Posts Tagged ‘Terra Tempo’


It’s Out of Our Hands Now

July 6, 2010

The cover of Terra Tempo

Today we sent seven copies of Terra Tempo to our agent Mary Kole of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. She’s going to go to bat for us this summer and aim for the fences with some great names in publishing. It wouldn’t be prudent to go rattling off those names just yet, but we here at Craigmore Creations are pleased.

It’s been great to watch this project grow. From the initial seed of thought and inspiration, to the assembling of the team, to the many drafts, to anticipation of goals being realized! It’s quite a process.

I wish Terra Tempo well and pray that it find the right publishing house to settle in to! We’ve all worked hard on it and now it’s out in the world, off to make a name.

Here in Portland, we’re busy with Terra Tempo Two. Chris has been putting more detail into the illustrations and as a team, Erica, Chris and I have hit our stride. This next project will be awe inspiring, full of creatures from the Cambrian to the Cretaceous!

Good Luck to Mary and Terra Tempo! We’re cheering for you as we plow ahead with the next installation of the series!


Desert Winds

May 19, 2010

We were out of the office from April 26th to May 6th on our Southwest Research Adventure. On that trip we visited Albuquerque, Petrified Forest National Park, Meteor Impact Crater, The Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Natural Bridges, Chaco Canyon National Historic Park, and more! One thing I can say about this region is the colors are amazing!

Book Two of Terra Tempo will be a treat to color.

We’ve been writing the story since we’ve been back. There will be more plot twists and some bad guys are entering the story to give our time traveling kids a chase!

The geologic story of the Colorado Plateau is rich. All of those colors in the rocks come from millions of years of sediments deposited and then millions of years more of erosion selectively uncovering landforms and revealing the beauty beneath.

The picture is from our horseback riding tour through Monument Valley. Our guide Robbie was awesome. If you are ever in the region, go on a tour with Black’s (928) 429 0637. Our whole experience with them was great!

We created a facebook page:

I’m working on being more regular with the blogging. Sometimes it’s difficult when there is so much going on and sometimes it’s a challenge when there is not much going on at all. But we’re entering a busy phase and there will be exciting news to come over the course of the summer.

Be well,