Redrockwriting's Blog

December 31, 2009

This is my first attempt at blogging, but I think it will be a good way to meet other children’s authors. I am in the process of self-publishing my first book. More about that later. I live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, a constant inspiration for creative types like me. Beautiful vistas everywhere you look. Moving here has given me more time to concentrate on my writing. Mostly for children, although I have spent many years in marketing communications. I have found other writers here, but my town is home to many artists as well. No surprize. As soon as I can figure out how to do it, I will post some photos of Red Rock Country. You will be amazed! The flora and fauna and people who live in this high desert area influence my writing every day.

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  1. Hi, Diane! Welcome to Arizona. I’m a neighbor, over in Prescott. My wife and I have been living here for the past 17 years. She’s the writer, and I’m the graphic designer/illustrator. I hope to see you one of these days, at the SCBWI meetings in our lovely town. Congrats on your book on ravens. I hope I’ll get to see it one of these days.

    Lewis Agrell
    SCBWI member

    Comment by Lewis Agrell — January 4, 2010 @ 1:01 pm | Reply

    • Thank you for the warm welcome! Surely I can share my book with you at a SCBWI. I just posed that question (about next meeting date in Prescott) on the listserv. Can I ask how you found my blog? Did WordPress alert you to it?

      Comment by redrockwriting — January 4, 2010 @ 1:38 pm | Reply

  2. I am also a member of SCBWI which has become a useful tool for me. I have had one book published called “The Buddy Tails.” by Publish America.

    I just wanted comment on your website. You did a nice job describing Sedona and the “Coffepot Rock.” The picture was enticing and your words beckoned one to read on. I am anxious to purchase your book when it is released. Keep me informed.

    Comment by Mary Ann Herzog — January 18, 2010 @ 1:30 pm | Reply

  3. Hi, I found your blog on the SCBWI page. It did note that you will be at the Prescott meeting. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend that one because I am having back surgery in February.
    I love Sedona and do look forward to reading your book!

    Comment by Mary Ann Herzog — January 18, 2010 @ 1:33 pm | Reply

    • Mary Ann, thank you so much for visiting my blog. I wish I had more time to work it, but will try to post several times a week. I’m sorry I won’t see you at Prescott meeting (hope the back surgery goes well). My book is in print, and I will be blogging it soon, want to post the cover which is so inviting. The tale is inspired by a true story, and the raven is so heart-warming that I think you will like it. I will search out your book as well. Hope tp meet soon.

      Comment by redrockwriting — January 19, 2010 @ 1:26 pm | Reply

  4. Hi Diane,
    Just thought I’d visit your blog and say Hi. I am very excited about your book and will be looking forward to receiving it and sharing it with children in Michigan who will learn about Ravens.

    Comment by Barb Sukenik — February 3, 2010 @ 9:02 pm | Reply

    • Barb, glad you could visit. I’ll be posting some information about ravens soon. Meanwhile, check out the Javelinas that visited the house recently. What do you think?

      Comment by redrockwriting — February 4, 2010 @ 3:55 pm | Reply

  5. Hi Diane, I LOVE your children’s book. You may not remember me. we met several years ago at a small town library where you were the librarian and you hired me! This would have been perfect for our children’s story hour. Maybe a special appearance there is in order….

    Got your article – it’s wonderful! Talk to you soon.

    Comment by Mary — February 25, 2010 @ 12:11 pm | Reply

    • Good to hear from you, Mary. I’m so glad you like the book, it’s been getting a great reception, some stores have come back for more! I’m going to post some great raven photos I have first chance I get, so check back. I hope to visit with you soon.

      Comment by redrockwriting — February 25, 2010 @ 12:29 pm | Reply

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