Monday, November 5, 2018

Second Printing!!!

Guess what? I had such wonderful response to my new little book, "The Thanksgiving Mice," that I had to go back for a second printing of 50 copies!! Squeal!!! (Or should I say "Squeak" since this is about mice?)
I feel so grateful to my friends who've asked for copies - thank you!
Each time I get a little book copied I try to improve the printing process. Watercolor pages are too big, so I have to remember not to paint all the way to the edges. (Oops!!) And watercolors are pale and often don't copy well at all, so I have to go back and darken/brighten those colors. I do think this printing is the best yet.
I'm using Copy & Print Warehouse in New Bern, a local business started by a lady and her 3 friends. It's friendly there, and they're hard-working and meticulous and skilled.

Plus, they keep chocolate on the counter for customers All Day Long. How lovely!
{If you want to purchase a copy of "The Thanksgiving Mice," please leave me a comment saying so, and I'll reserve one for you. I'll email you back, and then you can send me $10, either via Paypal or by mailing me a check. I'll give you those details in email. Once your payment arrives, I'll mail your book to you.}

One of you dear ladies mentioned that the busy time of year has come because nobody's posting as often. It's true. I'm forgetting to blog until a week has passed, and then I desperately cabbage together all the stuff I've been doing. Well, here's what I'm reading now:

I trust Trollope, even though this is a massive tome. I trust him to slowly, steadily build a fun, fascinating plot and compelling, complicated characters. Plus, with a book this huge, I have good reading for weeks to come!

We had friends over for dinner, and how nice it was to set a pretty table.
Plus, I cleaned the house, which I dislike doing, but oh how nice it is to have a clean house afterward! Adam made a dish called Pig in a Pumpkin that I'd never heard of before, much less eaten.
It was yummy scrummy!
He made some Moroccan bread, Khobz.
The farmer's market on Saturday was very good. Even with businesses still closed from the hurricane, and vendors still gone for the same reason, and only two of us there to sell, it was still an excellent day for me. It's my busy time of year. There's simply not enough time to get all the knitting/weaving done, plus making soaps in time to cure them, and keeping other orders filled ... and now also printing, assembling, and mailing out the books. But it will all get done! Today was insanely busy, and tomorrow I plan to STAY HOME, assemble my books, gaze out my window, think of stories to tell, and pet Beau on the head.
Good night, all!


  1. Pig in a Pumpkin!!!! Sounds intriguing if a little strange. Was it good?
    Congrats on the need for a second printing of Thanksgiving Mice.
    I hope you get everything done that you want to do this week
    ( if that's even possible).

  2. Congratulations on the second printing. : )
    Never heard of Pig in a Pumpkin!!
    Sounds like a busy week for you. Enjoy your day at home assembling your books.

  3. I want a mouse book! I'll send you some cabbage (LOL).
    November is for sitting and thinking and feeling the warmth of holiday seasons gone by. LOVE.
    Take care, good girl.

  4. Congats. May you have many printings. Sandy
    I would like 2 copies please. My e-mail is: Thank you.

  5. I've never read a Trollope book. I'll have to give him a try. :) Please reserve a mouse book for me. Check forthcoming. :)
    Enjoy your holidays!

  6. I want to come to dinner at your house! Both the Pig in a Pumpkin and the bread look and sound intriguing and yummy to me.

    You are as busy as a mouse getting ready for winter!

  7. The little book looks so sweet, and just in time for Thanksgiving. Can't wait to read it and look at the pictures. I will get your money in the mail. Thanks, Henny


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