Publishing a book with my son
by Jennifer Lasker White
Coolhead Luke and Other Stories
Our book is a mother-son creation.
When my son was 10 years old, I noticed that his illustrations had taken on aspects of the bizarre. While gazing at one, a verse popped into my head.
This moment launched two children's poetry books, with original, humorous poems that I wrote to accompany my son's many offbeat drawings.
We self published our books with a print on demand publisher (Booksurge, now CreateSpace
) and do our own marketing.
Although we have not sold millions, we consistently sell books both online and at signing appearances, and our volume grows every year. We earn several thousand dollars per year and have lots of fun with this unique mother-son project