Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Little Acorn's Big Fall Now Published!!

I know, I know, I said my next post would be on Thursday, but I'm so excited about this, I couldn't wait! After two years of drafting, revising, revising, un-rhyming, re-drafting, revising, and revising again, Little Acorn's Big Fall has been published and is now available on uTales
Caroline's  illustration before text added

Little Acorn's Big Fall

Here's a quick recap of the experience. After two years of submitting and rewriting, I decided to research children's ebook publishers. uTales has a fabulous Facebook collaborations group, where authors and illustrators connect and collaborate. I met a lovely illustrator, Caroline Lee, and she and I began the process of working with Little Acorn's story. She worked in traditional watercolors for the illustrations, which proved to be a beautiful expression of Little A.'s adventure. I love the page where a frisky squirrel pounces on Little A. and spins him on top of its nose. Too cute! The entire process took several months of collaborating. We submitted the final project and received an email yesterday that uTales accepted the project. I still can't believe it's true. I have a published children's ebook. Wait, let me say that again. I have a published children's ebook. Wow!

24 comments:

  1. Well done! I bet you are over the moon! Congratulations again.

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  2. OMGOODNESS!!! Congratulations to you!!! Can you see me jumping up and down and shrieking right along with you?? Because I am!! Well done to you Candilynn!! You did it!!!

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    1. Wow, Crystal! I think you're more excited than me. LOL. Thanks!

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  3. I am so super happy for you Candilynn :D! What most excellent news!!!!! Congratulations. I would be super excited if I were you...and you deserve to be!!

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  4. Who's the published author now!!???!! Way to go, Candilynn. This is so exciting. I have to get this once I get home.

    And I loved the preview that we got to check out. So excited to get my own copy.

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    1. Thanks, Angela!! I appreciate your support. :))

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  5. Congratulations!

    Hope you are planning a big celebration!

    AWESOME!

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    1. The hubby and I went out for Thai food to celebrate tonight. Thanks!!

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  6. Congratulations. I didn't know there were many epublishers for children's books. I bet this would look great on the iPad with the nice high res screen.

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    1. Thanks, Michael! Yes, uTales is designed for ipad and iphone, and the droid soon. It looks great on my computer screen too. :)

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  7. Candilynn, wow, how could you wait to share such good news! Your hard work has paid off! The illustrations are adorable!

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    1. Thanks Denise! I'm very pleased with the results. :)

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  8. Congratulations!!! This must be such an exhilarating moment, and I'm so happy for you! *jumping up and down*

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  9. Congratulations!!! I love the illustration of the frisky squirrel and the poor little acorn. I am going to get a copy of your book!

    Victor gets a pesky squirrel companion in my WIP: Ratatoskr (Old Norse, generally considered to mean "drill-tooth")

    He is the squirrel who runs up and down the world tree Yggdrasil to carry insults between the eagle, perched atop Yggdrasil, and the dragon, Níðhöggr, who dwells beneath one of the three roots of the tree.

    But enough about me. I certainly hope you enjoyed your Thai food. I know how thrilled you must. You are now a published author! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Roland! The Thai food was so flavorful I tasted it all evening. LOL.

      Ratatoskr sounds fascinating!

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  10. Wow! Congrats!!! :D
    I'm tweeting this, you published author you. :P

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  11. fabulous!!! how exciting! and what a cute squirrel!

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  12. Congratulations, Candilynn. I just read the first three pages and it is sooooo cute! I tweeted and shared on FB:)

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  13. I'm a little late on this but...

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

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