Off to the Presses!

Perhaps you’ve noticed the little link off in the sidebar over on the right there or saw a few mysterious Facebook posts pop up. If you know me in real life I’ve probably accosted you with questions about winter apparel for butterflies and what sort of fonts you prefer. But, now that we have a product we are proud of, now that it looks like less of a dream and more of a reality I’m letting you know…

Guys! We made a book! 

I wrote down my first thoughts in May of 2014 and Tooks (Madhawi) and I started collaborating in June of 2016 and now we have … finally… sent the finished manuscript of our childrens’ book, What If Butterflies Loved Snow? off to the publisher!

I can’t even tell you how exciting and fun it’s been working with Tooks as she brought this story to life.

I mean I could tell you but I don’t want to. Because if I tried to explain the fun we have had, you would just laugh at our ridiculous conversations (snowflake vomit is totally a thing by the way). Then you would shake your heads about how cooperatively disorganized we are and how we did everything involving technology in the hardest way possible.  (And let me tell you, since we live with an ocean between us, there was a lot of technology to muddle through!) I think we prefer to continue to laugh at ourselves and you can just imagine the fun we are having without all the ridiculous details.

However… there are plenty of details we are willing to share.


If you’d like to be in the know (Pssst these people will probably get to know fun things like how this all came about, stories about silly snowmen and release dates!) and get a fun coloring sheet……sign up in the form below.


Even if you don’t want us sending you occasional and delightful little e-mails, you can still find us popping up around the web.

On Instagram:

And Facebook:

Our Website:

And even Pinterest:

In the meantime we are on to the next phase!

We have a whole new set of skills to learn as we watch the publishing process happen and dive into marketing.

What if Butterflies Loved Snow?  is working it’s way toward the printing press and we are beyond excited to have made it this far together!

You know why? Because…

We made a book!


24 comments on “Off to the Presses!

  1. Jesska says:

    That’s pretty awesome 🙂

  2. Fionnuala says:

    Fantastic. Congratulations to you both. It looks wonderful.

  3. jenanita01 says:

    Looks amazing…and so sweet. Children will love it!

  4. Sue Vincent says:

    Love the title 🙂

  5. N. says:

    That is awesome! Congrats!!! 😆😆

  6. Imelda says:


  7. It has been fun to follow along with this project.

  8. Sue E says:

    How exciting, I can’t wait to see it!

  9. Peter S says:

    Wow, that’s great! And it looks like you’re really getting involved in the marketing of it. These days you really have to do a lot of work to make your book stand out. I’ve been on the marketing side of publishing for close to 30 years, it’s changed so much since I’ve started. Good luck!

  10. Elle Simms says:

    Congratulations on your book. That’s wonderful!

  11. […] Sorry! I might be too excited to make sense! Find a bit of backstory here: Off to the Presses […]

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