Sunday, November 22, 2009

A few days ago, I went to the mailbox and found the wonderful news about Squirrel's World being selected for the Texas Bluebonnet Master List. Today, I went to my computer and found a note from my Candlewick editor saying Kisses on the Wind won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Medal Award! I am so grateful for these lovely blessings and will be sure to include them in my thanksgiving prayers.

Happy Thanksgiving All!
The other day, I strolled down to collect our mail and was astounded by what I found. It was like going to the mailbox and finding a treasure box of gold- only better. It was a letter saying that Squirrel's World was nominated to the 2010-2011 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List! I was absolutely overjoyed with this honor, and I feel very humbled and grateful. The best part is that Squirrel will go out and share his humor and good intentions with many schoolchildren in Texas via his book. As Squirrel said, "Today has been a good, good, good day!"

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I was just interviewed by fellow writer and blogger extraordinaire, Pat Zietlow Miller. To check it out, just click on this link.

Thanks, Pat, for the chance to answer your fun questions! I truly enjoyed it.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I'm thrilled to announce that my new book Kisses on the Wind (illus. by Kathryn Brown, Candlewick) was released today! You can find Kisses on the Wind at your local bookstore or online.

Kisses on the Wind by Lisa Moser, illus. Kathryn Brown, Candlewick Press, 2009.

Lydia and her parents are preparing to leave on the Oregon Trail, but Lydia is about to burst with sadness at the thought of leaving her beloved Grandma behind. So Grandma takes Lydia by the hand, and through a very special walk teaches her how to say good-bye, and more importantly, how to keep love alive. Lydia learns that distance can never separate people who love each other. As the wagon leaves the farm, Lydia is filled with hope knows most certainly that Grandma will always be with her in heart. Kisses on the Wind is a celebration of love and a testament on how to share that love with others.

This book is especially dear to my heart because it was inspired by my beloved grandma. And while Grandma did not travel the Oregon Trail, she did indeed teach me all of the things in the story. To repeat the dedication on the book.
~My grandma loved me so well, and I loved her right back~

I am especially grateful to Kathryn Brown for the amazing work she did on the illustrations. Simply put, she picked up a paint brush and painted love. I will always be eternally grateful for the gift of those illustrations!

It's my fervent hope that Kisses on the Wind will bring goodness to children and peace and comfort to all who read it.