Uncategorized, Writing for Children

Receive a Signed Book Plate for Your Copy of MRS. NOAH!

Many of you have asked,

“How can I get a signed copy of MRS. NOAH?”

Well, now you can!

I have a limited number of signed bookplates that you can peel and stick into your copy of MRS. NOAH! Here’s how to get yours:

  1. Purchase a copy of MRS. NOAH (if you haven’t already:) from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bookshop, or wherever books are sold.
  2. Visit Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Goodreads and leave a review of MRS. NOAH.

When your review goes live, use the form on my contact page and send me the following:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • The name(s) of the person(s) you’d like your signature made out to
  • A link (or URL) to your review

And that’s it! As soon as I receive your information, I’ll pop your signed bookplate(s) in the mail! There is no deadline.

Thanks so much for your continued support, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Blessings,

Patti


Sensibility- For book lovers, having a signed copy of the author’s work is a treasure.

Sense- Reviews help books get noticed by search engines, helping them become more visible and accessible to readers!


 

Uncategorized, Writing for Children

MRS. NOAH and I say “THANK YOU” and Happy Thanksgiving!

What a month it’s been for our MRS. NOAH! Her story set sail on October 28th, and since then she’s been the #1 new release in children’s Noah’s Ark books on Amazon for nearly the entire month. She’s also been in the top 100 in a couple of other categories on Amazon and is continuing a strong showing in overall book sales on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. You have been such a part of her success, and I just wanted to say a heartfelt, “Thank you!”

I know I’ve said it before, but if I could stand in front of you right now, faithful friend, I would give you a big hug and say, “Thank You,” for coming alongside me. Your support and words of encouragement are gifts I will treasure always. If you’ve ordered and received a copy of MRS. NOAH, I am so honored. If you love the book and have a  minute over the next few days, stop by Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Good Reads and leave a review. Reviews help books show up in search engines, and we want MRS. NOAH to stay strong! And remember, MRS. NOAH is a perfect book for gift-giving this holiday season and is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bookshop and wherever books are sold.

 

As you gather ’round your Thanksgiving tables with family and friends this year, know that this friend is giving thanks for YOU!

Blessings,

Patti Richards


Sensibility- The writer’s journey is full of twists and turns, ups and downs, but as it says in Proverbs 13:12, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”

Sense- No matter how the writer’s journey looks for you, the point is that you ARE a writer. Be thankful for the gift and use it every day!


 

Uncategorized, Writing for Children

Happy Book Birthday, MRS. NOAH!

It’s finally here! MRS. NOAH releases today, October 27, 2021, and is now available for presale wherever books are sold! The long wait is over, as MRS. NOAH sails into a book retailer near you. Here are a few links where you can order:

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Target

Thanks for joining me on this journey! Your encouragement over the past years makes this first fiction picture book release all the sweeter!

Thank you, friends!

Blessings,

Patti Richards

Uncategorized, Writing for Children

Welcome 2021, and the Birth of MRS. NOAH!

Can it really be almost the end of January? As I look at today’s date and wonder where the month has gone, I can’t help but think that with each day that passes I’m one day closer to the release of my first fiction picture book, MRS. NOAH. I’m so excited! MRS. NOAH is the story of Noah’s Ark from Noah’s wife’s perspective. It’s a rocking, rolling, rhyming romp about all the work Mrs. Noah does to get the ark ready to receive all of the furry and feathery guests for their 40-day cruise. Mrs. Noah knows there’s more to creating a happy, floating home than just hammers, nails and gopher wood, but can she help Noah understand and lend a helping hand?

The cruise ship awaits!

You’re probably wondering where the idea from this story came from. Well, it just so happened that I was packing and preparing my family of 5 for a big trip…we were celebrating my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise for 11…grandparents, kids, cousins…you get the idea. Anyway, it was our first cruise experience and I was running around like a crazy woman trying to plan for the two-day drive to Florida (we thought that would be fun?). So along with planning for the actual cruise, I had to book hotel rooms and make sure everyone had enough clean clothes and toiletries for the two days before and the two days after. Not to mention buying up enough pet supplies and snacks for our house sitter, stopping the mail, making sure everyone had a swimsuit and shoes that fit, plus paying all the bills and getting the house cleaned before we could leave. My husband, who is always very helpful, had to work extra hours getting clients taken care of so we could have this week away, so he was at the office until late every night leading up to the trip and wasn’t able to help me. And just 6 weeks earlier, my son had undergone a big surgery to remove a benign tumor from his skull base, so there were follow up appointments to get the all-clear just a few days before we left. Needless to say, I was a wreck.

Getting ready to board!

Somewhere in all of the craziness, a thought ran through my mind… “If I’m this stressed out trying to get everything done that needs doing before we leave for our cruise, how in the world did Mrs. Noah get everything ready for an ark full of animals and the rest of her family? Lord have mercy!!” That thought made me laugh out loud. Here I was fretting and worrying and being frustrated because I had so much to do and no help, that I couldn’t enjoy the process. God started using Mrs. Noah even then to help me see that He is always in the details, even if I can’t see it at the time. Of course, the idea of Mrs. Noah settled in and stayed and by the time I got home from that wonderful trip, I already had the first lines of the story playing over and over in my head. God whispers seem to work like that.

Fast forward almost 9 years and many, many versions later, and MRS. NOAH is one step closer to being born. The target is fall of 2021, so I’m looking forward with expectation and joy. I’m so glad you’re here to join me on my journey! Watch this page for an official “countdown to MRS. NOAH” in the coming weeks!


Sensibility- The journey is almost always more important than the destination. Take time to stop and enjoy whatever road you’re currently on.

Sense- Story ideas can come from the strangest places. Part of being a writer is being aware so you can see, hear and recognize a story seed when it appears.