Vlatka Herzberg and Becky Parker Geist were trying to decide when to introduce Grandmother Moon to you. People asked us, “Why did Grandmother Moon and Other Mother Stories: Book One not come out sooner? We were hoping she would make her debut as a Harvest Moon.”
And here’s what happened. It all started when Vlatka and Becky were trying to decide on a launch date for their book. They spoke with Grandmother Moon:
“Grandmother Moon, how about we release your stories in September?” suggested Vlatka.
“That’s a great idea,” said Becky, “You could debut as a Harvest Moon!”
“A Harvest Moon is known for introducing a procession of moonlit nights. I love introductions and I so love a procession, but after many nights I might be too sleepy to greet people. A Harvest Moon for my debut? That will never do!” exclaimed Grandmother Moon.
“How about a Winter Moon?” asked Vlatka.
“A Winter Moon?” wondered Grandmother Moon.
“A Winter Moon will crown you with a halo, a halo for an angel of a moon,” said Becky.
“A Winter Moon complete with a halo? It might inspire others to remember their light. Yes, a Winter Moon! That will do nicely!” exclaimed Grandmother Moon.
And so it is that Vlatka and Becky, with Grandmother Moon’s help, decided to launch Grandmother Moon and Other Mother Stories: Book One on December 6th, 2014.
This story reminded Grandmother Moon of a story about how her mother helped her express more of her true colors. Read all about it in Strawberry Moon, one of the new folk stories in Grandmother Moon and Other Mother Stories: Book One now available for preorder at:
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Photo art © 2014, Theodore Herzberg and Natasha Tasiyana Kolida