Final week, I had the chance to talk to a bunch of native college students about what impressed me to write down That is Nashville and in regards to the writing course of! I assumed I’d share a bit of the backstory with you all too!
Rising up, I all the time wished to be a instructor and beloved youngsters’s books. I collected them for my “someday” classroom. I had significant writing experiences alongside the best way too-I received a writing contest at my elementary college, wrote for my highschool newspaper and entered different writing competitions. I didn’t notice the influence these alternatives made on me till later.
Quick ahead by means of a number of years of educating (I’ve taught third, 4th, fifth grades in addition to Math and Studying Intervention), two infants and numerous life later….our household landed in Nashville, TN. Residing in Nashville had been a dream of mine for a few years. After numerous prayers and arduous work, we lastly made it occur! I by no means anticipated changing into a blogger nevertheless it simply form of occurred…and I’ve naturally beloved sharing about all of my favourite locations in and round Nashville.
I wished to write down a ebook for a couple of years however stored placing it off. Every January, it will be my aim for the 12 months…after which slowly would fade into the background! Nonetheless, in January of 2021, I made a decision to lastly made it occur! I took the notes that I had been jotting down for years and put them in a draft, researched illustrators and put collectively a plan! As soon as I linked with Candler, we labored on the draft and the pictures. The method took about 9 months from draft to publish!
It has been such an honor to companion with native companies, museums and bookstores! I’m thrilled to see my books in retailer, host ebook signings, college occasions and ship books all around the nation (and one even went to Israel!) I’m so grateful for everybody who has bought a replica, supported my dream and inspired me on this course of! I’ve additionally written a youngsters’s coloring ebook for one in every of my different favourite cities, Fairhope, Alabama!! Candler and I even have one other undertaking within the works for this 12 months!
Order That is Nashville
Order Hey Fairhope
*The place Can You Discover That is Nashville Domestically*
Music Metropolis Store at Nashville Airport
Music Metropolis Store at Bridgestone Enviornment
*Upcoming Ebook Occasions*
Pop Up with Scraps of Magic x Sweethaven: March twenty third
Drop The whole lot and Learn at Cheekwood: April fifteenth
Important Road Competition: Signing at Landmark Books, April twenty second