Meet my dear friend and illustrator, Suzanne Lassiter Everett. Suzanne will be doing the illustrations for my new series being published by Write Integrity Press : Bible Characters Through the Ages.
I will need your help:
- Characters your children would like to read about
- Activities they would like to see Daniel and Sarah be involved in
- Scary incidents Daniel and Sarah could be involved in
- Ideas for scenes for the characters
I would like these books to be something the children can really get involved in. There are discussion questions at the end of each book. The books can be used in Sunday school classes, schools, and as family time devotion.
If I use your child’s idea as the basis for what I write for a scene in a book, I will try to put their name on the acknowledgement page in the published book. Have them write out the scene. Tell them to be very descriptive with the scene so the reader can picture what is happening. Here is a sample from “Adam in the Garden”:
“Sarah, where are you?” Daniel called.
“I’m in my room,” Sarah yelled back.
Daniel went down the short hall to her bedroom. “Want to go on a time travel trip with me?”
“Really, Daniel?” She picked up her ballerina doll, named Princess. “How are we going to do that?”
“Let’s make a time travel machine!”
The more description they use the better the reader will be able to picture what is happening. Here’s another example:
He looked around the garden and saw Adam nearby.
“Sarah look, there’s Adam behind that bush.
He’s tall and thin with dark hair. I bet he works hard to take care of all the plants and
trees God created. I see his big arm muscles
He looks real strong. Let’s go and talk to him.”
When he climbed down from the tree, Sarah cried.
“There are a lot of trees that look like the one that’s
near Yahweh’s Express.” “Don’t worry, Sarah. I’m sure
I’ll be able to find the tree,” he answered,
but he really wasn’t sure. “Let’s go talk to Adam.”
They ran over to where Adam was working on a
space in the garden. He was startled when he saw them.
“Sarah, just look in his eyes when you talk to him,”
whispered Daniel. “He doesn’t have any clothes on.”
So let’s have some fun kids. Start writing down your ideas and send them to me through my blog at: Jann W. Martin I can’t wait to see what you send me.