Thursday, November 11, 2010

New Picture Book to be Released

I've very excited to mention that in just a matter of days, this book will be shipped off to the printer. Chuck Gaidica, a TV and radio personality in metro-Detroit, came to the press I work for interested in several projects. The first that we are publishing is Tommy Starts Something Big: Giving Cuddles with Kindness. Chuck had an idea for the book, but no manuscript. I was able to help him create the text, as well as be his editor and project manager. We found a lovely illustrator, Mary Gregg Byrne, who was able to bring the characters to life in exactly the way Chuck wanted.

Here's the back cover blurb:

Have you ever been hurt or felt lonely and wanted a cuddle? That was Tommy, until he discovered what made him feel better. He also realizes that reaching out to others makes him feel special. Now Tommy wants to share that feeling with everyone. Will his cuddle alerts start something big?

The book will be available in December and can be purchased at, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and of course the press I freelance for,


Anita Clenney said...

This is awesome, Kris. The blurb and cover are very sweet. You should be proud; not only of that, but that so many of the books you've edited have achieved notice.

Kari Lee Townsend said...

Love it Kris!!! You should be very proud.

Unknown said...

Thanks Kari and Anita! This is a great book. The illustrations are so soft and homey. I can't wait to see the real thing. Thanks Anita for the awards kudos. I'm very proud that I had a hand in helping those authors win awards. My job is very gratifying!