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Our 2 Year Color Anniversary!

Today we met with our Nepali friends and had a birthday party.  Such a great way to start our last week in the place we have called home.    As we are about to embark on our adventure to New Zealand, I am also celebrating the 2 year anniversary of publishing my first kindle kids book, White Went Around the World!  So I get two fun and wonderful celebrations!

Packing up our lifetime of memories in Nepal is a big task.  I remember sitting in our guest room late into the night learning about Kindle Direct Publishing and CreateSpace.  Those hours of searching the web and uploading my ebook again and again (with slow internet mind you) were worth it!

I have grown into this role as author.  And I look forward to the future that lies ahead in NZ–new possibilities, new colors, faster internet : ).  I am also very encouraged because in March 2015, I have officially made the same amount of sales as ALL of 2014!  Considering it’s only March, I feel I have a good thing going this year.

I have learned as a self-published author, momentum takes time.  It also takes effort (and fast internet), so maybe with little more time on my hands once we land in NZ, My Color Friends books can really take off!

Just in case you are wondering: our children’s paperback books best sellers are:

Graceful Grey, Asian Elephants at Work and Play in Chitwan, Nepal

Celebrating Elephants and memories of our home in Nepal!

On Safari in Etosha National Park Namibia, Children's book

Our memorable Safari in Namibia!











Real books, real places, real photos and a really fun adventure make for great learning in the hands of children!

It’s been a blast traveling and taking photos around the world and I am blessed that those photos have made great kids books.  The colors of the world to be celebrated in our house forever, and I hope they are celebrated in your house too!

Thanks for reading friends!



Stocking Stuffers for Christmas!

Stocking Stuffers for Christmas!

Every year my husband would find a pillow case filled with books at the end of his bed, his stocking full, and we have blended that tradition with our version of stockings for our kids–and you could too! What is better than a pile of books for Christmas?!?!

Need Stocking Stuffers? The My Color Friends book series currently has 5 books in print. 8″x8″, perfect for little hands! Click here to above or here to buy with paypal. Order by Tues and they will be shipped in time for Christmas!!!

Need Kindle Stuffers? 6 Educational, fun and engaging ebooks now available on Amazon.com.


Kindle Countdown, My Color Friends, 3 Books in 1!

Kindle Countdown, My Color Friends, 3 Books in 1!

I’ve  joined the bandwagon and am trying out Kindle Countdown!  My Color Friends, 3 Books in 1 on Kindle is only .99 for the next 22 hours.

A great little Christmas gift-a Kindle Stuffer- that is, Educational, entertaining and perfect for your tot, preschooler, child of any age, grandma, etc : )


From Our House to Yours!

From Our House to Yours!

My daughter and I would like to share our book Orange You Glad with you! Join the wiggling, giggling fun as I read and SJ wiggles and giggles on my lap : ).

This is our first video, which is less than perfect, but it was a fun experience.  Today in homeschool we learned how to record and edit a video (well, at least i did!).

Please share the fun!


3 on NOOK!

3 on NOOK!

The latest title to hit the NOOK bookshelf: My Friend, Mr. Brown by S. L. Poulton! 

I am excited, again, for Mr. Brown join the B&N family too! Only 2 more books needing to cross over… 

Here’s to more to come!



Barnes&Noble, Remembering Saturdays in High School

Barnes&Noble, Remembering Saturdays in High School

Once I got my license in high school, I spent most Saturdays meeting different friends at Barnes&Noble.  The day was spent reading endless magazines (for free), pretending to be grown up while drinking a mocha and chatting about the celebrity gossip we just read about. Those were the days!  I miss those days.

Some mommy time with a mocha would be well spent I think. And I would probably escape in the same shallow magazines.  But not all afternoon, maybe just an hour? Yes, those days were fun and free.  And Barnes&Noble is in my heart forever!

And now I am in Barnes&Noble’s library!  That makes me happy! I didn’t even discover it til today.  (I have said before I may need a better publicist!) Drum Roll….

  • Orange You Glad and
  • Blue Went to Sea

are now for sale on the NOOK and in iBooks! Click the link above to see us live in B&N!

Congratulations My Color Friends!  I am blessed!



Just signed up for Kindle MatchBook

Just signed up for Kindle MatchBook

Starting in October, when you purchase a printed version of any of the My Color Friends book series, you will receive the Kindle book free under Amazon.com’s new MatchBook program. I’m excited!

See all our printed titles here: S. L. Poulton on Amazon.com

We like to celebrate around here and celebrating free kindle books is always a must! This celebration is in conjunction with our BIG printing project–120 printed copies heading to Colorado for 2 book fairs!  (Thanks Mom and Grandma for setting these up!)

We look on from Asia with great anticipation and celebration, of course!

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