Saturday, November 29, 2008

My First Children's Book Published

My first children's book has been published!

When I started writing full-time, I dreamed of having a book in print with my name on it. And now it's happened.

It's hard to believe, but I wrote the first draft of this story back in 1992. I sent it to a few of the big publishers, who weren't interested. Over the years I did some editing and revision, and also asked people to read it. Then, about 18 months ago, a publisher agreed that it was as good as I thought it was.

It just goes to show that you should never give up.

Flutter Bunnies is the first of several of my books for children that will be published in the forthcoming months. Check back here at my blog to find out when the others get released.

The pictures have been provided by artist Kit Grady, and they really help bring the story to life.

Copies of the picture book are available from Guardian Angel Publishing at


Janet Ann Collins said...

I'm another new GAP author, so I know just how you feel. My first picture book won't be out for quite a while, but I hope it's as cute as yours.

sue said...

I am another new children's picture book author. I am about to publish my 1st book. "Curious Billy - A Raccoon's Grand Colorado Adventure". Billy travels the state talking to the animals about the sites he see, like the Sand Dunes, Georgetown Loop Train & the National Grasslands on the eastern Colorado plains. I am the artist & author. I am excited about it & seeing yours published, too.