Book review for The Monarch Butterfly Coloring Book was sent from Jeannette Ruby, Florence, SC. The book is available at http://www.amazon.com
“Thank you so much for sending the coloring books. They are extraordinarily educational and inspirational. I knew they would be special but they command ‘perfection.’ Congratulations on yet another dream, which I realize entailed an enormous amount of time, labor and co-ordination. Your associates are also very talented. My congratulations to all.”
Jeannette is referring to Cindy Dyer, art layout and cover photography; and Mora McCusker, artist and illustrator. Cindy Dyer is a co-owner of Butterfly Woman Publishing. She is owner of Dyer Design, Alexandria, VA, at http://www.cindydyer.wordpress.com
Mora McCusker lives in Gordon, WI where she continues to color her world in art.
Mary Ellen Ryall is also the author of My Name is Butterfly,which sells on Amazon. You can follow her Blog at http://www.insectamonarca.wordpress.com where she writes about the environment
Monarch classic J shape before changing into chrysalis
and the natural world around her in Wisconsin and central Massachusetts.
To be implemented Wild Butterfly Habitat at Winter Hill Farm, Fitchburg, MA
Cindy Dyer photographed the monarch butterfly that was used for the cover of book. The butterfly was sipping nectar from a colorful flower.
Helen Burson copyright Mary Ellen Ryall
I was honored that Helen Burson came to see me at Joy Lane Healing Center, Hollowood, MD. She traveled down to So. MD from Waldorf, MD. I hadn’t seen her since I moved to Wisconsin in December 2000.
I spoke to a limited number of people about my work with Happy Tonics, the creation of a Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Shell Lake, WI, and the publishing of my book My Name is Butterfly. The book was published by Salt of the Earth Press and is available on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Name-Butterfly-Mary-Ellen-Ryall/dp/0981694993 It was a networking trip from Northwest Wisconsin.
Lynda Ireland and Deneen Stambone
Lynda Ireland came over to St. Mary’s county from Calvert county, Maryland. I was thrilled to see her again. We chat on the phone a lot. Lynda raises horses in St. Leonard where she has a farm. My friend, Deneen Stambone, drove me to So. MD three times while I was a guest at her home in Springfield, VA. Believe me, it was a sacrifice on her part. The trip took two hours each way. I am grateful to her for driving me to different locations.
Book cover My Name is Butterfly
I was a scheduled speaker at Calvert Pines Senior Center, Prince Frederick, MD and at Carol Marcy’s Joy Lane Healing Center, Hollywood, MD. I also needed to network with gift shop owners at museums and botanical gardens about my book. We visited Gwen Northcutt and Mary Carrol, Asbury Retirement Community, at Solomon’s. Martha Canfield, manager, called from the gift ship when I returned to WI. She confirmed an order of the book for the gift ship.
Friends are more precious than gold. They are there when you need them.
I am delighted that Salt of the Earth Press started a Blog on WordPress. My book is listed on the site and hopefully it will drive traffic to sales. The wonderful news is that My Name is Butterfly only costs $12.98 and FREE SHIPPING is offered on orders over $25 on Amazon. Perfect book gift for Christmas. This is a charming book of a girl in her garden. She discovers a monarch caterpillar in the garden and learns about the live cycle of the butterfly.
My Name is Butterfly published by Salt of the Earth Press.