Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I Am Officially a PUBLISHED Children's Author!

I am thrilled to share the news with all of you that I am now officially a PUBLISHED children's author!

Today I received an email from uTales that my book had been approved. . .  and published.

As an author, it is one thing to think that your story is worth sharing, but to have a panel of editors agree with you is an unbelievable rush.  I have not stopped smiling since that email came in, and I am already excited to work on the next one.

I was very fortunate with work with illustrator, Barb Dragony.  Her beautiful pictures bring the story to life.  Barb did a fantastic job of adding animation and sounds to the story.  Barb, I cannot thank you enough for all of the time and hard work that you put into Annie and Me.

Each day I am more and more amazed about how digital publishing is changing the world of children's literature.  Our children are developing a different style of reading than we did as children.  I am eager to see how this trend continues over the next several years.


I invite you to read Annie and Me .  It is the story of young Olivia, whose best friend, Annie, has moved away.  Olivia and her mother travel to visit Annie in her new home reminiscing about the girls' past adventures.

I hope that the story makes you smile as much as it has made me smile today.

I want to especially thank the 4 girls who inspired this story--  Emma, Allison, Julia, and Ellie.  Without the four of you and your special friendships, this story never would have been written.

Thank you to Rob, my husband, for putting up with my years of agonizing over this story, and for believing in me to get it accomplished.


15 comments:

  1. Congrats Sandi! Now you have to delete the "aspiring" from your "about me" section.

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    1. Your are correct! Thank you. . . I DID IT!!!

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    1. Thank you Jill! This story has certainly come a long way from the first time that I shared it with you a few years ago at my first WWR. It was in rhyme, about 1500 words, and NOTHING like it is today.

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  3. Congrats to you. Celebrate then keep writing.

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    1. Thank you Deborah. I plan on celebrating while I am writing!

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  4. The book looks adorable. Congrats.

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    1. thanks Dotti. I'm glad that you enjoy it!

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  5. Congratulations! I will have to check it out.

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  6. Thank you! I would love any feedback. I hope that it makes you smile!

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  7. So excited for you! Congratulations.

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  8. Congratulations on your book. I had a look and it's lovely. Barb did a nice job with the illustrations too.

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