Friday, December 20, 2013

Will a child remember being read to?

It's been a busy last few weeks. It began with a wonderful book launch at Secret Garden Books which, Nina Laden the author of Renata's book Once Upon a Memory, talks about in her latest blog post.

When Renata illustrates a book she often never gets the chance to talk to the author, except perhaps trading a few emails. But for her latest book she raced ahead of a huge blizzard to get to Seattle for the official launch of Once Upon a Memory. And from all the stories and pictures, Renata had an amazing time with Nina and her husband Booth - and they had a super turnout for the book launch which Renata was so happy about!

We had our own book launch last weekend in Calgary at Monkey Shines Children's Books in Marda Loop. As Nina alludes to in her blog post, every single person that shows for a book launch is cherished. Renata had a half dozen children to read to and we are so thankful for their parents for bringing them out. Thanks to Sue from Monkey Shines for supporting local artists, I know we are all very appreciative! Here is a video from a couple of days ago of Sue talking about christmas books and such on Breakfast Television - including Once Upon A Memory!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Thank you Card

This quirky drawing was a thank you card for Nina, Renata always likes to do quirky stuff like this for thank you cards. Maybe for a detective noir version of the book?

Friday, December 13, 2013

Lovely Review

Here is a lovely review on Kirkus written by Julie from 7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast.

And the Books are in! This Saturday at 3 pm I will be at the bookshop Monkey Shines in Marda Loop, Calgary reading (if children come) from my new and lovely book Once Upon A Memory written by Nina Laden. Come and say hallo.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Calgary Book Reading Moved To Dec 14

We had to postpone todays book reading at Monkey Shine Children's Book store until next Saturday Dec 14 at 3pm. The books are stuck on a truck somewhere (plus it's crazy cold today).

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Book of the Month

Some good news to report,  Once Upon a Memory is an Amazon Book of the Month for December!

It's also on the winter Indie Next List!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Calgary Book Launch

 Renata is in Seattle for the book launch of Once Upon a Memory tonight at 7pm, but she will be back this Saturday for the Calgary Book Launch.

Does a feather remember it once was a bird?

Does a book remember it once was a word?

Will you remember hearing Renata read
from her book?

Join us Saturday at Monkey Shine Children's
Books in Marda Loop for the Calgary launch
of Renata’s new book, Once Upon a Memory.

Illustrated by Renata and written by Nina Laden

Saturday Dec 7 at 2 pm, 2215 - 33rd Ave SW
Monkey Shine Children's Books