CatchingSummer

Anastasia Kierst & Eternal Summers Press

Dallas, Texas · 319 Sales

CatchingSummer

Anastasia Kierst & Eternal Summers Press

Dallas, Texas 319 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   We refund shipping overages. Sometimes when you buy multiple items on Etsy the actual cost of shipping is less than the calculated cost. When this happens we'll be sure to refund the difference!

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Last updated on Jan 9, 2018

We refund shipping overages. Sometimes when you buy multiple items on Etsy the actual cost of shipping is less than the calculated cost. When this happens we'll be sure to refund the difference!

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About

I often answered with, "Indiana Jones," when asked asked what I wanted to be when I grew up.

My family is very adventurous and our family vacations could be classified as expeditions. One weekend we might search for Anasazi cliff dwellings in southern Utah and a few weeks later we were off to Wyoming to hunt fossil fish on a windy cliff face. We traveled as much as we possibly could and by the time I was 10, I'd fallen in a medieval storm drain in Germany, explored backcountry geyser basins in Yellowstone and tagged along on a stegosaurus dig with the state paleontologist. My mom is an artist and my dad a geologist. Both the science and art rubbed off on me. I loved learning and reading but school never seemed to be the best place to learn when there was an entire world out there waiting...

Small wonder then that I ended up teaching! In the beginning I tried to encourage my students to learn about the wonders of the world around them. I taught elementary art and felt it was a great way to explore science. So many times, I would share a concept or experience and hear, "Miss, I saw that on TV!" I quickly realized that I'd been extremely fortunate to have parents that turned vacations into learning adventures. The lessons I learned on family vacations were vibrant and real and they stuck, as did a love of learning. The idea of learning through adventure on vacation eventually became the Imagination Vacation series.

In 2009, I illustrated Hummingbird Heaven for a family friend and on finishing, thought, "Wow, that was a lot of work - next time I better be the author too!" Imagination Vacation Yellowstone quickly followed. I now have six titles with other illustrated products on the way.

But summers, as always, are for adventure.

Shop members

  • Anastasia K

    Owner

    I'm a Wyoming Native and spent most of my childhood and college years in the Rocky Mountains. I soak up inspiration while traveling. In addition to writing and illustrating, I have worked as a graphic designer and a children’s art teacher.

Production partners

  • Book Printer

    Shenzhen, China

    I've verified that my printer meets Etsy's Ethical Expectations through emails and Skype calls with my contact, Karen Xiao and also through online reviews and the caliber of their other clients. Together we create beautiful books for kids!

  • Playing Card Printer

    Shenzhen, China

    I've verified that this printer meets Etsy's Ethical Expectations through emails and Skype calls with my contact, Aimme and also through online reviews and the caliber of their other clients. They do a great job printing my cards as well!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 26, 2017
Welcome to Catching Summer! Specializing in children's books and games that captivate and educate!
COPYRIGHT NOTICE
All items listed by Catching Summer on this site are copyrighted by Anastasia Kierst and/or licensors.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Catching Summer has a no returns policy on custom items and international orders. If your purchase is lost or arrives damaged or missing items, please contact me within a week. Most shipments are insured, but please allow us to file a claim if needed. Filing a claim yourself may result in complications.
Payment
*I accept all major credit cards through PayPal.
*I ship in 1-3 business days of receipt of your payment.
*Texas buyers will be charged 8.25% Texas sales tax.
Shipping
We refund shipping overages. Sometimes when you buy multiple items on Etsy the actual cost of shipping is less than the calculated cost. When this happens we'll be sure to refund the difference! Orders ship standard USPS rate unless you choose otherwise.

Because we care deeply about the environment, we embrace the REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE philosophy - especially when it comes to shipping materials. We reuse packing material whenever possible, so please don't be startled if your Etsy order arrives in a pre-used (but still clean and protective) Amazon box or bubble envelope. Reusing packaging is the ultimate form of recycling. It's even more eco-friendly than buying packaging made from recycled paper or plastic because it cuts out the carbon footprint of the recycling process as well as the need to ship the newly recycled shipping products. What materials can you reuse in your daily life? Spread the word!