Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Dilly is coming!


I received a pleasant surprise yesterday -- my book! My publisher sent me the illustrations for my first picture book, A New Job for Dilly. This was the first time I'd seen any of the pictures in color. Lisa Oakman is the illustrator and she did a wonderful job bringing little Dilly to life. My boys are beyond thrilled. Nathan actually squealed when he saw it. Neil said, "Look, it's easy for kids to read too!" He was talking about the font. He learned how to read this year, so I was surprised he noticed something like that. Both of them loved it, so it passed with flying colors at our house. A New Job for Dilly is available for pre-order here. Last time I checked, the cover image wasn't up yet, so look for the title under the Available Soon section. It will be released before the end of April, but you can pre-order it now. It really is an incredible feeling to see your story come to life -- Go Dilly, Go Dilly!

I hope everyone has a great St. Patrick's Day. We're making little leprechauns in school today, so that should be fun. Other than that, we don't have any plans. The girls have youth group and Rick has his first fly fishing lesson tonight. Below is a picture from St. Patrick's Day in 2000. It's of Nichelle, Nicole & Nathan. That particular year we had an entirely green dinner, including green milk and green applesauce. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

16 comments:

  1. Congratulations Rena, I'm so excited for you!! I'll be preordering your book probably today!

    Cute picture!!

    Nancy

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  2. YaY! That cover is beautiful! And how wonderful that you're kids got so excited over it too!

    Great picture of the kids! adorable!

    Christy

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  3. Oh, Rena, that is so exciting!! Especially to share the book with your kids!! Congrats!
    Love the green picture!

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  4. I can only imagine how exciting it must feel to finally see the book you wrote.That's so cool.I want to order it soon.When will it be in stores?
    Cute pic of your kids!

    Leanne

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  5. YAY! I can't wait to get this!!!

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  6. Woohoo! Woohooo! You must be so excited! Have a party!

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  7. awwwww yayyyyyyyyy thats so exciting :D :D

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  8. Congrats Rena - that is such great news!

    And Happy St. Patrick's day to you as well!

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  9. Congratualtions on your book, Rena! It's wonderful that your boys like it. No better endorsement could be had, not at any price.

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  10. Looks great, Rena!!! Congratulations...

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  11. So exciting!!! Congratulations!!!

    And it looks beautiful.

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  12. WhooHoo! How exciting!

    Danette

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  13. That's very exciting! Congratulations, Rena.
    Love the picture of the kids all decked out in green :)

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  14. Wow! So fun! I know you're loving it. It's great when the kids get excited about it too.

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  15. Oh Rena! How cool and exciting! CONGRATULATIONS, GIRL!!! :)

    **HUGS**

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  16. Awesome Rena! I just pre-ordered my book. :) Can't wait to see it.

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