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Thursday, July 11, 2013

A Prescription for Summer

Yes, it's Sample Saturday again. Just go to The Facebook Event Page to find short samples from lots and lots and lots of great ebooks, then load up your kindles, kobos, nooks and computers and enjoy your summer.

I'm adding some sample pictures below for a change instead of a story. Someone suggested the upcoming Bethlehem's Baby might benefit from illustrations, so these are my first few sketches. I'd love to know what you think.

Meanwhile, that "prescription for summer" thing...

Click on the image for Genesis People on Kindle

If you're on twitter, look out for #OneADayGenesis tweets from Tuesday (July 16th) to the end of the vacation. My publisher's offering this great prescription for happy families:

Take one free story from Genesis People.
Read at bedtime with the kids.

If you don't have any kids handy, read the stories at bedtime without kids and enjoy them just the same.

And now for those sample illustrations from Bethlehem's Baby. Don't forget to leave a comment: Do you think the book should be illustrated? Do you think black and white illustrations will work (lots of ereaders only show black and white and I wanted to be sure the pictures would look okay on them)? Would you like to the see the book in print, and would black and white pictures work there too (since printing in color is so very expensive)?

Caesar Augustus issues a decree.

The Angel Gabriel appears to Mary.

Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem.

Bethlehem children are amazed at the sight of a camel.

Returning from Egypt, Jesus Mary and Joseph pass the victims of Herod Archelaus's latest purge.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sheila, I like the black and white artwork. I think children's books are enhanced by artwork. It does make sense to do them in black and white for e-readers. I like how these turned out.