Series update: I have received book 2 back from my alpha/editor and have begun the artwork. I’m not doing as many illustrations for this book as I did for the first one, so I am hoping to have book 2 out before the end of August!
Just wanted to drop a line and share a video from today’s event! https://www.facebook.com/DMPaulAuthor/videos/1671380229838011/
Don’t forget-the picture book, “Meet Christian Tompta,” is available on Amazon and other fine retailers as well as the Dayton local bookshop “Storybrooke Cafe.” It’s been a great day!
Drops on my glasses
Drops on my clothes
Turning me cold-
Driving to meet friends
Driving amongst crazies
Can’t see through gray-
Can’t park close enough
Stepping out into puddles
Feet wet and cold-
Phone’s in my bag
Full of my life’s photos
It sneaks in, slippery-
Order food for the family
Carry it outside
My bags get soggy-
Clouds stop dripping
Rainbow spotted above
All is clean and green-
I’m sitting on my sofa intending to read one of the thousands of books I have, but I’m truly exhausted. I have been working extremely hard since the first of the year to get these three “Gnomeling” books out. I also started my “Incredible Critters” series, have been blogging regularly, attending all sorts of writing groups and events, and have completed first round revisions on Book 2 of “The Tales of Christian Tompta” called “Home.”
Deep breath. Even writing all that makes me tired! No wonder. There’s always more to do-things I want to finish-yet NEVER enough hours in the day.
Even thought I’m worn out, I’m as pleased as punch that I now have four books out as an author. Count them. FOUR. And I am proud of each one. Probably just blogging this to give myself an excuse to rest, but there are books to balance, books to transfer, books to finish, even books to start. I’ve got drawing to do, more revisions, and color work once I finish revisions.
But… in this moment I will just reflect. God has been faithful. And here are my books!
In case you haven’t heard already, I am so happy to announce the releases of my new children’s books! “Gnomeling, The Tales of Christian Tompta, Book 1” was released on March 31, and “Gnomeling, The Companion Coloring and Activity Book” was released on April 3. Both are currently available on Amazon.
“Gnomeling: The Tales of Christian Tompta, Book 1” – https://www.amazon.com/Gnomeling-Tales-Christian-Tompta-Book/dp/1946813001/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491267905&sr=8-1&keywords=Gnomeling
“Gnomeling: The Companion Coloring and Activity Book” – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1946813052/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1491267905&sr=8-2&keywords=Gnomeling
I will be offering them locally (Dayton) at an indie author book sale at the Storybrooke Cafe in Englewood Ohio on May 20, from 11am – 2pm. Invite your friends and come enjoy a cup of coffee as you peruse the books!
So this happened a little while ago!