Thursday, May 21, 2015

Two New Picture Books

Today is an exceptionally great day for me. I actually have two new picture books coming out. I tried not to have them come out around the same times but it just didn't work out that way. I don't know if that's a good thing or bad since it's never happened to me before. However, it just makes me doubly happy and more to celebrate!

My new picture book from Futureword Publishing titled Hippo Bottomless has just been finalized and will be available on amazon in just a few days. Woot Woot!!








Echo can't swim like his other Hippo friends. All he does is splash, splash, splash as he sinks, sinks, sinks to the cold murky bottom. Can some friends he meets along the way help or is he destined to spend his life sinking to the bottom, bottom, bottom.









My second picture book coming out by Mascot Publishing titled The Color of Love has also just been finalized but will take probably about a month to become available. This will be my first hard-back book which I've dreamed of for so long. This is a feel-good bedtime type story which has been a long time coming. Try three years to be exact. However, it was originally supposed to be a personalized book by Frecklebox but that fell through the cracks for various reasons. I was bound and determined to get it published though so I "bit the bullet" and decided to self-publish it. I did my research, talked to several authors in my writer's group and decided on Mascot Publishing because they produce quality books and I knew they were legit and easy to work with. I also found a great new illustrator in my writer's group who is a retired school teacher and was ready to finally pursue her dream of being an illustrator. The Color of Love is now her second children's picture book.







Denny asks his mother, "If the sun is yellow and clouds are white, what color is love?" Follow Denny and his mother as they jump on board their magic carpet to find the answer!










For those of you interested in purchasing an autographed copy of Hippo Bottomless, just let me know. I will have some by June 3rd. If you want to order through Amazon, it should be up and loaded within 3-5 days.

And have no fear, as soon as The Color of Love is officially available, I'll be announcing it on Facebook.

Thanks to everyone for their support!

18 comments:

  1. Congrats on the doubly good news! I had two books release on the same day. Ahh! Craziness. At least you have some time between these. Hopefully that helps you maintain your sanity. ;)

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  2. You're right, Kelly. It's insanity but the fun kind!

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  3. Congrats, Allyn! They look lovely.

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  4. I'd typed a response earlier when I read it...so excited. But it tried to publish as google and it never let me. This time I went into your blog the normal way, so it should take. Know I've been jumping up and down, so excited about the two releases. I know the others will follow at the right time. All your children's stories are great. I can't wait to add these two to my collection. I'm so proud of you and happy for you. As I said in the other -- I'm doing cartwheels I'm so happy. Then I explained, I was doing them in my head since I can't get this body in action. You go girl!! Yea!! Yipee!!

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    1. Ha ha, Deb...I was wondering about those cartwheels! Thanks for being so excited. I am too!

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  5. Congratulations, Allyn!! These books sound so sweet and lovely. I'm very happy for you! :)

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  6. That is so darn wonderful. Can't wait to see them.

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  7. Fantastic!! I think I'm more excited than you are! I can't wait to read them!

    My heartiest Congratulations.

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    1. Thanks, Swoper. They've been a long time coming!

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  8. Congratulations, Allyn! Two picture books = twice the celebrations!

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  9. Congratulations Allyn! How exciting.

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  10. Hippo Bottomless looks really cute!

    Congratulations, Allyn! :)

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