Book Signing Pix for Gender-themed Picture Book
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November 09, 2015
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Hello! Please indulge me as I share a few pictures from the booksigning of my indie published picture book, ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT!  Themes include gender norms, individuality, and self-esteem.  At the event, my mom gave me a heartfelt introduction:

During my speech, I discussed how I got started in this crazy business of writing and publishing.  Being a part of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and leading my own SCBWI critique group has had a major impact on my life.  I also described how I came to the decision to independently publish this special book, and I explained some of the process.  I wanted the book to be of extremely high quality, so the publishing process was lengthier and more complex than some other ways to self-publish.  My company, Upswing Press, is the publisher.  But I had a TON of help from book producer, Book Bridge Press.

The beautiful watercolor paintings in ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT are by illustrator Rachael Balsaitis!  I read a few pages to the crowd, and apparently, I cracked myself up.  I hope other people were laughing, too.

Besides loving the story line of a girl who is determined to stay true to herself, I love the colors in the book!

The facial expressions in the art are wonderful!

And, of course, I enjoyed signing books!  Wearing plaid was encouraged!

Thanks for checking out my pix! If you didn't see it in my prior post, click below to see a fun trailer of ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT:

SIGNED AND PERSONALIZED copies of ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT can be purchased at www.upswingpress.com. The book is also available at Amazon. ISBN#: 978-0-692-51245-6

Stacy B. Davids, Ph.D. (@stacybdavids) is an author, psychologist, and indie publisher at Upswing PressFind out more. 

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