Posted by: Kathy Temean | December 28, 2021

Book Giveaway: SOMEDAY WE WILL by Pam Webb

Pam Web has a new picture book, SOMEDAY WE WILL, illustrated by Wendy Leach and publish by Beaming Books. Pam has agreed to send a copy to the one lucky winner in the US.

All you have to do to get in the running is leave a comment. Reblog, tweet, or talk about it on Facebook with a link and you will get additional chances to win. Just let me know other things you do to share the good news, so I can put the right amount of tickets in my basket for you. Sharing on Facebook, Twitter or reblogging really helps spread the word for a new book. So, thanks for helping Pam and Wendy.

If you have signed up to follow my blog and it is delivered to you everyday, please let me know when you leave a comment and I will give you an extra ticket. Thanks!

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

For grandparents and grandchildren separated by miles, the wait until the next delightful visit can seem endless. In Someday We Will, kids and grandparents mark the time by dreaming of all the wonderful things they’ll do together someday, from bicycling down a hill to whiling away the hours on a beach. Before they know it, someday is here!

With lyrical text by Pam Webb and the winsome illustration style of Wendy Leach, Someday We Will is the perfect gift for grandparents and grandchildren who look at the calendar with impatience and longing for the next fun-filled time with their loved ones.

BOOK JOURNEY:

My granddaughter inspired the text of Someday We Will. Delighted as I was with her as a baby, I anticipated all the wonderful activities we would share as she grew older. I began a rhyming list in my head, adding to it over the years and when she was around eight I wrote them down as we accomplished them. Another couple of years went by before I polished them into a picture book manuscript and shared it with my writing group. With their encouragement I revised the text and decided it was time to begin submitting the manuscript to publishers.

Beaming Books had just recently advertised a call out for family-oriented stories so I went with them. Two weeks later I was surprised to receive an email of acceptance. Being more used to the standard “thank you, but our list is full message” from other projects, I shared the news with my husband and immediately contacted Beaming Books. Under the guidance of my editor, the manuscript transformed from a rhyming text to one with more lyrical imagery, a change that I ultimately embraced (though I felt a bit devastated when he first said, “Love the story, now let’s work on less rhyming).

They asked my input on illustration styles and suggestions for each layout, which I appreciated. The initial publication release was due in fall 2019 to coincide with Grandparents Day, then changed to April 2020 to fit in with Mother’s Day. As it is known, the world basically shut down that month, meaning the usual public promotions of bookstores, libraries, school visits was now unavailable.

 

Promoting the book meant extra effort in learning social media platforms and finding creative ways of getting the public aware of my book. As venues begin opening back up I look forward to promoting in person. This last summer I was able to open the first library story hour in over a year with a reading in the library’s new garden area. The book’s message of “Someday We Will” definitely applies in my hopes of promoting more personally in the future.

PAM’S BIO:

Long-time member of SCBWI, Pam Webb has been published in numerous national publications including Highlights for Children, Boys’ Life, and School Library Journal. Book publications includes Boyds Mills Press anthologies, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Someday We Will, a picture book for grandparents and grandchildren.

Writing interests are varied and range from picture book to middle grade to YA, and even adult. Her day job is a rarity in that she gets paid for doing what she really enjoys–teaching literature and creative writing to young adults.

WENDY’S BIO:

Wendy Leach Graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art from the University of Missouri. She was honored in 2017 to be one of the Society of Children’s book writers and illustrators featured artist.

She graduated with a BFA in painting from the University of Missouri. While earning her degree she worked in the children’s department of the local Barnes and Noble where her love for picture book illustration began. Wendy lives with her extremely silly family in Overland Park Kansas. You can see more of her work by visiting her website artofwendyleach.com

Thank you Pam for sharing your book and journey with us. Grandparents will love getting this book for their grandchildren. There are so many family that are separated by miles and this book will help them see other children are looking forward to seeing their grandparents again and having fun with them. Good luck with the book!

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. […] Book Giveaway: SOMEDAY WE WILL by Pam Webb […]

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  2. Congrats Pam! I’m so excited to read your story. It brings up memories of when I used to spend time with my grandma. Love this!

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  3. So very adorable! Love it! Congratulations to both of you!

    I follow by email and I tweeted this post, Kathy.

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  4. My parents moved to another country 3 years ago, so my kids will definitely relate to this book!

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  5. This brings back memories for me, and for many others, I’m sure. Congratulations, Pam!

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  6. What a sweet idea for a PB. It looks adorable. Thanks for telling me about it. I can’t wait to read it. I am a subscriber to your blog.

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  7. I love the idea behind Pam’s book, which seems even more meaningful these days. I’m also a subscriber to your blog.

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  8. I want this book!! Shared on FB, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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  9. Thanks for the kind words,everyone! And thanks, Kathy, for this promo—very much appreciated.

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  10. Pam, Thanks for sharing your journey. This would be a perfect book for my grandkids who we don’t get to see as often as we would like. I subscribe to your blog.

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  11. This book sounds perfectly lovely! Congratulations to Pam!!

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  12. Congratulations on this wonderful book! It’s something so many of us can relate to – grandchildren who are far away and it’s even more challenging with travel being so difficult.

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