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Imperfect Action

Today was a massive FIRST for me and the My Color Friends Series! I dropped off 8 MCF sample books at a national NZ early childhood education company.

 I watched her face as she opened Graceful Grey, and she seemed pleasantly surprised.  She had slight smile while she was looking at the pictures, trying to quickly read the text.

Still letting it sink in.  It’s an amazing opportunity.

This past month I have been selling a NZ special edition of Graceful Grey to fundraise for a new building for our friends at the Hope and Joy Children’s Home in Nepal. We have had great responses! And we have about $500 USD to give towards their new building project! We will do another fundraiser in Oct and we hope to double our giving amount! Graceful Grey is doing her part and I am doing mine.

All printed book sales through us, the profit will go straight to the Hope and Joy Children’s Home! 

Hope and Joy Children's Home in Nepal

At our first fundraiser, a friend approached me and said she loved the idea of the books, she loved the look of the books and she asked if she could pass it along to her early childhood education boss. Her boss was open to the idea and today I briefly popped in and handed her a bundle of books. I was unprepared when she asked for a flier, but I got her email address and promised her one in the morning.

I have been learning about IMPERFECT ACTION–just do something, take action, move forward. I don’t necessarily need to wait til it’s perfect or “right”. Today was a good example, I took action. I fell my books still have a long way to go before the are ready to be marketed mainstream in NZ or anywhere! But I swallowed and called the boss once, texted twice and charged in when I got a 5 minute meeting.

When I met her, I asked what she knew about the books, and she said, “Oh that a friend had made a book with some travel pictures, is that right?”

I rambled through living in Nepal and then handed her a book. I watched her face as she opened Graceful Grey, and she seemed pleasantly surprised.  She had slight smile while she was looking at the pictures, trying to quickly read the text. Her smile encouraged me, and I continued babbling about something…I left 8 books in her hand, promised a flier tomorrow and got her business card with her email address.

She is going to offer them to her educators and put in an order.

I am blown away by this opportunity!  And I hope and pray that it can make a real difference for our friends in Nepal!  This is also a small (or maybe large!) launch of the MCF books in NZ.  Wow.

I am thankful. 

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!

 

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Graceful Grey an Educational eBook

Read Graceful Grey to your kids today! Graceful Grey, Asian Elephants at Work and Play in Chitwan, Nepal  

Graceful grey Asian Elephants!

  • Do you love elephants?  I do!
  • Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between Asian elephants and African elephants? I have!
  • Would you like to ride an elephant in Nepal? That sound like fun!

Come and discover your questions about Asian elephants with my friend, Graceful Grey!

Take a ride on an elephant in the jungle and visit the Chitwan Elephant Festival in Nepal with Graceful Grey as your host!  You can also meet some of Nepal’s gorgeous grey friends in Graceful Grey, Asian Elephants at Work and Play in Chitwan, Nepal!

Graceful Grey, Asian Elephants at Work and Play is book #8 in the My Color Friends book series.  It is NOW available as an ebook on Amazon.com for $2.99

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Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited! or Kindle FreeTime for kids!

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Our Favorite Children’s Preschool Ebooks

Our Favorite Children’s Preschool Ebooks

As a newbie to Listmania, I am glad to share my first ebook list. Our life really does revolves around kids ebooks and since making lists are so much fun, I think there will be more loss made soon!!!

Join our family’s best preschool ebook reads and have fun!

 

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I Spy. . .Purple MCF Book #6

Working on Book 6 now–showcasing the color purple in the nations! Getting excited to finally hit the publish button–hopefully we can do it today!

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Blue Went to Sea

Blue Went to Sea

Come for a walk beside the sea with my friend Blue! An engaging story discovering blue.

Now available as an e-book on Amazon.com. This is book #3 in the My Color Friends book series!

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Orange You Glad Kindle Edition on Amazon.com

Orange You Glad Kindle Edition on Amazon.com

It’s here! 

Happiness : )

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