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Buy Local Season and 2017 Limited Edition Plush

Today marks the start of Buy Local Season here in the Triad of North Carolina, and Falafel the Llama, Griswold the Sheep, and Baxter the Horse have returned as the faces of Triad Local First‘s Buy Local Season campaign! For the past seven years, TLF has been hosting Buy Local Season to encourage local shopping throughout the […]

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Release of My Dinosaur and Dragon Lovey Sewing Pattern

I’m excited to announce the release of my first sewing pattern and tutorial! This 2-in-1 pattern for a cuddly dinosaur or dragon lovey blanket has been over two years in the making. I initially released it as an already made item, and it was my best seller during the brief period of time that I […]

Letting Go of My Fears and Finding the Silver Lining in Chronic Illness

I recently spent a few days near Asheville, NC, for a much-needed change of scenery. This past year has been a difficult one for me due to some changes in my health, so it was therapeutic to get out of the house and spend some time in the mountains. I look forward to when I […]

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Crowdfunding Your Book on Kickstarter

If you’re looking to self-publish your book—whether it be a children’s book, a novel, or even a craft book—you might be struggling with the decision of how to pay for printing your first order of books. It’s not easy to predict the demand for an unpublished work, so it can be hard to rationalize taking […]

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7 Steps for Self-Publishing Your Children’s Book

If you’re reading this post, you’ve likely finished a manuscript for a children’s book (or have at least made the brave decision to start working on one), so congratulations are in order! Now that you have the most crucial part finished or underway, it’s time to start thinking about how to self-publish your book. There are fewer […]

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New Wombat Plush: Meet Snubbers!

I’ve been working on a wombat plush off and on since early June, and I’m happy to say it’s finally completed. Meet Snubbers the Wombat!   Like most wombats, Snubbers is solitary and will crawl into his burrow to avoid social interaction. You may be enticed by his cute, fuzzy face, but don’t expect him […]

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8 Tips for Printing an Eco-Friendly Book

Since posting my Kickstarter campaign, I’ve received a number of emails asking how I went about printing my children’s book in an eco-friendly manner. In all honesty, printing Falafel’s Garden was the single most frustrating experience I’ve had since starting my business, and I wasn’t exactly sure how to respond to people’s questions initially. The process was […]

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Madness! Poetry Round 2: An-otter Poem!

I’m excited to announce that I survived my first matchup in the Madness! Poetry tournament I wrote about last week. For round 2, I will be going up against Damon Dean, who pulled out a stunning victory against award-winning children’s book author Jane Yolen in the first round! While Damon and I were in different cohorts, we are both graduates of Renee Latulippe’s […]

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