A friend of mine who I know through playing soccer in town recently took my first book, Big and Small God Made Them All, with her as she was going to visit extended family. Now, to be honest, that in itself is exciting enough BUT there’s more!
A few days into her trip she sent me a photo of one of the children in her family sitting in her lap, reading the book, and pointing to the illustrations.
I can’t really come up with the words to adequately describe how awesome it makes me feel to know even just one child loves the book! There are other stories like that, too, and it amazes me every time. I love, love, love when a young reader connects with the book whether it’s through the illustrations, the rhymes, the story, any part of the book.
If I were a puppy, I’d be wagging my tail all day!!! A big thanks to my friend, and to all of you who have picked up either one of my books. It means so much to me!
I’m finding it hard to explain how I feel seeing my two books together on a shelf. This first picture is from T. Charleston’s Books & Gifts in Branson, Missouri. The next picture is from My Favorite Books in Tallahassee, Florida.
It’s just crazy. I’m so proud and yet I’ve got so much further to go, more to do, more to say. The next time you’re in Tallahassee, stop by My Favorite Books and say hi to Amanda. Then trek on over to Branson, Missouri and say hi to Liz at T. Charleston’s Books & Gifts!
OK, OK, I get it. All these fans are giddy about the new “Star Wars” movie in theaters this week. But part of me likes to pretend their building excitement is for my book release in a galaxy not far, far away! In fact, it’s super close because it’s our galaxy*.
*distribution limited until Amazon begins delivering to outer space, details pending.
But just like those rabid fans having to wait a few more days, I’ve had to wait also. I really, really want this book to be out there so my friends and family and anyone else in the galaxy** can order it.
**sign up for Amazon Prime Now and get free 2-light year shipping to Mars on orders over 1,000 Mars Buggles
(1,000 Mars Buggles = $35 USD).
In the next few days, UPS should be delivering the very first copy of Big and Small, God Made Them All. I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so…. scared***.
***Thank you, Jessi Spano for your caffeine pill meltdown we’ll never forget.
Once I inspect it inch by inch and dot by dot so that it’s perfect for you, I’ll be announcing it everywhere that it’s for sale. Until then, how about watching this cute puppy?
Making progress on the book today! Illustrator Laura sent some of the final art, and I’m all- I can’t wait to show you the illustrations. For a sneak peak, click here. They are SO cute, awfully adorable, and I just want to hug the little animals and name them and take them home to play with my pups! More info coming soon!