It’s out! It’s out!
The book that started as a whisper and became a dream is now reality. Here’s the email I sent friends this morning:
I am ecstatic and overwhelmed. I am also in a bit of shock. The book I ran through my brain several years ago is PUBLISHED!!!
The book is Luisa the Green Sea Turtle, a bilingual “read-to” book for 1st to 3rd graders (although my grandniece who just finished 1st grade can read much of it on her own.) It’s about Luisa who gets trapped, faces being turned into soup, but is set free.
It’s available on Amazon at this link: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=emilie+vardaman
Or, you can simply log onto Amazon, enter ‘emilie vardaman’ and get to the book that way.
If you have young ones in your life or are simply inclined to make a purchase, I’m asking folks to do so on Monday, July 2. If impossible, try to do so on the 3rd.
The idea is if a lot of people buy on the same day, the book goes, however briefly, to the top of the sales chart and then is closer to the top of a search page at Amazon. So if you’d like to make a purchase, please do it on July 2.
Luisa’s illustrator (my super duper fabulous #1 niece Jessie Stout) and I are so excited we’re having champagne! We’re 1700 miles apart but coordinating the champagne.