My New Book
My new book, entitled Tales from Kabekona, comes out September 5th. I've been working with illustrator Caleb Kirksey and my "publicist" Maggie Vande Vrede to complete the project this week. It's a collection of children's stories that follow the adventures of two siblings and their wild band of friends. There are the three friendly goblins - Zorgus, Borgus, and Daryl. Gugga the Giant. The Wee Lil' Man. And they encounter an evil woman, The Gray Witch, and her henchmen the Bemboils.
One of my friends read a draft a while back and asked, "Are you on drugs?" Only if you count caffeine. I've been telling stories to my children for at least 6 years. I estimate I've told over 1,500. Some not worth repeating. But I've used stories to teach my kids, and to answer their questions. I hope that sharing a few of them will be meaningful to others. At least the illustrations are cool.
If you're in St. Louis, we're having a book release party on Thursday, Sept. 5th from 4:30-7:00 at 5252 S. Lindbergh Blvd. The book will be available for purchase and author signing. There will also be activities, storytelling, and snacks. More information about pre-ordering and online ordering will come.
8/7/2013 09:52:48 am
Makes sense that a great preacher/teacher would also be a great storyteller. I love stories and used to tell them to my kids when they were little. Can't wait to read the tome.
8/8/2013 02:03:35 am
Tome. It may be. But a tome with pictures.
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