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Where to Find Lost! This Thursday

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I will be signing copies of my new book, the children’s picture book Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure on Thursday 21st December 2017, between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Best of Books bookstore on St. Mary’s Street, Antigua.

See you there?

Copies of my other books – particularly With Grace, a Caribbean fairytale, and Musical Youth, a Burt Award winning teen/young adult novel – will be available for purchase, and I’ll be happy to sign those as well.

With gratitude.

If you’re not in Antigua, you can still purchase my books. Please ask for them at your local bookstore and encourage them to stock them. Share this link.

Also, I don’t usually do this but I’m going to share some of the online purchasing links below, simply because it’s come up recently.

Amazon (US)

Amazon (India)

Amazon (UK)

Amazon (Canada)

Amazon (Denmark)

Booktopia (Australia)

Amazon (France)

Amazon (Spain)

Amazon (Japan)

Amazon (Australia)

Barnes & Noble

Tanum (Oslo)

Alibris

Thrift Books

FictionDB

…and so on.

As with all content on wadadlipen.wordpress.com, except otherwise noted, this is written by Joanne C. Hillhouse (author of The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, With Grace, Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure, and Oh Gad!). All Rights Reserved. If you enjoyed it, check out my page on Amazon, WordPress, and/or Facebook, and help spread the word about Wadadli Pen and my books. You can also subscribe to the site to keep up with future updates. Thanks.

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With Grace Now Available Online

The Antigua launch of my latest book, With Grace, took place over the holidays. with_grace-3d-standing

With family at the launch of With Grace.

With family at the launch of With Grace.

Some of you in other places have been asking when you’ll be able to purchase it – well, here you go. It’s now available online.

As a reminder, here’s the story synopsis:

Grace, of Grace s Peak, loves her home above the village, above the whole island. All her trees are lush and full of ripe fruits, except for the one at the far end of her land. She hates that tree. So when the smiling, barefoot girl from the village asks Grace if she can pick fruits to sell at the market, it is from that sad, bare tree that Grace generously allows her to pick. Little does Grace know that the young girl s kind, loving heart and her sweet special song will make the impossible happen, and change life at Grace’s Peak forever.

 

With Grace is a 48 page children’s picture book, a Caribbean fairytale “filled with magic, enchantment, and lots of heart”, about which, Alscess Lewis, who edits the Caribbean Writer literary journal wrote, “With Grace explores a Caribbean space richly woven with magic, mystery, and fantasy – an engaging fable not only for young readers but any reader poised for a new reading experience that twists and turns on a suggestion of allegory.”

Reader response has been very positive so far.

“A lovely children’s book – a real keeper.”

Now that it’s in the international marketplace, I look forward to more reader engagement and reviews, and critics’ perspectives as well. I hope this book makes your young ones as happy as writing it made me.

Remember you can get it online here and, if you want to see it in your local bookstore, encourage them to carry it. Here’s some information you can share:
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And here’s a link (including publisher links for ordering by your local bookstores and libraries) of all my books: https://jhohadli.wordpress.com/books

As with all content on Wadadli Pen, except otherwise noted, this is written by Wadadli Pen founder and coordinator Joanne C. Hillhouse (author of The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, Oh Gad!, Musical Youth, Fish Outta Water, and With Grace). All Rights Reserved. If you enjoyed it, check out http://jhohadli.wordpress.com Please note that, except otherwise noted, the images also belong to us and ask first if you wish to use them for any purpose. Thanks.

 

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Press Release – With Grace, a Caribbean Faerie Tale, Lands Just in Time for Christmas

jay-2On Wednesday 21st December 2016, the Best of Books bookstore on St. Mary’s Street hosted the launch of the latest book by Antiguan and Barbudan writer Joanne C. Hillhouse. The book, With Grace, a Caribbean faerie tale, is the sixth book and second children’s picture book by the local writer.

