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Sunday, September 22, 2013
it’s Christina –
Autumnal Equinox! Today is the day when the sun is directly over the equator
and where sunrise and sunset are exactly 12 hours apart… supposedly. Since the
sky was already getting light at 6:04 this morning, and I was pretty sure it
wouldn’t be dark by 6:04 tonight, I went and looked up what time sunset was
going to be tonight. Sure enough, it is coming at 6:55 this evening. Hmmm, how
can that be? All my life I was told there were two days a year when this
happened, on the spring and fall equinoxes. So I went digging some more.
don’t know about you, but I always thought sunrise began when the sky started
to lighten and sunset was when the last rays of light were gone. I was wrong. If
you only mark the time when the actual sun breaks above the horizon line, and
when the sun sets below the horizon line, then it will be pretty close to being
exactly 12 hours. Because our atmosphere (and I’m sure the mix of pollutants in
the air also help) reflects the sun’s light, we can see light well before the
sun gets here and well after it leaves. I never knew…
science lesson is over for this morning. Yesterday went well, even though I
didn’t sign a single book. I was there with three other authors (which was a
surprise, but not a bad thing), Sam, Dave & Lenny. Lenny had an action
adventure novel, Dave had a youth sci-fi, and Sam had a Children’s Christmas
story, so none of us were in any kind of competition with each other for sales,
because we appealed to different audiences.
if it was a competition, Sam blew the rest of us out of the water. A) He had a
Christmas book, and folks were starting their Christmas shopping; and B) the
book was absolutely beautiful. So beautiful, I got autographed copies for my
cousin’s daughter and my great niece for Christmas. If you have someone I’d say
eight or under, they would love this story. I will tell you how to find it on
Amazon in a second, but it is so you can read a little about the story and see
the amazing pictures – NOT TO BUY IT. I don’t think it’s really on sale at
Amazon. I know I did not pay anywhere near the price Amazon has the book listed
for!! I will be in contact with Sam in the next few days, and I will find out
how you can purchase his book. In the meantime, please check it out. For my
Facebook followers, go on to Amazon.com, books, and type “Monty by Samuel
Knight” in the search and it comes right up. For those following on my blog,
here’s the link.
the sun has officially risen and I need to start getting ready to head back out
to Peddler’s village. Hopefully today I’ll have more luck. For the record,
several folks were very excited my books were available on Kindle and they took
my card so they could order – whether they do or not, I’ll never really know
hope you have a wonderful day and happy writing!