So today is the official launch day of my first kids' book, Fantasticademy. I am excited to share it with the world, but somewhat nervous, given that this is my first attempt in the kids' fantasy genre. I am eager to hear what readers think who do not know me personally (e.g. those who call me "Dad" or expect me to take out the garbage). My hope was to have written a funny, exciting fantasy-adventure with moments of genuine emotional depth, so time will tell if it was successful. If you've read it, your review on Amazon, Goodreads, or any other site would be exceedingly appreciated, not only to tell me what you thought of it, but other readers as well. Thanks in advance!
A wonderful plot twist during this time was that I was able to achieve my most important goal in this process: to have the book accepted into my daughters' elementary school library before the eldest graduated into middle school. The official pub date was two weeks after the graduation, but by donating one of my author copies, I succeeded by ONE DAY. No matter what happens in the future, I already count the book a success.
Thanks to you all! Now on to Book Two...