First, let me apologize for not offering my typical, babbling, mid-week post for the past few weeks. I am in the final planning stages of a pretty big author/reader event to be held in Alderson, WV on April 25th. We are calling it Lions and Authors and Books... Oh My! and if you take a minute to check out our Facebook event page, you will find that it is a day long extravaganza featuring 24+ authors with a wide variety of books, games and interactive activities, presentations, food, a Cub's Corner for the younglings, and an evening of music and poetry by internationally loved artists. It is going to be amazing! The problem is that it is also requiring quite a bit of my time and energy, so this blog has been suffering. I am hoping that my brain will not feel quite so much like oatmeal by mid-May and I will be able to get back on track with some (hopefully) helpful hints and information that will go well with the warming weather!
In other important news, I also (FINALLY) stopped putting off moving Fiddlebug to a new publishing option. I should have done this quite a while ago, but hated giving up the cover. Luckily, this 2nd edition gave me the opportunity to fix a few embarrassing errors (I'm sure there are still a few in there, so no fear of perfection!), size the book so that it will fit in better with my future plans for Fiddlebug and his friends, and get the price down considerably. I know that I still can't compete with the big guys as far as price goes, but I hope you understand that I do try my best to be affordable while dealing with color illustrations and postage increases. As things stand, the new Fiddlebug book - whose cover turned out adorable in my very biased opinion - is just over half of what the 1st one cost, and if you order through me, that cost covers your tax and postage as well. I think it's a definite improvement!
So, I hope you will forgive my quiet for a little bit longer. I look forward to getting back to normal soon! Here's to spring and all the promise it brings!
Being a homeschooling parent for 13 years and an independent author/illustrator makes a person learn quite a bit about a lot of things. Now it's time to pass it on!