Before Tamaishi, I knew virtually nothing about the world of traditional publishing. In the span of several months I spoke with other authors, and even went far down the path with what the industry calls a “vanity” publisher.
Come out to two upcoming events for the official launch of my new book, Tamaishi!
Sunday, October 28
Leon and Lulu Books and Author Fair,
96 w. 14 Mile Clawson, MI 48017
Leon and Lulu is Metro Detroit’s Award winning lifestyle retail store. Come check out Tamaishi and other in this wonderful former skating rink!
Saturday, November 10
Christmas in Clawson
Clawson High School
101 John M Ave, Clawson, MI 48017
Christmas in Clawson is a huge crafters fair in the high school. With over 160 artists, food, raffles and baked goods! I’ll have books, prints and more!
I am pleased to announce that I am a part of at least two fairs this fall:
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Still waiting to hear if I can be a part of the Brighton public library a local author fair, and I will be submitting to the Plymouth author fair next year. Hopefully more opportunities to come!
At long last, all eleven chapters are laid out, which means I can put forth a sampler of the audiobook. It’s not done yet, but at this point I am tweaking levels and panning and timing over the rest of September.
I can’t really believe I’m holding the book in my hands. It’s been such a wait, the last two weeks palpable.
I still have some tweaks to make to the audiobook — some music to add, some b-roll voices to insert — but it is all well on its way towards completion. My printer got me these advance copies for the Kerrytown Bookfest happening this weekend.
It’s such mixed feeling — I’m exhausted and glad it’s done; but I didn’t really want it to be over. After I finish the audiobook and the endsheet paintings I’ll be moving to finish my late cousin’s novel, and dreaming up the companion novella for Tamaishi, about Naio, the feather.
I am pleased to be a part of the SCBWI-MI’s table at the Kerrytown bookfest Saturday, September 9, from 9:30-5. I’ll be at the table from 9:30-12:30.
I’ll be sharing the table with many other talented local Michigan authors and illustrators.
- Gin Price
- Wendy BooydeGraaff
- Heather Meloche
- Shayma Mustafa
- Leslie Helakoski
- Minnie Roberts
- Elizabeth Weigandt
- Chris Africa
- Nancy Shaw
- Kathryn Madeline Allen
- Kathleen Vincenz
- Jeff Jantz
- Maria Dismondy
- Nick Adkins
- Cheri L Hallwood
- Kevin Dangoor
- Shutta Crum
- Patrick Flores-Scott
- Kristin Lenz
- Patti (and Gene) Richards
- Jean Alicia Elster
- Bobbie Tallon
- Fatma Anwer Al Lawati
- Jodi McKay
I will eventually hit a point where I feel I’ve done enough, but I did this with Zōsan as well. Every time I read the text, I find ways to improve it. Every time I go off and read something new (I’ve been diving into a few chapters of Neil Gaiman over the past few weeks) I see my writing a little differently.
I’ll get to the point where I like even more, and by then it’ll be high time to send it off to printing. I went through the same thing with the illustrations over the past weeks. They are much better for it. But there is a point where I have to let it go.
Not much longer.
Tonight’s feature is the illustration on page 56, Mushrooms.