...And I'm tremendously excited about it!
This Sunday, October 2nd at 2pm
Ella Minnow Children’s Bookstore
991 Kingston Road in the Beaches
A FREE event including a reading, prizes and dragon cookies!
Check out Sloth's SNAP'D and ELOCAL posts for even more information.
Penelope Anne Cole just posted her interview with me on her blog: Penny's Reviews and Chat.
We talked about my picture books so far, picture books to come, and other novels and scripts I'm working on. Check it out HERE!
Come on down to Ella Minnow Children's Bookstore (991 Kingston Rd., Toronto) on
SUNDAY OCTOBER 2nd at 2PM!
Meet the author, get your copy of Sloth the Lazy Dragon, listen to the reading of the book by Kevin Risk (Media Librarian) and meet this guy...
Dragon and dwarf costumes are not mandatory, but they are encouraged! ;)
There will be a draw for three prize packs after the reading!
And there will be dragon cookies...
See you Sunday!
Sloth the Lazy Dragon t-shirts (available in sizes for adults and children...with artwork on the front AND back!) and 2017 fridge magnet calendars are now available! Visit my shop!
You are invited to the official launch of my picture storybook, Sloth the Lazy Dragon (illustrated by Alex Zgud and published by Guardian Angel Publishing)!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2nd at 2:00pm
at Ella Minnow Children’s Bookstore (www.ellaminnow.ca)
991 Kingston Road, just west of Victoria Park (in The Beaches)
Come and visit with me and Sloth! Dragon and Dwarf costumes are encouraged!
Special Guest Reader: Kevin Risk (Performer and Media Librarian extraordinaire!)
The reading of Sloth the Lazy Dragon will begin shortly after 2pm.
Enjoy the reading and Ella Minnow’s lovely bookstore along with an afternoon browse in the beautiful eclectic Beaches area of Toronto. There is paid street parking on both sides of Kingston Road and free one-hour parking on Kingston Road to the west of the store.
Visit Sloth's Facebook page: facebook.com/sloththelazydragon
Check out the event pages at: https://beachdanforth.snapd.com/#/events/view/979377 & https://elocalpost.com/upperbeaches/events/sloth-the-lazy-dragon-book-launch
Tamara Turtle's Life So Far, a picture storybook from the point of view of a red-eared slider turtle bought in a pet store who later ends up at a shelter, has been picked up for publication by Mirror Publishing! My wonderfully talented husband, Kevin Risk, will be illustrating.
Tamara Turtle's Life So Far is a story told from the perspective of Tamara, a red-eared slider turtle sold as a baby out of a pet store. She outgrows her small tank just as quickly as the family’s interest in her drops. She is released into the “suburban wild”, but is fortunate enough to be rescued and taken to the local Humane Society shelter. She learns about the plight of turtles and other special species that often have a great deal of difficulty getting adopted. Their needs are very specific and much research on the part of any family that takes on such a pet is needed.
I am also very excited to announce that, with the help and approval some reptile rescues, particularly Little Res-Q up in Markham, I will be adding a couple of resource pages after the story, with links to sites containing information about red-eared sliders and their needs as pets and links to shelters where you can adopt (not shop!) for these and other turtles.
A percentage of sales of Tamara Turtle's Life So Far will go directly to rescues that work with turtles, including Little Res-Q. This time when you buy a copy of this book, not only will you be helping an independent author, illustrator, and publisher, you'll be helping rescue turtles!
A new picture book of mine called Merry Myrrh: The Christmas Bat has been accepted for publication by Guardian Angel Publishing! It will be illustrated by Alex Zgud, and this will be our second book with Guardian Angel Publishing (Sloth the Lazy Dragon being our first...Alex also illustrated Beverlee Beaz the Brown Burmese, published by Cricket Cottage Publishing). Check back for updates on this new book and it's adorable new character (look at this sample picture below...have you ever seen such a cute bat?) to find out when it will be published!