Iguana Inspired

The author and her iguana, Eddie

Eddie and Me - My love of lizards, especially big ones, has inspired a variety of stories and scripts.

Queen of the Night on sale at Tohono Chul

News!! Our newest book hit #1 on Amazon's list for children's books on botany!

And the books were on hand at Tohono Chul on July 13, this year's magical night when the Queen opened its flowers, so visitors were able take home a souvenir of the event.

Usually appearing as a bare stick, the Queen of the Night cacti or Reina de la Noche (Peniocereus greggii) all bloom together on one special night.

The trip to The Bahamas to share my new books was a great success! The visit was reported extensively in the local paper.

My latest adventure book is Tabby and Cleo, Unexpected Friends, out now and available on Amazon. Cleo, a Bahamian boa, one of the misunderstood animals of the Bahamas, rescues Tabby, a Five-Finger Fairy. In trying to find Cleo a safe place to live, this unlikely pair help each other and the people they meet.

We just released a beautiful book on Bahamian boas, also available now on Amazon. In it, Tabby, the Five-Finger Fairy, introduces the fascinating, colorful Bahamian boas. Learn about the natural history of these native, but often misunderstood, snakes.

Cover of Grow Home, Little Seeds

Now available! Our latest book, Grow Home, Little Seeds!, tells the story of a bundle of seeds produced at the Leon Levy Preserve in the Bahamas, and their quest to find just the right place to grow. Wonderfully illustrated by Monique Carroll, the book includes a complete index of illustrations and descriptions of each of the special plants these seeds will become. Available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format.

Curtis and Hutia in Warderick Wells

Curtis has been busy! Check out TWO new videos on our Curtis Curly-tail Speaks! Learn how to Save Utila's Endangered Iguana, and meet Curtis' friend the Hutia on their home island of Warderick Wells Cay! Visit our YouTube channel to see all of our Curtis videos!

Little girl reading Don't Make Me Fly

Lovely review of Don't Make Me Fly in Life section of the September 3 Arizona Daily Star, by Helen Woodhams:

"What a curious creature the roadrunner is! This iconic desert bird prefers hoofing it to flying, and its footprints are the same backwards as they are forwards. With vibrant illustrations by Nicholas Thorpe, this picture book is jam-packed with scientific facts about roadrunners, delivered in verse form to keep the narrative lively. Roadrunners "...grab their victim/behind its head/And bash it on/the ground until it is dead." Want to know how to swallow a horned lizard? Keep reading! This is the second offering in the "Don't" series by Tucson author Elaine A. Powers. The first is "Don't Call Me Turtle!" "Don't Make Me Fly!" is recommended for children in grades K-4."
Now available from Ingram Spark!

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