#PubDay for Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum in a Dish

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#PubDay for
Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum
in a Dish!

It’s here! It’s here!

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Bring in the balloons! Throw the confetti!
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Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum in a Dish is now available on my publisher’s website!

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A dish of bubble gum and learning to count has never been so much fun! Match colors and watch the bubble get bigger and bigger as you count higher and higher. Chomp, chomp, chew, chew. Look at the bubble you blew! Suggested age range for readers: 1-6

I’m just a little excited. *you couldn’t tell could you?* I am hitting TWO milestones with this book:
1) This is my debut as an illustrator. Some of you didn’t even know that I drew. But I do.  😀  Over the last few years, I’ve been honing my craft and studying others work. I’ve been learning my own voice for my illustrations too. I post tidbits and sneak peaks over on instagram.
2) This is my 10th picture book! *wow-oh-wow* I’m humbled. Truly, I am. I’ve been published by two small houses. (I will be adding a third soon!) They are so supportive and believe in my work and in me. Small publishing houses have some mighty big ❤ s!

I tried something new with this book. I put a call out for people who were interested in being on my LAUNCH TEAM. I had an amazing response… about 20 people.  *wow, again!* I sent them an ARC (Advance Reader’s Copy) pdf and my cover art. What they will do in return is give an honest review *I don’t expect 5 stars and bon-bons 😉 *, and a shout out on social media. Will this help? I dunno! So we shall see together, okay? I plan on writing a follow-up blog post on the results I see.

Thank you everyone for following me on my journey here. Here’s to more posts and books!

CHEERS!

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What do you think about my book?
What about a launch team? Do you think they are a good idea?

Until next time…

Happy Writing!
~t

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#CoverReveal: Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum in a Dish by: Tracey M. Cox

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Cover Reveal:
Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum in a Dish

Hello everyone.

I’m sorry for my absence lately. I have started a “normal” job.  😀  Time seems to slip quickly these days. I will try to update more. I’m thinking of reblogging interesting articles that I come across to help those of you who might now have seen it.

BUT…. back to today.

Today I’m super-dee-duper excited to be sharing this with you all. I have a new picture book coming out. *YAY!  :D* This one is different though. This one I’m not only the author, but the illustrator too!!!

So without further ado, I present to you…

If you would like to find out more about Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum in a Dish, visit my website. There you’ll find the cover art, a blurb about the book, my book trailer, and a FREE activity page download. Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum in a Dish will be available from Guardian Angel Publishing on June 30, 2016. Look for the post Friday!!! I will post reviews as they come in.

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What do you think about my cover reveal?
Are YOU planning to use the activity page?

Until next time…

Happy Writing!
~t

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BIG announcement – Happy BOOKDAY to Me!

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Happy BOOKDAY to Me!

So while I was being a busy bee last month, my editor surprised me. Book #9 has been released.

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And yes, you are invited.

Let’s see… I’ve got cake. The confetti is popping. And I see you are here.  😀  YAY!

Book #9

Is taken from my very backyard…

100 Pecans for Tabitha

“Tabitha loves to make pecan brittle and pecan pie. She is on the hunt to find 100 pecans to make her favorite treats. She looks in the bushes, knocks them out of the trees, and more. Along the way she learns facts about pecans and why her grandmother has the trees in her yard.
 Teaches counting by fives, two recipes and educational pecan info. Suggested age range for readers: 1-10.”

Would you like to see the cover?

??? You would???

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Well, I won’t keep you waiting. I mean that would make me such a horrible host and I wouldn’t want you to think ill of me.  😉   😉

So without further ado, here’s 100 Pecans for Tabitha:

100 Pecans for Tabitha

Isnt the cover darling?

Along with the story I’ve included some ‘nutty’ pecan facts and two recipes using pecans.

One other awesome thing, November is Georgia Pecan Month! So grab a book and help me celebrate!

Until next time,

Happy Writing!
~t

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October is BIZ-ZEEEEEEEEEE!

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I am having issues with my laptop, which is why I haven’t been on time with my posts lately. Some days it will allow me to go to certain websites, some days no. Today is a good day!!!!!

October is an amazing month! AND it will be busy for writers. Check out what all I know about this month…

#PBPitch

(October 15th, 8 am – 8 pm)
www.pbpitch.com

Twitter event for Picture Books only! You can categorize by sub-genre too. Agents will definitely be checking this feed throughout the day. Check out the website for all the deets!

