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Carla Burke

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Meet Carla Burke, Author of I Spy a Dragonfly

How did you come up with the idea for your first book, ‘I Spy a Dragonfly’? In the Spring of 2007 we had a tremendous amount of rain here in San Antonio. Soon after the rain stopped there were hundreds of dragonflies everywhere. They were so abundant that they would hit my windshield as I drove into the driveway. They were everywhere! Big, small, fat, blue, green, skinny - I just couldn't get enough of them and became fascinated by them. I took my son, who was 4 years old, out back to see the dragonflies. I told him to hold out his arm and that maybe one would land on him. Sure enough and skinny, blue dragonfly landed on his arm and he thought that was the coolest thing. I decided to write down t
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I just heard the news that Harry Connick Jr's wife Jill Goodacre had breast cancer 5 years ago and that it was missed with a routine mammogram because of dense breasts. What happened to me is shockingly similar except that she was diagnosed at stage 1 and I was 2B. We both had Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. My breast cancer was missed in a routine mammogram in October 2013 because of a regular mamm... Read more of this blog post »
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I really enjoyed this book and will probably read it again because of the calming effect it had on me. It is set in the period around WWI and WWII and is about love between a poet living on Skye and a fan living in Chicago. Elspeth is married and her ...more
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Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.
“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

So many things become beautiful when you really look.
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Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.
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The world was hers for the reading.
“The world was hers for the reading.”
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message 5: by David

David Housholder Carla wrote: "David wrote: "I've actually been to the Hiding Place in Haarlem, Holland.

Very impressive place.

http://BlackberryNovel.com

The precipitating incident in my June 1 novel also takes place in WW2 ..."


The Hiding Place is way more authentic than the Anne Frank House, which has gotten very commercial. Ten Boom Jewelers is still in business on the ground floor of the house. The family leads the tours, which close with prayer time in a sunny living room.


message 4: by David

David Housholder Kati, the main character of my book, grows her heart by working with special needs kids....

http://BlackberryNovel.com


message 3: by Carla

Carla David wrote: "I've actually been to the Hiding Place in Haarlem, Holland.

Very impressive place.

http://BlackberryNovel.com

The precipitating incident in my June 1 novel also takes place in WW2 Holland."


Wow! Would love to hear about that place. The book fascinated me and opened my eyes to the atrocities. Your novel coming out sounds interesting!


message 2: by David

David Housholder I've actually been to the Hiding Place in Haarlem, Holland.

Very impressive place.

http://BlackberryNovel.com

The precipitating incident in my June 1 novel also takes place in WW2 Holland.


message 1: by Carla

Carla Thank you for the request. Have a great day!


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