Today was the day that I've been waiting for and working toward for as long as I can remember. I'm officially an author!
My parents were so proud of me and, though she later denied it, my mom cried after reading the dedication that I put in the front of the book. I had actually asked my best friend to proof read the book online before I ordered the first copy, because I didn't want my family to see the dedication ahead of time. I was really happy that I kept it a surprise when I saw my mom's reaction.
"A Christmas For Toys" is the story of how toys experience the magic of Christmas. It's Christmas Eve, and a special group of toys are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa Bear. This picture book is perfect for children and adults of all ages. It's a story that can be shared by parents or grandparents with little ones who are too young to read, and it's also a great story for the emerging reader to read on their own.
In addition to celebrating my book release today, I'm also toasting my college, the State University of New York at New Paltz! It's Global Orange and Blue Day, which means that all SUNY New Paltz students, alumni, professors, and staff are wearing our school colors to stand united in our New Paltz pride. My creative writing and English courses at SUNY New Paltz gave me a wonderful education in writing, and I believe that I learned a lot that will help me in my writing career while attending those classes. I'm proud to show my support for an amazing university.
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