One of the most exciting events in the life a children’s book author is the day your soon-to-be-released book arrives in the mail.
You’ve seen a sneak peek, you know what the cover looks like, you’ve had an early glimpse at some of the illustrations.
But there’s simply nothing like holding that first hard-copy in your hands and feeling the thrill of opening its pages for the very first time. That’s how I felt earlier this week, when ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas arrived on my doorstep.
This premium picture book, written for children aged 4-8, echoes the familiar language and rhythm of Clement C. Moore’s classic, but focuses on Jesus, rather than Santa, who is, after all, the true hero of Christmas.
The book begins:
’Twas the evening of Christmas, when all through the town,
Every inn was so crowded, no room could be found.
Tired Mary and Joseph, who went door to door,
At last found a place on a small stable floor…
Since it’s only August, and Christmas is still 144 days away, I’m going to save more peeks inside for a later date, but I’m excited to be able to share that there’s an easy-to-enter giveaway of five copies of this book listed on Goodreads right now. I hope you win!
Stay tuned for those sneak peeks inside the book!