Sunrise Sunset takes to the walls of Boynton Civic Center – My first actual photo exhibiton

If I could tell you how excited, frightened and out of my mind I am about displaying my photos at an art exhibition, I’d have to jump out of my skin into some kind of video and just spend an entire minute SCREAMING!! For joy, for wonder, for awe & gratitude. How my little book got me here and where it’s taking me is a ride I never anticipated. I can’t explain it. I can only allow the adventures to keep scooping me up and flinging me into the wonders of the unknown!! As I twitch and tweet all day, I’ll leave you with a couple weeks worth of images and inspirations. I hope you love them. And, I hope you’ll share them and let hear from you – on my Facebook page and here! Wish me luck, sun people!

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It’s Here!

First of all, HAPPY HALLOWEEN, second of all YAWN! My launch week has arrived and swept me up with all that a book launch entails. Complete with the high anxiety and the glee. (someone please remind me why I’m doing this? Lol)

I had an amazing time at the Peoria Women’s Lifestyle Show the past weekend and got to commune with some of my favorite HCI authors, particularly Manuel Villacorta (suspiciously, the only male in the group), Monica Parker, Rokelle Lerner, Barb Schmidt and Dorothy Breininger. It was a lovefest of gigantic proportions and I think Peoria will never be the same. Thanks for show organizer (also a veteran HCI author), Joy Miller, for treating us like royalty. Mwah!

Midweek undertook a campaign to encourage people to buy the book all at once on amazon (the rest of the week is fine, too, btw!) And, have been obsessively watching amazon numbers, something I advise authors that I work with NOT to do. However, I reached a new pinnacle in my career: I have the #2 ranked book in STAR-GAZING. Don’t you love it? I kind of do. It’s sounds like me, anyway.

I  had two radio interviews, a feature article in Boca Raton Observer Magazine, a piece in PB Gardens Lifestyle magazine, an article in the Miami Herald, another in the Palm Beach Post and did my first bookstore signing at the venerable Books & Books in Coral Gables, Fl, with its hallowed halls and books galore – John wandering about in between taking photos of me – saying, “I could spend a thousand dollars here, easy!” Luckily, he didn’t. What charmed me the most (after the treacherous 2 hour drive to get to the store – and back) was how people had me sign multiple copies of Sunrise, Sunset for gifts. That warms my heart.

And, now, I hope your heart is sufficiently warmed too. Thank you for being here.

You can access all my interviews and features over on my In The Press page – I hope you enjoy them!

Have an awesome week!

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It’s Real!

I’m writing this in Sedona, Arizona where I’m taking a last summer vacation before my book tour revs up and takes off!

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Just hours before I left I got to hold a copy, a real, physical bound copy of my book. It felt so surreal to get my hands on a tangible product after all the months of photography, planning and editing. Dreams DO come true and I am so grateful for everyone who has helped give birth to my book baby!

So, while my Florida sunsets are being printed and collated into my book, I’m stalking southwest sunsets and soaking up Sedona’s mystical vibes. It’s tough to be me!

Please, don’t forget to share what you’re thankful for here and on Facebook. I’d love to see your own sunrise and sunset photos there too.

Here are some of the photos I’ve shared on Facebook this week – come and say “hi” if you can.

Have an awesome week!

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Lights, Camera, Action!

How was your week? Things have been busy on the terrace – what, you think standing there, photographing the sun rise and fall isn’t hard work? It’s a tough job, but you know what they say: Kim has to do it!

This week I went to the movies and looked at sunrise  in cinema. We started off with a 1927 film called Sunrise about a loose city woman enchanting a poor, humble farmer and ended it with Tequila Sunrise with Mel Gibson and the gorgeous Michelle Pfeiffer.  I also shared some photographs of pale clouds and golden skies. You really *need* to click on the Facebook connect button, don’t you?

But my most exciting news this week is that my little book has gone to press – yay!!!

It was like birthdays and christmas and every other celebration all coming at once. I’m so excited to share it with you. Below is the video I made of the presses working on Sunrise, Sunset: 52 Weeks of Awe & Gratitude. I’ve also included a gallery of stills from the day. I hope you find them as interesting as I did!

Thank you for stopping by and have an awesome week!

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