“Oh What a Year It Has Been”

2014

I have to start by saying “I did it” my first resolution that I actually accomplished. Exactly one year ago today I wrote on a piece of paper I will publish my first children’s book…and I DID!!!!

As 2013 comes to an end I am reminded of the many amazing things that it brought. The Rainbow Pants became real. For anyone out there who has wanted to write their own book someday, my best advice…DO IT!!! There are no words to that feeling when your first book arrives in the mail, trust me.

I am grateful to my amazing illustrator Lindsay Weirich who is filled with talent and is a true professional artist. Thank you to all of the people at Maine Author’s Publishing, a true professional publishing house that I am honored to call my publisher. I am indebted to all of the readers who have purchased or borrowed The Rainbow Pants from their local library, Thank you to all of you.

As 2014 begins remember that a new page must be written.  You have a fresh sheet of paper in front of you, a sharp pencil, and a belief of new beginnings. I hope you all wear your rainbow pants with pride and accomplish all of your dreams!!!

Why you should still send Christmas cards….

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I know Christmas or Holiday time is a busy and stressful for most people, BUT I think it is still important to send Christmas cards. It is true I send out the picture cards of my kids and have the computer sign it for us, so I don’t actually hand write them anymore. I do, however,  hand write the addresses on the envelopes. Each address I write makes me think of that family or individual, even if it is only for a minute. I think we owe our friends and family that much.

If you think about it we all get that mail we don’t want, bills, requests for money, solicitation, etc. How great for just a moment does it feel to see a card in the mail. Is it to late this year to mail cards? NO even though the receiver will get them after Christmas it is still the fact you thought of them enough to send a card. Now I am off to the post office to drop off a few more cards. What do you think? Are paper cards still important to you? Do email cards excite you as much as one in your hand?

May you all wear your Rainbow Pants during this festive time!!

Holiday Marketplace with Amazing Maine Authors

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This Saturday I am honored to be one of eleven Maine Authors , who will be present at the

Center Drive School in (Orrington, Maine) Holiday Marketplace. These talented author’s are writers from the publishing house of Maine Author’s Publishing. We will be there between 9-2

The Rainbow Pants will be one of the children’s books represented and many other adult and young adults genre’s will be on hand. Here is a list of the other author’s and their books. 

It is true that books make great gifts but autographed copies make amazing gifts.

Kelly Brooks-Bay author of The Rainbow Pants

Jayne Rowe Jones (parents attending) author of Retsbol Rises 

Alice W. Ingraham author of: Edgar Allen’s Murder: Insights into a Crowe’s World 

Suzanne Massie: author of: Trust but Verify (Reagan, Russia and Me)

Alison Dible: author of: A Skeptic’s Luck

Steven D. Powell author of: Patch Scratching

Ellen Groleau author of : Share with me 

John Cobb author of: Tales of the Cemetery Trees & Judith A Quoddy Tale 

Angela Nickerson author of: Hector 

Laurel Gricson author of Katherine: Elizabeth Full of Grace 

John & Marisue Pickering author of : Maine – Beyond the Usual 

So if you are in the area stop by and say “Hi”

The Rainbow Pants was on NBC’s The Today Show … sort of

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One question how do you promote your book? If you are a new author you are not going to get calls from t.v. shows asking for an interview. So you have to think outside of the box. Last Week was Thanksgiving, every year we travel to New York to visit with family. One of our favorite places to go is the big apple.

Coming from a small town in Maine, my boys are always looking up at the tall skyscrapers and flashing lights of time square. I am just as taken from these amazing sights. Well we decided to hit Rockefeller center with The Rainbow Pants in hand, hoping to give our copies to Al, Matt, Savannah, Or my favorite Willie Geist but unfortunately they did not come by us when we were outside. The camera did pan us in the crowd so I can say” The Rainbow Pants was on The Today Show, sort of”.   In the photo above you will see my three boys each holding a copy of The Rainbow Pants in the plaza at Rockefeller center. Always trying to think outside the box when promoting your book!!