Thursday, July 30, 2009

Not to brag or anything BUT...



These are my two new favorite books in the world, AND they are written and illustrated by my sister, Martha, and designed by me!!! They were a long time coming, and now I'll tell you how they finally happened...


In attempt to expand my sister's children's book series: Journey Around (see titles here), I comped up some board books (above) a few years ago with die-cut edges. We presented them to her publisher, who immediately began sweating as he compared the production costs to his looming daughter's education costs. There the project sat for a number of years. My sister reintroduced the idea last year, and I suppose in the meantime, the publisher's daughter has graduated college, and he was finally able to see the wisdom of our vision (without sweating). These books just came out this summer, and today I received my samples in the mail, and they look fantastic! So far, they are already in reprints which is great. 

The illustrations are BEYOND adorable, and really, if you look closely, you will see that that little duckling in Hello Boston has actually been modeled after Jake! Stay tuned next Tuesday for an interview with my very own, very talented, twin sister Martha!

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10 comments:

Jeanneoli said...

Congratulations to both of you!!!!

Christy said...

Congratulations to you both! This series looks fantastic!

Sincerely,

Christy

Porch Days said...

You are both to be congratulated! The books are adorable. Reading to our children is so important.

DesignTies said...

That is so exciting!! Congratulations!!

My dream is to write a book and have it published. Hopefully one day....

The duck with the baseball cap is adorable :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

Rachel Follett said...

Congrats! You two are so creative! Nice job.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am visiting via Hooked on Houses. It is such fun to see your books.

Please drop by and enter my giveaway.

Have a blessed weekend!

annechovie said...

So cool, Heather! I love these - what a wonderful job you and your sister did with these. Have a great wknd>

Kristin said...

How amazing. Congrats to you guys!

maureen said...

Kudos to you Heather & your twin sister!

Kim - The TomKat Studio said...

Congratulations to you & your sister! The books look adorable! Hope all is well! :) Meredith will be all over these! (boston!)