Just In Time For The Season

Longings of a Monterey Pine

Last year I wrote a story about a Monterey Pine that wanted to grow up to become a Christmas tree.  The response to that story was heartwarming for me as a writer.  Many of you encouraged me to make it into a book.

And that’s what happened.

With whimsical illustrations by Terrie Yeatts, a video, some sound effects, and a beautiful song by Alex Khaskin called, “Journey of a Lifetime,” our little story, “Longings of a Monterey Pine” is now an enhanced e-book on Apple’s iBooks. The additional media will bring an extra delight to the children in your life or the child within you, keeping you busy and warm on a cold winter’s eve.

For those of you who are regular readers of this blog, I’d like to thank you for all of your comments and words of encouragement you’ve given me for the posts you’ve read here.  Because of you, the story of the Monterey Pine goes into the world now, and has a life of its own.

The Monterey Pine thanks you.

And I thank you too.

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“Longings of a Monterey Pine” on Apple’s iBooks

22 thoughts on “Just In Time For The Season

  1. downloaded it and read it – truly delightful!! can’t wait to share it with my young nephew at Christmas! Happy Holidays to you and your family!


  2. Darlene,
    I am so excited you have finished this project! You are an inspiration to me that helps me in my own writings. Merry Christmas and I hope you are enjoying this holiday season all the more with all your new extended family. I can’t wait to hear about grandbabies…: )


    • Thanks so much for your kind words. And yes, I must admit that grand babies always come to mind, especially when I read aloud the Monterey Pine story. And did I mention that a few months after our daughter got married this summer, our son eloped and also married his sweetheart. We are twice blessed this year! Merry Christmas to you and your family. May the holiday be filled with much love and peace for you and your loved ones..


      • Darlene,
        You did tell me about your son…It is an awesome time in your life. I am going to have to drive down the coast one day and visit you! Now if I could only get a moment from my hectic schedule with my sons! BTW- I am going to buy your book and put it on my kindle. I think my autistic son would enjoy it.


  3. Reblogged this on Jen's Thoughts and commented:
    I just finished reading my copy and it’s amazing. Not only will you not want to miss this, but it will also make a great gift for friends and family. It’s a beautiful story now in sound and color. Thank you Darlene for once again sharing your amazing gift of story telling!


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