Boston Book Festival and The Rainbow Pants

Boston book festivalI am honored to be one of  the hundreds of authors to be at the Boston Book Festival this weekend. So many genres will be represented. As an author you love to people watch, after all you never know if you might be in someone’s next book. I especially like to meet other authors, especially new unpublished writers. Hear what you are working on, what makes you nervous to “send in your story” or just your “fears of rejection”. Trust me we all have them. If you re not rejected at least a hundred times than you are not a true writer. I hope if you are in the Boston area this Saturday, you can swing over to see little ol’ me and say “hi”. Take a peek inside “The Rainbow Pants” maybe it will give you the encouragement to start to write your own story!!

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“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!!!

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!!

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!!!

RP package

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)

It is time for The Rainbow Pants Contest !!!!

RP package

I have been so honored and overwhelmed by the wonderful well wishes on The Rainbow Pants that I wanted to send out a thank you. What better way then a contest!!! Starting today I want to see how many “likes” The Rainbow Pants gets on Facebook. Once we have reached 250 we will have one signed copy of The Rainbow Pants put into the Raffle Package!!! (PS we already have 226 likes)

Once we have received 275 “likes” on Facebook we will add some school supplies: like notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, and so much more. Every grouping of 25 likes we get.  We will add to the Raffle Package!!!

If we get 1000 “likes”  we will add a “surprise item”….So let’s go fans

This will go until August 15th!!! GOOD LUCK…Once we know what we have in the “Rainbow Pants Raffle Package” We will include a sign up sheet for all to include their name for a chance at the grand prize raffle!!!

GOOD LUCK & LET THE RAINBOW PANTS DAY BEGIN!!!