For a while now I’ve been silent on the social media front. Being fed up in a dead end job, I lost myself for a long time trying to figure out what I wanted to do in life. I had a long struggle but I have still been working on my own projects.
I’m not entirely sure why I kept this one semi-secret. Perhaps I was concerned what my peers would think when they found out, or I’m eager to surprise people when I announce the finished work, or I just wasn’t sure how this would turn out.
At any rate I’m going to come out of my cave and start talking about my new book, now it’s close to being released.
The big news is that I’m writing for children.
Yup. I’ve written a story and done the art myself. I’ll be independently publishing a hard copy on Lulu as well as creating a kindle version. It’s a far cry from wanting to write a novel which is what I’ve always tried to do. The Water Dragons: Too Heavy to Fly is a picture book aimed at children ages 3-5.
I promised you a cover and here it is. I would love to know what you think!
(Click to see the full image)
The proof copy arrived the other day and I’m so pleased with how it’s turned out. I need to tweak a few things and then send it out to my beta testers, then I’ll prep it for release. There’s something very satisfying about holding a copy of your own book!
Thanks for reading!
In my next article I’m going to talk about why I decided to write for children.
Clare Davidson said:
I love the cover. I can’t wait to read it.
Ruth Ellen Parlour said:
Thanks Clare! Hopefully it won’t be long before you can get a copy 🙂
the dragon’s are so cute! I’ve already thought of two people at work who I could get a copy for, although they’ve just had newborns. Glad you’re still producing something and I understand about finding a voice again in writing