This is an old picture, but I haven't taken any lately. She's looking right at me thinking, Who on earth are you? Did you feed me this fine sugar water? If so, thanks.
The Cardinals are singing their love songs to each other.
Yep! It's springtime.
And to celebrate the one Book Birthday for May, here is A FAMILY FOR LEONA, my mg/tween historical fiction novel that has its second birthday on May 3rd. Happy Birthday, Leona.
Thanks to Aidana WillowRaven for the lovely cover.
Ten-year-old Leona Chapter doesn't understand why her papa left his six children at the Brooklyn Home for Homeless Children after their mother's death in 1921. Each day she prays he'll return and take his children home. God, however, isn't listening. Her brothers and sisters are either adopted or run away, leaving only Leona and Baby Mildred in the orphanage. Leona promises she and Mildred will be together for always. A promise she cannot keep, for Leona, along with her friend Noah, who she defends from the bullies Hiram and Jehu, and several other orphans, are soon on a train headed to Texas, while her sister stays at the orphanage. Leona vows she'll go back to Brooklyn the first chance she gets.
This possibly is the orphanage she and her siblings lived in, according to information the CAS sent to me. And imagine if this building was full of homeless children. It shows how times were hard in those days.
Available at AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE, THE PUBLISHER, and other places.