(photo credit wordlesstech.com)
A few years ago, I was lucky enough to visit Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. On the longest night of the year, I stood on the crater rim and watched Kīlauea burning in the darkness. My interest in volcanoes turned to an obsession. That obsession spawned a glimmer of an idea. That idea grew until it became the fictional volcano in my current series of books.
Simply put, without my visit to HVNP, my books would not exist.
Here’s the art my talented cover designer created for book 1:
With the NPS currently unable to speak (officially, at least) to the public and with a divided America questioning what we value the most, I’m donating to show my support to HVNP in gratitude for igniting my imagination. If experiences in any of America’s national parks have inspired you, please consider doing the same!
If you would like to support the parks in other ways, here are some ideas:
- visit your closest national park
- support the park’s work with purchases from the visitor center/bookstore
- ask about volunteer opportunities
- advocate for the future of our parks
Thanks for supporting your parks, and please spread the word!