Hitting #1 & Enjoying My Guest Blogger Role

#1 New Release on Amazon

What a fantastic summer this has been so far. I can’t thank everyone enough for all of the tremendous support for my first picture book,  Jake the Growling Dog. It has been a #1 New Release in multiple children’s books categories, including books about tolerance, dogs, intermediate readers, and social skills. My illustrator, Kerrie Joyce, and I are overwhelmed with excitement for what is happening and for what is the come. (I may have sent some books to Today and The New York Times Reviewer 😉 )


Guest Blogging Fun!

We continue to collaborate with some awesome momma, family, & literature-loving bloggers.

Check this one out on My Little Homeschool here, and follow Charlotte on Instagram @CharlotteJones247 

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Thank you for all of your support of the years! I am about to jump back into writing on my SFF novel, not sure about YA or NA, so I’ll be cranking more books out this year…don’t worry. HA

All the best!

Parker

Check out Jake the Growling Dog on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and one our website, jakethegrowlingdog.com

Reaching 8 Published Books, 2 New Genres, & a New Level of Happiness

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Productive & Exhausted

It’s been a busy year so far. I’ve published two new books, both in two new genres, and two school years are ending for my little ones.

I’ve been busy reaching out to other bloggers to set-up guest posts to spread the word about my new children’s book, so I am sharing them with all of you as they post.

This journey has been marvelous, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that it has also been difficult. Publishing, creating, illustrating, and promoting an indie title isn’t for the faint of heart; yet, it is worth it to bring a story of kindness, mindfulness, gratitude, compassion, and diversity to families, schools, teachers, counselors, and children.

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Dual Identities

I know some people are confused about the name on the cover. After publishing books, for 5 years, I decided to use my real name for the first time with my children’s book. Since it’s an entirely new genre, I thought it would be the best plan, and there’s something about this story linking to my legal name, Samantha Shannon that feels right. After all, my kiddos don’t call me Parker.

Check this first one out on our friend Valerie’s site, Three Clementines, and give her a follow!

Thank you, and I’d love to hear what you think about the guest post, about the book, and about my dual personalities.

Parker

Check out Jake the Growling Dog on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and one our website, jakethegrowlingdog.com.