Tessalation! Or: when little projects take over…

Greetings! I wanted to let you all know of another project I’m doing, which just happens to involve my obsession with patterns.

A couple of years ago, I wrote a children’s book called Tessalation! and promptly put it in a drawer.

These things happen. I’m sure every writer has a ton of these projects just waiting for their time in the sun.

Well, despite the gloomy and despondency-producing greyness in Oregon right now, the time for Tessalation! is NOW!

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to hire an illustrator to get this book out in the world. You know, just slap the thing together, put it up on Kindle and call it a day.

Ah, the best laid plans. After posting some images of the book on FB and receiving a ton of interest, I’ve decided to explore printing a small first run of this book.

I’m not interested in clogging up your inboxes with news you don’t want, and I realize this is a little different that perfume/mind body/memoir/feng shui and the usual you get from me, but if you are interested in children’s book publishing, pattern-making or just want to follow along as I feel my way through this process, I’ve started a blog on the book site about it.

I’ve barely started this and have already had to answer a ton of creative and industry questions for myself as I go. I hope that I’ll be able to inspire other people to dust off old projects and watch them fly!

If you’d like to learn more about Tessalation! please visit the site and sign up for the newsletter.

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