Friday, August 5, 2016

A Sneak Peek at My First Poetry Book, THINGS TO DO!

Yesterday, a package arrived in the mail. It was an advance copy of Things to Do--my first published book! I have waited a long, long time to hold a copy of it in my hands. It was such a wonderful experience--especially because my granddaughter Julia was with me when I opened the envelope. She sat beside me while I read it to her. I also read her the dedication: For three special ladies who bring joy into my life--my daughter Sara, and her daughters Julia Anna and Allison Mary.

Here are some photos that I took of my book:







Now...I just have to wait until February 7, 2017 when my book will be released by Chronicle Books.

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16 comments:

Brenda Harsham said...

How very exciting! I can't wait to read it. The art is gorgeous and fun.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Brenda,

I was SO fortunate to have Catia Chien create the illustrations for my book. Her artwork is beautiful!

Tara Smith said...

It looks beautiful...can't wait to read it, Elaine!

Charles Waters said...

I'm beyond proud of you, Elaine. The poems are SO good, and mixed with that artwork. It's going to be a big hit!

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater said...

Many congratulations, Elaine! This looks magnificent, a perfect marriage of author and illustrator. What a delight for your granddaughter to see you open your first book. That will get her dreaming in the best way! Much love....I can't wait for it. xo

Linda B said...

Congratulations, Elaine. It looks fabulous! And it was special to have your granddaughter with you when the package arrived. Can't wait to read it!

Julieanne said...

Congratulations! What a great gift to share with your granddaughter. It looks amazing.

Julie said...

Wonderful, Elaine! And what perfect timing, to have it arrive when Julia was with you - I bet she was tickled pink!

Mary Lee said...

I can't wait to get a copy of this!

Doraine Bennett said...

Congratulations, Elaine! It's just beautiful. I look forward to reading.

Kiesha Shepard said...

Excited to read your book! Congrats to you!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by. It has been a long road from selling my manuscript in 2011 to holding the finished product in my hands. It took more than a year to find an artist to illustrate my book. My editor, Melissa Manlove, told me not to lose hope. She was right right. She found the perfect person to bring my poems to life. I couldn't be happier with the way my book turned out.

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Amy,

As I recall, it was a long process before "Forest Has a Song"--your first book first--to be published. It's a beautiful book! I guess that it was worth the wait too!

Linda said...

I'm so happy to see your book, Elaine. I can't wait to read it! Congratulations! I'm sure this is just the first of many!

katswhiskers said...

Congratulations! And ummm... shouldn't there be some loudness in this post? ;) (Or is it just that I live in a regional location with no-one to hear my excitement outside immediate family, pets and wildlife...) Mayhaps Julia could add the sound effects.
Keep smiling.

Mitchell Linda said...

Many, many congratulations! Your profile reads a little bit like my bucket list. What an amazing experience to open that package with your grandaughter. I hope I get to do that someday. I look forward to reading this book. Please let us know when you have launch parties or signings. Bravo....keep writing!

Janet Wong said...

GORGEOUS!!! I can see that I'll need to order several gift copies of this!