Announcing my new children’s picture book, When Poke Woke.
Here’s a synopsis:
Poke the hedgehog’s nature was to roll into a ball when threatened. But Poke longed to laugh at danger like his friends Ziggy the rabbit and Dash the squirrel. He practiced hopping and running but ended up with a sore knee and a snout covered in bee stings. Then The Mangy Mongrel, teeth bared, loomed over his friends, and only Poke could save them. What would the little hedgehog do WHEN POKE WOKE?
Suitable for ages 3 to 8, When Poke Woke makes a great gift for your favorite child or teacher—or your local school, children’s hospital, or library. Find it on Amazon.
More information is available on my author website. Check back regularly for freebies, upcoming book signings, and events. I also invite you to like my author Facebook page.
Writing and publishing the book was fun! My illustrator was a dream to work with, and navigating Amazon’s KDP wasn’t too hard. Marketing is a challenge, though, so I hope you’ll share news of When Poke Wokewith your family and friends. And…I’d love your feedback on the book!
Getting this blog out on Thursdays isn’t working for me. Most of you seemed to prefer Sunday night, too. So, I’m returning to publishing late Sunday nights for Monday mornings. Look for my next post this Sunday/Monday.
In the meantime, I’m posting a photo here as a story prompt. Here are some ideas, but don’t limit yourself to them:
What is happening here? What has just taken place? What is about to occur? Create a realistic story, a fantasy, a fairy tale or a horror tale. How did these figures/puppets get here? Are they sentient or simply dolls? Tell a story in which the figures are not what you’d expect. Make them main characters or minor props. What role does the setting play in your story? When and where does the story take place? Make the mood be as it appears in the photo or change it drastically. Add a specific item that changes everything. Who will tell your story?
Have fun with this! I can’t wait to read your work!
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