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.

 

 

For the Little Kids

Last Thursday, I had my Children’s Books Launch Pajama Party at Folio Books in San Francisco. Children came dressed in their pajamas, including my five-year-old daughter, Sammy. My husband took pictures as I soaked in the experience.

At the beginning of the event, Martha, the store manager, introduced me to the lovely crowd. After greeting and thanking them for coming, I read three of my books, “Mr. Dinosaur is Hiding,” “Green Bird Loves to Count,” and “Goodnight World.” It was wonderful seeing the kids listening and participating.

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After the reading, I mingled with the crowd and gave away Sammy’s Books stickers. I also got to sign some books.

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About two years ago, I read a bedtime book to Sammy as part of our bedtime routine. As I was leaving her room that night, I suddenly got inspired to try and write a bedtime book for her. Without skipping a beat, I used my graphic design skills and my love for writing to make something I wasn’t sure I could even do. Soon, Sammy’s Books was born, and “Goodnight World” was published in December 2012.

I always knew I wanted to become a writer, but I never knew I would ever write, or even illustrate children’s books. But that’s how inspiration works. If you let it guide you and push you to explore a small or a big idea, or a small or a big dream, you allow yourself to discover something magical—you get to see what else you’re capable of.

So now, I don’t only love writing books for the “big kids”, but I also love writing books for the little kids too.

Thank you, Sammy, for always inspiring me.

All books are NOW AVAILABLE in ebook and paperback format on Amazon

For more pictures from the event, click here.

Happy Reading!

A Book Launch Pajama Party

I love writing novels and short stories, but ever since I became a mom, I’ve also discovered my love for writing and creating children’s books.

In 2012, I started Sammy’s Books—a collection of beginner books for young children. “Goodnight World” is the first title from the collection. It was published in December 2012.

Today, I am excited to announce that Sammy’s Books will be launching the Mini Story Series and the First Book Series in just a few days.

Mini Story Series: The lovable characters, word repetition, and rhymes will teach and encourage your child to read, as they chuckle along and flip the pages. For children 2-5 years old.
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First Book Series: The vibrant designs and bold illustrations will help your child focus and master their alphabet, numbers, colors, and more, in no time. For babies and toddlers.
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To celebrate the upcoming release of these titles, we are having a Book Launch Pajama Party at Folio Books in San Francisco!

For those of you who live in the Bay Area, here are the details:
What: A Book Launch Pajama Party
Where: Folio Books (Noe Valley)
3957 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
When: May 29, 6-7 p.m.
Dress your little ones in their pajamas, and join the party. Arrive on time for a chance to win prizes.

All titles will be available at Folio Books and Amazon.com on May 29, 2014.