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Honoring Women

Honoring Women by Barbara Renner In 1980, President Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month. To this day, departments of education … Continue reading

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The Pangolin

The Pangolin by Rita Goldner This past month we celebrated World Pangolin Day. For that reason, and because a character from my newest work-in-progress picture book happens to be a pangolin getting a pedicure, I decided to dedicate this month’s … Continue reading

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The Two-toed Sloth

The Two-toed Sloth by Rita Goldner One of my favorite activities is sketching animals, especially from life. While I have plenty of subjects among friends’ pets, I much prefer exotic animals, so you’ll find me frequently sitting on a folding … Continue reading

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Anthropomorphic Animals

Anthropomorphic Animals by Rita Goldner For decades I’ve had first-hand experience with anthropomorphizing animals, i.e. giving them human characteristics. I had a business making mascot costumes, mostly for fast food franchises. Whenever I could, I talked my clients into letting … Continue reading

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Have Books; Will Travel

Have Books; Will Travel by Barbara Renner I’ve written books, and I’m willing to travel to make sales. Selling books can be wet, hot, and downright frightening. As Sunbirds, my husband and I escape to Minnesota for the summer. That’s … Continue reading

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Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe by Rita Goldner Today I am chillin’ among the cool mountain pines at Lake Tahoe. This is a short retreat I take with my husband Dave every year. For him, it’s various water sports; for me, plein air … Continue reading

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White Privilege and Diversity

White Privilege and Diversity by Rita Goldner During my recent weekend in Los Angeles for the LA Times  Festival of  Books, I had the opportunity to meet and talk at length with Valerie Foster, one of the eight other authors … Continue reading

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