Have you ever been so excited that you're up at 4am?
Hello! That's me right now. I've had the biggest week, where -- honestly -- my dreams are coming true. What I want more than anything is to inspire you and light you up about yours. That's why I want to tell you about the picture book I've been working on since 2015...
JACARANDA SNOW is an optimism and flow book for kids. It shows kids that they're in charge of one thing, always: their thoughts.
By choosing their thoughts, kids can change their worlds. Better-feeing thoughts lead to better-feeling kids. Right? Right.
My publisher is looking for the perfect illustrator for the book! I'm so excited! This cover, above, is beautiful and temporary; it's a photo of mine (filtered with the app, Waterlogue) until the professional illustrator comes on board. Stay tuned!
Now over to you. And your dreams...
You are beautiful, just as you are today. You are enough, right now, like this.
But maybe you're a flower with this tiny ant crawling across your petals. The ant has the power to drive you crazy. You can ignore it, swat it away, pretend there are no ants...but still: it's there. That's your dream, you know, the one you aren't telling anybody about? Because you're too old, or too young, or too unknown (or too famous?) or too serious or too tired or too much of a perfectionist to start??
That dream of yours is the ant, crawling around your brain, trying to remind you of this: I AM HERE! Little but mighty. Irritating, but busy!
Are you taking steps or waiting? Are you walking forward, or avoiding?
Let me gently say, making your own dreams come true is so worth it.
Dreams have a way of wanting to get OUT into the world. And I know this: if I can free mine at 50, you can free yours, too.
Thanks for all your cheerleading of my journey! Thanks for being on my side!
Feel free to share your thoughts in the Comments or send me a message on Instagram.
PS. Want to celebrate with me? And help?! Pre-sales help a publisher see if people are interested in a book. To read a blurb and order JACARANDA SNOW, you can go here.
We'll post JACARANDA SNOW to you mid-2018, with love from Sydney! JACARANDA SNOW will be available online and in shops as well.
(Just a word about picture book costs so you understand...they're works of art and they're pricey to produce. No one makes money on them. Authors get about $1 a book and publishers set the retail price. Bookstores can return unsold copies back to publishing houses. It's a labour of love for the kids of the world! That's my why.)