Thursday, July 1, 2010

My Other Job . . . And a Children's Book Giveaway

Greetings Land of Blog!

I am so excited I can hardly sit to write this post.

I wanted to share this news with all you Apron Goddesses because YOU read to your children. And if you are like me, you are always looking for great new books for story time.

I have worn many "hats" for the past year I can really put on my "author" cap and celebrate! The book I wrote, Bingo's Big Adventure, has arrived back from the printers and look incredible!!

The printers did an outstanding job putting my vision on paper and I am so proud to be able to say I photographed, wrote and published this little gem of a book. This is not to say I did not have help along the way. I had several "editors" who gave me their comments and feedback to refine my story.

The Quick Summary.

Bingo's Big Adventure is a children's story (appropriate for ages 3 to 8), in a 10"x 8" format in either hardback or softback, which follows the path of Bingo, the newest cat on our farm. Bingo is a real member of our family and all photos in the story were taken on our little farm.

In this "Cat's Tale," Bingo explores his new world and tackles adventure with curiosity and a touch of well founded reservation. Bingo meets other animals on the farm including a pesky rooster who challenges his instincts. Vibrant color photographs document the story line and are matched with lively text describing Bingo's thoughts. This story is told from his point of view.

I know that adults as well as children will enjoy reading this book.

The Giveaway

If you would like to win a copy of this book I am offering four (4) books to the winners of a random drawing. To enter the drawing for your own signed copy of my book, visit the Bingo's Big Adventure web site and come back and make a comment about something you learned there. That's all!

And please consider that if you are looking for a new book for your kids or have gifts to give to children in this age range please keep my book in mind. Bingo's Big Adventure would also make a great coffee table book since the photos are quite lively.

With your purchase you would be buying a quality children's book, be supporting a women owned business, and be promoting independent publishing. I would be honored to sign any copies that are purchased on your request.

If you would like to purchase a book you can do so at www.bingoadventures.com to order Bingo's Big Adventure via Paypal. It is also available on Amazon as well.

Good luck!

Giveaway Closes on July 17th, 2010

14 Goddesses Have Spoken:

Karen said...

Congratulations! I went to the website and it looks like the perfect book that adults would love to read to their children. The beautiful pictures would hold their interests. Awesome job!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Whoot whoot! Congrats :)

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

How exciting!!! Congrats!!!

I learned ...

The story of Bingo's Big Adventure is told from his point of view!

My kids would love this book!


Tara Beaulieu said...

Julia, this is a fabulous looking book- your photos are amazing, so crisp and colorful! I saw snippets of it previously on your other blog, but I didn't realize you were publisher as well as author and photographer- go you! I wish you the best of success with it!

Vixen said...

Can I just say I am SO PROUD of you! All you do, everyday and this book too. You are amazing.

theUngourmet said...

Can't wait to get my hands on my copy! How exciting, Julia! Congrats! ;)

Che Birba said...

Lovely blog!
I'd like to invite you to visite also my blog :D

Laura from Italy

Anonymous said...

i learned that more books are in the works as part of the Bingo Series ~ looks like fun reading!



San-Dee said...

I learned that you are an amazing person to be able to do your field botany (love the pictures), raise your children (love the pictures), love your animals (love their pictures) and now are an in the flesh author. Don't enter me in the giveaway-I'll buy the copies instead! I just wanted you to know how happy it makes me to see someone with all your talents succeed!! not to mention that as far as I'm concerned, you can never have too many books.....

Renata said...

Congrats! That book look fantastic & reminds me of our kitties around here. My kids would LOVE that book!
I loved her sons comment that we would like it!

The LadyBugs Garden said...

I love these kinds of books.I read alot to my 3 grandchildren. I like this book where Bingo sneeks up on the chickens even though he was told not to. Congrats on being a Author! Oh yes I love your aprons. >^..^<

Suzi said...

Me, me, pick me! I am allowed to enter right?

I loved when Bingo meets and greets Jimmy.

Sara said...

There are more books?!!!

Great giveaway!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Congratulations on being published Thats so cool! I love the picture of Bingo clinging to the tree. He reminds me of my Babaje, he too is a mighty adventurer! Please sign me up for the contest I have the perfect children to give this book to. Please sign it to Christopher & Micca when I win.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~