Monday, April 30, 2018

Audiobook in Production: Bear Kingdom & The Golden Sword

I'm happy to announce that Bear Kingdom & The Golden Sword is now in audio production! The audiobook will be available on Audible, Amazon & iTunes this May 2018. Narrated by actor/singer Deva Marie Gregory, this second volume in The Dream Chronicles features new magical characters & exciting action! Don't miss out on listening to a performance that is sure to enchant young listeners. Stay tuned for an update when the audiobook is available!



Thank you for visiting my Author Blog. Have a magical day! -Stacie 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Happy Poem in your Pocket Day! A Spring Awakening.


April is one of my favorite months of the year, because we get to enjoy both Spring and Poetry! April is National Poetry Month, and today is Poem in your Pocket Day - literally, a day to carry a poem around in your pocket. Widely celebrated by teachers and educators, it's a great day to get out, read and share a poem! I hope you are celebrating by soaking in the beautiful spring sights, sounds & smells of nature around you. Here is a poem from my collection, Spring Awakening: Poems.




Happy Spring! My photo – taken on a lakefront morning walk.


Spring Afternoon
Quiet birds chitter-chattering
leaves rustling, trees swaying gently
fat white clouds moving, drifting across the soft blue sky.
A wind catches my papers, blowing them across
freshly mown grass, the scent of it
heavy in the warm air.
Bright pink flowers blooming
a small green lizard climbing the chair
next to mine, creeping fast.
A breeze blows the empty swings
awaiting children
their sounds of laughter, squeals of delight
filling the April air
when the yellow school bus
arrives home.
Copyright Stacie Eirich April 26, 2018
Originally published @www.spacetodream.org & in Spring Awakening: Poems
Listen to selected poems from this collection on Soundcloud: 

Thank you for visiting my Author Blog. Have a magical day! -Stacie 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Happy National Poetry Month! Be Inspired.

Unicorn Book of Magic Greeting Card by Trudi Simmonds
Happy National Poetry Month! Throughout April, I hope you notice the light being shone upon poetry where you live, in classrooms, and in the media. I am excited to see the beautiful, inspiring, whimsical & funny poems that this month brings.  There are so many different ways that poetry can look & feel – and all are worth exploring! Today, I am sharing the poetry that first fascinated me & still keeps my heart today – inspirational, magical children’s poetry. As a mother, I can now experience it anew with my children.

My daughter loves art of all kinds. We have bins bulging full of colored pencils, markers, crayons and paints – sketching pads, note pads, papers of all colors, shapes and sizes. Her drawings are often of rainbows, family members, friends, school, playgrounds, animals – real things that she has seen, touched and experienced. People she loves. But lately, her drawings feature magical creatures. Here is her drawing, and my poem for today.
Unicorn
There she stands
beauty, white as snow
cascading mane upon her neck
her satiny purple eyes aglow. 

There she stands
high upon a mountaintop
next to a rainbow
shining in its colourful light.

There she stands
glorious creature of the clouds
holding her head high
proud to be alive and free!

There she stands
a symbol for those who believe
letting those who do
see the magic she beholds.

There she stands
making wishes comes true
and people into believers
for she is 
a Unicorn. 
Copyright Stacie Eirich April 20, 2018
Also previously published on www.spacetodream.org & in Canvas of Imagination: Poems
Seeing her drawing and reading the poem I wrote, I think of how children remind us of the magic all around us, if only we allow ourselves to see and believe. Reading, writing, poetry, music – the arts – offer so many ways to enrich our souls and cultivate creativity. I hope that my daughter will always have a love of creating, of dreaming, and mostly that she’ll never stop believing in magic – and in herself.

To celebrate National Poetry Month in April 2016, I published a collection titled Canvas of Imagination: Poems. It includes Unicorn plus 15 other poems I wrote in my childhood. Available on Amazon for $0.99 – I hope it inspires kids & teens to read, write, and seek out more poetry.

Thanks for stopping by my Author Blog. Have a magical day! -Stacie 
p.s. Below is a beautiful video, a spoken word poem that expresses the wonder of a child and encourages adults to recapture that wonder. Never stop wondering, imagining, & dreaming! This is the heart of children’s poetry.


Friday, April 13, 2018

Audiobook Available! Tiger Kingdom & The Book of Destiny

I'm excited to announce that the audiobook of Tiger Kingdom & The Book of Destiny is now available!

Click this link to find it on Audible: Tiger Kingdom & The Book of Destiny: Audiobook

Or Click here to find it on Amazon: Audiobook on Amazon

Or Click here to find it on iTunes: Audiobook on iTunes


Thanks for visiting my Author Blog. Have a magical day! -Stacie 

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