I've been delighted by the sweet and adorable and creative artwork children have shared with me. So much so that I've added a gallery page! Find it under the Book & More tab above. Or enjoy a little preview below:
How to share your child's artwork? Email me a photo or screenshot. The email link will work, or use rebeccawritesbooks at gmail dot com. Be sure to include your child's or student's first name and grade/age, and optionally his or her home state!
There's only one requirement: the young artist's work should have something to do with one of my books. For example, while I'd love to see a drawing of Little Blue Truck, I probably won't put it in the gallery. But a sketch of Mom and Grandma trick-or-treating? A photo of your scariest jack-o-lantern? What you think Violet will look like in next year's release, Violet and the Woof? Sure!
I can't wait to see and share even more coloring pages, crafts, and creative expressions!
My next release, Violet and the Woof, coming October 9th, 2018, has an official cover! And here it is:
It's 2018, the end of January when most New Year's Resolutions are fading into oblivion (it's amazing how busy the gym is in January, and by November it's a wasteland). Why not add a little something new?
Change is good, yes? New baby, new writing projects, new website...
I’ve been quiet here this month, but for good reason! We’ve had a busy and exhausting few weeks. Weeks of waiting, of worrying, of planning and preparing. Finally on Friday December 8th we welcomed our sixth child into the world.
How *I* promoted my first book, which may not be how you (or anyone else) would promote anything, but just in case you're an author with a book releases looming and you're thinking, "What the heck do I do?" you can glean inspiration from me.
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.