Meet this fascinating author on Kimberly Sursen’s blog “People Like Us” http://www.kimberlyshursen.com/#!carla-burke/c1yow
In 2011 Carla Burke’s I Spy A Dragonfly was the winner of the Christian Literary Award. A heart as big as Texas – which I might add is where Carla was raised and lives - Ms. Burke enjoys helping children with special needs learn how to ride horses.
“In the spring of 2007 we had a tremendous amount of rain here in San Antonio. Soon after the rain stopped there were hundreds of dragonflies everywhere. They were so abundant that they would hit my windshield as I drove into the driveway. They were everywhere! Big, small, fat, blue, green, skinny – I just couldn’t get enough of them and became fascinated by them. I took my son, who was 4 years old, out back to see the dragonflies. I told him to hold out his arm and that maybe one would land on him. Sure enough, the skinny, blue dragonfly landed on his arm and he thought that was the coolest thing. I decided to write down that experience for a keepsake but ended up turning it into a children’s book.”
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