Just wanted to give an update…my children’s book Josiah and Julia Go to Church, written by Kelly Ramke Lardin and illustrated by me, is available for pre-order on the Conciliar Press website and the book itself should be out within the next couple of weeks. I eagerly await getting my hands on a couple of copies and sharing the book. Thank you for all the kind words, support, and encouragement! In anticipation, here are a couple new teaser images–the cover for the book and some interior art images, which can be seen on the Conciliar Press website as well.
While I had no part in the selection of which images to include on the website, I am pleased with the chosen images. A little fun fact about the art: the altar boy in the illustrations is my brother (though he is a bit older now than he is depicted in the drawings) who quite often serves as an altar boy during church service.
At the end of April, I will be doing several book signings in the Harrisburg, PA area. There will be two book signings at Agia Sophia Bookstore and Coffee Shop (http://agiasophiaharrisburg.com/), a non-profit bookstore located in downtown Harrisburg, on Saturday, April 28th and Tuesday, May 1st from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The bookstore opened in September 2011 and is in business to serve the local community, similar in concept to Newman’s Own, though on a more local scale. All profits from Agia Sophia will go to local charities in the Harrisburg community. There will also be a book signing at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church, which is the church featured on the cover and throughout the book, on Sunday April 29th immediately following the church service during Fellowship hour; all sales at the church are in support of Agia Sophia as well. These signings are open to the public, and I encourage anyone who can come out to stop by and say hi, see the Church and people that helped inspire the illustrations for the book, buy a copy or two, and support a good cause.