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It's like plunging into the calm ocean, the wind softly caressing your tanned body, the sun warming and igniting it. It's like feeling the ocean cool and embrace and contain you like a primordial womb. It's also like waking up from this dream and getting back to your blog!

Tempera brings the mountain to you

Remember that mountain you've always wanted to climb? Tempera will not only get it to come to you but it will also provide hiking equipment and if needed will actually climb the mountain for you.

Using Tempera is a walk in the park

Using Tempera is really just a walk in the park. If in that park you'll meet a baby, using Tempera will become as easy as taking candy from that baby. If there's a picnic going on and there's cake, you can consider yourself invited and things will become a piece of cake.

Tempera lives up to your expectations

Especially if your expectations are fluffy clouds. In that case it may even surpass your expectations; then your expectations will start having expectations of their own which of course Tempera will be able to fulfil as well.

Tempera is a breath of fresh air

It's like being on a frozen mountain top. It's like getting there and not being able to climb back down. It's like having to survive in that hostile environment for months just by eating insects and drinking tea made out of twigs.

Patricia Gilkerson is the author of imaginative fiction for
children and young adults

Patricia Gilkerson is the author of imaginative fiction for children and young adults.  Hello and welcome to my website! On the following pages, you can find The Horse Rescuers Series and the Great Forest of Shee, a fantasy. You can find out more about me and read some of my educational essays. Spend some time wandering around and let me know what you think!  Pat Gilkerson


Horse lovers Piper and Addie have their hearts in the right place, trying to take care of the horses that they find in need of help. But circumstances always get complicated and the people they must deal with always seem to be on the wrong side of the law.


The Great Forest of Shee is a mystical place, difficult to navigate, and full of strange, magical creatures. Fifteen year-old Griffin learns to fear and respect the powers of the creatures, even as he learns to help others who need him the most.

Patricia Gilkerson

Patricia Gilkerson
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