On Thursday, I returned to Life in the First Draft to talk about working through that first draft to get to publication. That last part is especially exciting. I've been writing without getting published for years.
You can find that article at http://lifeinthefirstdraft.blogspot.com/2010/11/from-first-draft-to-published-by-cheryl.html.
My second stop on Thursday was at RBC Library Blog. Beckie posted a wonderful and touching review of Little Shepherd. When I read reviews like this, I know all that hard work was worth it. You can read the review at http://rbclibrary.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/book-review-little-shepherd-2/.
My first stop today is Judge a Book By the Cover. This stop allows me to talk about artist Eugene Ruble and his wonderful contributions to our book. Little Shepherd would not be what it is were it not for the stunning artwork provided by Eugene. I feel so blessed that he agreed to work on it with me.
You can find out more in this interview at http://judgebookbycover.blogspot.com/2010/11/little-shepherd-by-cheryl-malandrinos.html.
Today is also my final day at Life in the First Draft. I'm a little sad I won't be there again because it has been one of my favorite blogs since it started. My posts over these three days have been pretty funny, if I do say so myself.
You can read this post about writing for children at http://lifeinthefirstdraft.blogspot.com/2010/11/writing-for-children-by-cheryl.html.
Don't forget about the great giveaways that are running right now. These gifts are beautiful. And I promise not to use anyone's email address except to contact the winner. Giveaway details are at: http://littleshepherdchildrensbook.blogspot.com/2010/09/giveaways-announced-for-little-shepherd.html
If you're interested in picking up a copy of Little Shepherd--which would make my husband deliriously happy--you'll find it available at:
Thanks again for all your support. It means the world to me.