Monday, October 29, 2018

From the Moon to Back on Earth

Finding a post about my Apollo Eleven picture book woke me up for sure on today's sleepy Monday morning. A big thank you to Carol Baldwin for reviewing it on her blog. Please click over to it and see what she said. Make a comment there to put your name in the drawing for a free autographed copy from me.

Carol Baldwin's Blog: Back on Earth: A Review and Giveaway

Special recognition from me to my illustrator, Bobbie Gumbert: Carol specifically requested this picture of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon along with the others I sent for her to include.

Bobbie researched newspaper and magazine articles and old television news reports to make her illustrations accurate. She used her imagination and remembrances to add flavor to those about us back on earth.

My intention is for this book to begin the dialogue between generations about this remarkable event in American history when we all were united in astonishment and pride. I was glued to the television set at my in-law's home, watching just in case some creature crawled out from under one of those rocks. Didn't happen, but I wasn't disappointed. I knew then I was watching history being made.

So what were you doing on July 20, 1969? Okay, so maybe the question should be, What were your parents doing on July 20, 1969? Have you had that discussion? No? Maybe it's time for it.

Catch of the day,



  1. What a great review! I love that you wrote this book to commemorate the upcoming anniversary!

    1. Thanks, Kate. I had fun interviewing people about their experiences that day.

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    1. Thanks Catherine, I guess I'd say the book is fifty years in the making!

  3. This is great! I was not born yet, but I can imagine how amazing watching that must of been. I really wish we would have advanced more, hopefully I can watch when people go to Mars this time.

    Thank you!

    1. I'm with you on that, I'd love to see someone land on Mars. Imagine!

  4. What do you say to those people who believe that the moonlanding wad staged? Mt mom was only seven, and so she remembers watching it on tv.