The UNofficial Cover (Draft) of My First Book!
I shared this in the News section of my website, but realized it could be fun to share here, too. Still working out what goes where, and whether I really need two separate "blog-like-things." Maybe I don't. Anyhow. I do for now. What I wrote over there:
I ambled over to my agent's website today (ok, hubby sent me a link) and discovered...
She'd shared the cover to Halloween Goodnight! It's a draft, I know, and the final cover may look nothing like this at all, but to see it so shiny and new, looking for all the world like a Real Book. Well, who wouldn't be just a wee little bit ELATED.
You'll have to go there to see the "real" image (because I'm mean like that), but here's a preview...
Update: so I did decide what to do with my two, oft-redundant blogs. I imported all the posts here to Works in Progress! I'll take care of duplicate posts asap. And the "P" part of that may never come. Till then, yay! Life just got simpler!
A book trailer, a contest, and more! All for my newest release, picture book Violet and the Woof!
My next release, Violet and the Woof, coming October 9th, 2018, has an official cover! And here it is:
My final two events are passed: Books & Mortar and Hopscotch Children's Store Halloween Party. Halloween is officially over!
Saturday marked another release event for my first book, Halloween Good Night, and once again, we had amazing fun. Schuler Books in Grand Rapids set up everything from tables with crafts to treat bags to a cup of water for the visiting author (what, for me?!?).
Way back in July I was arranging events to welcome Halloween Good Night into the world, but it didn't occur to me then that all the great plans I made meant I'd actually have to do things and go places. At 32 weeks pregnant, as a homeschooling mama of five already, this doing and going get complicated.
My first book release included another first: the first piece of fan art I've received! After the reading and food and crafts, one sweet girl came to get her book signed, and to show me the ADORABLE picture she'd colored and decorated (one of the coloring pages available here). She agreed to allow me to share it (her mom, too), so here it is!
The release party for my first book happened just over a week ago now, and it was crazy! Crazy busy, crazy fun, crazy full of awesome people. A week (and a bit) later, I'm still glowing.
Here's the official full event list. Share it all. With ALL the people. I want to pack out every venue!
For Immediate Release (This is my press release!)
Counting With Globsters: Halloween Good Night is A Sweet and Not-So-Scary Educational Picture Book