Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Up In Smoke


Up In Smoke is the title of my children's book which I wrote and illustrated with the help of my husband, Larry. He actually had the idea for this story and I consulted with him on technical details. I wanted to write a book for little kids that was a nice story about a loving family who cooperated on jobs that needed to be done with a happy spirit and when it came time to have fun they made their own entertainment with a family band and with singing and dancing. The ISBN # is 978-1-60860-934-5

9 comments:

  1. On my list of resolutions every New Years Eve I have listed-illustrate a children's book. I have been published as of April '10 and am working on my 2nd book-writing and illustrating. So I don't think I'll be taking that resolution off my list.

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  2. Hi Susan! Great job on the book! It is exactly the kind of wholesome reading material our kids need today. I can't wait for my 9 year old son to receive his autographed copy! ;-) Keep up the good work! Cheers!

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  3. Susan,
    It's exciting to see the progress you're experiencing! What a delight it is to watch you grow. God bless your work.

    Jerry & Carole

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  4. Congratulations Susan on the new book. You're on a roll.

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  5. A pair of grandparents at the RV park where we are currently staying had a situation come up that is a good teaching experience. Their grandson age 11 is staying with them and going to the local school. I don't know what the situation was at his home but he desperately wanted to come. After a few months he decided he didn't want to stay so he was taken home-a 6 hr trip- to see his mother. After much discussion it was decided that he come back here and finish out the school year with his grandparents because he made a commitment and he should follow through with it. I thought that was a wonderful thing his grandmother did. So many adults have a very cavalier attitude about commitments-college,marriage-or just giving their word they will do something. This little boy will have the concept of what it means to follow through.

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  6. Hello Susan and Larry, what a wonderful book you wrote and the illustrations are beautiful. We can't wait to get my autographed copy in the mail. And we look forward to your next book. What is it going to be about? Wishing you much success and hoping your book will be a best-seller soon. Miss you.
    Fran├žoise and Gary

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  7. Well Susan looks like you are taking off as a new book writer. Hang in there and I'm sure you will do well. If you look at some of your art work on www.kallanderartgallery.com you can see your not just a good writer but your a great artist too. I know your already working on a second Children's book what is the title going to be? My your sales go off the chart.

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  8. Susan and Larry,
    My books arrived. I am delighted with them. It is a wonderful story and the illustrations are terrific. My guess is that all the family members in the illustrations are accurate resemblances' as that of Uncle Peter. His is right on! I am looking forward to giving this wonderful book to friends and family. Keep on drawing and writing and passing your travels experiences on.
    Thanks a heap, Karen

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  9. Great book! We ordered it on Amazon.com the kids were so excited to get it in the mail!
    Looking forward to future books!
    Jasmine

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