Wednesday, March 21, 2012


First of all I want to thank all of you who pre-ordered. You really made me feel special and helped to keep my costs down. I'm so excited for you to receive your books and look forward to any comments you may have. The process seems long but so so worth it! I'm already starting my next book and hope to have it out before the end of the summer. I learned that presentation is a big part of shipping so I hope you will enjoy the experience I have provided for you when you open the box.

I will begin my marketing plan now that I have the books in hand. I will issue my first press release and will let you know where you can read up on me.  I am planning on meeting with Cracker Barrel soon and will keep you informed on what they have to tell me. I also will be approaching any Mom and Pop shops that cater to children, visiting libraries, schools and day cares. The next couple of months will be very busy! My book will be available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble within the next two weeks but I will still have it available through my website. Wish me luck and before you know it maybe I'll be the next Eric Carle!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Soon, very soon!

Well I expected to be talking about all the shipping I was doing by now. Unfortunately due to delays in printing I haven’t received my books yet. I have been frustrated with the learning aspect of printing but seem to be getting a better handle on it now. If you decide that you are planning on doing your own publishing please take the time to read up on the correct formatting your printing company requires. Seems they are not very eager to hold your hand through the process. I’m one of those girls that doesn’t let up so I’m staying on top of my printer. If you’re not an aggressive person you may be looking at long delays and feeling a little defeated by the entire process. Don’t give up! Once you receive that proof in the mail, your heart races and your smile can’t be erased. It’s so wonderful to see an idea you have to actually be on the pages of a book that others will be enjoying. 

I will be including in all the pre-orders a free bookplate that Stephanie created just for the book. A wonderful addition if you're planning on giving the book as a gift.