So Much Happening

3 Jul

Little Mar

I’ve been so bad about keeping up with my blogging, but for good reason. We have been very busy with several new projects so I have many exciting things to tell everyone about.

 The first big news is that in just two days, July 4th, not only are we celebrating the United States’ birthday but this is also the launching date for our new book Diabetes and Healthy Eating co/authored with Celebrity Chef Charles Mattocks.

 We are working so hard to spread the word so that we can reach as many children as possible with this incredibly important lesson about diabetes.  This book not only helps children with diabetes to understand their condition and how eating healthy benefits them, but it also helps children all over the world understand how important eating healthy is for the prevention of diabetes as well. Be sure to check out the book’s new website @ http://diabetesandhealthyeating.com to learn more details!

 Dave has also started again on our next Mommy, Tell Me a Story book.  In order to get the book on diabetes done on time we had to delay getting Mommy, Tell Me a Story about a Fish completed.  We are still very excited about getting this done. Dave’s art work is looking wonderful as usual.  I should have some fun drawings to share very soon!  Details about this book are in previous blog posts.

 I also have even more news to share.  I have started another book series!  After starting the Mommy, Tell Me a Story series just over a year ago I have had many people ask me if any of my stories would deal with my own disability or related disabilities with children in wheelchairs.  Well to be honest, I really hadn’t thought about it until it was brought to my attention and this got my imagination rolling.

 This is how Prinna Marie Goes Dancing came about. Prinna is just like many little girls. She likes to play dress-up, play with her dolls, have tea parties and, yes, go dancing at far-away balls, in far-away lands where fairies dance in magic castles. I want children to see that just because Prinna is in a wheelchair doesn’t really make her any different than what any other little girl may be like. She will do things differently, but that doesn’t stop her imagination or her dreams.

 I have also been given the privilege of taking on a new illustrator for this project.  To be honest, I love my husband’s work as an illustrator, but this book needed a woman’s touch.  Explaining to Dave what a proper “Fairy Ball” should look like would be fair to difficult. Bless his heart, he would have tried, but the art work in Mommy, Tell Me a Story about a Fish is already pushing the limits of his feminine side.  Trust me when I say that he is relieved to not have to take on this task.

 My dear friend Theresa Higby is a lovely artist and I am so excited to show the world her amazing talent. It really is rather funny watching us talk over the sketches that she has done.  The two of us start acting like we are five again.  With all the… “Oh, yes, that dress is perfect”…or “That is so cute”…and “I love the bunnies!” 

 All my other books have shown the side of me that grew up with a brother, played sports and now have four boys.  This book gives you a peek into the other side that loves lace, pink, cute animals and dressing-up on occasion.

 Theresa and I should be ready to publish Prinna Marie Goes Dancing by the first of the year 2014.  We just can’t wait to share all these incredible projects with your precious little ones!

 

           Mommy, Tell Me a Story book series…imagination inspired through color and rhyme

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17 Responses to “So Much Happening”

  1. Lisa Nelson July 3, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    WOW Kristi! Amazing! You have so many wonderful things going on in your life.

    I’m thrilled!

    Can’t wait to see Dave’s new illustrations! He’s a master. I love the ones he has done so far.

    • kristigrimm July 4, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

      I will post new pics soon of some of the upcoming drawings! They look wonderful as usual! Thanks Lisa!

  2. Patty July 3, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    What great book projects! I’m looking forward to seeing Prinna Marie Goes Dancing! I stopped by through the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

  3. KidLitReviews July 4, 2013 at 4:38 am #

    Wow! That is a lot to have in the works, but they sound exciting. Being disabled myself, I would be interested to read any book about disabilities you write. Please keep me updated I will follow you, too. Nice blog, I hopped over from the kid lit blog hop.

    • kristigrimm July 4, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

      Thanks for visiting the bog hot and the support!

  4. Julie Grasso July 4, 2013 at 9:13 am #

    Huge congrats Kristie, firstly on the release of Diabetes and Healthy eating. And the Prinna series sounds wonderful. I used to work in Paediatrics and I know for certain, stories that illustrate children with disabilities still enjoying their lives will be well received. Best wishes

    • kristigrimm July 4, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

      Thank you so much! We can’t wait to see this new series take off!

  5. ccarpinello July 8, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    Boy, do you ever have a lot of exciting projects happening. Congrats on Diabetes and Healthy Eating. Thanks for sharing on the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Cheryl, Hop Hostess.

  6. Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews July 10, 2013 at 5:05 am #

    Holey Moley!! You have been VERY busy!! Congrats on your new book and how exciting that you are starting a new series (minus Dave). I was laughing out loud at your description of how the Mommy Tell me a Story books are already pushing his femimine side! Can’t wait to see!

    Thanks for linking in the Kid Lit Blog Hop Kristi. 🙂

  7. reshamad July 12, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    That is a busy but exciting time for you! Congratulations on the new book! Looking forward to seeing the illustrations!
    -Reshama

    • kristigrimm July 13, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

      Thanks Reshama! Can’t wait to share them with everyone!

  8. Brittnei July 17, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    Hey Kristi! So glad that you were able to link up with the Mommy Monday Hop this week! I see you have so much going on. It was nice to finally read one of your posts. I look forward to seeing more illustrations and reading about your newest books! I hope you are having a fabulous week! ❤

    • kristigrimm July 17, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

      Thanks Brittnei I really appreciate the support!:)

  9. Tina July 18, 2013 at 3:32 am #

    I’m really excited about this new book you have in the works. It sounds fantastic! I was also cracking up at you describing your husband’s relief to be left out of this one! Hilarious!
    Thanks for linking up to Booknificent Thursday! Hope to see you again this week!
    Tina from mommynificent.com

    • kristigrimm July 18, 2013 at 4:20 am #

      Thanks Tina! Ha! Ha! Yes…my poor hubby is just all “GUY”, but I love him that way!

  10. Lisa Nelson July 18, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    Thanks so much for linking up with us at the Mommy Monday hop!

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