Dancing Dreams and Life’s Wonders

Anna dancing Spain

This person with wings outspread is my daughter, Anna Librada.  She is performing flamenco in Spain.  This accomplishment has been a life-long dream. I know, because she told me.

Over thirty years ago, that talented, determined woman was a stubborn little girl.  She knew what she wanted.  She began dancing at age five, moving from Marya Kennett’s Gymnastics and Dance Studio in Goshen, to Susan Slotnik’s dance classes in New Paltz, to studying and eventually performing with the Vanaver Caravan.  She made her way to southern Spain to learn the dance of her roots.

Now she continues to study flamenco and performs in Andalusia, Spain.

I am amazed and proud.  I would guess that not many parents get to see their grown children achieve such a dream.

You can enjoy Anna and other Hudson Valley flamenco talent at the upcoming Hudson Valley Flamenco Festival in August.

Tickets are available now.

www.hudsonvalleyflamencofestival.brownpapertickets.com

See you there!

HVFF poster

 

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Imagining Archer

Anika read Tangled in Magic, and passed on her drawing of Archer, the gyrfalcon.

Anika's Archer

Thank you, Anika, for your beautiful Archer.  She’s one of my favorite characters in the book.  I love her loyalty and her sarcasm.  I’m also very fond of Carl III, the raven.  He’s a little scatterbrained, but a brave and good friend.

Find the book at Amazon.com

Find me at http://www.Amazon.com/author/ellisk

 

Meeting up with Raven Howell

Raven and Kim

Raven Howell and Kim Ellis

What a lovely evening we had getting to know each other!

Raven writes poetry and books for children.  We both live in the Hudson Valley.

Check her work out at http://www.ravenhowell.com/publications.html

One of RAVEN’S BOOKS

So you want a Puppy sketch
Sketch by illustrator Ann Pillcer

So You Want a Puppy?

Published by Handersen Books, due out 2019

A child celebrates love and learns what it means to have a puppy in the household through daily adventures, resulting in surprising both his parents and himself with a new request. This is the first one in a picture book series for ages 4 to 10.

 

As for my own work, Book II of the Karakesh Chronicles, Guided by Magic, is expected in September, 2018.

GBMCoverBeeKim copy

And I have completed the first draft of Book V!

Right now I’m working on an early reader book, and a young adult novel.