Yesterday, Garry's Upside-Down Adventure was featured on our first live radio show interview--Blog Talk Radio: Children's Author Discussion. This was a great opportunity to share how Garry came to life and hear from other newly published authors on their experiences. The host, Marsha Cook, gave Garry rave reviews!
My fabulous editor called today and informed me that Garry's Upside-Down Adventure has been accepted by Tattered Cover Book Stores. This is quite the honor as they receive over 300 new book submissions each month! And they didn't just accept the Adventures Of Garry The Gargoyle to be carried in their stores--they absolutely LOVE Garry and all of his friends! I will now have the opportunity to work with their promotions team and hold book signing events at various Tattered Cover Book Stores here in Colorado. Thank you to my most wonderful editor, Paulette, who has continued to believe in me and this project. I can't wait to share my Mom's creation in-person to smiling children all over the state.
We don’t know the exact year that Mom created Garry The Gargoyle, but I remember well the moment my siblings and I discovered her partial manuscript. I recall opening the coffee-stained yellow file folder and the emotions of surprise and intrigue felt upon finding this treasure. The fun, creativity, and thought that went into this tale. Lines written and lines crossed out. Her words scratched in pencil and in different colored pens indicating that she had worked on this story over time. I remember my inability to stop laughing at Garry’s antics, and I knew then that someday, somehow, Garry had to come to life. What I didn’t anticipate is that it would take twelve years for that to happen. And what inspired me to finally revisit my Mom’s manuscript and write Garry’s Upside-Down Adventure is a story for another day. But, I do wish to share some of her original notes posted here. Pip, pip for now!