Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Launching Nina Seven's First Book!












Happy Launch Day to illustrator Nina Seven (wearing crown) and author Maribeth Stephens (wearing red) for their new book, Theodore the Tree, published by Think Big Media. This is Nina’s first book, and Maribeth’s first book for children. I'm starting a new tradition here at SVP. For ::first book:: launches, everyone jump up on your desk and do the Rocky Balboa! Ready? Set? Hit it! Nina, we are all thrilled for you.

From the time Theodore was a sapling, all he wanted was to be the perfect Christmas tree. But he knew he was too short and his lopsided limbs would never do. He spent every spare moment learning to hide his most distressing features. One Christmas Eve he spied a family trudging through the forest looking for a Christmas tree. Theodore employed all of his tricks. They worked! But once home and decorated, the children shun him. Dejected and droopy, Theodore learns a heartwarming lesson about what it means to be part of a family. A tender story for all ages. (Excerpt from their website)

Theodore already has his own website! Upcoming events like the two below are listed, along with coloring pages to download, and more info about Nina and Maribeth.

If you are in the Seattle neighborhood on Saturday, December 5th, grab an umbrella and drop by.

Phinney Neighborhood Association Winter Festival

Book reading and signing 11:30 to 12:15, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle WA 98103

Santoro's Books

Holiday Party & Book Signing 5pm to 8pm, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103

Like those objects in your side mirrors, the holidays are CLOSER than they appear. Practice some good self-care, and get a headstart on your shopping! Books are the finest gift you can possibly give (especially when paired with dark chocolate). Theodore is available for purchase at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

For a chance to win an autographed copy of your own, answer the following question correctly in the comment section or send to my mailbox.

Scout and Zoey are the names of Nina's:

a. grandparents

b. kitty cats

c. live-in chauffeur and chef

d. children

e. imaginary friends

I am fairly certain that Nina and I could be the very best of friends, because in addition to her to illustrating for children, she has a greeting card and fine art company celebrating the art of coffee! Check out n7 Designs.

Lastly, congratulations to Pat Evans who has won a personalized copy of Robin's Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist, hot off the press. Janet guessed correctly that Robin did not grow up with a pet dodo in her home. Janet, please email me with your mailing information, and we'll get it right off to you!

And hold on to your hats, everyone-- October is here!

Mary

6 comments:

Robin L said...

Congratulations, Nina and Maribeth! First books are ESPECIALLY exciting! And what a cool idea about the downloadable coloring pages!

Elizabeth Loupas said...

Go Nina! Congratulations, Maribeth! Doin' the Rocky for a hugely successful launch!

nina seven said...

Thanks so much, Robin and Elizabeth!

peggyfussell said...

Congratulations Nina!!! Now I know what my nephew is getting for Christmas! (I'll keep the dark chocolate for me)
Best wishes!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Congrats to you ladies on this fine book! I hope you sell so many copies that you can retire he he he! I really do. This is so awesome! I wish you both many more books and many more chances to work together!!!

Owen Mike said...

Great Post, I’ll be definitely coming back to your site. Keep the nice work up.

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