#WIK15

(October 16th – 18th)
www.southern-breeze.scbwi.org

Southern Breeze’s Chapter of SCBWI has their fall conference. Learn about your craft, promotional ideas, network and more. Check out the Southern Breeze website for all the deets!

#SoGAWritersGuild

(October 27th)

Writers of all genres are welcomed in the South Georgia Writers Guild. We meet monthly in Adel, Georgia and quarterly in Tifton, Georgia. We have monthly challenges of #30mdare using the same prompt, discuss marketing, and talk about writing in general. Leave me a comment if you would like more information about this great group I happen to belong to. 😀

#BLTBF

(October 31st, 9 am – 5 pm)
www.blandtbf.wix.com/bltbf

This is the biggest little book festival in South Georgia. Okay, it’s the only book festival in south Georgia. I saw a need to promote literacy and this is how I’m trying to get my community better involved. It is held within the Arts & Crafts venue of the Georgia Sweet Potato Festival in Ocilla, Georgia. There is a great line up of six authors. Come out and say hello!

So, please excuse me if my laptop shows out again. And let me know if you are planning on attending any of these events.

Until next time…

Happy Writing!
~t

 

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What will you be doing this month?
Are you a #pb writer? Don’t forget about #PBPitch!
Will you be attending #WIK15? Let me know, so I can say HI!
Do you live in South Georgia, USA? You are officially invited to our next meeting! Let me know you are interested.
If you’re near Ocilla, Georgia on Halloween, come to the Georgia Sweet Potato Festival and find the Books Love & Potatoes Book Festival booth and say HI!

 

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#CoverReveal – Clare’s Christmas Wish

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#CoverReveal of…
Clare’s Christmas Wish

This is for those of you who are not connect to me on Facebook or Twitter. Those of you who are got to see the cover reveal, because I was given the go-ahead on my anniversary.  😀  And let’s face it, I couldn’t wait. *sorry. heehee*

Clare’s Christmas Wish was a labor of love and I will go through a few posts later on and tell you my inspiration for this story. I hope it inspires readers to look past themselves and to give. Clare’s Christmas Wish is a book on volunteering and being thankful for what you have.

Without further ado, I give you the cover art of…

CLARE’S CHRISTMAS WISH

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Eugene Ruble did a fantastic job on the cover.  I haven’t gotten to see the gallery yet, but a I cannot wait.

Guardian Angel Publishing is the publisher for this book and it is my 7th book with them. *I think they like me*

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Let me know what you think of the cover!
Would you be interested in doing a review of it?
Stay tune for the BOOK TRAILER, links, and the ‘What Inspired Me’ post!

Until next time…

Happy Writing!
~t

 

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Thinking Thursday – Book Reviews (#PBReview)

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Thinking Thursday – Book Reviews

Book Reviews…. How do authors, illustrators, agents, and editors love you? Let us count the ways.

Yes, WE BOOK REVIEWS! <– Yes, I just shouted that.  😀   Because we do!!!

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Or a warm, fuzzy hug!

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Now seriously, tell me WHO doesn’t like that???!!!???

As you know, The Children at the Playground has been released into the wild. I’m excited, because a few reviews have begun to come in. Click on the links and see what people are saying about my book:

Reviews help get books noticed. Here is a graphic I found to show you about how book reviews can influence Amazon:

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Have you read any good books?
Do you post reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, on a blog?
Do you post your reviews on other social media like Twitter and Facebook?
Do you let the author, illustrator, or publisher know about your review?

Until next time…

Happy Writing!
~t

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www (dot) Wednesday – LINKY <3!

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Today I’m posting a few places you can find my book, THE CHILDREN AT THE PLAYGROUND!

ONLINE

STORES

I cannot tell you how much it means to be able to find a book not only online, but at a store.

I am a small business. Yes, I am! I am an entrepreneur who markets my ideas and sketchings to agents and editors, and then to stores and the pubic with my books. Needless to say, if you carry my books, I WILL promote your business too. So by all means, if you are close to one of the stores, go there and purchase the book(s), let them know that I sent you. I #SupportSmallBusiness whenever possible.  😀

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How do you promote businesses?
Do you shop local?
Do you tell others about them?
Do you let people know how to find a business (online and walking in)?

Until next time…

Happy Writing!
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