Ducky’s New Ball–our first picture book is out!

Cover-Ducky's New Ball

When Ducky’s new ball bounces off the door of an underground home, she suddenly has a new friend to play with. But Spike’s spines pop Ducky’s new ball. The two friends try everything to fix it. Spike uses glue. Ducky tries tying the ball together. Nothing works until Ducky’s creative thinking, and Spike’s “spikes”, save the day.

Illustrated with hand-made dolls and scenery made by the author, Jennifer Carson.

Check out more of the interior illustrations by visiting her website, or buy the book on Amazon.

 

New Fox Hollow Tales Etsy Shop, now open!

foxhollowcard#3Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall, illustrator extrodinaire and I have opened a new Etsy shop dedicated to Fox Hollow tales. The profits from this store will support our new book series, Fox Hollow Tales. Look for new products to be added soon! We’d love to hear what kinds of items you’d like to see in the store too, so drop us a line!

3…2…1…Launch! Kickstart Fox Hollow Tales!

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Today I launched the kickstarter for my project with illustrator Patricia Ann Lewis— she’s the fabulous artist who illustrated Hapenny Magick and To Find A Wonder. It’s a scarey feeling to put your work out to the world but also exciting =0)

Fox Hollow Tales is a series of stories set in New England in the 1830’s.

Wojer and the Wizard of the Wood

is the first tale in the series and stars a little badger named Wojer.  The neighborhood bully, Lilly, tries to scare Wojer with a story about a wizard who turns anyone who picks berries at the Old Lark Meadow into frogs. But Wojer humorously turns the tables on the Lily and her friends.

Woger-the girls

You can find out more about Wojer and the Fox Hollow Tales series by following this link:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jennifercarson/fox-hollow-tales-first-in-the-series-illustrated-s

Cover Art revealed for Wojer and the Wizard of the Wood, the first in the series for Fox Hollow Tales

Wojer and the Wizard of the Wood-- Available soon!

Wojer and the Wizard of the Wood–cover sketch. Just wait until you see it in color!

Soon we will be Kickstarting our first illustrated storybook in the Fox Hollow Series! Pat Ann and I are so excited about these beautiful books and we hope we can get you excited too.

Fox Hollow Tales is a beautifully illustrated, heartwarming and magical series of stories set in 1830’s New England.

Wojer and the Wizard of the Wood

is the first tale in the series and stars a little badger named Wojer.  The neighborhood bully, Lilly, tries to scare Wojer with a story about a wizard who turns anyone who picks berries at the Old Lark Meadow into frogs. But Wojer humorously turns the tables on the Lily and her friends.

The books will be in printed in full color in a limited edition hardcover version and in a soft cover version. It is our hope that Fox Hollow Tales become some of your favorite stories and are shared down through the generations.

A bit reminiscent of the Beatrix Potter tales or Brambly Hedge, Fox Hollow Tales are set in New England circa 1830’s and full of colorful characters like Lilly, the daughter of a fancy Fox Hollow merchant and the natural leader of the group, Pippen, who always follows Lilly’s lead and Pearl who is more quiet and shy. Wojer is the newest member of the Badger family and has a lot to learn about the village of Fox Hollow and it’s inhabitants.

Stay tuned to learn more about Wojer and how you can help us bring this project to life!