Wednesday, June 30, 2010

They are here! They really are here!

Greetings Land of Blog!

I am so excited I can hardly sit to write this post.

The books, the Bingo's Big Adventure books, have arrived from the printers and look incredible!!

I wish my night time, incandescent lighting did these justice, but I could not wait to take these photos in daytime!

The printers did an outstanding job putting my vision on paper and I am so proud to be able to say I photographed, wrote and published this little gem of a book. This is not to say I did not have help along the way. I had several "editors" who gave me their comments and feedback to refine my story.

The folks who have helped me do read this blog and I must say a few words to them . . . I know I have not won any awards here, but I simply must thank them.

I would like to thank my Aunt Karen and Uncle Bill for their insightful contributions from the inception of this journey. I want to send my appreciation to Jenny who gave me technical and creative edits that were spot on. And I want to thank Holly for editorial comments and the slap in the head (metaphorically of course, although she probably wanted to do it for real with justification) when I got off course.

Without technical assistance from my friend Suzanne with the final production process, I would have been totally unprepared for printing. When I thought I was close, I found out how much more I needed to do to make it "print ready." Many thanks to you Suzanne!

Now the quick summary.

Bingo's Big Adventure is a children's story (appropriate for ages 3 to 8), in a 10"x 8" format in either hardback or softback, which follows the path of Bingo, the newest cat on our farm. Bingo is a real member of our family and all photos in the story were taken on our little farm.

In this "Cat's Tale," Bingo explores his new world and tackles adventure with curiosity and a touch of well founded reservation. Bingo meets other animals on the farm including a pesky rooster who challenges his instincts. Vibrant color photographs document the story line and are matched with lively text describing Bingo's thoughts. This story is told from his point of view.

I know that adults as well as children will enjoy reading this book.

If you are looking for a new book for your kids or have gifts to give to children in this age range please consider purchasing my book for them. It would also make a great coffee table book since the photos are quite lively.

With your purchase you would be buying a quality children's book, be supporting a women owned business, and be promoting independent publishing. I would be honored to sign any copies that are purchased on your request.

Please visit to order Bingo's Big Adventure via Paypal. It is also available on Amazon as well.

Now all I need to do is take a few deep breaths and try to go to sleep . . .


Melodie said...


Doris Sturm said...

This is WONDERFUL, Julia! I'm so excited for you. What a great little book...I think it looks awesome and really classy! Just in time for Christmas too... I will keep it in mind and also pass it on. I hope you will sell many copies. Did you mention it yet on facebook?

Again, I'm so happy for you, Congratulations!!! BIG TIME :-)

With love,
Doris and Gizzy

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Pricilla said...

I am so happy for you I could spit!

Rural Rambler said...

I am happy and excited for you too Julia! I wouldn't be able to sleep either :) Congratulations!

Ms Snarky Pants said...

Congratulations! What fun!

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Yer so generous to thank others when you know it is YOUR HARD WORK and TALENT that created that book. I predict it to be the first of many and that it will catch on tremendously among educators and kiddos.

I guess Bingo will take his part of the royalty checks in kibbles, catnip, and imported sardines???

CONGRATS JULIA, PUBLISHED AUTHOR and botanist extraordinaire.

Vixen/Apron Frenzy said...

HOORAY!!! You are amazing! (and yea I know I already told you that over there on the other blog, but you are so awesome I had to tell you TWICE)

Sara said...

Got mine in the mail today. Didn't even wait to get inside to open it. Great book! Everybody here loved it.

Debbie said...

I'm so happy for you! They look great. I can't wait to see one in person:)

DayPhoto said...

Oh! You did it! You did it! You did it!!!! I ordered mine today. You did what I have always wanted to do!

YEA for you!!!


Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats! Hey- what printer did you use?

livingthelifeofmagoo said...

Oh my gosh Congrats on getting the copies! Did you manage to find any of the small stores we talked about here in Canada?

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