Friday, March 11, 2016

Celebrating My Children's Book!


Even though today is the Celebrate the Small Things hop, I'm actually celebrating a BIG thing for me and I'm thrilled to death! I'm so excited, because I officially have a contract for my children's book and it will be published this fall! I've been doing all kinds of happy dances all week.


The book is called Baby Moo's Great Escape and features the animals of Sunrise Sanctuary in Marysville, Ohio. This handsome steer is the title character.

Source: Sunrise Sanctuary 
In the story, Baby Moo is an ambitious guy who dreams of a traveling the world as a famous singer. He finds himself in quite a mess as a result.

I'm so excited about this book I haven't been able to think of much else all week. I can't wait to see it come to life. When I was a kid all of my favorite books were those with animals as the main characters. So it's surreal and amazing to think that now I will have a book just like that out in the world with my name on it.

The Celebrate the Small Things hop is hosted by my buddy Lexa Cain and co-hosted by L.G Keltner at Writing Off the Edge, Tonja Drecker at Kidbits, and Katie at The Cyborg Mom. Visit Lexa's blog here to find out how join in the hop yourself and to see the list of participants.

Happy Friday, all! :)



29 comments:

  1. Big congratulations, Julie! A children's book - wow. And featuring animals, of course.

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  2. Whoo-hoo! Congratulations, Julie! Your excitement is well deserved and kind of contagious. :)

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  3. Hi Julie - sounds like an excellent beginning to lots of Sanctuary stories ... well done - so pleased for you ... cheers Hilary

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  4. That's awesome, Julie! Congrats!

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  5. Congrats, Julie! Your book sounds so, so cute. How exciting that it'll be published as soon as this fall, too! Wishing you nothing but success with this book... ~\o/~

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  6. Congratulations! It must make you want to jump over the moon just like the cow did:) Yiu have a great accomplishment under your belt. Very happy for you.

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  7. Huge congratulations to you Julie! I'm sure your book is adorable! Best wishes!

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  8. I'm incredibly happy for you!!!!! The premise of your Baby Moo book sounds wonderful! I'm sure it'll thrill lots of children, and it'll be such a joy for you to work with illustrators. Congrats!!!! :-D

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  9. A huge YAY to that book contract! The book does sounds like a lot of fun. Can't wait to see it out.

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  10. how exciting! Congratulations! Love the cat pic!
    Celebrating with you!

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  11. YAHOO!!!!! Congratulations, Julie!!!! What a wonderful new Adventure!!!

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  12. Congratulations!It sounds like a wonderful book, and the fact that it's main character is based on a rescued animal, a subject that's near and dear to your heart, must make it very rewarding project. It's great to see the success you're having as a writer.

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  13. I'm so excited for you, Julie. Many, many congratulations and best of luck! Baby Moo is an adorable name and I'm sure the kids are going to fall in love with him.

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  14. Congratulations!!!!! How exciting. I am so happy for you! :D

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  15. Congratulations!!!!! How exciting. I am so happy for you! :D

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  16. Wow.. that is fantastic. Huge congrats and I'm super excited for you.

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  17. Julie, you sound over the moo(n) about your book. How udderly exciting!

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  18. This should be at the top of your To Celebrate List, Julie. Congratulations on the contract and the new book.

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  19. Wow, that's fantastic. Congratulations, Julie :)

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  20. Thanks so much for all of your congrats and kind words! I'm still over the moon about this whole thing. :)

    Thanks again!

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  21. Congratulations!! That is so awesome. I think kids books are hard to write, so high fives talented lady!!

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  22. CONGRATULATIONS, Julie! That is awesome. A children's book. That's really exciting, assuming that sweet cow doesn't turn out to be a blood-sucking serial killer... HA!

    I'm really happy for you.

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  23. Not enough writers take a jab at children's books, so it thrills me to see a writer (whom I feel I know) succeeds in publishing! Well done.

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  24. Congratulations on your new book!! That's wonderful! I always loved animal stories, too. Looking forward to seeing it in print!

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  25. Yay for you and Baby Moo! I"m sure it'll be a huge hit and make everyone smile.

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