A Call to All Writers!

Welcome to my blog, which I have entitled, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (A Writer’s Journey). Wind in the Willows is one of my favorite children’s books ever! If you’ve read it, you’ll remember Mr. Toad and his out-of-control motor car. As I embark upon this new journey of starting my own publishing company, I can totally relate to how Mr. Toad felt. It can only be described it as a combination of excitement and fear at the same time.

I have always loved books, the way the pages smell as you crack them open for the first time, the feel and texture of the crisp new pages, the bright colors, and characters that jump out at you, eager to make your acquaintance. I’ve never met a child who didn’t love books. I adore watching my granddaughter (age 5) as she draws pictures on copy paper, folds the whole business in half, staples it together (sometimes backwards), and hands it to me saying, “Grandma , I wrote a book!” It reminds me of when I was a child.

Having said all that, I am eager to announce the release of Timber Wind’s first 32 page, full color children’s book, The Shadow Monster. I have enjoyed this project immensely, from concept to completion. I won’t say it came without its headaches (The layout process being quite stressful!) The illustrators were fantastic! The editor was fabulous, and the printer spot on. I was amazed at how God put all the right people directly in my path. Those of us who have tried our hand at writing books, know the joy it brings. But no matter how good you feel your book is, there’s always a publisher ready to reject it. My advice to you is to stay positive, keep telling yourself it’s only one person’s opinion. There’s always a way around a road block. I’m certain as I proceed into the world of publishing I’ll hit a few too.

 So this is a call to all writers to come join me on my journey. In my weekly blog, I’ll be discussing the writing and publishing process, share ideas and suggestions, and last but not least, you can come here for the encouragement you deserve to achieve success. Have a great day, and God Bless!