Hi all, Happy Sunday! We hope you’ve had a great weekend. 😎 . Today kicks off a two week mini series where we will be sharing image and text excerpts from Martin’s book “Children: Behind the Lens”. We are so excited to share this work with you as it was some of the most meaningful to Martin, and really lit up his spirit. We can really feel that through his images and writing and know you will too. ❤️ . To usher us in, here are some words from Martin to set the mood. ✍️ . “I surely am pursuing happiness with my camera. When I take pictures of children, i’m not trying to capture their cuteness or emerging beauty. I seek to capture the essence of childhood; I see the child as a chrysalis of a future adult. In their childhood innocence they are unaware of danger but filled with the curiosity of discovery and, like me, the photographer, they also pursue happiness. In their case, the pursuit is unconscious. In my case it is with the full knowledge that it is the pursuit itself, and not the reward which engages my senses and intellect.” -Martin Elkort, “Children: Behind the Lens” 📸 Link to the book in bio!
I have decided that sharing books is the next step in this being an Author thing, and the renewal of my book love. So I am starting the Write Book Club! Each month I will share the books I am reading, and will review some of them. I will chat on social media with the hashtag #thewritebookclub You can join me, and hopefully we will grow a community of readers and writers. I would love you to read some of the books I am reading, and share your thoughts. For the first book, I want to share one that has captivated me – “The Hidden Life of Trees – What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries From a Secret World” by Peter Wohlleben. I am reading this and another magical book, “The Wild Trees” by Richard Preston. Both of these are helping me research for my new book, tentatively called, “The Forest Keepers”. It is a middle-grade fantasy and I am absolutely loving the process of writing the story – I will share more about this soon. This book answers the question – Are trees social beings? I have always thought so and my love affair with trees goes back to my childhood. I instinctively reach out to touch trees, resting my face on their bark. I often talk to trees and feel as if they are looking out for me. In this book, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that the forest is indeed a community, with a network of communication channels. Hit the link in my profile to read more about this book & get involved #thewritebookclub#helenedwardswrites . . #bookclub#writersofinstagram#bookstagram#australianwriters#writersofinstagram#childrensbooks#middlegradebooks#loveozya#amreading#kidslit#authorlife#bookreviews#naturebooks#tree_magic #treelove#treelover#treesofinstagram#peterwohlleben
Do you know someone who has a heart of gold and lives with nine dogs, a pig, chickens, and a rabbit? I do! Thrilled to announce my latest collaboration with Steve Greig and his famous, adorable crew at @wolfgang2242! If you are a pet lover and someone who believes in pet adoption, you will LOVE this true story and fur family. Along with my own fur babies (and human babies), these guys have my heart. Link to preorder in profile! @wolfgang2242 #seniorpetsofinstagram#seniorpetsofig#pets#dogs#pigs#chickens#rabbit#childrensbooks
It’s amazing how things first appear how many years ago. These were the first books I bought for my son when he was born, some are even my own from my own childhood. Now, 2 1/2 years later, he has over 100 books and I run my own online bookshop. I would have never ever thought it. I am so grateful that I am able to do this for us now.