Tag: Scripture Princesses
The Scripture Princesses Blog Tour begins today! It will run from August 14-28, 2015.
Book bloggers are going to be reviewing the book. There will also be special goodies, including giveaways and printables, as part of the tour.
This and the post on blog.cedarfort.com are the master posts for the blog tour. Check back often during the tour to see what fun stuff has been posted!
“Scripture Princesses” blog tour schedule:
August 14: Reidhead Random-ness
August 16: The Hand That Rocks the Cradle – with a Tiara printable!
August 19: Latter-Day Chatter – win a copy of the book!
August 20: Rachael’s Booknook – with a FREE coloring page!
August 21: Little Red Reads – win a copy of the book!
August 22: Novel-ties – with a Q&A!
August 23: Wishful Endings – with a FREE coloring page!
August 24: Chicken Scratch ‘n Sniff: Who’s Your Scripture Hero? – with a FREE Coloring Page!
August 25: Inklings & Notions • The Author’s Hideaway (post delayed)
August 26: The Power of One Girl
August 27: Readalot – with a FREE Coloring Page! • Jorie Loves a Story – Review and a Q&A!
August 28: Mel’s Shelves – with a FREE Coloring Page!
The book has gone to press! It’s been a marathon of work, with 80 ink illustrations drawn. whooo.
It’s going to be a dense little book.
The cover has lots of lovely purple on it. I was nervous about the purple, because reds sometimes print badly, and purple has a lot of red in it.
But the color print proof for the full cover came in on Friday, and the purple was perfect! That made me so happy.
This is the full cover of the book:
Many thanks to Heather Farrell of www.womeninthescriptures.com for the beautiful endorsement. I have a few more endorsements that will be in the first pages of the book. I’ll post them soon.
On Saturday, I marathon thumb-nailed my entire book!
It took around eight hours, with me moving between pleasantly empty restaurants, the park where I got too much sun, and the library every few hours. At the library I caught the end of a lovely soprano recital, and read Shannon Hale and company’s The Princess in Black, which is completely adorable.
The final Scripture Princesses book will have around 100 illustrations.
Generally, thumbnails are the most thought and labor intensive part of my process. But since I’d finished all the writing, and had mocked up the lay out of my book, my thumbnails were mostly choosing which scenes needed pictures the most, and roughing out quickly what happens in each scene.
My initial thumbnails are barely legible, rather like my handwriting. But I know what I mean by them. Right now, most are flat people-talking-to-people, so next I’ll work on composition to try to get depth and interest in each illustration.
Who do you think this rough sketch is of? Impossible to tell, eh?
It will be Adam and Eve and their family after the Garden.
My book is written! I finished my manuscript and turned it in today. Whoo!
Now, I need to do the illustrations.
The story of Ruth and Naomi
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Available August, 2015.
I’m writing and illustrating a book!
Update, August 11, 2015: It’s out and available now!
It features stories of women in the scriptures for LDS girls ages 6 to 12.
Stories of Righteous Daughters of God
Rebecca J. Greenwood
This beautifully illustrated book features all your little princess’s favorite scripture heroines. Each chapter tells the story of a different scripture princess, from Rachel and Leah to Abish and the Lamanite Queen, and even Emma Smith. With women your little girl can look up to, this book makes a perfect present for baptisms, birthdays, or any occasion.
Paperback, 128 pages, with 80 black and white illustrations
Download a FREE chapter!
Check out the Blog Tour to read reviews, Q&A’s with me about the book, and fun inspirational graphics:
Download several FREE coloring pages from the book:
And a FREE tiara printable, with instructions!