CatchingSummer

Anastasia Kierst & Eternal Summers Press

Dallas, Texas · 327 Sales

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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!

Anastasia K

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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.

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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)
Returns and exchange details
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!
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This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.
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Information I Collect
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information, if you contact me directly.
Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.
Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.
Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.
Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Anastasia Kierst, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me via Etsy’s conversation system.