Thursday, September 15, 2011

Guess What Came in the Mail....!!!

I'll give you a hint: it came in a box and contained many copies of something I've been working hard to polish this last month!  :D

If you guessed the first ever official copies of my self published illustrated children's book, you were right!

Ferris Wheels and Faraway Places: Adventures at the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair

The blurb on the back cover reads:
"Explore the 1893 Chicago Worlds fair! See the first ever Ferris Wheel, a wooly mammoth, and learn where some of the objects in Beloit’s museums came from."

Look! A cover!

And look! Inside pages!

Please ignore my chapped hands.  Also, both the books and my hands are much less grainy in person. ;)

The books got here, they look fantastic, and I'm super excited to have them finished and tangible in my hands.

If you are interested in a copy of your own, check out the page where they are sold
Each paperback copy is $15.

I don't even know what to do with myself  now. 
I'm obviously going to have to find another huge project to throw myself into. ;)


  1. Hooray! although tbh I wish blog posts came in the mail. that would be cool!

    I can't wait to (probably) see it in person :D

  2. I hope so! Does that mean you're for sure making it to B town that weekend?
    *hugs* Thanks for the comment!

  3. Awesome! The illustrations look fantastic. You should definitely bring a copy when you visit.

    Congratulations on finishing and seeing it all the way through. The end product looks great! :)

  4. @Michael
    Thanks! Yup! I'm bringing a bunch of them to the book singing event so they will be there in person along with me. :D
    Thanks for the comment! <3

  5. Claire, it looks beautiful!!! You should be very proud. When/Where is this book signing event?

  6. @Sara
    Thanks! <3
    Homecoming weekend, Saturday the 1st of October, in the bookstore in Beloit. :) Any published Alum can be there. I guess I count even though I'm self published. I can't remember the time off the top of my head. Are you still working there?

  7. It looks *amazing*! Can't wait to see it (AND YOU!) in person in only a couple weeks. WHUT. Best reunion ever or bestest reunion ever?

  8. @Kaitlin:
    Definitely bestest reunion evar. ;)
    Thanks! <3 And thanks for the comment!

  9. Yes!! And I usually work on Saturdays, so I'll probably see you there! Can't wait!

  10. That's a fantatic looking book. Congratulations!

  11. @Micah
    Thank you! :D I'm very excited to have it be complete.