This painted rock that I spotted in Surf City, NJ last summer is the perfect visual for today’s fun news. I’ve hinted a bit on social media recently about something special that I’ve been busy working on — namely something that rhymes and touches on themes very close to my heart. Now, finally, the announcement has run in Publishers Marketplace and PW Religion BookLine, so I can share my news!
Here’s the official announcement from Publishers’ Marketplace:
And here’s the announcement in Publishers Weekly Religion BookLine’s Book Deals for June 22, 2022.
Thank you, Charlotte Wenger, for representing me so skillfully and kindly in the process of making these two new books a reality.
Thank you, Paraclete Press for saying “yes!” to not just one, but to TWO new board books that point little ones to God.
And I’m over the moon with their choice of illustrator. Take a peek at Sandra Eide’s work for a preview of the delightful artistic talent that will accompany the text. I can’t wait for these two new books to hit shelves everywhere. Thankfully, I won’t have to wait long. The tentative publication dates are February 2023 and September 2023!
What’s my writerly take away? Keep writing from the heart and follow your heart. Keep honing your craft. Stand firm in your faith and the things that are important to you and marvel at how things unfold. Happy writing all!