Hello, beautiful readers! Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you a wonderful author, Miriam Hurdle. She's on a blog tour for her newest book, Tina Lost in a Crowd. Please join her in welcoming Miriam to our space.
Hi Yvette, it’s my pleasure to be here on your lovely blog Thank you so much for your generosity to host my Book Release Tour and allow me to share my process from pen to publication with your readers.
The Making of Tina Lost in a Crowd, Part 6
Formatting a Picture Book
There are boxes of children’s books in the storage from my teaching days. I picked about ten books to study how they positioned the images and text. Some have bleed (the images flow over to the margin) and some without bleed. Some pages have text without images, and some have text layered over the images. My conclusion was to have the book fully illustrated with bleed, and have the text inserted over the images.
Formatting a picture book with bleed is a different story than without bleed. So, I hired a designer to do the job. He could insert the text for me, but I had a preference of the appearance.
After I received the pages of illustration from Victoria, I inserted one layer of white rectangular shape with round corner, then inserted another layer of text over the shape.
When I finished inserting the text, I created a file with the pages in a correct sequence for the designer to use as a reference. Then I sent this reference file and all the pages of the illustration to him to format for the eBook and print book according to the requirements of Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Tina invited her friend Erica to attend a popular Tchaikovsky’s Spectacular concert on a summer evening with her parents. During the intermission, her dad left the seat to buy some snacks. Tina and Erica followed him wanting to use the restroom. The shoving crowd pushed them away, and they lost sight of him. It would be impossible to fight through the 18,000 people to find him or go back to Tina’s mom. What would the girls do?
This story tells about what happened to Tina and Erica after they got lost. Children can adapt to the learning from different situations they may observe or encounter. Adults could have discussions with the children about the situations to help them develop problem-solving skills.
Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B091M586M7Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w?ean=2940162309741
About the Author
Miriam Hurdle is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She published four children's books at twenty-six years old. Her poetry collection received the Solo "Medalist Winner" for the New Apple Summer eBook Award and achieved bestseller status on Amazon.
Miriam writes poetry, short stories, memoir, and children's books. She earned a Doctor of Education from the University of La Verne in California. After two years of rehabilitation counseling, fifteen years of public-school teaching and ten years in school district administration, she retired and enjoys life with her husband in southern California, and the visits to her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughters in Oregon. When not writing, she engages in blogging, gardening, photography, and traveling.
Contact Miriam at -
Amazon Author’s Page: https://www.amazon.com/Miriam-Hurdle/e/B07K2MCSVW
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhurdle112Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Miriam-Hurdle-Author-100123351515424
I'm excited to be on your blog, Yvette. Thank you so much for having me. I can hardly wait to share Tina Lost in a Crowd today. :-)ReplyDelete
It's my pleasure to share this wonderful story with my readers, Miriam! I just know they will enjoy it. :-)Delete
What a great post. I've never thought about how much work would have to go into putting together a children's book with illustrations and text. Thank you for sharing Miriam's experience, Yvette! Congrats to Miriam and a ton of good wishes!ReplyDelete
I never thought about it, either, Jan. Her illustrations are beautiful. Thanks for stopping by! :-)Delete
I wanted to thank Yvette for hosting me, Jan. Even though I had experience publishing children's literature, I only did the design of the magazine and writing the stories. This time around I orchestrated everything by myself with hiring people across the ocean to do different part of the work, it was a good learning experience. Thank you so much for hosting, reviewing the book and following my tour to show your support, Jan.Delete
I'm enjoying following your tour, Miriam. Congrats on your children's debut!ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting Yvette:)
I appreciate you stopping by to support Miriam, Denise! :-)Delete
Thank you for following along my tour, Denise. What a wonderful cheer leader you are. I appreciate you hosting the tour and reviewing the book.Delete
Miriam your book looks amazing. I am so glad you took the time to create the detail of this blog. Yvette, you are such an awesome host. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Take care and good thoughts.
Thank you! I appreciate you commenting. :-)Delete
Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate that!Delete
Congratulations, Miriam on your new book release...sell a million! Enjoy the rest of your tour. 'ReplyDelete
Yvette, thank you for hosting Miriam on her book tour.
Thank you, John. This book truly should be in the hands of all children. :-)Delete
I like that, John. I surely hope this book will land into many children's hands. Thank you so much for your support. I'm so grateful to be here on Yvette's blog.Delete
I'm so happy for you, Miriam. Your book looks beautiful and reads full of love intent. Magical. Thank you, Yvette, for shining the light on lovely Miriam today. Blessings!ReplyDelete
It reads like a work of heart, Gwen. I'm glad you stopped by today. :-)Delete
I'm so excited to see you, Gwen. Thank you for following the tour to cheer on. I appreciate your comment on the book. I'm happy the story and the illustrations turned out well! Yvette is a wonderful host!Delete
What a lovely celebration of Miriam's book. Your hosting is gorgeous. And continued congratulations to Miriam!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jacqui! I'm happy you stopped by to support Miriam. :-)Delete
I was intrigued by a read-aloud book for older elementary. They're often forgotten.Delete
So good to see you stopping by, Jacqui! Yvette has a lovely blog and I'm so glad to have her hosting me.Delete
It's lovely to see Miriam getting some press on your blog, Yvette. She's having a marvelous tour. Thanks for hosting!ReplyDelete
I'm so fortunate to be in this supportive community, Diana. I appreciate Yvette's hosting and reviewing the book. I'm very excited to conclude my tour at your place. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Yes, she is, Diana, and she deserves all the attention. Thanks for stopping by. :-)Delete
Congratulations, Miriam, on the new release! All the best with the tour. Thanks for hosting, Yvette. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your well wishes with Miriam, Mark! :-)Delete
I enjoyed this post about Miriam's latest children's book and nice to meet you author Calleiro
Thank you so much! Miriam is a wonderful author, and this story is lovely. I appreciate your stopping by and sharing your thoughts. 😊Delete