1st grade teacher self publishes!
by Shirah Penn, M.Ed.
(Weston, FL, USA)
Gramma Shirah Says Words of Wisdom
Self published teacher uses her classroom experience to write book.
When I retired from 42 years as a teacher, I missed being with little kids. I decided to write my book Gramma Shirah Says Words of Wisdom.
This book was originally written with the children in my classroom doing the illustrations. They were sayings that I told the children many times. After I retired I was fortunate to attract a wonderful artist who liked my book and said she would illustrate it. Not only that, she knew a printer.
So we worked together to create this book that was printed in Venezuela. I was able to create my business and website to market and distribute the books.
We created a downloadable workbook to go with the book. I was able to go into the elementary schools to read the book to children while talking about the importance of self-esteem
and taking care of each other's self-esteem.
My second book was printed out of Ohio by Bookmaster Co./Atlas Books. This got too costly, so we now are marketing only on the internet through Joysong Creations.
I would love for my book to be picked up by a publisher who could find a larger market. Meantime I am having fun using these blogs and networks for reaching out to others.