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Update on My Upcoming Picture Book

June 16, 2022

In case you didn’t know or have forgotten, I have a debut nonfiction picture book coming in spring of 2023 from Sleeping Bear Press. Working closely with my editor, we’ve tweaked the original text and title.

The New Title

Here’s a recap: Colonel Thomas S. Meacham, a veteran of the War of 1812 and a dairy farmer, living in Sandy Creek, NY, had a slice of an idea that grew into a colossal idea. In 1836, he gifted the President of the United States an enormous wheel of cheese that stood in the White House vestibule until March of 1837. In the interim, the cheese ripened and caused an overwhelming odor in and around the White House. At the end of his term in office, the president invited the public to the White House to “eat cheese” where chaos ensued. This is a quirky event in the history of the United States that will make your nose twitch and put a smile on your face.

My editor shared sketches created by the talented Lesley Breen which led to more research to check for accuracy. The designer is busy working on the layout of illustrations and text. Hopefully, I will have a cover reveal for readers in the coming months.

When I signed my contract, I thought 2023 seemed a long way off. I’ve learned that time flies trying to get everything done when creating a book. I’m now working on promotion ideas.

That’s all for now. I’ll be back with more news as it happens. Make sure to check out my author website:

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