It’s Official: The Peddler’s Bed Book Birthday + You’re Invited To The Party + The Giveaway Winner!

Final Final Cover

Today is the official release day of my debut children’s picture book The Peddler’s Bed, illustrated by Bong Redila and published by Ripple Grove Press!

I’m super excited to share this news with all of you! I have a lot to tell you about today, including the “when” and “where” of my book launch party and the announcement of the Giveaway winner, but before I get to that I want to thank everyone who has encouraged my writing endeavors, everyone who has followed Frog on a Blog, and everyone who has preordered a copy of my book. All of your support means so much to me. Thank you! 🙂


You’re Invited To A Book Birthday Party!

What’s the best way to celebrate the launch of a book? You have a birthday party, of course, and everyone’s invited!

Book Birthday Party (2)


I’ve Been Profiled!

My publisher, Ripple Grove Press, posted a short profile of me, in the form of an interview, on their website. Find out more about me as an author-who my idols are, where I get my inspiration, what my favorite picture books are, and more by clicking on the Key. 

Ripple Grove Press


Author PictureMy Pledge

For every 100 copies of The Peddler’s Bed sold for a period of one year (between Sept. 1 2015 and Sept. 1 2016), I pledge to donate one copy to a U.S. school or public library or to another organization that works to put books into the hands of children.

If you are a U.S. school or public librarian or are affiliated with a children’s literacy organization, and would like to receive a copy of The Peddler’s Bed, please use the form on my Contact page to submit your organization for consideration.


Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Suzanne Knox!

She is the winner of one signed copy of The Peddler’s Bed plus two blank books to share with an emerging author! Suzanne, use the form on my Contact page to send me your address and the name of who you’d like me to sign the book to–and I’ll get your winnings out to you asap. Thank you to everyone who left a comment on the Emerging Authors post and shared it!

{a rainbow of blank books}

{a rainbow of blank books waiting to be filled with the colors of imagination}


A Request

Authors feel uncomfortable asking this, but it really does make a difference–those of you who have read or plan to read The Peddler’s Bed, please consider leaving an honest review on Amazon, B&, or Goodreads. I’d really appreciate it. 

A big thank you, once again, to all of my supporters, blog and social media followers, book readers, and fans! You’re the best! 🙂

15 thoughts on “It’s Official: The Peddler’s Bed Book Birthday + You’re Invited To The Party + The Giveaway Winner!

      • I’m sure they will, Lauri! By the way, from Library Tech to another, there just isn’t a better day at work than the day you get to catalog and prepare for checkout YOUR OWN BOOK. I got to do that yesterday for Sophie’s Quest! The best part was that both copies were checked out in the first five minutes of the first class. Today, one little girl dressed in a sparkly owl shirt today and wore an owl necklace, and when I commented on them, she looked me squarely in the eye, smiled, and said, “I read your book this summer.” Does it get any better than that? I feel so blessed–not just being an author, but being a CHILDREN’S book author! My brother gave me the advice to keep a journal of all the fun things like this that happen the first year, because you think you’ll never forget all the special comments, but it’s hard to remember everything. Be sure to do that!

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    • What an amazing story! I am very much looking forward to the day I catalog my own book. It’s waiting patiently on the processing cart as we speak. I was considering doing a blog post about following my book through the process, from a library assistant’s perspective. And then seeing my book on the shelves will be a dream come true. And the first time a child brings it up to the desk to check out, I will probably explode with joy. 🙂 🙂 So cool that your book was checked out so quickly. I’m sure those kids will enjoy it; I am!

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