I am beyond thrilled to provide you with an update on my first book to be published, Tanner Turbeyfill and the Moon Rocks. I am constantly being asked when my book will be released, and I am just so thankful that you all are as excited as I am to see it on the shelves.
My amazing illustrator, Josh Crawford, finished the pictures a few weeks ago… and let me just say… you will be blown away when you see them! With the illustrations completed, the publisher sent the files off to the printer. The next few weeks will consist of making sure that text placement is alright and that no part of the illustrations will be cut off once printed out. Our printers will send us a “soft copy” of the book and we can make changes if necessary, or sign our approval to that copy.
After that, the printers will send us a “hard copy” of the book, meaning that we will get an actual hardcover book, binding and all, to approve before the first order of 1,000 books gets printed. This is a lengthy process but will be well worth it in the end.
Now to answer your question about when my book will be released, it all depends on how long it takes at the printer, if we need to make any changes with text placement, and how long it takes to ship the copies to us. But, you can expect Moon Rocks to hit the shelves sometime this May.
Pre-orders will be available this March.