Happy Magic Month of October, the very best month in the calendar.
Today I thank you all for making my picture book, How To Make Friends With A Ghost what it is. From those who purchased the first copy years ago, to everyone at Tundra, and to those now who are reading the book, leaving reviews, coming to events, and spreading the word. I'm honestly blown away at the response from everyone, and it makes me beyond happy to share this little ghost with the world.
I also want to highlight the incredible work from musicians and chefs alike: we've got a ghost song of the century, and some mind blowing spooky snacks on our hands!
Most of you know Emily Arrow, the children's picture book singer songwriter extraordinaire, but if you don't let me introduce you now. She's one of the most knowledgable and fascinating people I've met, and is so passionate about what she does. I'm thankful she was inspired by the book and wrote the sweetest song for it! I can't get enough and it's constantly in my head. Now it can be in your head too! Visit Emily's site to download the song. Once you play it, your ghost will probably want to have a dance party...so get ready to groove!
If you've read the book, you know there are quite a few food items that ghosts love: Thunderstorm soup, moldy toast, biscuits with toe jam, and spiderweb sushi. There is also a full recipe in the book for floating spaghetti and mud balls! But a couple of ladies I know have taken ghost snacks to the next level. You're going to love these!
Clarissa from Book Nerd Mommy made these mud tarts and they are to die for. Combine oreos, pudding, and gummy worms and you have yourself (and your ghost) and very special treat. She also did the sweetest write up of the book in the post - thank you Clarissa!
Us ghost experts (you included if you've read the book!) also know that ghosts can often get mistaken for food items! From marshmallows to eggs, sour cream and whip cream! Well Sylvia, who is a part-time all star chef, and full-time all star publicist at Tundra Books made marshmallows that are ghosts! I didn't even know people could make marshmallows. I still can't even believe this is real. What's even more: She joined up with Danielle Davis, author of Zinnia and The Bees to write a lovely post on her blog, This Picture Book Life! Check out the blog post and recipe HERE!
And, last weekend we did a book party at Bookbug in Kalamazoo, MI (my home state!) We had a ghost scavenger hunt, ate cookies, and read the book - it was so lovely! And I got to see some of my old Michigan friends whom I love. Thanks everyone for coming! And thanks Bookbug for having us!
If you want to learn more behind the scenes info about the book, I've also contributed to a handful of interviews, as well as a podcast! Check em out!
And finallly, it's Friday, so let's do a coloring contest!! Here are the rules!
* Color one page of your choice and post it to Instagram
* Use the hashtag #GhostColoringContest
* Contest closes Tuesday, Oct 10 at 9 pm CST
* Two winners will be chosen randomly, NOT by artistic judging, announced next Friday
* The prize is a surprise!
* North America only (sorry!)
Annnnnnnnd that's it!! Have an absolutely lovely October weekend my friends! I can't wait to see all these coloring pages!