This blog documents my journey as I go through the process of getting my book published.
Monday, January 16, 2012
A Dream Almost a Reality
Today as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, it presents an opportunity for me to reflect on the life of a man who continued to advocate tolerance, acceptance, respect and love of one’s self till the end. Not only has Dr. King’s message resonated with many for its positive message, it also serves as a guide for our children, who are learning to love, respect and accept each other no matter the color of their skin.
I am humbled to share with you the cover of my book. The book “I Love theSkin I’m In!” is a fun read, in rhythmic style that stresses on the universality of children, with phrases like “You are all so special like the colors of the rainbow, that all brighten up the sky whether red, green or yellow.” It seeks to explain that no matter what we look like on the outside we are all the same on the inside.
The book will be ready for purchase on June 20, 2012 and we are working hard to meet that deadline. Haily and Rebecca have been working tirelessly on the project with me. Haily continues to deliver very vibrant, amazingly creative and realistic illustrations, and Rebecca is working hard on art directing the project, editing, layout adjustments and just helping to create a very holistically flowing story with the images and text. It has continued to be a very fulfilling journey, and there is so much I am learning along the way. I feel extremely blessed to have found these very talented women to work on I Love the Skin I’m In!
I appreciate all the support and look forward to sharing with you the next stage.