Tag Archives: books

Children’s Book Week

5 May

Book ResearchIt’s Children’s Book Week! What are some of your favorites, recent or classic?

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Dreams Persist

7 Apr

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Today I finally dropped my baby boy off at daycare for his first full day. I meant to do so months ago, but circumstances had other ideas.

But every time I got frustrated with my lack of work time, I’d snuggle my baby in my arms and remember this post I wrote back when my now-four-year-old was the baby in my arms. The gist:

Cuddle your baby while you can. They don’t stay babies long.

The point is, all of my recent publishing progress, logo work, book editing, etc. has been squeezed into nights and weekends. I don’t say this for a pity party. I say this to remind you (and myself) that, as sure as the baby phase is fleeting, the dream that fuels your heart is timeless. Challenges and circumstances may come and go, but don’t worry. Dreams persist.

My dream still persists.

The dream that began with Sue. The dream that began here…

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Self Publishing Logistics

23 Mar

Please note that the following info is particular to print books. I’ll get to ebooks in a future post, I promise.

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So, you’ve weighed the pros and cons of traditional publishing versus doing it yourself, and you’ve decided to self publish.

Now what?

Decide which kind of self publishing you want to do.

That’s right. There’s more than one kind.
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How Do You Prioritize?

29 Sep

Baby Von SzabaHow do you prioritize between outside needs and internal inspiration?

Well, to start with, you need to get back to the basics of the word need.

For instance for the past three years, on top of my monetary and motherly contributions to my family, I felt I needed to blog 2-3 times a week, all for a possible audience of future books.

The one problem with that?

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Maternity Leave

14 Apr

Pregnant 38 WeeksThis baby is officially due Wednesdayif I haven’t had it already. You see, you’re reading this today, but I’m writing it a week early… just in case.

I wanted to let you to know that I’m going away for a little while, at least digitally.

You’ll still see the occasional updates from me on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter, of course, but the blog is going to
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Multicultural Children’s Books

17 Mar

Multicultural Childrens BooksOne of the most magical things about books is their ability to transport us into other places, lives, and experiences.

This is especially important for kids, giving them a larger context of the world beyond their backyards—thus paving the way for creativity and acceptance.

Here are some our family’s favorite multicultural children’s books.

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More Kids’ Books!

27 Jan

Book ResearchRemember those 87 kids’ books I recommended back in the spring? Well I have 48 more kids’ books for you!

I also keep track of mom- and 3-year-old-approved books over on my Pinterest board: Shelf-Worthy Kids’ Books. Feel free to follow it if you’d like to come along on our bookshelf adventures.

Happy Reading!

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