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!
I have great news to share: We’re only 8 days away from Bamboo’s official release to the public! On February 22nd, matching up with Walk Your Dog Day, you can own your very own hard cover book. As an added bonus, I’m offering signed copies to celebrate the release. It’s very simple: Just click the PayPal link below and it’ll take you through the steps to order. To pay by check, find the “contact Ben” tab above and I’ll be in touch about arranging payment that way. Thank you in advance for your support!!
I’ve loved working on this project! But to be honest, I’ve gone through a range of emotions because while this is my second book, there is still so much I don’t know; so much I’m learning about the writing process, the publishing process, marketing, and business, too.
February 22, 2017
Well, all that aside, my second baby is coming into the world on February 22, 2017, coinciding with Walk Your Dog Day. I thought that would be the perfect day to celebrate this timid little pup named Bamboo.
You’ll be able to pre-order the book on Amazon in the next few weeks!