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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. 


Feeling Liked Goes a Long Way

Although it may seem shallow, in today’s social media world I feel liked. And feeling liked goes a long way.  I want to work a bit harder, make my social media-ing better quality and proudly keep proclaiming my books.  And I also feel that all the effort hasn’t been in vain.

I am celebrating 101 likes on facebook!

And 45 of those people I don’t even know! (We’ll just skip the implications on my 600+ “friends” and go back to feeling liked!)



Encouraged to keep on keeping on.

Thanks you 101!


My Friend, Mr. Brown Live on Amazon

My Friend, Mr. Brown Live on Amazon

Click the title above to see it and READ it!

Mark “Mr. Brown FREE” your calendar starting this Friday July 5-7!

Looking for 100 likes on Fb and tons of shares for the free download this weekend–we need YOU!


Slither: A Children’s Book about Telling the Truth

Slither: A Children’s Book about Telling the Truth

This is a great book by a friend! Celebrating their publication with them!!!  Get it now on Amazon for free (lick on the link above).

Book details:

Slither by Bill Hale, Illustrated by Sam Hale

Slither the Snake learns the importance of telling the truth in this humorous story. By the time he is ready to tell the truth, his lies have turned him into a miserable tangled mess of knots and very suspicious lumps. As things escalate, will his friends be safe?

White Went Around the World

“My friend White went on an adventure around the world…”

Please come and join us as White shares his discoveries in the book White Went Around the World a series of beautiful pictures taken in exotic places, perfect for introducing children to the wonders of the color white.

This is the first in the series of My Color Friends by S. L. Poulton.

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