7/20/2020 4 Comments
1) The Toot Fairy is in the illustration phase, but Brittany has given me several sneak peeks in the past few weeks. This is the first book that I expect to launch this year. This one will be self-published so that I can retain all creative control.
2) I have an early reader chapter book that is currently in the final stages of editing. I hope that it can move to the illustration phase in a few weeks. I am using the same editor for all of my children's books. We really hit it off, and she is amazing!
3) I have three more picture books that will move to the editor after the chapter book is complete. One is about a spelling bee, another about a brave bug, and the third is about how zebras lost their colors. I expect these will likely come out in 2021. Waiting is hard!
4) My YA novel is hovering around 63k words, and I've sent it to several friends to get feedback. I'm not quite ready to send it to an editor yet, but I hope to find a YA editor and have it sent out to them by the end of the summer. My children's book editor has spoiled me, but she's given me a list of referrals to consider for this project.
8/15/2020 08:14:46 pm
Thanks for the update! I can't wait to see the finished book and am so excited to hear you have some early reader chapter books in the works. I'd love to hear what you come up with as far as giving back to teachers during COVID. If it's anything like me donating a book or books to the class and you popping to be a virtual guest reader, I'd love to pass your info along to my kids' teachers.
Janet R Adams
8/16/2020 09:25:59 am
I’m coordinating a bunch of giveaways through an Oklahoma parent and educator group. I’m also planning to make teacher materials and a YouTube video available for free. I’ll likely giveaway a couple virtual author visits as well, but I know teachers are trying to just survive at this point so that’s likely not a huge priority right now. That’s why I’m hopeful they’ll appreciate the free resources they can access anytime. Please let me know if other ideas!
8/16/2020 05:13:30 am
You are so amazing! I can’t wait to celebrate when that first book comes out. Keep up the good work!
Janet R Adams
8/16/2020 09:26:23 am
Leave a Reply.
Keep up with my adventures here. I'll be posting updates and fun projects for kids to do that relate to a recent children's book release. Sign up for emails on my Home page to get all the latest updates emailed to you, so you always know when new projects or updates are posted.