Thanks to Connie Halperin and everyone at Mrs. Figs' Bookworm in Camarillo, I had the most spectacular book launch ever! I had such an amazing time, got to see some old friends, meet new ones and sign lots of books!, close to two-hundred and still counting!!
I'm excited to announce that THE LITTLE SHEPHERD'S CHRISTMAS is featured today on Tina Nichols Coury's blog, TALES FROM THE RUSHMORE KID, also mentioned is the book launch December 3rd, at MRS. FIGS' BOOKWORM. Tina does a brilliant job on this wonderful blog, with video tips from editors, art directors, writers and illustrators, as well as wonderful musings on writing and art. There are also regular Nuggets of inspiration from BARBARA JEAN HICKS an amazing writer and illustrator. All in all it is one of the best blogs going and I feel honored to have contributed and been featured!
Click on the copy of the article below, and it will take you to the blog site, TALES OF THE RUSHMORE KID!
AT MRS. FIGS' BOOKWORM
JOIN US AT MRS. FIGS’ BOOKWORM
93 EAST DAILY DRIVE, IN CAMARILLO
ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011
FROM 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
CHILDRENS’ BOOK AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR, CAROL HEYER, RETURNS TO THE BOOKWORM BY POPULAR DEMAND! LAST CHRISTMAS, MRS. FIGS’ BOOKWORM SOLD 185 COPIES OF HEYER’S PICTURE BOOK “HUMPHREY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS,” THE STORY OF A LOVABLE CAMEL THAT OFFERS HIS BELOVED GIFT TO BABY JESUS. ON DECMEBER 3, 2011, HEYER WILL LAUNCH HER NEWEST PICTURE BOOK, “THE LITTLE SHEPHERD’S CHRISTMAS.”
REVIEW: "CAROL HEYER’S BOOKS RISE ABOVE THE REST WITH HER LUSH ATTENTION TO DETAIL, BOTH IN HER ILLUSTRATIONS AND WORDS. LITTLE SHEPHERD’S CHRISTMAS IS REVERENT AND WARM, HOWEVER PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS WILL CELEBRATE THAT IT’S NOT JUST ANOTHER ACCOUNTING OF THE FIRST CHRISTMAS. BOYS AND ACTIVE GIRLS, ESPECIALLY, WILL IDENTIFY WITH THIS YOUNG SHEPHERD’S NEED TO PROVE THAT HIS NAME, REUEL, DOES NOT MEAN “TINY GRAY MOUSE THAT FOLLOWS HIS BROTHERS EVERYWHERE.” THERE’S ADVENTURE AND ACTION, TOO, AND THE STORY’S HEARTWARMING CONCLUSION BRINGS REUEL TO BABY JESUS’ SIDE AT THE MANGER – AND AN UNEXPECTED ANSWER TO HIS QUEST. PERFECT FOR ENGAGING THE ATTENTION OF EVEN THE WIGGLIEST OF LISTENERS."
I'm a writer/illustrator of children's books and fantasy! Love my family, friends, goofy camels, and nutty dogs.