Friday, August 3, 2012
Delores Makes Her Debut!
I'm also working on several free handouts for teachers and homeschooling parents who would like to use them with the book as literary units. This book was suggested as grade level 5 by the Flesch-Kinkaid Scale, but having taught reading to 6th-8th graders in the past few years, I would certainly think it appropriate for those ages as well. Thanks so much to my illustrator, Ashley Bratcher, of Delirious Designs. She has been so accommodating to me when I needed to switch the cover from pdf to jpeg, then change the background, etc., etc., etc. She has been a joy to work with.
Thanks again to all of my Goalie critique buddies for helping Delores to develop into a real book, my husband Henry for reading/editing with me, our friend, Jay Belanger for reading Delores and commenting for me. It is such a relief to feel like I am finished with the writing part of this book.
I also want to thank Create Space for being so easy to work with. There is still some controversy over whether self-published books are worth reading. I think the public's view is changing toward this and I am very happy with my decision to self-publish. It has been a really fun experience getting the book formatted correctly. I love to edit myself, so this part of it has not been a chore.
I hope my readers will love Delores as much as I do. Please send comments.