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!
For just under an hour I sat in the Calvin College Seminary chapel, captivated by quite possibly the most interesting (and energetic) person ever to be in Calvin College’s Seminary chapel. I took more notes at that session than all the others I attended combined. Good blog headlines? Blogging and social media? Blog-killing mistakes? I scribbled it all down. Like…
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.
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
July 25, 2017 Atheneum Books releases Halloween Good Night by Rebecca Grabill of Ada, Michigan
I was in a rush, running up north to pick up our farm share, running back to get dinner made before karate. And all day I'd been checking for updates on a delivery...