Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Olive and the Great Flood Tour and Prizes

I am so pleased to let you know that my new children's book, Olive and the Great Flood, has been released by Guardian Angel Publishing. It is a rhyming picture book about the sweet dove that is sent out from Noah's ark to discover when there is dry land after the flood. She also has an important mission, to keep the animals calm during the storm and long ride. 

My Virtual  Book Tour will begin on Monday, the 16th, and the tour schedule is listed below. I hope you will visit as many of the blogs as you can. Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion on February 28, randomly drawn from among those commenting. The more different blogs you comment on, the more entries to the drawings you will receive! The prizes are shown below the blog schedule. You might want to bookmark this post to return and check the schedule. Feel free to share on facebook, twitter, etc., and leave a comment here to let me know and receive extra entries for the prizes!

Here is a sneak peak at a couple of the terrific illustrations by Kathleen Bullock. You can see more of her work by visiting her website.

God kept Olive and her mate and all of those inside
safe, protected, high and dry while floating on this ride.
Olive trilled soft peaceful songs to help them sleep at night.
When the ark tossed back and forth, her coos relieved their fright.

Olive and the Great Flood is available from Guardian Angel Publishing, Amazon, or a signed copy from my website.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, 2-16       Janet Sumner Johnson, Musings of a Children's Writer -
Tuesday, 2-17       Cheryl Malandrinos, Children's and Teen's Book Connection - review
                               Julie Arduini, The Surrendered Scribe
Wednesday, 2-18  Rosemary Marotta, Rosemary's Reading Circle
Thursday, 2-19     Susan Meyers, Susan's Thoughts and Ramblings
Friday, 2-20          Inspirational Poetry of Joy and Peace
                              Olive and Friends video
Saturday, 2-21     Janet Ann Collins, Onwords
Sunday, 2-22        Kimberly Standard, Stuff Could Always Be Worse
                               Interesting Animal Facts
Monday, 2-23       Mayra Calvani, Mayra's Secret Bookcase
Tuesday, 2-24       Robyn Campbell, Poet, Picture Book and Middle Grade Author  - interview
Wednesday, 2-25 Lynn Mosher, Encouraging the Heart~Uplifting the Soul 
                              Saved from the Storm
Thursday, 2-26    Donna McDine, Write What Inspires You
Friday, 2-27         Penelope Anne Cole, Penny's Reviews and Chat  - 
                              Donna McDine, Write What Inspires You - 
                              Illustrator's Story, Guest Post by Kathleen Bullard 
Saturday, 2-28     Blog Conclusion and prize winners announced, here


Autographed copy of my first children's book 

24K Gold Plated Wind Chime Sun Catcher Dove with clear Austrian Crystal


Arlee Bird said...

Wonderful artwork! The Noah story is one of my favorites from Genesis. Always worth a good retelling (a shame that the most recent movie botched it so).

Best wishes for the success of your book and the tour!

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Janet Johnson said...

Can't wait to have you at my blog on Monday! Looks like a great schedule. And the wind chimes are beautiful. Perfect for your story!

Connie Arnold said...

i agree that the artwork is wonderful, Arlee! This is one of my favorite Bible stories too, and it was fun telling it from the dove's point of view. Thank you for stopping by and your good wishes.

Connie Arnold said...

Janet, I'm looking forward to Monday on your blog and excited about the tour!

DMS said...

The artwork is beautiful! Congratulations on the release and your upcoming tour for your book. Wishing you the best of luck!

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you for your good wishes, Jess!

Theresa Milstein said...

What exciting news. Good luck!
My son is named Noah. When he was little, I used to like to read Noah's Ark books to him.

Connie Arnold said...

Thanks, Theresa! That certainly is an appropriate story for your son.

Karen Lange said...

Congratulations Connie! The book sounds wonderful. Wishing you all the best! :) Will hop over to Janet's place.

TexWisGirl said...

congratulations to you! looks and sounds like a wonderful book!

thank you for coming by today. blessings and success wished to you!

Lisabella Russo said...

The book looks darling! I love the idea, so sweet Connie, congrats!

Lily Whalen said...

I love the name 'Olive' - so clever! Congrats on the publication, Connie!

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Karen. Hope you enjoy the interview at Janet's blog!

Connie Arnold said...

TexWisGirl,mi appreciate you coming by and your good wishes!

Connie Arnold said...

Thanks so much, Lisa!

Connie Arnold said...

Susan, when I decided on the idea for the book, I knew the dove had to be Olive.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Congratulations on your book release! I hope it does very well. Sounds like a great read.

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you for your visit and good wishes, Lisa!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Congrats on your new book. It looks awesome....

Good Luck with your tour... Hope the weather is GOOD for you. We've just had a terrible ICE storm here.. Yuk.

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Betsy. We have some snow, but that isn't as bad as ice! Stay safe!

Joanne R. Fritz said...

Congratulations on your new picture book, Connie. It looks sweet.

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Joanne! Olive is a sweet dove. Glad you dropped by!

Donna McDine said...

Congratulations! I'm delighted to be part of your tour! Your book is wonderful. I was pleased to read and review it!

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Donna! I'm delighted you are part of my tour too. So glad you like the book!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Connie - congratulations on your publication .. I agree with everyone else the idea sounds delightful for a book, while Kathleen has beautifully brought your story to life with her illustrations ... Good Luck ... I'm sure many parents will love it for their children ... cheers Hilary

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Hilary! Kathleen really did a terrific job on the illustrations. Hoping it will be enjoyed by many!