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Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe by Rita Goldner I’m spending a week camping on the shore of Lake Tahoe, while working on my new book. It’s a wonderful place to nurture a creative spirit, and I have been doing it for about 20 … Continue reading

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Facing Extinction

Facing Extinction by Rita Goldner Sometimes local populations are surprised by a sudden natural cataclysm, like a volcano, tidal wave, flood, or fire, which changes the environment either temporarily or permanently. We agree that it’s impossible to do anything, because … Continue reading

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The “Hook”

The “Hook” by Rita Goldner I recently attended a webinar hosted by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). The guest speaker was a representative from Chronicle Books in San Francisco, and her job is to work with … Continue reading

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S.T.E.A.M.

S.T.E.A.M. by Rita Goldner Standing in line at a fabric store, I watched the cashier use a calculator to multiply yardage by price per yard. She had a small chart taped to the counter that showed decimal/fraction equivalents: 1/2 yard … Continue reading

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Dr. Gary Shapiro, Orangutan Fan

Dr. Gary Shapiro, Orangutan Fan by Rita Goldner Today’s blog is a tribute to Gary L. Shapiro, Ph.D., who  fact-checked my picture book, Orangutan: A Day in the Rainforest Canopy, and continues to be an inspiration to me. Dr. Shapiro … Continue reading

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April Showers

April Showers by Rita Goldner My illustration this month comes from the Desert Botanical Garden. The DBG invites painters from the Scottsdale Artists League to come for free and paint the landscapes. So during Saturdays in March and the first … Continue reading

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Mad as a March Hare

Mad as a March Hare by Rita Goldner I relish my blog position, the first of every month, because it affords me the opportunity to research interesting traditions and tidbits of history or literature that celebrate the coming month. This … Continue reading

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