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Gracie’s ready to greet the world

This week, I received copies of my new kids’ book, Gracie’s Got a Secret, delivered straight from the printer.  It’s a thrill to show it to people and hear them admiring the illustrations. So far, I’ve only had responses from adults. The true test will be how children react to it. This is a new audience for me — I’ve never written a book for kids before. I look forward to sharing the book with listeners and readers of all ages.


I’ll be curious to see if kids “get” the book and understand its underlying message of “Let go and go with the flow.” I figured that if children could adopt this approach to life, it could save them a lot of anguish when they’re older.


Now, the process starts of “birthing” the book to the public, getting it out to bookstores and media and into people’s homes.  I’ve got a soft launch planned for Saturday, Oct. 22, as part of the Sunshine Coast Arts Crawl. The official launch, which will feature puppets and storyteller John Conway, will be on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt.  See my Gracie events page for details. To stay informed of author readings and other ongoing activities, become a Facebook friend of Gracie’s Got a Secret.

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October 8, 2011 at 1:10 pm
  • October 9, 2011 at 10:58 amConstance

    happy for you! Larry and Constance It looks enchanting.

  • October 9, 2011 at 8:24 amJane

    Super cool!

  • October 8, 2011 at 2:39 pmFrank L. McElroy

    Children will love this story and the mystery of the secret. Parents will appreciate it as a useful teaching tool to ground goodness – morals, ethics and more. Thanks to you and your publisher for moving this from an idea into print. And I mean print. Cheers, Frank L. McElroy

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