Brain Burps About Books Podcast #221
When You Get Interest from Traditional Publishers But Say No Thanks
An Interview with KeeKee’s Big Adventures Series Creator Shannon Jones
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This Week’s Guest is Shannon Jones!
This week’s guest is Shannon Jones.
Shannon’s first book KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France won the Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Awards Silver for Best First Children’s Book in April 2014 and Gold Mom’s Choice Award in Autumn 2013. KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Rome, Italy received a Gold Mom’s Choice Award in April 2013.
Her third book, KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece, landed October 2014 and just received a Gold Mom’s Choice Award.
Shannon and I talk about
- Why, even though Shannon got interest from traditional publishers, she decided to self-publish.
- The unusual process through which she found a great illustrator.
- Her editor is Lisa Pliscou.
- Her printer, Phoenix Color.
- The Bilingual pronunciation guide in her books.
- Getting geography lessons from a cat.
- The KeeKee Club.
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