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Friday, May 22, 2009

Bedtime story for who?

I wrote The Purple Elephant in such a way that parents could use the book as a bedtime story for their children. The story is ongoing for those who want to read straight through, but each chapter ends at a good stopping point and with a character falling asleep.

So how's it working? Well, a friend reading the book to her 4-year-old reports that her son begs her to keep reading and he is so excited that he's had a little trouble falling asleep. Oops. But another friend (with grown kids) is reading a chapter each night to her husband. She reports that her husband falls asleep each night before she's done! As for us, I mostly read to my son in the middle of the afternoon and he begs and begs for "just one more chapter," but I'm rationing him to just two a day.

Anybody else tried reading The Purple Elephant as a chapter a day?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

"The Purple Elephant" released!

The wait is over!

I'm excited to announce the release of The Purple Elephant!

The Purple Elephant is available through Amazon and CreateSpace.

This 78-page chapter book has color illustrations and retails for $15.95.
Recommended for children ages 5-10. Amazon offers free shipping on orders over $25.

Special Promotion
For the month of May, save $2/copy of The Purple Elephant at CreateSpace with discount code: 87M36Q72