I have such exciting news...I've been busting at the seams to tell you about it!
Flash the Donkey is becoming a children's book!
My wonderful publisher, Tyndale, will publish the book next fall so it will be in stores well in time for Christmas 2016.
I am both writing and illustrating the picture book, geared for children ages 3-7 or so.
And, I probably don't need to mention this, but this is an absolute lifelong dream come true.
Flash will come to life as an homeless donkey who is taken in by an engaging group of barnyard friends: a chicken named Ruby, a goat named Jed, and Carson the pig. Together, they have adventures, learn life lessons, and have a fun time doing it.
The story is really cute, and fun to read...and you'll find wonderful lessons to share with your child. I cannot WAIT to read this aloud to my granddaughters, who love nothing better than to sit on someone's lap and read books about animals.
What a coincidence, because I love nothing better than to hold them on my lap and read books about animals to them!
If I've been quiet around here, now you know why. (Confession: I'm also deep into another writing project, with a looming deadline...and truth be told, that's the REAL reason I've been holed up for the past several weeks.)
Beans: officially spilled.
Arms: black and blue from pinching myself
There you have it, my friends. All the beans.
Well, most of them anyway. :)
With a grateful heart, Rachel
PS You can find out all about Flash the Donkey–the true story version–right here.