wing in the edging around the pond. Poor guy. He'd been trapped there for a while by the look of him, and I was afraid he'd broken a wing. I scooped him out of the water and set him on the edge of the pond. He blinked at me with huge yellow eyes, and for a minute I thought I'd have more rescuing steps--call the vet, find a cage, drive damaged owl to have wing fixed. I imagined that my day was going to be filled with owl care. 

But he rallied and in a few minute, stretched and flexed both wings, then flew into the trees. I didn't get a picture of him, but here's one of his brothers. 

I have something really small to celebrate this Friday. 


Double Negative Launch

For all of you who offered to help me with my launch, I haven't forgotten. :-) I've just been waiting for Evernight Teen to send my cover and my pub date. I've just gotten my pub date and my cover is on the way, so wanted you to know I will be getting that information to you next week! If I've missed someone, yell at me, please. And if anyone still wants to jump in and lend a hand, obviously, there's still time. 

Again thanks for your support.


  1. Can't wait to see your cover!
    Glad you found the owl in time to save him.

  2. He got caught in the water? Poor little guy.

  3. It was so kind of you to save the owl.

  4. I'm looking forward to seeing your cover! I'm glad the owl was all right. :)

  5. That owl is the cutest thing EVER! Isn't it lucky he was okay and didn't need a trip to the vet? Your writing spot looks so serene -- almost mystical. It's a wonderful thing to be grateful for. Have a good weekend, Madam Owl Savior!

  6. Count me in too, please!!!
    Your writing spot looks and sounds lovely!
    What a wonderful rescue story . . . so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Happy that the owl made it! Congrats on the book!!! :) Very excited to see the cover, when's the launch date?

  8. Hmmm.. I think the computer may have just eaten my comment.

    What a beautiful writing spot! It looks magical to me!

    I am so glad you were able to save that little owl. I bet you came along at just the right time, so his little wing didn't get more injured. What a great way to start the weekend!

    Congrats on your book moving along! Yeah!

  9. Ahh poor little owl, glad you were there to help him!

    I love that writing spot of yours. I want it. Badly lol. Can't wait to see the cover and help with the launch :)

  10. now, isn't that a jolly good lovely spot in the garden!

  11. So excited for you! Can't wait to see it :)

    I am jealous of your writing spot. My husband told me I should take my writing outside so there are no phone or internet interruptions. If only I had a pond!

  12. Poor little owl - glad he's okay!
    I'd love to help with you launch! :)

  13. So darn precious, glad he (or she) was ok. I love your writing spot. It's very inspiring.

  14. Your writing place is beautiful. Inspirational. I'm so happy you rescued the little owl and it is okay.
    Congratulations on your book. I'd love to help with launching your book, if you still need more. So excited for you.

  15. Hi Lee! I'm glad the owl was okay after all. What a beautiful creature.
    I'd be happy to help you with your book launch, Lee! Just email me with what you'd like me to do!

  16. What an absolutely beautiful writing place. And lucky little owl you were there! Did you get your letter from Hogwarts?

  17. So glad the little owl was well. Probably a bit stunned, bothered and irritated but all in all grateful for your helpful hand.

    And please make sure to add me to the list. I'd be happy to share in the festivities.

  18. Glad you were able to rescue the owl and that he's okay! Have a great weekend!

  19. I love a story with a happy ending. I've just been editing a section of my ms with a brown owl in it. Look forward to seeing the cover reveal soon.

  20. I'm glad the owl wasn't hurt. You know, I don't think I've ever seen an owl in real life. I'm pretty sure there are some in Michigan, but I've never spotted on in the wild.

  21. Hey illustrious author, Lee,

    I can so relate to the garden being a sanctuary for scribbling. Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star uses the garden to get her writing inspirations flowing.

    I'm glad you gave a hoot about that poor owl. Good the owl was able to take off, eh.

    I wonder what you will reveal, cover wise. Of course, I don't know nothing.

    A peaceful Sunday to you.

    Your starstruckest fan,

    Gary :)

  22. I feel so bad for injured animals, so I'm glad the owl is okay.

    I look forward to your launch.

  23. Your reading spot looks awesome!

  24. If it's not too late, I'd love to help in any way that I can. And I'm happy to hear the little guy is doing okay. How scary for him.

  25. How cool that your writing spot inspires your writing and your senses. One of God's creatures might not have lived without you being where you needed to be at the right time. I'm happy to help with your launch, and if you don't receive your info on time, we can change the post date.

  26. I'm jealous of your writing spot. Wow!!


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