Aside from my role as a children’s author, many of you are also aware that I am an avid supporter of Celiac Disease Research and that I am very involved in a major project to gain government support for the only auto-immune disease which the government does not support. Why? Because the drug companies and pharmacies do not make money off of this disease because the simple solution is to abstain from the gluten in their diet.
This is a lovely “thank you” card sent to me from a child that had attended one of my fun and exciting monthly Gluten-Free Cup Cake Parties, generously sponsored by Pamela’s Products and Nature’s Food Patch in Clearwater.
Heaven! Is this Heaven? Oh, it’s just home! Why is it that many of us long to travel, we then go there and then we get home to Florida we never want to head out again for quite some time. I LOVE my home, my schedule and of course my studio. I really live in my studio and seem to enter my home for food, sleep and of course a hug to my husband. Anyway, I am back and lots happening as you can read and view on the Internet about Danny the Dragon, Tina Turbin as well as my Gluten Free site www.glutenfreehelp.info . Exciting stuff. Happy to be back with our daughter, Miranda. It is hot as “#%$” in Florida! The CD is really moving now and I have got some wonderful news to share , so check back!
I can honestly say I love the weather in Florida. I want to go home! Some say I am crazy but I will take sweating and humidity over the cold winds of the Puget Sound and the North East any day. I guess this is why I moved to the South East to do my writing. Did I say I am really bi-coastal? You will see I am on the West Coast frequently, yet do prefer the clean air of Florida and sitting out in my studio overlooking the little lake, big oak tress (yep Florida oak trees) and all the space writing away on my computer daily, taking breaks to try out another recipe, occasional attempts at learning Photoshop and the use of my digital camera. I am happy to be heading back soon, but first to Yellowstone and the Dakotas.
I haven’t shared with you a number of schools I was doing readings and Question and Answer periods with. One school I need to pay my respects to is a Florida Montessori School for the deaf I visited before I left on my trip. I was honored to do a reading at their school while one of the teachers did sign language.
We are at the Florida Library Association and things are hopping. They love Danny the Dragon and we shall be seeing more of Danny in the libraries! Yeeha.
This group is incredible!
The producer of the Danny the Dragon CD told me he is having a hard time with so much good music coming in the mail and MP3’s, so I am being asked to share my input. I get to add some input – after all it is my Danny the Dragon! At the same time I am developing recipes, writing and getting the books ready for shipping for the next Florida Library Association on the East Coast, in two days. Exciting!
Check out www.celiacwalk.org — 3/28/09 in Orlando, to support research for celiac disease. I’ll be out there with Danny t-shirts and all kinds of other promo. I hope all you fans out there can join us! Currently I’m still working a lot to finalize the research and text for my Gluten Free site.