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Kidlit Good News / Re: Where Are the Flowers? -- is out!
« Last post by 217mom on Yesterday at 10:59 PM »
 :merryxmas What a beautiful gift, and because I've seen/read it, I can vouch that it is timeless and will be treasured.  :xmasstocking
I think other kids would feel the same way about this story even if it was not written by their grandma.  :yourock
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Where Are the Flowers? -- is out!
« Last post by dewsanddamps on Yesterday at 10:23 PM »
 :flowers2 :flowers2 :flowers2 Congratulations, Ev! Like the others, I'm in awe of your many talents. I hope you have much success with WHERE ARE THE FLOWERS? !

 :flowers :fireworks :flowers :fireworks :flowers
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Kidlit Good News / Re: The Bedtime Boat
« Last post by JulieM on Yesterday at 09:24 PM »
Very well done! Congratulations!
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Where Are the Flowers? -- is out!
« Last post by JulieM on Yesterday at 09:21 PM »
Congratulations, Ev, on your book and your inspiring commitment to lifelong learning.
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Where Are the Flowers? -- is out!
« Last post by olmue on Yesterday at 08:50 PM »
 :yay Ev!  :flowers2 :star2
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Where Are the Flowers? -- is out!
« Last post by Pons on Yesterday at 07:36 PM »
 :yay  Ev!! Congratulations! Such good news. :)
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Where Are the Flowers? -- is out!
« Last post by Vijaya on Yesterday at 07:13 PM »
Congratulations on making this beautiful book for your grandchildren!!!  :flowers2 You are a woman of many, many talents and it makes me smile to think how wonderful it is to nurture them.   :star2 :star2 :star2 Hats off to you!!!
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Where Are the Flowers? -- is out!
« Last post by Schriscoe on Yesterday at 06:57 PM »
Ev, what a lovely gift to your grandchildren! I am in awe of your illustration work, too.

Huge congrats on this long time goal! It's gorgeous!
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Kidlit Good News / Where Are the Flowers? -- is out!
« Last post by Ev on Yesterday at 06:45 PM »
I'm very excited to finally have my picture book, Where Are the Flowers?, out in the world.  (see my avatar) :snoopy

This was a venture into self-publishing I had not tried before. It was also the first PB I've tried illustrating. (I've illustrated several of my puzzle books, but those were just b&w line drawings.) So several new milestones for me.

I decided three years ago I wanted to create this PB for my grandchildren. Fortunately, KY has a program where seniors can take free university courses, so I've been taking graphic design, as an independent study, to learn to illustrate on the computer. The instructor has been wonderful to let me work on my PB project and give me help when I needed it.

I decided to go with Createspace since it's free and using it has been pretty straightforward. Currently the book is only available on Amazon.

It feels great to have reached this long-time goal. Best wishes to any of you others who are trying self-publishing.  :goodluck
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Contests and Challenges / Re: Sparkhouse Family PB Contest
« Last post by Debbie Vilardi on Yesterday at 05:57 PM »
This all assumes everything goes according to schedule. I can't recall the last time that actually happened. I'm going to keep waiting until I know for sure they've picked a winner.
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