Getting Reviews for Your Children’s Book

I recently learned that libraries usually only buy books that have been reviewed in national publications aimed at the library market. So I’ve decided to research some of these organizations and send them copies of my book to see if I can get some reviews. I’ve reached out to, a group that reviews historical

What’s Taking So Long?

I finally selected the voice over artist to perform the audiobook version of my children’s book, “Uleyli- The Princess & Pirate (A Chapter Book)”. It’s been five days since I made the selection and I’ve heard nothing about whether production has commenced. I’ve opened a ticket with to see what’s going on because production

Choosing My Voice Over Artist, the service I’m using to produce and distribute the audiobook of my children’s book, “Uleyli- The Princess & Pirate (A Chapter Book)”, has sent me the auditions of my potential voice over artists. Only three out of the five actually decided to audition. Two declined. Unfortunately, one who declined was my daughter’s number one

Time to Audition My Voice Over Artists

As mentioned in the previous post, I’ve decided to move forward with an audiobook version of my children’s book, “Uleyli- The Princess & Pirate (A Chapter Book).” I’m using a service named to handle production and distribution of my audiobook. After filling out a brief survey of what I was looking for in a

Audiobook Version of Uleyli Chapter Book

I’ve decided to re-explore the possibility of creating an audiobook of the chapter book version of Uleyli- The Princess & Pirate. (Months ago I reached out to a prominent Native American actress to do the voiceover but that never went anywhere. So I abandoned the idea.) There are two ways to produce an audiobook. You

Quest for Ulele

As part of my celebration for the completion of the illustrations for my children’s book The Princess & Pirate, I went to Tampa, Florida. As mentioned in my previous post, one of my stops was at the Ulele Restaurant where I saw two separate statues dedicated to this Native American woman. I also drove around

Time to Celebrate

It’s taken nearly four years to bring this book to completion. I started working on it in May 2014 and completed the first draft in December 2014. In December 2016 I started auditioning artists and in April 2017 I chose Santanu Mitra from India to illustrate the graphic novel. Now, four years later, it’s April


It took longer than I anticipated but all the illustrations for my children’s graphic novel, The Princess & Pirate, are now finished. The cover art is also finished. Check it out: