Self-Published Authors Night

I think it’s wonderful that there are bookstores out there who support self-published authors. Lauren, the owner of The Reading Bug, had her first Self-Published Authors Night last July 9. I was lucky enough to be part of it.

Three other authors and myself, got to present and read our books to the crowd. Click here to view more photos from the event.
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The Reading Bug is a bookstore mainly for children, so it was a delight to be able to showcase Sammy’s Books.

As authors, I believe it’s important to go out there and meet our readers—talk to them and engage with them. Participating in events like these really brings us closer to our audience. It’s also a good way to meet and support other authors.

 

 

Buy a Paperback and Give Back

The holidays are upon us again. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and there’s a lot to be thankful for. In the spirit of the holidays, I thought I’d do something special this year.

From today until December 20th, if you…

1. Buy a paperback copy of my novel, HIGH, and I’ll donate 50% to SFCD
When you purchase a paperback copy of my novel, HIGH, I will donate half of the profit to Support for Families of Children with Disabilities (SFCD).

What is SFCD?
SFCD is a parent-run San Francisco-based nonprofit organization founded in 1982. They support families of children with any kind of disability or special health care.

Why SFCD?
My four-year-old daughter, Samantha, has a global delay. SFCD has helped us with a wealth of information from the very beginning. I feel it’s time we give back to them.

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If you’d like to help, click here to buy a paperback copy of HIGH. Get it for yourself or as a gift for the holidays!

2. Buy a paperback copy of my children’s book, Goodnight World, and I’ll donate a copy to a child with special needs
For every paperback copy you purchase, I will donate a copy of Goodnight World to a child with special needs.

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If you’d like to help, click here to buy a paperback copy of Goodnight World. Get it for your child or as a gift for the holidays!

Other ways you can help:
Spread the word and email your friends and family, or reblog this post, share it on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

I’ll be posting updates in the next few weeks, so stay tuned.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Introducing: Goodnight World

A month ago, in the midst of getting ready to send my novel out to my editor, I decided to pursue a goal I’ve had for a while—creating my own children’s books. After many long nights, I finally did it.

Introducing my first children’s book from Samantha’s Books, Goodnight World. It is now available for purchase in eBook format. The printed format will follow shortly.

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Goodnight World is a bedtime book that also teaches little children their first words.

I am extremely excited to read it to my little inspiration, my three-year-old daughter, Samantha. I hope she loves it.

Novel and Children’s Book Update

So far, the late nights have paid off.

I’m finally done editing my book. Yay! Next step is to format it, and then send it out to print.

I’m also done with my children’s book. I sent my files to CreateSpace yesterday and am now waiting to proof them sometime today.

Here is the cover of my children’s book. It’s a goodnight book designed to prepare babies, toddlers and young children for bed, at the same time, teach and remind them of their first words.

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Goodnight World is the first book from Sammy’s Books. I created Sammy’s Books because I wanted to design a collection of beginner books for little kids. With the use of simple and straightforward designs, I hope to help little kids focus and learn, and still fun.

My daughter’s name is Samantha. That’s where Sammy comes from. That’s her on the logo. I am still working on the website.

It’s pouring here in San Francisco—perfect weather to stay inside and write. How’s the weather where you are?

Novel and Children’s Book Update

So far, the late nights have paid off.

I’m finally done editing my book. Yay! Next step is to format it, and then send it out to print.

I’m also done with my children’s book. I sent my files to CreateSpace yesterday and am now waiting to proof them sometime today.

Here is the cover of my children’s book. It’s a goodnight book designed to prepare babies, toddlers and young children for bed, at the same time, teach and remind them of their first words.

GoodnightCoverBlog

Goodnight World is the first book from Sammy’s Books. I created Sammy’s Books because I wanted to design a collection of beginner books for little kids. With the use of simple and straightforward designs, I hope to help little kids focus and learn, and still fun.

My daughter’s name is Samantha. That’s where Sammy comes from. That’s her on the logo. I am still working on the website.

It’s pouring here in San Francisco—perfect weather to stay inside and write. How’s the weather where you are?