Reaching for Rainbows

My blogging hiatus is over. I hope. It’s time to get back on track. Picture book reviews will resume on June 22, and continue biweekly. I was finding it too difficult to keep up with a weekly schedule.

Reaching for RainbowsAnd, now, for the most important news of the day…

Reaching for Rainbows, written by me, and illustrated by Caroline Lee, was published on uTales on June 7, 2012.

The book is a concept story about colors. The story teaches children a different way to experience colors. Amelia, who is blind, shows her friend Betsy how she “sees” all the colors of the rainbow. In return, Betsy helps Amelia experience a rainbow. Ages 1-4.

Best of all,  if you’ve never tried uTales before, you can get a free trial. uTales offers a subscription plan. Currently, they’re running a special so subscriptions are only $4.99/month, but I don’t know how long that will last.

You can also buy individual titles, which is what I recommend. My kids generally prefer to read the same books over and over. Reaching  for Rainbows is priced at $2.99. If you only spend $2.99 per book and buy two books a month, you can start amassing a pretty good collection that you can access at any time without having to worry about your subscription expiring.

And, now, for the random news that has absolutely nothing to do with anything…

Kevin Bacon retweeted me. See picture at right.

This proves…

1. My husband should never challenge me. He will lose.
2. Social media can connect you with anyone.
3. Kevin Bacon is AWESOME!

That is all… You may now get back to your regularly scheduled lives.


Author: Nessa

Librarian for people with visual and physical impairments, and mother of two sharp-witted alien children.

4 thoughts on “Reaching for Rainbows”

  1. Thanks for linking my latest blogpost about my Prince Bear & Pauper Bear Book!

    And Congrats on your book! And like your husband, I cannot understand Twitter…until I just saw your reply from Kevin Bacon! Now, I am impressed and have changed my mind!!

    1. You’re welcome and thanks! And, yes, you should definitely use Twitter. It’s a lot different from Facebook and blogging, and serves more as a way to get news quickly.

  2. Nessa, congratulations on publishing “Reaching for Rainbows” on uTales. I have a month membership, but am having trouble getting in. Fine the first time I used it — am communicating with uTales. I was trying to read your book. Will let you know when I do. I’m putting the finishing touches on a draft and have an illustrator who’s going to look at it. Agree with your thinking and Joanna’s, that it’s a way to begin to put ourselves out there and retain the rights, and support a good cause.

    1. Thanks, Patricia. I hope you got everything resolved with your account. I wonder what happened. Glad to hear that you may be a uTaler soon. I think it’s a good project. You always post such nice picture book reviews on your site. I can’t wait to read the story you wrote. Let me know when it gets posted.

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