This boy melted my heart. I can clearly remember the warm hug he gave me when I first met him. Because he is a charming, unforgettable boy, I gifted him this book. I heard from his grandmother that he loved reading the book.
Janella was just about 5-6 years old when I first met her in the Philippines. She has been close to my heart since then because I tutored her every day during school days for several years. Being a small part of her childhood years was the one of the most memorable teaching experiences I had, but I had never guessed that one day, her first born would be learning how to read through books which I had written. How touching!
Finally, Gillena from Trinidad and Tobago sent me a picture of Zuri! I've been dying to see her cute granddaughter who now owns two of my books, Mud Spots and Candy Sprinkles & The Magic Paintbrush. I am so thankful to Gillena because she has thought of this idea of book swapping. Because of her, I have made a child smile through my books and I have received two of her children's books which are immensely enjoyed by my goddaughter. Last month, I had posted a picture of my goddaughter holding one of her books.
Last April 28, I was at Rancho Cordova Library with a few authors from the Northern California Publishers and Authors for a book signing event. I only sold two books, but it was enjoyable interacting with fellow indie authors.
It was also wonderful to find out that there are more opportunities for book signings. I will soon post under Events the places where I will be participating, including the dates, of course.
Another awesome piece of news for Purple Cotton Candy Arts! Two weeks ago, my children's book, Frankie Loves to Burp, won first place in the children's category of the Northern California Publishers and Authors contest. All my hard work paid off! Thank you, Lord, for the bountiful blessings!
I’m Christine L. Villa, the creative explorer who eats, sleeps, and breathes everything creative from children’s books, Japanese short-form poetry, to arts and crafts.
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