Thursday, August 13, 2009

Dilly Sells Out!

Thanks to everyone who has gotten copies of A New Job for Dilly. I am pleased to announce that I've sold all of the copies I ordered. I'm not sure when I'll be making another order, but the book is available through my publisher, 4RV Publishing. It can also be ordered at Amazon and B&N online, or ordered through any bookseller with the ISBN numbers listed on my website. Thanks so much to everyone who has gotten the book and shared it with your children, grandchildren, family, and friends. Please keep spreading the word about Dilly to people you feel might be interested in it. I've had quite a few teachers buy it for their classrooms. You might want to keep Dilly in mind when it comes to the end of the school year as a gift for your child's class. Not just my book, but any book, because teachers always need more books! I'm really excited about the next book, A New Friend for Dilly, also illustrated by Lisa Oakman. In this book, Dilly searches A to Z to find the perfect friend. After all, a little rat can't live on pickles alone!
  • D is for Determined to find a job.
  • I is for Independent little rat.
  • L is for Lovable personality.
  • L is for Likable character.
  • Y is for Yearning for pickles.
Thanks to everyone who has entered my contest (see post below), both here and on Facebook. I think I will run it a week to give people time to enter. So, next Wednesday I'll gather up the names of everyone who entered and put them into a hat to pick the winner. Some people have it easier than others, depending on what letter your name starts with. The contest is still open, so if you haven't entered yet, you have until next Wednesday. I've got a really cool prize, so you don't want to miss out! Good luck!


  1. That's awesome, Rena. Good luck with the contest!


  2. Rena...I've known you for almost 21 years and have always been convinced that you have a wonderful sense of writing. I knew you would put it towards good use someday...and I am so glad you did. I am sooo proud of you and your accomplishments. I know the future holds wonderful things for you. Best of luck to you always.... April, 39, ME

  3. Congrats on selling all your copies, Rena! (phew, I bought one just in time! ;)

  4. Way to go Dilly!

    I don't mean to be bold but now that Dilly has made our 'bedtime routine list'... bye bye Green Eggs and Ham - hello Dilly. I feel I know Dilly well - and have memorized the book - so please can we have another one soon.

    Ryan is most concerned that Dilly needs friends... and that he get over his car sickness and go back to race cars (but I digress.) lol

    Congrats on selling all your copies... now on to book 2 please! :)

  5. Big congrats Rena! You must feel top of the world!

  6. WHOO-HOO - can't wait to get my copy!!!

  7. Congratulations! So does that mean it's going into a second printing? How very cool for you =)

  8. Thanks, everyone!

    Sherrie -- No on the second printing. What I meant was that *I* sold all the copies I had ordered for myself. They're still available through the publisher, online and at any bookseller. :)

  9. April -- Thank you. That's the nicest thing anyone has said to me in a long time. I'm so glad we're back in touch again!