Author Archives: A. L. Kaplan

About A. L. Kaplan

I am a writer, artist, and parent.

The Billionaires’ Space Race

Originally posted on America the Beautiful:
Alan Zendell, July 20, 2021 This morning’s Blue Horizon launch of four people into “near space,” was perfect by every standard. It went off precisely on time, going straight up, as advertised, to a…

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MORE FIVE STAR REVIEWS FOR HUMMINGBIRD: A STAR TOUCHED STORY

Kalak S. 5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating glimpse into a surprising perspective from the world of Star Touched I can say with certainty that this short but exciting vignette makes for a great read whether it is your introduction … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – THE CITY OF ZIRDAI BY MARIA V. SNYDER

Maria V. Snyder’s skill in creating fascinating worlds with intricate societies strikes true again in The City of Zirdai. This exciting tale has several twists as Shyla struggles to learn about magic and the power of The Eyes of Tambourah, … Continue reading

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FIVE STAR REVIEW FOR HUMMINGBIRD: A STAR TOUCHED STORY

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice mini-sequel! This is a nice addition to the original Star Touched story— a wrap up of an end you didn’t realize was loose, told from an interesting perspective. I’m hoping for lots more in … Continue reading

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The Underground Library Society

Originally posted on Andrew McDowell:
Many thanks to author and blogger Charles F. French for this opportunity, inspired by the Underground Library Society in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, where I discuss one of my favorite classic stories—why it’s so special…

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Preschoolers and Memorial Day

Originally posted on A Teacher's Reflections:
How do I teach preschoolers about Memorial Day? I start at the beginning, with a great book that teaches children about America. I teach them how to sing “God Bless America”, starting by…

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HUMMINGBIRD: A STAR TOUCHED STORY – Now available

HUMMINGBIRD: A STAR TOUCHED STORY Now live on Amazon in print and digital format. Here’s what people are saying: “A delightful insight into the origins of one of my favorite characters in the Star Touched world!” ~ Maria V Snyder, … Continue reading

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MEMORIAL DAY 2021

In honor and memory of all who have given their lives for our country. THANK YOU

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HUMMINGBIRD FUN FACTS: RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD

Only one day before HUMMINGBIRD: A STAR TOUCHED STORY releases. Here are a few last fun facts. Weighing in at a mere 3 grams and only 3 ½ inches in length, the ruby-throated hummingbird is one of my favorites.  (But … Continue reading

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HUMMINGBIRD FUN FACTS: Nighty Night

Most of us relax when we sleep, but hummingbirds can take it one step farther. If their energy reserves get really low, they can enter a state of torpor. Torpor – Noun Pronounced:   tȯr-pər 1a: a state of mental and motor … Continue reading

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