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Little Tulip: a new book of comfort

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Consider this page the official PRE ORDER for the first of  'comfort' books.  {Books should be ready to ship late July }

I have an ongoing  series of "comfort books" I will be producing! I'm really excited about this. These will be illustrated books with an overall goal of bringing the recipient comfort and a smile of course. I will be producing these in smaller quantities versus lage print runs like my illustrated memoirs. When they sell out, that's it, they will not be reprinted.  By making smaller printings, I will make less money in the long run, but will be able to produce these sweet offerings once or twice  a year.


The book: The first in the comfort book series is called, "Little Tulip" {It Will Be Okay}. It is 6 x 9" hardcover book, 56 pages, fully illustrated. The illustrations are emotive, simple and in black ink. There are also some color pieces.

Inspiration: I was inspired to make this story come to life for several reasons. How many times in life are we faced with something-be it loss, fear, a challenge, a change-and we just want to know it will be okay? How comforting is it to hear someone we love say, "It will be okay."?

No matter how old we are, we want it to be okay. No matter what creature we are, we want it to be okay.

In the book, an elder woman wants to get another dog for company. She hears all the reasons from others why she should not get a dog at her age.  Even the shelter won't let her adopt one. Meanwhile, Dorthea the dachshund has a litter of pups and the little runt yearns for a home.

It's the story of many people who age and find themselves faced with others wanting to 'detract' from them.

It's a story about the flow of life.

It's about the simple things that make a life worth living.

It's about conversing with those that are gone in a new language.

I hope you will keep it  by your bedside when you need to know, "It will be okay."


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All books were shipped today, except Int'l orders, or anyone who bought at the level where they get a book AND a pie of the original art. The latter will go out by Friday. i hope you enjoy. I got this wonderful pic from someone who bought the book, of her mother Eilleen and her dog Fritz. Eileen is now 95 and Fritz is 10. We love them!
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The book is arriving here on Monday 7/30! I will be shipping your books in August, and my goal is to have them all shipped by mid August. If you have moved, please let me know. I will be putting the remaining stock on the Etsy shop once I recalculate quantities. If for any reason you think you want to add to your total number of books, feel free to order here now [or you can let me know by email]. The remaining stock will be limited as this was a much smaller print run that I normally do.
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Book is at printer! Stay tuned, should be mid July to ship to me. You can still order here too. Can't wait!
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I have opted to go with another printer. There was a complete breakdown of clarity with the last one, resulting in the fact that there never was a slip case included in the price. The slip case is the thing that a book sometimes 'slips' into, like a box set. Classy, but it is so expensive it has been nixed. So, now I have found a reputable printer I am liking a lot. And we are on track. Still a beautiful hardcover book, fully illustrated, full of love and emotion. And art end sheets! Looks like we are on schedule for a late July delivery barring any problems. Thank you to all who have pre-ordered-it really is supportive!
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