Tuesday, May 17, 2016

My Third Book Is Now Available!

I'm giddy to announce that my third book is now available! It's called Explore Longhorn Cavern State Park: A Texas Hill Country Adventure

My first book, A Priceless Wedding: Crafting a Meaningful, Memorable, and Affordable Celebration, was published the traditional route. I found an agent (through a long-time blog friend) and then talked with several different publishing companies before landing on Voyageur Press. 

My second book, Kids in the Kitchen: Simple Recipes that Build Independence and Confidence the Montessori Way, was a collaboration with the amazing Kylie of How We Montessori. The graphic design was donated by my dear friend in Houston (who has her children in public Montessori). We produced the whole thing without any cost and published it using CreateSpace, so that all of the proceeds could go toward growing the public Montessori movement. 

My third book, Explore Longhorn Cavern State Park: A Texas Hill Country Adventure, is a collaboration with my husband, a budding photographer. We had been wanting to collaborate on a project for a while and we finally had the idea to publish a series of non-fiction children's books based on our travel adventures. The idea is that you can take your children around the world from the comfort of your lap.
The Explore non-fiction series invites children to tap into their innate curiosity and travel to new places. Explore Longhorn Cavern State Park: A Texas Hill Country Adventure focuses on the unique history of the underground caverns in Burnet, TX, which have been occupied by American Indians, confederate soldiers, a speakeasy, and the Civilian Conservation Corps over the span of hundreds of years. Ages 2-10
We published it on our own using CreateSpace again, with the support of an awesome graphic designer I met through this blog, Sebrina Parker. I highly recommend self-publishing but it definitely requires to support of a real graphic designer to help it look professional.

If you're interested, you can purchase the book here!

If you have any questions about self-publishing, please let me know!

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Amanda Weissinger said...

Congratulations! This books looks like it was so much fun to create.

Anthropolochic said...

I meant to write this ages ago - congratulations!

Sara E. Cotner said...

Thank you, Amanda and Anthropolochic!

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