2018 Summer Book Signings Photoblog
Photographs from book readings and signings at the Pulaski County Library in Pulaski, Virginia on August 18, 2018 and the Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, Georgia on September 1.
Dream of Peace Across Korean DMZ
Seeking words of peace over threats of nuclear war, Women Cross DMZ, in partnership with the Nobel Women’s Initiative and the Women’s Peace Walk, a coalition of more than 30 women’s peace organizations in South Korea, met in Seoul, South Korea May 24-26 for the #WomenPeaceKorea: A New Era delegation. Can women, men, and kids at the grassroots level persuade government officials to bury the nuclear hatchet and ink an agreement for peace?
Jean’s Journey with Blue Whales
My dream of an adventure with blue whales turned into a lesson of not needing to prove my encounter to the rest of the world. These largest known animals on Earth taught me the simplicity of treasuring an inner journey to picture them with my heart.
Humpback Whales, Up Close and Personal
Aria Vanir’s transmission diary entry for February 19, 2029 tells of her adventure to see humpback whales and dolphins during a school trip at Virginia Beach. What did Aria and her Navy SEAL father, William, learn from the good aliens–the Gallions from Vithera–that could help whales and dolphins?
Jean’s Journey to Touch a Gray Whale
Despite a horrendous seasick experience watching sperm whales in New Zealand with my brother over twenty years ago, I decided to journey to San Ignacio Lagoon, Mexico, with one goal in mind: to touch a gray whale.
SMART Goals for New Year
The first step of successfully reaching a goal or New Year’s resolution beings with writing it as a SMART statement: Specific, Measurable, Achievable/Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound.
Resolutions to Help my Parents
As a writing assignment from her Virginia Beach middle school, Aria Vanir writes New Year’s resolutions to make the world a better place for her parents. What can she learn from good aliens, the Gallions, who live in a world of peace?
Ever wanted to click Ctrl-F keys to find something missing, like the spirit of Christmas? Author Jean Neff Guthrie shares a poem on finding Christmas within.
Aliens at Christmas
If Jesus had a 2028th birthday party, would he invite good aliens like the Gallions that Aria Vanir had met this summer?
Alien Queen for a Day
By day, I’m a 12-year-old psychic girl. By night, I watch the stars for glimpses of alien life. Often I wonder what it would be like to live on another planet as the queen. What would I do if I were an alien queen, even for just one day?