Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
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 children's picture book, "A Christmas For Toys," is now available for sale to the public! This morning, I received my proof copy of the book, which I had been anxiously awaiting all week. The book brought a huge smile to my face that I couldn't shake, as it was absolutely beautiful. There wasn't a single problem with the book, and I knew that I could put it up for sale as soon as I stopped staring at the book in my hands.
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.
Right now, the book can be found by following the direct link to my store page (you can just click on the picture of the cover above), but by next week it will be accessible directly on Amazon. If you can't buy the book, it would mean the world to me if you could share it with family and friends. My goal is to get my name out there as an author, which means that I need all of the exposure I can get.
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.
Thank you so much for your continued support! I look forward to sharing more stories about my experience with foster care, and hopefully hearing from readers who have questions or similar stories to share. I'm always willing to answer questions and hear about other experiences! Please don't forget to like and share my Facebook author page as well!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.