Friday, November 16, 2012

Finally.....a BOOK!!!!!

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                      I'm am pleased to announce the book I illustrated is *finally* available to order!

This has been a LONG time coming, & has been a project filled with excitement, hard work, frustration, disappointment, (I'd even go so far as heartbreak!!) and now, finally, pride! The original contract was signed way back in 1996, and subsequently broken in 1997 by the publisher after the art was completed and delivered. Without a doubt, one of the biggest disappointments in my life. So imagine my surprise when the author contacted me 15 years later & said she'd found another publisher interested in our book! Of course, nothing can be easy, and lots of changes were requested, resulting in lots more work, but finally, it is DONE!!!

I invite you to please check it out at:
http://www.frecklebox.com/the-quilt-personalized-book-1902p.aspx
You can flip through the entire book. It is personalized, and available in either a boy or girl version.

  Honestly, as much as I'd love this book to be a big seller, this is not about sales for me. This is about achieving a life-long goal that I set for myself as a little kid! I'm told the book has gotten a lot of interest, and I noticed it has the most Facebook "likes" of all the books on the site! (Yup, I admit, I checked!) Hey, that's got to count for something, right?! ;)

14 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Wow! What a story of perseverance. So very thrilled for you.

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  2. Congratulations Michele It looks great..just had a flip through!

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  3. Congrats to you Michelle, that must feel pretty good :)

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  4. Wow that is such good news! Congratulations!!

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  5. Just ordered it! Can't wait to see it!

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  6. Congrats!! That's wonderful. You must have had fun drawing and painting a quilt. Looks lovely.

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  7. Congratulations!!! A dream that comes true!

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  8. Congratulations! I know how you feel. I completed my first book contract a year ago and it is finally out. I'm giving away 2 copies on my blog actually. I hope you are riding high for some time to come!

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  9. Thank you all!!! It was a long time coming! Maybe I'm just being optimistic, but I'm starting to put together ideas for the next one!

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  10. Yay!!! Congratulations!! I hope to accomplish the same thing some day!! I am so happy for you. You certainly deserve this! Your artwork and your comments on my artwork keep me motivated and always pushing forward!!

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  11. Congratulations Mit! Such great news, you are a real inspiration! :)

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  12. Congratulations! There is no better feeling than hitting one of those childhood goals. Looks great....very happy for you!

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