The Rainbow Pants is on its Second Printing

The rainbow pants release

I am so very grateful to everyone who has supported my first children’s book, The Rainbow Pants. It has done so well we have just received our second printing. I did not think that anything could beat the feeling of getting my first box of books, that was until I received my box of “second printing” books. The local Key Bank in Brewer, Maine has chosen to have The Rainbow Pants be their “business of the month” and it is prominently displayed in their lobby, (pictures to come). I never could have predicted how well people truly enjoyed the story of Peter T. Peacock and his pants.

I just want to say a huge Thank you to my amazing illustrator:

Lindsay Weirich aka: The Frugal Crafter & to all of you who have read and shared The Rainbow Pants with others.

I am grateful & blessed!!

Young Writer’s Groups, School Visits, and The Rainbow Pants

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You may ask why did I choose an owl for this post? Well two reasons:

One I love owls they are so cute, and two it was the school mascot at the school I recently attended.

I was lucky enough this past Monday to visit an amazing school in Maine. The Carrie Ricker school located in central Maine.  It has students from 3rd through 5th grade, who are filled with the awe of writing. Ten authors in all were invited to participate in the “Meet an author day” sponsored by their Oak Hill Young Writer’s club. I was honored to be one of those ten.  I would recommend anyone who is a school librarian, PTO president, parent and/or teacher if you can organize one of these days at your school you should!!!

The Oak Hill Young Writer’s club is a non-profit run by volunteers to instill the love of writing to young people. From what I saw they do a super job inspiring and encouraging. The students asked us many questions from: “where do you get your ideas from?” to “How long does it take you to write a story”.  Then after school, students stayed to have us help in their writing. It was great to hear all of their amazing ideas. I was honored to read The Rainbow Pants to them, share the stage with many talented authors, and meet with some budding writers.

As my calendar fills up with school visits, book signings, and readings I am still humbled to all who continue to support The Rainbow Pants and am grateful to all of you.

Thank you.

Book Signing at the Hampden Maine Children’s Day

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I wanted to thank the Highland Pre-School for hosting a “Meet The Author” book reading and signing yesterday. Lindsay Weirich and I had so much fun meeting all the little ones and (their adults). It was a pleasure to read The Rainbow Pants and answer all of your questions from “What color was Peter’s Scaredy pants?” to “How did you decide on your illustrations?”.  Don’t forget The Rainbow Pants is hosting a contest where you can win a personalized signed book and school supplies!!! Have a Super Colorful Rainbow Pants Day!!

Did you know you can find The Rainbow Pants  on Amazon!!

It’s Give Away Time at The Rainbow Pants!!!

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With August being in full bloom, and sorry to say the forbidden words but “back to school” is upon us; The Rainbow Pants is going to do their first ever Give Away!!!

Let’s have a little fun, I have been so honored with everyone’s wonderful comments I have received after reading The Rainbow Pants.  People have used the book to teach colors, feelings, first day of school, diversity for all, and so much more.

So I bet you are all wondering what will be in this Give Away? How about a personally signed copy of The Rainbow Pants by myself (author: Kelly Brooks-Bay) and the illustrator Lindsay Weirich. I will also include a mystery box with school and or office supplies, which include but not limited to: notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, markers, erasers, crayons, colored pencils paperclips, and so much more.

If you want a chance to win this Rainbow Pants Give Away just leave your name, email, and comment on what is that one school or office supply you just can’t live without!! Good Luck!! The lucky winner will be drawn on Friday August 23rd @ 3 pm (eastern standard time).

& Don’t forget The Rainbow Pants is on Facebook!!!

RULES: Contest is open to USA or CANADA. No purchase necessary. The winner will be selected by random and be notified by email. The winner will have 24 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected.Giveaway ends Friday August 23rd, 2012 at 3:00 PM EST. You must be 18 or older to enter. Contest is no way associated with Facebook. Enter for your chance to win by leaving a comment with name and email contact information.  Good luck!

The Rainbow Pants Meet The Author and Illustrator Day…Come Join us!!!

The rainbow pants release

We are very excited to announce that

author Kelly Brooks-Bay and illustrator Lindsay Weirich of The Rainbow Pants. 

Will be at the Highland Pre-School to celebrate Hampden Children’s Day.

On Saturday August 17th from 9-10

Kelly will do a reading of The Rainbow Pants and books will be available for signing.

All are welcome!!! & so are your Rainbow Pants!!!

(Address for Highland Pre-School is 29 Kennebec Road in Hampden Maine)

Congratulations to William and Kate and your new baby…The Rainbow Pants would be a great book for the New Prince!!

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So I admit I love the whole Royal Family thing. I think maybe it is because the manuscript I am working on, is all about Kings and Queens.  The time of knights protecting castles from dragons and evil witches.

I wish the Duke and Duchess William and Kate all the best with their new baby prince.

Just enjoy your time together and remember it is never to early to read bedtime stories.

The Rainbow Pants would be a great addition to your collection!!

The Rainbow Pants Book Trailer

 

Check out this amazing video made by The Rainbow Pants illustrator Lindsay Weirich.

She is also the amazing and talented author of The Frugal Crafter website.

 The Rainbow Pants was honored to have Lindsay bring Peter’s story to life in pictures.