I have struggled for so long to find time for my writing and illustrating, a few minutes here a few minutes there. My sister is helping more with my parents during her summer break. So, I took a used a day . . . cough. . . or more to submit my Illustrated Children’s Picture book to Amazon. I have another day or so of work to get the paperwork version available (but that will have to wait for another day, or month, or whatever.)
Back cover Blurb-
“Trouble finding friends? Crazy Eyes, an owl, is hungry and lonely in the forest. He’s different from other owls because he cannot see. Swirlish, an outcast owl, hears Crazy Eyes singing. Can the two become friends?”
While it is late in the day, I accomplished my goal today. To release Crazy Eyes & Swirlish on International Owl day, August 4th. I love owls, and amazed by them. Hope you enjoy!
Calinda, the face above, will be the wife and mother in the book I am illustrating. This is the first progress that I have made in almost three years. I started illustrating it digitally and realized that I would need to draw several characters. I really struggled with the illustrating of the characters in my first book. I wanted to practice with paints, pens, and paper. Calinda is my first try although she went through several version on paper then several more with the digital drawing and editing.
I have been inspired in all my creative endeavors by Marta Lapkowska’s facebook group. There are artist and beginners from around the world, Thank you for helping move forward with my dreams.
One year ago, I published my first children’s book and in honor of the first year, I am running a promotion on the eBook for today and tomorrow (December 6-7, 2014). Reviews would be appreciated. Clicking on the picture above will take you to the book on Amazon.
Disclaimer: Check prices especially for those of you that are outside of the US. I am still trying to figure out how KDP – Amazon Kindle works.
The book is about getting lost and Stranger Danger from a child’s point of view. Recommended ages 3 – 6. Children a little older may enjoy reading it for themselves or reading it to younger children.
The product links below display items with the character Loop from The Case of the Missing Mother.
Aspiring novelist. Avid reader of fiction. Reviewer of books. By day, my undercover identity is that of meek, mild-mannered legal assistant, Kate Loveton, working in the confines of a stuffy corporate law office; by night, however, I'm a super hero: Kate Loveton, Aspiring Novelist and Spinner of Tales. My favorite words are 'Once upon a time... ' Won't you join me on my journey as I attempt to turn a hobby into something more?