Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sophy's Story Coloring Book

I've been busy the last few weeks. I've redone many of the covers of my Regencies romances. If you've seen the old covers, you'll see that I've retained enough that you'll recognize you've seen or read the book before.

I've also uploaded reformatted versions of all my Regencies because I want readers to have the best reading experience possible with my books.

And I've been working on a project dear to my heart. I've written before about my Sophy Books. (Sophy named after the heroine of Georgette Heyer's book, THE GRAND SOPHY.)  As I started to work on the next Sophy book for my 39 yr old son who has Down Syndrome, I realized I wanted to try something new--an experiment.

Experiments are fun and this one is teaching me a great deal. I took the photos and text from the original book, SOPHY'S STORY, and turned them into pages of a coloring book. If this works out, I'll be doing the same for SOPHY GOES TO DOGGY CAME and SOPHY GOES TO THE DOGGY DOCTOR.

If you're interested, I hope you'll take a look.

Laugh with Sophy as chases squirrels, gets in trouble for muddy paws or searches under the Christmas tree for presents. For dog lovers of all ages and capabilities, including those like the author's son who has Down syndrome.

Note: This coloring book is companion to Sophy's Story, the book. It uses the text and photos from the original book but turned into pictures that can be colored.

This is something of an experiment for me and I hope you will let me know what you think!


Thursday, March 03, 2016

Beatles Medley All Together Now Music

Some of you know about my Sophy Books, designed for special needs readers like my son, who has Down Syndrome. This music video is from the All Together Now music group at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill, NJ. I'm proud to say my son is in the video.

This video is an example of why I've created the Sophy Books (Sophy's Story, Sophy Goes To Doggy Camp, Sophy Goes To The Doggy Doctor and soon Sophy Takes Care Of Mom)--because our special needs loved ones are capable of far more than we often realize and I want everyone to have books they love to read, with characters who feel what they sometimes feel.

I'm also sharing this video because I'm so proud of my son and the others in this group!

Here's also a picture of some pottery my son made for me in his art class at the Katz JCC.