Introducing the triplets

~June 9, 2017~ This is the second time I captured the triplets on video (the first being the day I discovered there were three - not two - of them). I had already observed the tight-knit relationship between Lyra and Sirius, and knew that Vesper was always on her own. Incredibly, I referred to Vesper here as the "reluctant" one. At the time I filmed this, I hadn't written - or even conceived of - The Reluctant Owlet. It's amazing to see how one observation can plant a seed in the mind that later becomes a piece of our creative fabric.

Have you subscribed to my YouTube channel yet?

I’ve got some really exciting, fun projects over at my YouTube channel. I’m working on two series that will be released over the course of the next few months:

LITTLE OWL LITERACY

Now that I’m a children’s book author, I have an excuse to talk about one of my favorite subjects: literacy. I used to be a teacher and literacy specialist, and there’s something about decoding text that really revs my engine. (#LiteracyGeek) Throughout this video series, I share many of the tips I learned in grad school and during my experience as a teacher. You’ll get to know “literacy lingo” and receive actionable steps to take to help your child build their literacy skills - something that can be a challenge in a world filled with distractions.

OWLING 101

A lot of people have asked me to share advice on how they can become owlers. In this video series, I outline all my tips for starting a successful owling hobby - from safety to sartorial requirements.

Be sure to check it out. Videos will be released about once a week (for the most part, the two series will alternate from week to week). If you like them, subscribe and forward to a friend.

Enjoy!

The Reluctant Owlet is about to take flight!

I’ve finally got the date set for the release of The Reluctant Owlet.

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January 3, 2019!

Wahoo! Celebrate! I’m so excited about this.

Why is this book so special to me?

1. I have wanted to write a children's book since I was a teenager. It only took 25ish years, but my dream finally came true!

2. This book is my way of sharing my passion for owls with the world.

3. The story is a fictionalized account of the owl family I observed during the summer of 2017. I created the artwork from actual photographs I took of those owls.

4. My little brother, Chance Martin, contributed the best photos in the whole book, making this a family project.

If you want a sneak peek, check out this video. You won’t believe who made a guest appearance at the end, by the way…