Friday, September 11, 2009

Moving Ahead!

It seems like it is taking forever for my book babies to be born and though I am chomping at the bit, I am trying to be patient. Mumbet (A Free Woman On God's Earth) is being typeset right now, with all the amazing illustrations placed lovingly on their pages. It will be worth the wait, I know. Children and adults alike will pore over the black and white drawings, wanting to see every detail of the life of this amazing woman.
The Adventures of Charlie & Moon is also at the final stage, its cover hopefully completed today and ready to be placed upon the book, which kids (big and small) are gonna go WILD over!

Ann-Elizabeth, Jackie, Martin and I are so excited we can hardly contain ourselves!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Valley Reads Nomination

I just got word today that "Weeping Under This Same Moon" was nominated for the St. Croix Valley Minnesota and Wisconsin VALLEY READS! This is a huge honor. If Weeping wins, it means that everyone in the six cities surrounding the St.Croix Valley area will read it, kids and adults! And I will get to go out to the area and talk with students and teachers, librarians and Rotarians, artists and other writers! I am beyond excited.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Getting Ready for the final push

A Free Woman on God's Earth and The Adventures of Charlie and Moon are slowly but surely making their way out into the world. All 40 plus illustrations for A Free Woman...are ready to be placed within the pages and then sent to the printer. Charlie and Moon is so close I can taste it. All sorts of wonderful book launches are planned for these babies, so keep watching.