Rice from Heaven: The Secret Mission to Feed North Koreans will be available August 14, 2018! A lot of work goes into a book's birthday or debut. The publisher and I have prepared teacher's guides for the various grade levels which are located here. Since I won't be able to be in the states when my book debuts, my publisher had bookplates made for me. I pre-signed some of them. The local bookstore in my hometown of Newton, Iowa, has agreed to mail signed bookplates + 10% off if you order my book from them. Details in the graphic below. I also ordered some bookmarks, which I'm still waiting on.
Other book birthday prep means guest blogging and interviews. I'm so grateful for our wonderful kidlit community that helps market each other's books. Two other people who are champions for Rice from Heaven are my wonderful agent Adria + my mom!
I'm thankful that my family and I were able to travel to Iowa this summer. Now it's back to the school grind and writing + more book birthday prep. I'm still learning, so if you have tips on book marketing, let me know in the comments! Thank you!