I wrote this book for a child I was sponsoring in India. He had asked me to write him a story and told me he loved goats.
At the time, I was doing some volunteer photo work for Horseworld in Bristol. It was there, I met Nebula, a black Nubian goat who was lovely.
She was very affectionate and was perfect for my story. Since she was named Nebula, I decided to give the story an astronomical theme.
I enlisted the help of my friend, Linda DeGarmo, who worked with me at Borders bookshop, to do the illustrations.
Once the layout, story and illustrations were completed, I received some help from my friend, Meryl Nelson who scanned the book onto her computer. From there, it went to a local print shop where 25 copies were printed at my own expense.
I had one copy sent to my sponsored child in India where it was translated to Bengali for him.
I received a letter and photo from him holding the book and smiling brightly.
From there, I decided to take the book to local schools in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It was well received by both students and teachers. I donated a few copies to the schools libraries. I also did a reading at Borders Bookshop and sold a few copies. This was a labour of love because I want children to enjoy reading. Books are after all, the cornerstone to a good education and a bright future.
I am an American living in England with my British husband. Moved to England eleven years ago and fell in love with everything about it. Along with photography, my interests include, archaeology, East London history, Jack The Ripper, reading, writing and glass fusing to name a few. After taking a voluntary redundancy, I am now studying counseling and life coaching and hope to practice on a part time basis after graduating to allow myself time for my other interests.
IN MY OWN WORDS Volumes 1 & 2 and more recent works Published December 13, 2013
CAPTURED IMAGES Published April 04, 2011
PAINTING WITH LIGHT Published February 04, 2010
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