Little penguin inspires local author’s first children’s book

September 30, 2015

NEW — 3:32 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015

Writing a book was never in Lillian Reinys’ life plans.

That is, until the longtime Newcastle resident met a little penguin that stole her heart on a 2008 expedition to the Antarctic region.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Lillian Reinys, of Newcastle, tells the story of Sebastian, a wayward penguin trying to find his way home, in her first book ‘Sebastian’s Journey.’

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Lillian Reinys, of Newcastle, tells the story of Sebastian, a wayward penguin trying to find his way home, in her first book ‘Sebastian’s Journey.’

Reinys fondly remembers an excursion that took the group to an area filled with penguins on the once-in-a-lifetime trip made possible by a niece’s invitation. Read more

From ant to zebra

February 6, 2015

Newcastle author illustrates the ABCs for a good cause

By Christina Corrales-Toy By Christina Corrales-Toy Author Dana Sullivan reads his book, ‘Kay Kay’s Alphabet Safari’ to a group of children at Bellevue’s University Bookstore Jan. 22.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Author Dana Sullivan reads his book, ‘Kay Kay’s Alphabet Safari’ to a group of children at Bellevue’s University Bookstore Jan. 22.

Newcastle resident Dana Sullivan doesn’t always wear bunny rabbit slippers in public, but when he does, it’s for a gaggle of adorable children. Read more