It is getting near the time when my second picture book, Edmund Pickle Chin, A Donkey Rescue Story, will be coming out. The last I heard it was to be released on April 18th 2014, and that is this Friday!! And just the other night Susan Elwood my coauthor and I did the line edits. So even though it may not come out that specific day, maybe we will be surprised!
I wanted you to be looking for it. eTreasurespublishing is the publishing house. Please buy one of my books from their web-site. We get a lot better royalty rate when it’s done like that.
Edmund Pickle Chin is about an abused donkey that learns to trust his caregiver Susan and help out on the farm. And the caregiver turns out to be my coauthor. Her name is Susan April Elwood and without her I would not have had the idea to turn the story she was telling me about Edmund into a picture book. And of course she continually fed me the material I needed for a children’s story. Lynne Bendoly is the illustrator and we were able to see each picture as she worked on it. Having this close collaboration is something you don’t get from the big publishers. My second picture book, Edmund Pickle Chin, a Donkey Rescue Story, is in its final formatting and editing stage, with Christy Caughie, the children’s books editor, through my publisher eTreasurespublishing.
I have had to good fortune to belong to Julie Hedlund’s 12x12x13 last year and finished four manuscripts. One of which I submitted to eTreasurespublishing and got accepted. *YaY!* Yes, as some of you authors know sometimes when publishing with a small press it isn’t as easy as just submitting and forgetting about it till time to market.
As my readers know I am writing on a bigger project now and have not joined for this year because my hands are full. I plan on writing my memoir in six months and hope to have 60,000 words done by June.
How does one write in two genres? Sometimes it is very difficult. And I make mistakes. I sent in the Benediction for the Dedication. To the children’s editor!! I wasn’t half as horrified as Susan, my co author. It is very normal to make mistakes when proofreading and she herself missed it the first time. It doesn’t make for good working relations to blame each other for the mistake. And it wasn’t the first one. We have learned to work together and had a fun time with writing Edmund.
Tell me in the comments what you think? Do you make big mistakes when talking to your editor? Or when trying to communicate with your close collaborators? Do you worry too much when something is nearing the end stage like I do with Edmund Pickle Chin’s release date? I just can’t wait to see the finished product.
See you Friday, my good friends!
(c) 2014 Clara Bowman-Jahn aka Clarike Bowman-Jahn
So excited for edmund’s release! No in intended!
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We’re going to be looking at the cover tomorrow so I’m sure it’s going to be soon!! 🙂
Can’t wait for Edmund Pickle Chin to come out, Clar…I’ll be reviewing it on my blog right away! And best of luck with the memoir…that is a huge undertaking and I know you have been working hard. 🙂 Congratulations, dear friend, on the goals you have set for 2014!
Thanks so much dear friend for all your support and care!! This book is made possible through so many people helping to write it with theri feedback and love.. It truly is a community project.
I can’t wait till it’s out and in my hands. First we have sell thirty e books before it comes out in print. I hope that won’t be a problem for people. It will be out in kindles as well. I Just don’t know how well readers like e versions of picture books? Do you?
At any rate we are getting three copies to send out for reviews and I can send one of these out to you if you like. I would like to do that for you Vivian! . 🙂
I can’t wait for Edmund Pickle Chin either Clar! Congratulations!
Keep an eye our here and on facebook! We have an Edmund Picke Chin, a Donkey Rescue Story page on facebook now, too. *like* us there, OK? : )
I think I have Clar
The title got me!! I am betting it will be a fun and interesting story. Knowing Clar. . . I am sure of it!!!
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YOU are a great cheerleader, Margot! Thanks so much!
Kisses and hugs my Friend! 🙂
Oh Clar, we all do. I miss stuff all the time. Congrads on the release. Cannot wait to get it. Will buy it from your publisher. Hug hug hug!
Thanks and thanks again, Robyn! I can’t wait for your review. It is all so excitiing.
Thanks for saying we miss stuff. Sometimes in our effort to be perfect we miss it even more. lol
Edmund Pickle Chin! That is the best name ever! 😀 Congratulations on getting through the line edits. I sometimes think they’re the hardest past of the whole process, and no matter how hard you try, there’s always ONE that escapes!
This time it wasn’t so hard and there were not that many of them. The editor just did tracking on the document and all we had to do was accept them. They all were perfect little things that made the book even better. I am so glad she helped us because we missed these… 🙂
Congratulations another book to be released. Will it ever be out in paperback. It sounds like a really great story for kids. Love rescue stories. Wish you the best.
It will be in paper back after we sell thirty e versions and I think that means in Kindle as well. Like you I think a picture book is best read by print but there are families who cuddle up to a tablet and or phone and read aloud to thier children that way..
In my school talks I ask how many read books on thier mothers phone and there are always a few. So if you would like a print copy, (and I do so hope you do! 🙂 ) then check back with me in a month or two and ask if they are in print yet. And you can go to Edmund’s face book page and I am sure we will post it there as well. 🙂
That’s great! Thanks.:)
Clar, looking forward to Edmund Pickle Chin! Love the title. Congratulations! 🙂
Thanks so very much, Tracy!!
It has been a fun and rewarding journey! 🙂
Can’t wait to read Edmund Pickle Chin!!! 🙂
Thanks so much, Eric!
I can’t wait either! 🙂 lol.
So a donkey laugh is even bigger than a horse laugh 🙂 who would have thought?
Hi Ed! Welcome!
I Love seeing you here!
That is a cute photo of Edmund isn’t it? it is my favorite and it looks like he is saying *YaY!* to me here.
Is he laughing because he is so happy? 🙂
Come back any time, OK?
Yay for you and Edmund!!!! Life is good, huh?!
Hi Rhythm! So good to see you! 🙂
I AM SO EXCITED! My book is here! Check out my publishers site!
Congratulations to you, Susan and Lynne, and, of course, EDMUND!
Thanks so very very much for those kind words, Joanna!
Come back any time! 🙂