Elizabeth’s Landing ~ The Book

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AWARDS

NAUTILUS SILVER - YOUNG ADULT FICTION 2014 Silver in Young Adult Fiction

 

 

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Gold-Young Adult Fiction

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Category Winner-Children’s/Juvenile Fiction

 

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First in Fiction

ELIZABETH’S LANDING IS WIDELY AVAILABLE

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Featured Award Winner: Mom’s Choice Awards

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PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY“Debut novelist Pye presents a quiet, touching story of fighting for what one believes in…” see full review

WRITER’S DIGEST

“Self-Published e-Book Awards”

Excerpt of judge’s comments:

Elizabeth’s Landing grabs the reader right from the start. This story has excellent plotting, writing, and story flow. Really enjoyed it! The cover is beautiful and fully represents the interior story. As a debut novel, this is so well done the book seems written by a seasoned author with many books under the belt. Wow! First person is tough to pull off but this author managed to do just that and make the story very entertaining. Emotional connection for the reader is also excellent. With a fourteen-year-old protagonist, the novel reads exceptionally well for the YA market. The reader is drawn into the struggle to protect the sea turtles and rides the roller coaster when the plot twist hits…(spoiler) The ending is oh so satisfying!”

MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW (California Book Watch, Independent Publishers Shelf; Children’s Bookwatch)  “It’s rare to find an environmental story folded into a young adult read about a teen’s angst and coming of age, but by incorporating the two under one cover, Elizabeth’s Landing becomes so much more than the usual story of a moved teen’s struggle to adjust. Bigger-picture thinking lends a social and political aspect to the story that succeeds in examining issues of a teen’s power, awakening to the world around her, and movement from ‘troublesome’ to ‘engaged.’  This award-winning book is recommended for middle school to high school audiences.” D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer 

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World Bee Day – Celebrate the Wild!

Whirly bee image by Katy Pye

Happy World Bee Day!

Wow! Are there more than honey bees out there and are they ever busy. Wild bees all over the world are pollinating all kinds of plants that benefit not only us, but every ecosystem.

Sam Droege of the USGS Bee Identification and Monitoring Lab put together this terrific slide show celebrating native bees. The images are from the lab’s permanent research collection.

 “25 Facts About North American Wild Bees.” How many of these facts are news to you? I counted 7. Most interesting to me are #4, #13, and #21.

Like all pollinators, native bees are in trouble – even more so than honey bees. What can we do to help these often over-looked wonders? Plant the native plants of your area, not cultivars, if possible. Check online for native plant societies in your area. They will have lists.

Confession: my yard has lots of non-native plants the bees love, but there’s no way of knowing whether they contain the level of nutrients the bees need to be their best. We’re working to add more straight native plants so all our pollinators (and other critters) benefit. 

It’s a day to open our eyes and ears and give a big nod of gratitude to these insect “workhorses” of the planet.

Here are a few photos of the wild bees active in my yard during spring and summer. I’m still learning species, so not all are identified.

Bombus vosnesenskii-Yellow-faced bumble bee on ceanothus
photo: © Katy Pye

Bombus vosnesenskii – Yellow-faced bumble bee on Sparaxis tricolor
photo: © Katy Pye

Bombus melanopygus ssp edwardsii – black-tailed bumble bee
photo: © Katy Pye

5-spot flower with Sweat bee-exact species not identified
photo: © Katy Pye

unidentified native bees on poppy
photo: © Katy Pye

Ok, not a bee, it’s one type of syrphid fly. But they are just as good a pollinator (if not better). They are great predators, too. Their larvae eat 1000 aphids each as they grow! Since it doesn’t have its own day, let’s celebrate them today, too! 
photo: © Katy Pye

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