Fan, Cam!

We love hearing from Otis’s fans!  Last night, I was so pleased and touched to receive a photograph from a sweet mama, displaying her son’s creativity and loving thoughts after reading Otis Goes to School.

This is from Cam, who made his very own handwritten bookmark with his own words and gumption.  Fan Cam!I was so impressed, and glad that Otis found his way into cool Cam’s heart.  He’s a super awesome kid with ice hockey on his mind and a great attitude on life.  He’s even got a new stuffed pup named…. drumrollllllllll pleeeeeease….. “Otis!” And that just makes my day.

This is what Otis is all about: getting kids excited about reading, finding out what interesting things happen next, picturing characters so vivid that little folks can almost see them; sounds so distinct, they can hear them; adventures so described that they can envision themselves between the lines.  We’re stretching imaginations and looking forward to watching them soar on the winds of their own inventiveness and wit.

A big THANK YOU to our Fan, Cam!  Let us know what you think of “pond-dog” when you get to that chapter.  Here’s a hint… he looks, coincidentally perhaps, a lot like Otis…

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On sale at For Every Child in Franklin, TN

We are so thankful for local shopkeepers who have joined in our excitement of promoting Otis Goes to School, and who have made this book available to their customers.  For Every Child is one of those supporters!  This is a precious children’s clothing boutique on 5th Avenue in the heart of Franklin, known for great service, darling and unique clothing for babies through age 16, and truly friendly folks.  I have no doubt, they have something you need, and you can pick up a copy of Otis while you are there!  Tell them Otis sent you.

Promo for For Every Child selling OGTS.Feb 2014

Just on the other side of town, Landmark Booksellers has the book available as well.  We are looking forward to another reading and signing with this historic bookstore, as soon as the sequel comes out!

There are several exciting irons in the fire at the moment, and I’m looking forward to sharing the news of upcoming appearances and events very soon.  Thank you again and always for urging us forth on the challenging, interesting and rewarding path to publishing.

Enjoy today’s blue skies and sunshine… it’s worth barking for!

OGTS book for sale pic.spring 2014

Looking Forward with Thanks

Join us tomorrow morning, 10:30-12:30, Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Landmark Booksellers, and find out just why Otis Goes to School! (click here for the invitation with details)

We are so thankful for all the businesses that have supported this event and advertised for us, for all the people who have passed the word to friends and family, and for the online sites who have shared and posted the invitation and brought Otis to a wider audience than we could have imagined thus far.  Here are just a few of the clicks…

As seen on the Williamson Herald.

As seen on Now Playing Nashville.

As seen on 94FM the FISH.

As seen on the Facebook pages for Landmark Booksellers and Downtown Franklin.

We can’t wait to share Otis’s new bookmarks and stickers with you, share a few chapters of his adventures, and shake your hand and thank you in person for your interest in this book.

We feel blessed and excited, and we thank the Good Lord for guiding this journey toward publication.  Thanks for the love, and Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!

OGTS Book Cover pic