It's been a wonderful first year of authoring. I've felt such an outpouring of love and support. Thank you so much to my readers!
It's hard for me to believe, but over the past year, I've officially published 7 books! Three are children's picture books, and four are chapter books or novellas. Three are for children under the age of 5, three are for middle-grade readers (ages 7 to 12), and one is a young adult novella. This post features each book in chronological order of when they were published. So far, my chapter books and novella have only received five star reviews. It's so surreal, and I'm so grateful to be on this journey!
After becoming a mother and choosing to stay home, I searched for an outlet of some kind to help me have balance in life. I'm so grateful to feel like I've finally found my groove! Being a stay-home mother while also writing, designing, formatting, and publishing books has given me the balance I was craving.
Here is some inside info about these special books! (I've included links to each book on Amazon. To go to the amazon page just click on the underlined title of the book.)
The first book I ever published was Luna's Rescue! It was officially published at the beginning of September in 2020. This book has a special place in my heart because it taught me to believe in myself. It proved to me that I could be an author. I felt so insecure (and excited) to put this book out into the world and share it with readers. The reception has been so wonderful! I've had many young readers devour this book in one sitting. I've had readers tell me it's their new favorite book! I've had a retired elementary school teacher tell me it's the book she was always searching for to have in her classroom. I've visited two schools (one virtually and one in person) to share this book. The kids enjoyed meeting Luna the gecko in person and virtually. I've even had a teacher read this book aloud to her fifth-grade class! Another exciting happening was connecting with Caleb Summers, who produced the audiobook versions of both Luna's Rescue and Hoover's Horn! I had my first book signing in April of 2021 and have been selling copies of Luna's Rescue in a local bookshop and at local farmer's market events. I love meeting readers and sharing my books!