_1686186498

Beau Books

SUMMER 2024 Newsletter

UPCOMING EVENTS

 Story Tales and Hay Bales will be held on July 20 at 11 to 1 central standard time at Jublilee Farms in Opelika, Alabama.  This will be a fun event and your children will love this opportunity!  

 The Enterprise Public Library in Enterprise, AL will be hosting the Scoops  and Stories event on Thursday, July 25th.  It is always exciting to share Beau Books and it will be wonderful to be a part of Scoops and Stories.  

Scoops and Stories

2024 HAPPENINGs 

Beau Time Coloring Book was published June 12, 2024.  Be sure to get one on Amazon now and Theresa's Cut N Corner in Beulah or at Auburn Oil Co Booksellers in Auburn after June 25th.

Screenshot
Screenshot

The Home Grown Words Local Author Fest at Auburn Oil Co. Booksellers on June 8, 2024 was a great success!  It was wonderful to meet new people and share my No, Beau! story with little ones!  It was great to sell Beau Books at the event!  i am proud to announce that Beau Books are now on the shelf at this outstanding book store on E Magnolia Street in Auburn, Alabama.  

6658ecfaef50d_Auburn Oil Co. Booksellers
Local Authors AOCBS
AOCBS book display
Store front AOCBS

Brave Beau became international within a month of publication! Two hardcovers were sold in Germany and one in the United Kingdom.

No, Beau! sold again in Japan in May.

6658edf7105d9_Brave B cover
6658edf6dbf31_International BB

No, Beau! and Beau's Christmas Time were selected as finalists in the Literary Global Children's Book Awards!  No, Beau! was chosen for finalist in five categories which were:  

Bedtime, Best Cover Design, Children's Literature, Educational and Picture Book.

Beau's Christmas Time was selected as a finalist the the Religous category.

What a great honor! So very pleased.

Screenshot
2
Screenshot

Beau Books are always sold at Theresa's Cut N Corner at vendor prices on Highway 29 in Beulah, Alabama.

Beau Books were at the Valley Arts Council Spring Art Show on April 27th and 28th.  It was such a fun event.  Brave Beau's first reading was there with a vendor's son who officially approved!

Art show 2 VAC
Art show 5 VAC
Art show 3 VAC
Art show 4 VAC

Beulah Family Day was a great day on April 13th.  It was good to meet neighbors and share Beau Books.

Beulah Family Day 1
Beulah Family Day 2

Beau loved the Renaissance Festival in Fairburn, Georgia on April 20th.  We got to visit my cousins, Paula and Lee Vester and he got to meet a new friend in a cool outfit!

Ren Fest 1
Ren Fest 2

On April 22, Alane Duncan, Beau and I visited Handley Middle School in Roanoke, Alabama.  Becky A talked to all the fourth graders about careers in writing, illustrating and marketing.  Alane and Beau did a "Meet and Greet" and we made many new friends!

HMS 1
HMS 6
HMS 7
HMS 8

Beau made a personal appearance at Handley High School on Thursday, March 21st.  Alane Duncan, Becky A and Beau spent a delightful, fun afternoon with the wonderful students and teachers in the beautiful library at the invitation of the high school librarian, Mrs. Leslie Seiffert.  She was a gracious hostess and the students were so polite and attentive.  Becky A got to share two of Beau's books.  Making new friends leaves us all with warm feelings.

HHS4
HHS2
HHS3
HHS1

The Amelia Island Book Festival was just wonderful!  It is so organized and friendly and it is very clear that the people in this area love and support reading.  Alane and I had a great time, sold some books and decided to come back next year!

AIBF display
AIBF 2
AIBF 3
AiBF 4

The Alabama School Library Association Conference was a great success!  I met many wonderful people and got to share information about Beau Books.  Aubie, the Auburn mascot, was there and I met wonderful new people from the Columbus Area Library Association.  They put me on their Facebook page!

asla display
Aubie love Beau
CALA friends
ASLA emblem

2023 in review 


Becky A spoke to the delightful patrons of Coffee and Doughnuts With An Author at the Foley, Alabama Public Library on December 27, 2023.  She spoke on the Joys and Challenges of Self Publishing and The Origin of the Beau Books.

Foley1
Foley Library ad
Foley3

Wanda Korytoski, Beau, and Becky A went to the Peeps Sunday School Christmas Party on December 16th in Davis Hall of the West Point Presbyterian Church.  Becky A read Beau's Christmas Time.  All the children attending received a book to take home, courtesy of a generous church member.  We all had a great time!
Presbyterian 1
Presbyterian 5JPG

Beau and Becky A wish everyone a very Merry Christmas in 2023!

SantaBeau1
Beau in lights

Thanksgiving celebrations included reading Beau's Christmas Time.

Thanksgiving

November 14, 2023 was a great day!  Alane Duncan, Beau and Becky A got to visit Mrs. Letson's first grade class at Fairfax Elementary in Valley, Alabama.  Becky A read "No, Beau!" and Mrs. Duncan and Beau entertained the class while they colored a page from Beau's coloring book.  Thank you, Mrs. Letson, for letting us visit!

First Grade Fairfax
Fairfax Elem 2

The Roanoke Main Street Fall Festival on October 28th was great!

Roanoke1
Roanoke1-1536x1152


The Autumn  Leaves Art Show at Valley, Alabama Sportsplex on September 23-24 was a great success!  Beau even got a ribbon!


Beau was represented at the Imagination Story Festival in Enterprise, AL on June 10, 2023 during a Story Time activity.  Books were sold at the Story Time Tent.  Met lots of great people who love reading.

Bay Minetter LibfzfyIMG_1468


Story Hour with Beau at the Bay Minette Library on June 20, 2023 was a great success!  Becky A read "No, Beau!" and Beau was a shining star with everyone, especially the children.

IMG_1637 (1)

BEAU BOOK NEWS

The official No, Beau! website was launched on May 26, 2023.

NO, BEAU! now has 22 five-star reviews.

No, Beau! won in five categories of the Literary Global Children's Book Awards for:  Picture Book, Educational, Best Cover Design, Bedtime, and Children's Literature.

Look for the Beau Books series advertising on Amazon & Facebook.

The No, Beau! Coloring Book was published June 3, 2023 and is doing well.  It has 4 five star Amazon reviews!

Beau and Friends is the second storybook of the Beau Books series and was published August 30, 2023.  It already has 3 five star Amazon reviews!

Beau's Christmas Time was published November 10, 2023.  It is a great easy reader about Beau's Christmas traditions.  It has three 5 star reviews already!

Beau's Christmas Time won Finalist in the Religious category of Literary Global Children's Book Awards in 2024.

Brave Beau was published April 8, 2024.  It is a great easy reader in which Beau deals with anxiety issues like being afraid of noises in the dark and learning to swim.  The illustrations are the best yet!  It became international within the first month of being published!

Beau Time Coloring Book was published June 12, 2024.  It is a 61 single sided page coloring book for easy removal to proudly display your child's work.  It is about Time:  Seasons, Months, Weekdays, and Time to the Hour.  Beau is on almost every page trying to help...