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Three Daughters Instrumental in Book Series' Success
For Immediate Release -- Attention: Lifestyle/Book
Author suggests engaging your children in the writing process
Edmonton, AB -- Author Teresa Saari wasn't going to finish the book she started writing two years ago. Her first release, "Imogene of the Pacific Kingdom", sat on the shelf until her eldest daughter, who at that time hadn't found any series that particularly struck her fancy, encouraged stay-at-home mom Saari to write something that would. From that point on, writing the stories became a family affair.
Her girls, now aged 13, 10 and 8 were completely involved in the story. Imogene's ages in the story, 5 and 10 were based on Janelle and Adrienne's ages at the time. Rebecca modeled as Imogene for the cover. "They were avid readers to begin with", adds Saari. "So the whole idea of Mommy writing a book has been exciting for them. They've helped name characters, proofread drafts, marked spelling mistakes and encouraged me from beginning to end."
As soon as she had the first proof copy of Imogene in her hands,
Saari brought it to the regional book buyer for Cole's/Smithbooks
in the Edmonton area. They immediately ordered copies for thirteen
Saari adds however, that the hardest part about being an author is finding a literary agent and publisher who will take her seriously. She attribute that to a lack of publishing credits aside from this book which she self published. "Let's face it, just about anyone with a few hundred dollars in their pockets can get a book published, whether it's worthy or not."
She takes rejection better now than she did to begin with. Since
she published "Imogene of the Pacific Kingdom", she's
had awesome feedback from reviewers and readers alike. That's really
Book three has begun, and there's no stopping it now. It's thus far untitled, and Saari is not ready to share what it is about. Her girls are even sworn to secrecy. As far as the book signings go her girls and husband often accompany her to them.
Teresa has these tips for mothers considering writing a book:
Autographed copies of "Imogene of The Pacific Kingdom" are available at http://www.teresasaari.com. The books can also be ordered from Amazon, Trafford or bookstores across Canada.
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