Enter at Goodreads before June 10 for a chance to win a free copy of Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklynn!
The hardback edition of Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklynn Bunny! is available, and the audiobook edition is coming soon!
I'm happy to announce that my first picture book Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklynn Bunny! will be available in Spring 2017. I teamed up with my co-author Jill Harold to create this upbeat children's book about a little bunny who loves to hop and is determined to learn to hop rope in time for the Hippity Hop Games. For information about advanced review copies, contact Thinking Ink Press.
As some of you know, I'm a member of a small press called Thinking Ink. We're happy to announce our forthcoming steampunk anthology, Thirty Days Later, Steaming Forward: 30 Adventures in Time. Check out the announcement on the Thinking Ink Press website, where you can sign up for news about this book and info about the release party at the Clockwork Alchemy steampunk convention. This is so exciting!
Steamtop image by Jake von Slatt (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.
It was wonderful to see an actor perform my short story "Bees" at Play On Words San Jose last night. He did a great job. "Bees" is now available as an instant book through Thinking Ink Press.
I'm happy to announce that my short story "Bees" is going to be performed by Play On Words in June. I'm excited to see the performance at Cafe Stritch. I'll post again closer to the event, but in the meantime, Play On Words put together a lovely author spotlight for me.
I'm reading my story "Falling" tonight at Flash Fiction Forum at the Works gallery. If you're in San Jose, come by at 7:00 pm. There's a nice lineup.
Works/San José, art and performance center
365 S Market St, San Jose, CA
It's been a long time since I've updated this blog. In the writing and publishing realm, my biggest news is that together with a few other people, I formed a small press in 2014 called Thinking Ink Press. It has been a wonderful experience.
We're getting ready to publish our first Thinking Ink Press book The Parents' Guide to Perthes, which I co-wrote with Dr. Charles T. Price. (Perthes is a rare childhood hip disorder.) Last fall I ran a successful preordering and crowdfunding event through Pubslush for this book. Because perthes is a rare disease, the number of readers will be small, but there is a real need for perthes resources. Though the event is over, you can still see the crowdfunding page if you're interested.
I want to thank all the contributors who helped make it possible to publish The Parents' Guide to Perthes and the bloggers who helped me spread the word about the crowdfunding event, Child Life Mommy and Emma and 3.
Now I'm back to working on my first novel, Dance, Interrupted and a children's picture book about a bunny with clubfoot.
I’ll be reading my flash fiction story "Fractions," at the next Flash Fiction Forum event in San Jose.
When: Wednesday, May 14, 7:00 pm-8:45 pm.
Where: WORKS Gallery 365 South Market St., San Jose, CA
The gallery is inconspicuous from the street but there should be a signboard out. WORKS offers wine and beer for sale as well as water. Street parking is hard to find, but free after 6 pm. The closest parking is in the Convention Center on Market, literally in the same building as WORKS; that costs $3/hour.
I'll have copies of Doorways to Extra Time, which includes my short story "The Now" with me for anyone who'd like to buy a book. Hope to see you there!
I got started on this project after a conversation with Dr. Charles T. Price. I know Dr. Price through the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. He heads up the medical board, and I’m on the advisory board so we keep in touch, though he’s in Florida and I’m in California.
Anyway, he was telling me about medical journal articles about Legg-Calvé Perthes disease (also called Perthes disease) to be published as a volume through Orthopedic Clinics of North America. Perthes is a rare childhood disease that affects bone in the ball at the top of the thigh bone.
Like many rare diseases, there weren’t any books available for parents. I’d collaborated with Dr. Price before to write some topics on the International Hip Dysplasia website. We work well together, so I asked him if he’d be interested in co-authoring a book about Perthes with me. I’d already written The Parents’ Guide to Hip Dysplasia and The Parents’ Guide to Clubfoot, so I had a similar style of book in mind.
He said yes, and we began working on the book, fitting it into evenings and weekends. We corresponded through email, sending the manuscript back and forth until it reached its final stages. I’m currently working on the desktop publishing, and very happy with how it looks. The release date when this book will be available will be in the fall. I’ll post again when I have the specific date.
Betsy Miller writes nonfiction and fiction.