Women in Science and Kickstarter!

I couldn’t think of a more meaningful day to launch my very first KickStarter for my newest project – The Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Pioneering Women in Science from the 18th and 19th Centuries than yesterday – the first day of Women’s History Month! I can’t seem to shake this desire to work towards inspiring children, teens, and adults – and so I continue to create empowering and educational books.

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The idea behind this particular coloring book is a bit more unique in that each woman scientist will be featured as a double page spread. On the lefthand side I will provide a short biography and on the righthand side,  the coloring image itself, drawn by Kendra Shedenhelm. Each coloring illustration will incorporate some of what that woman scientist accomplished. Michael Barton, a science historian, who helped write the biography on Charles Darwin for my Piratess Tilly children’s picture books will be assisting me with research and editing.

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I am really excited about this project and hope you feel the same. If so, please consider both sharing the project with your friends and family as well as contributing to the campaign by pre-ordering the book at a discounted rate and therefore becoming an official backer!

P.S. My daughter Vivi helped with the video and I couldn’t be prouder! Check out the campaign here! Thank you!!

Event: 11/5 at Strawbery Banke Museum — The Adventures of Piratess Tilly

I realize I need to update my personal site more frequently! 😉  More to come, I promise. In the mean time, come say hello in Portsmouth on November 5th!

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My colleague Maria Kamoulakou of Sky Cloud City and I am looking forward to meeting families and other local authors at the 2nd annual Children’s Author Festival at the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH on Saturday 11/5 from 11am-3pm. I hope to see you there!

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Piratess Tilly: Easter Island

After receiving awards and wonderful industry reviews, I felt encouraged to write a sequel to The Adventures of Piratess Tilly. In the second book, Piratess Tilly and her crew head to Easter Island. I will be sending the finished book to reviewers in the next week and then it will be off for printing – expected publication of January 2017. Follow more on facebook and on the blog. I hope you’ll stay tuned!

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The Adventures of Piratess Tilly cover image!

I am SO excited to share the front and back covers for my upcoming children’s picture book, The Adventures of Piratess Tilly. I hope you enjoy the beautiful watercolor illustrations by Karen Watson. The book is due to arrive and be ready for sale in late November/early December!

And please don’t forget to follow Tilly on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you!

~ Elizabeth Lorayne

 

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