Thursday, August 28, 2014

And the Mail Art / Illustrated Envelope goes to...

A day late, but here are the winners of the SLEEPOVER WITH BEATRICE AND BEAR illustrated envelopes giveaway:  Annie Silvestro, Stacey Hsu, and Elizabeth Corbett McGoran!

Thank you very much to everyone who tweeted, shared on Facebook, told a friend, and/or left a comment on the blog post.  I collected all the names, numbered them, and used a random number generator to pick the winners.

Your envelopes will be arriving in the mail soon!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Giveaway | Sleepover with Beatrice and Bear

Today is publication day for Sleepover with Beatrice and Bear!  To commemorate I'm doing a giveaway open to all (US residents and abroad.)

Here are three illustrated envelopes with characters from the book: Beatrice, Bear and Squirrel, each hand drawn and painted -- you can own an original!  There will be three winners and each will receive one of the envelopes mailed to their door.  I'm a big fan of illustrated envelopes and mail art and I hope you are too!

To enter, help me spread the word about Sleepover with Beatrice and Bear: you can tweet about it, share it on Facebook, Pinterest, tell a friend, ask for it at your library, it's all good.  Leave a comment on this blog post, with a link back to you or a way for me to contact you should you win.  Winners will be randomly selected and contacted for their snail mail.  Then wait for your mail carrier to deliver the handmade envelope to your address!

Contest runs from today until Tuesday, August 26th.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 27th.

Thanks for participating, everyone!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Sleepover with Beatrice and Bear | Countdown to Publication Day

The big day is almost here: August 7th, 2014, publication day for Sleepover with Beatrice and Bear! This week it will be officially out into the world, and it's time to celebrate!

My very talented friend Stacey Hsu from Original Sock Dogs did her magic again and created a wonderful Beatrice doll, capturing her personality and features perfectly.  Beatrice will be accompanying me to all events and book festivals, of course.

Stacey's daughter Sophie read the story and sent me this really cool drawing of Beatrice and Bear (please note her addition of Worm and Book --  ADORABLE!)

Also all ready for download is a terrific Teacher's Guide created by Marcie Colleen -- really, really good stuff, lots of ways to use the book in all sorts of fun activities in the classroom (or at home!)

And finally, what better way to celebrate a book launch than with a giveaway? Stay tuned for more information on a separate blog post on Thursday, August 7th, pub date!