Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Happy Book Birthday to Mindful Day by Deborah Hopkinson! Book Giveaway Contest!

It's a Happy Book Birthday to

Mindful Day

by the incredibly talented Deborah Hopkinson, author of over fifty books!
Published by Sounds True
It was an honor to work on this timely and wonderful book which follows a mother, daughter, and son, from the sound of a bird waking to the sun's rays, to the glow of the rising moon at night. I hope you enjoy this story which is a great tool for young readers (and a reminder for myself, an old-ish reader) to take in every moment and be mindful of the sounds, tastes, smells, and connections you have throughout the day. In this very busy, very stress-filled world, I feel that this is something we can all take to heart as we start each day.

From my graphic design/print background, I wanted to also say that I am incredibly impressed with the quality of Sounds True publisher's printing! From the jacket, to the endpapers, and more, there are wonderfully crisp details: spot gloss varnishes, vibrant rich colors, matte heavy text paper, and so much more. And from my old lettering days, it was a true delight to get to handletter the cover! I'm so very grateful that they approved of it and added the varnish too! :)

***Enter for a chance to win a copy of this hardbound picture book by 1/15/20 (sorry my graphic says 1/14 but I'm extending it to 1/15) midnight PST by commenting below, and should you ever read the book or purchase a copy, please consider leaving a review (amazon.com, goodreads.com, etc.) as it's a great way to share your thoughts about the book! Thank you in advance.


  1. Hello Dear Friend! What a beautiful new book for a new year. I love the theme of the book. This is my year for doing only that which I love and seeing how many new experiences I can get in!


  2. Wonderful, Deborah! Thank you so much for popping by..it's great to hear of your new year's focus and I hope that it's a fruitful, healthy, happy year ahead for you!

  3. Congrats on your new book! It looks wonderful. I love your style :)

  4. Congratulations to BiligualLifestyle (Natalia) from Orlando, Florida on winning a copy of this book! Thanks for entering everyone here on my blog!


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