“In With Grace, Joanne has shared a magical story set in familiar Caribbean places,” said Best of Books manager Barbara Arrindell. “I enjoyed reading it to myself and I can’t wait to read it to some of the little people in my life.”

The book, in summary, is the story of Grace who leads a carefree life in Grace’s Peak, looking down on the villagers, until a little girl comes in search of assistance, changing both of their lives forever.
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Hillhouse said, at the launch, that she was happy to create a book in which young Caribbean children could see themselves reflected – see someone, a girl and a faerie/fairy who looks like so many of them – as this is rare in the fairytale sub-genre.
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Among those who’ve submitted endorsements of the book are Alscess Lewis-Brown, editor of the Caribbean Writer, published by the University of the Virgin Islands, who’s written on the book jacket, “With Grace explores a Caribbean space richly woven with magic, mystery, and fantasy – an engaging fable not only for young readers but any reader poised for a new reading experience that twists and turns on a suggestion of allegory.”

With Grace is published by Little Bell Caribbean and Mario Picayo, publisher and children’s author in his own right, described the book on the jacket as “beautiful, well thought, and meaningful.”
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At the launch, excerpts from With Grace were read by Tamare Banis and Anya Hull of the Cushion Club reading club for kids, with which Hillhouse served as a longtime volunteer, and by the author herself. She also fielded questions about the book and her writing career. Absent from the launch but celebrated for the quality of her illustrations in the book was Barbadian artist Cherise Harris.

While the kids were entertained at the launch with colouring sheets, adults had a chance to win as a door prize an earlier Hillhouse book, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings. This prize was claimed by Agnes Meeker.

The formalities were followed by the purchasing and signing of With Grace, now available at the Best of Books and soon to be in other bookshops and markets – regionally and internationally.

The launch event was emceed by Best of Books supervisor Glen Toussaint.

For more pictures from the launch, go here.

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With Grace – a Caribbean fairytale – Coming Soon!

I am thrilled to debut my first faerie tale.

Fairytales are, the world over, among my and many children’s introduction to literature…

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (English – Lewis Carroll)
Anansi Stories (African + African-Caribbean – Ashanti tribe)
Bambi (German – Felix Salten)
Cinderella (French – Charles Perrault)
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (English – Robert Southy)
Hansel and Gretel (German – the Brothers Grimm)
Little Red Riding Hood (French – Charles Perrault)
Rapunzel (German – the Brothers Grimm)
Rumpelstiltskin (German – the Brothers Grimm)
Sleeping Beauty (French – Charles Perrault)
Snow White (German – the Brothers Grimm)
The Boy who cried Wolf (Greek – Aesop)
The Elves and the Shoemaker (German – the Brothers Grimm)
The Gingerbread Man (English – Joseph Jacobs)
The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs (Greek – Aesop)
The Little Mermaid (Danish – Hans Christian Anderson)
The Pied Piper (German – the Brothers Grimm)
The Princess and the Pea (Danish – Hans Christian Anderson)
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Norweigan – Peter Chr. Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe)
The Tortoise and the Hare (Greek – Aesop)
The Ugly Duckling (Danish – Hans Christian Anderson)
Thumbelina (Danish – Hans Christian Anderson)

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With my book, With Grace, a Caribbean fairytale, I am thrilled to add to the list of fairytales, that genre of stories/books that become among the first to capture the imaginations of young readers.

In a nutshell, it’s the story of Grace who enjoys her life on Grace’s Peak from which she can look down on the villagers who are not as fortunate as she. But when a young girl comes in search of assistance, both lives are forever changed as truths about love, family and community are unearthed.

With Grace is coming soon and I’m looking forward to it. Hope you will be too.

As with all content on Wadadli Pen, except otherwise noted, this is written by Joanne C. Hillhouse (author of The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, Oh Gad!, Musical Youth, Fish Outta Water, and, forthcoming, With Grace). All Rights Reserved. If you enjoyed it, check out http://jhohadli.wordpress.com Thanks.

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