Thank you for your letters, cards, gifts and inquiries about whether I am still residing on planet earth. YES! I’m here and keeping busy. Thanks to questions from many of you, including Vee (A Haven for Vee blog), my old pal Susan Branch, and so many others, I thought I would send you a quick note.
Life has been good and full, too full sometimes, but I am grateful for everything good that comes my way.
My newest book, Running Out of Night, now a Yearling paperback, has opened so many doors for me. School visits (sometimes with hundreds of students), classroom visits, author days, and library talks have been a wonderful challenge and more fulfilling than I could’ve ever dreamed.
I still do talks for gardening and nature, and recently did three talks at the 25th Annual Visalia Springfest Home & Patio Show in California. I met many new readers, but I also got a chance to visit with people I knew from my old days at Heart's Ease in Cambria. Dear, dear people, and so appreciative of everything. Thank you for not only making me feel welcome, but also loved. (Rachel Snodgrass, you were the crowning glory).
When I present talks to large groups, I always like to have something special for the teacher and the students. Recently, I was given a complimentary sampling of wooden, book shaped flash drives with one of my illustrations and my name printed on the cover. I am able to offer this to teachers, who may want a copy of the program I present. If you are interested in ordering some of the flash drives with your design and name on them, here is the ordering information from USB Memory Direct (http://www.usbmemorydirect.com)
For students, teachers, and my readers, I have drawn and painted a new fox bookmarks. When I visit groups, I’ll tuck a bookmark into each book as a useful keepsake. (Thank you to my husband, Jeff Prostovich, for the great design).
If you’re reading this and would like some bookmarks, please send me a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Sharon Lovejoy, 495 Buena Vista Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, and I will mail some out to you.
I welcome your e-mails and letters. Thank you for your loyalty and caring.
Love across the miles,