Time for this blogs installment of ”The Next Big Thing!” blog carnival. Thanks to author Anna-Maria for adding me to the campaign!
The way this works is that I answer some quick questions about myself and my latest project, and then point you onward to some other authors and what they are up to. So here goes:
What is the working title of your next book?
Thank you for Me! by Jewish rock musician Rick Recht. I am the illustrator.
Where did the idea come from for the book? It’s based one of Rick’s hit songs, Kobi’s Lullaby.
What genre does your book fall under? Board Book for the ‘lil ones.
What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition? Oh gosh. What a funny question. Who are the cute child actors now? I have no clue, sorry!
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Sweet bedtime book about gratitude. Best summed up by the trailer which you can see here.
Who is publishing your book? Vibe Room Books.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? I guess Good Night Moon, which the gold standard of bedtime books.
Who or what inspired you to write this book? As the illustator, the song itself was the inspiration! I kept humming it in my head as I painted…
What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest? Its just a very empowering, beautiful story of a child thanking the universe for its many blessings. A wonderful message for any parent to share with their kids.
Next up on The Next Big Thing, a week from today:
And in two weeks:
…And the winnah…is…Simon Jackson and ( I decided there should be 2 winners–why not?) and Sara Axel! Thanks to everyone for sharing my news with your friends. This was fun!
Is there a better way to celebrate ones latest book project than running a GIVEAWAY? I think not!
Enter to win a FREE copy of my latest illustrated book, “Thank You for Me” by Jewish Rock star Rick Recht.
You have two easy ways to enter this contest:
1-Share this link on facebook, and tag me. (If you haven’t already you’ll need to ‘like’ my facebook page first here.) That way I’ll know you did it, and I’ll enter your name in the hat.
(Don’t know how to tag? Watch the video here: tagging.)
2-Share this link via e-mail with 3 (or more!) friends, and leave a comment on this post telling me you did so. (we’ll do it on the honor system. I trust you!)
Whichever way works for you will be great–
Thank you so much for helping me spread the word!
Also…if you don’t win
you can purchase a copy on Rick’s site here.
And WAIT! You could win a free copy of the book! Enter the raffle here.
PLUS–there is still more FREE stuff! Visit Rick’s site at www.rickrecht.com/pjlibrary to download the song the book is based on.
-The Book of Life, features an interview with Kathy Kacer, author of We Are Their Voice.
-Check out: People of the Books! Just scroll through February 2013 posts to read interviews with the winners of the Sydney Taylor Book Award.
-Life is like a Library has highlights of Kathe Pinchuk’s visit to the Jerusalem International Book Fair, including panels with Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and acclaimed author Naomi Alderman.
-Cynthia Polansky shared an interesting interview.
-Barbara Bietz has an interview with her friend Michelle Markel here.
-And right here at my blog, I’ve got a really interesting interview with illustrator Adam Gustavson, illustrator of Hannah’s Way. Great stuff!