Happy Book Birthday to me...Happy Book Birthday to me!
This is quite literally a day I was wondering if I would ever be able to see coming. It's not that I didn't believe in myself. It's just the publishing industry is very transitional and highly subjective. What is written today may never find its way to the pages of a published book and all the hard effort of one determined writer may never come to fruition. And yet here I am...lucky enough to see the birth of my first picture book called THE STORY CATCHER.
Before I blow out the candles, I'd like to thank a few people;
To my publisher, Anaiah Press...thank you for believing in my work. It takes a lot of time and effort to go from idea to finished product and hopefully this will be the first of many successful book launches for your catalog line.
To my editor, Jessica Schmeidler, I give my heartfelt thanks and gratitude for your tireless efforts on my behalf. You are a true professional, an exceptional editor, and Anaiah lost a valuable asset when you made what I'm sure was a difficult decision to pursue other publishing avenues. I wish you the best of luck wherever you land.
To my publicist, Melinda Dozier, the potential success of this book launch was placed on your marketing shoulders. I have learned much from you and hope I am a better, stronger writer and promoter because of you.
To all the wonderful individuals who provided honest reviews of my book and others who participated in my blog tour, thank you for your kindness and willingness to support the efforts of another author. This writing community is like family to me.
To all the new followers of my Facebook Author page, Twitter page, Linkedin page, or blog...I will try my best to be worthy of your support. THE STORY CATCHER is not only the name of my picture book, but also whom I hope to become where I get to share more lovely stories with you in the future!
So now, it's time to blow out the candles and start my happy dance...
You can order my book, THE STORY CATCHER, through the following buy links. It is available in both ebook and print copies. Here is the book blurb and book trailer.
Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.com/B00PHJRVG0
Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.com/0990908542
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-story-catcher-donna-l-martin/1120753878?ean=9780990908548
Addie comes from a long line of readers, or "story catchers," as her family likes to call themselves. Every time Addie tries to catch a story on her own, though, the words play tricks on her. Addie tries everything she can think of to corral those wiggly letters, but it will take a little faith to become the next STORY CATCHER.