It has been a busy week of work, planning and emotion. Another one of my beloved brothers passed away this week unexpectedly, and though while still in shock, we have had to funnel much of our energy and time into being a support to his family.
With this family mourning before us, we also have a trip to Texas next week to greet another new baby arriving to the family and help with meals and other family needs. So while out of town, our computer system here will undergo maintenance so we can be ready to pick up running when I return in mid’ March!
Upcoming events to look forward to are:
__I will be the AUTHOR of the MONTH at the Mesa Public Libraries in April 2016! Stay tuned here for exact dates, locations and times of when I will be making appearances and sharing with children and families!
__A TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach contest is being formed for some TWIN TAILS mermaid fun and prizes is being scheduled to run in April or May (I’m personally hoping for April, folks!).
__Book launch of TWIN TAILS Book 2 is being planned for October 2016! Looking forward to sharing these new magical adventures of our modern day mermaids, Marina and Perla Perez!
Until next week’s post…HAPPY READING & CREATING, y’all!
Here at CILLYart4U, we hope that you have all enjoyed a fun Valentine’s Day this past weekend with your sweetheart, family and friends. In our family, Valentine’s Day is not
just about romance, but love! We’ve got a lot of love for our family and friends as well! May your life be full of great love too!
This past week, I signed the book publishing contract with ROOK Publishing to bring TWIN TAILS Book 2 into reality! WOO HOO! We will keep you posted here on our upcoming official publication and book launch dates this fall…hoping for early autumn 2016! The contest to determine the official name for TWIN TAILS Book 2 was not one
that our publisher wanted to embark on as they are satisfied with the book title I submitted with the TWIN TAILS Book 2 manuscript. However, we will definitely have at least one contest, maybe even two, to prepare everyone for the upcoming book release of TWIN TAILS Book 2 for our young readers, reading families, elementary school teachers, our ESL readers, and any person with a passion to read children’s books-middle grade novels-young adult novels! So, stay tuned to our website and blog here…and also watch for contest and update posts in our socialmedia sites on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin, Instagram, Tumbler, Goodreads.com…and who knows, we may pick up a few more along the way!
As we await the publication of the second book in the TWIN TAILS Series, we are encouraging all to read and enjoy book one, TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach…and give you a new sneak peek into TWIN TAILS Book 2 to ponder upon: What does that small pearl bouncing into the hand of their friend, Bo Chung have to do with their mystical mermaid secret?
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Until next week’s post…HAPPY READING & CREATING, y’all!
I have enjoyed a very busy past week working and spending time with family, especially two of our adorable grandchildren, our 4 year old KJ and our 4 month old Princess P! Marketing has taken much of the focus of this past week too, but I was able to enjoy a good amount of creative writing on my TWIN TAILS Book 3 manuscript (now into chapter 7!)…and some reading and reflective response in a fun beta-reading project for fellow children’s book author, Jessie Best. I can’t hardly wait to share with you the results of both of these fun adventures, but until that time comes…I will share my excitementwith you about our new, upcoming book, TWIN TAILS Book 2!
If you have not yet picked up a copy of TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach for youryoung readers and family, don’t hesitate to do so and enjoy it! TWIN TAILS Book 2 is on schedule for our target publication and launch date the fall of 2016…and we will be having a contest soon to help us select this book’s official title! Watch for contest details here and on our other social media sites…as we are looking for a catchy title to fit this second book of our TWIN TAILS Series. It will begin with…TWIN TAILS: _____(?)_____ .
For now…here’s another sneak peek into TWIN TAILS Book 2…
Enjoy the remainder of this WHAZZUP, CILLYart? blog post on our website:
Until next time…HAPPY READING, y’all!
TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach book trailers to enjoy:
TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach are available at barnesandnoble.com & amazon.com. Request it also at your local library and favorite bookstore today!
FEBRUARY 1, 2016 – Welcome everyone to the month of February once again! It is a chilly, rainy day here in Tempe, AZ but I’m happy to have the rain because we need it here in this Arizona desert and because I’ve been able to enjoy being with one my infant granddaughters as she continues her healing process in the hospital. She truly is a beautiful baby and can hardly wait until I’m allowed to cuddle and kiss her again!
I have also been busy working on TWIN TAILS Book Series projects…one was getting 2 book trailers on our latest children’s chapter book/mid-grade novel posted on youtube.com for all to see! I’ll post both of their links below for you to enjoy too! The second book project has been to write more into the adventuresome, yet magical story of TWIN TAILS Book 3! Sorry…no sneak peeks yet as we still have to get out the sneak peeks out of TWIN TAILS Book 2, as well as prep for its publication and book launch!
Speaking of sneak peeks…here is the next one for TWIN TAILS Book 2! What is Marina and Perla’s friend, Bo, doing to his hand…and what could it possibly have to do with their BIG family secret of being mermaids?
Can’t hardly wait for you to be able to read it yourself and hopefully find out this autumn as our target publication,book release and launch dates for TWIN TAILS Book 2 draw nearer! By the way…if you’ve read TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach already, perhaps.. (read the remainder of this blog post at our website link below):
Until then…HAPPY READING, y’all!
Yes…here we are now at wordpress.com to getting out to you, goodreads.com, and other sites a second blog format to connect you all to our website blog, WHAZZUP, CILLYart? and our compl website:
Our previous, long time blogger.com blog disappeared into the vast unknown, and so we are busy creating this one in hopes to better help you find us and connect with us here at CILLYart4U! As the author-illustrator, CILLYart…I will be doing most of the posting because I love to communicate with others, especially through writing and art illustration! Can you tell?
Presently, I am sitting in the hospital room with one my precious infant granddaughters and looking upon her sweet, angelic face as she is having some wonderful moments of good rest in her healing process. I love children and creating for them and families…and so writing and illustrating stories for them is a terrific adventure for me. My children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many students over the years have inspired me to be a storyteller in word and illustration. This passion has come in handy over the years as I have taught in church, community, and public school settings.
So stay tuned here as I update you on our children’s book creations. With SOOTYcinders…A Cinderella Tale, A MAGICAL MAIDEN and A MINSTREL, and TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach (all written & illustrated by CILLYart…that’s me!) out, we’ve got TWIN TAILS Book 2 at the publishers and I’ve started writing TWIN TAILS Book 3! Lots more sneak peeks and fun updates to come…so stay tuned here and on our website!
Until then…HAPPY READING, everyone!