Cute response from JoAnn Ross to a comment I made on her FB page…
“Sherrill! What fun to see you here! Thanks again for writing such a wonderful play I could use in Christmas in Shelter Bay!”
It’s nice when NY Times Best-Selling authors take the time to help Amazon best-selling children’s authors’ books and plays!!!
I received this awesome eMail today from Best Selling Author, JoAnn Ross, who requested she be able to use ABC December, a play written with my daughter Kerry Gallagher for elementary school children, in her new novel to be released in November 2013.
“It’ll be in my “Christmas in Shelter Bay” (a novella that’s the 7th story in my NYT bestselling series and one readers have been all asking for) in Penguin Book’s Christmas on Main Street anthology. I’m also including you and Kerry in the dedication. 🙂
Here’s a link to the cover, which I think is really pretty. (Scroll down past Castaway Cove.) I’ll be out Nov 6th, and if you send me your mailing address, I’ll send you a copy!
Thanks for writing such a darling play. My heroine’s a kindergarten teacher and I needed a holiday play for an elementary school that didn’t get one group of people mad at me for not having a Christmas play, and the other side mad for pointing out I put a possibly illegal Christmas play instead of a winter one in the play. So, I thanks to you, I was able to include an angel, a dreidel, a tree, and Kwanzaa. Which should keep everyone happy! lol
Have a lovely summer,
I get a lot of questions from potential and emerging authors about SBPRA, and I have an entire page here on my website about SBPRA info. One of the things I most encourage is to suggest all authors have their work edited before publication. I’m all for “self-publishing” or any other publishing, but “self-editing” should never happen. It is almost impossible to edit one’s own work! Nothing seems to turn off a reader (and potential buyer) more quickly than misspelled words, poor punctuation, and a lack of grammar.
I received this nice note from a young SBPRA author, Liam Moiser, who wrote, “Thank you for the advice on editing, I went with it and it looks beautiful, now I have just signed off on it and I must admit I read through it four times and it’s amazing, I can’t believe what they have done for me, I saw the mistakes that I have missed and some of them I couldn’t believe because when I was reading it in my head it looked right but obviously it wasn’t, anyway I am getting excited and nervous at the same time because the next stage is the text block design, everything is awesome and the company is just amazing to work with.”
Since this is not only my website, but also my blog, I wanted to share this with everyone. So please have your work edited. It will be one of your best investments!