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Happy 2nd Birthday to Alli Brydon Creative!

It's been two years since I started of Alli Brydon Creative,

my children's book editorial and writing business!

Here, have a slice of cake with me

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash_birthday cake

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

The first year was incredibly successful, with such projects as editing/project managing

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo (which keeps on going and going), writing nonfiction for Scholastic Clubs, and signing on with my agency, Painted Words. Feel free to click back to my blog post from last year celebrating my 1st birthday.

Well, the second year possibly outshone my first!

OK, so I’m going to come right out with the #1 most exciting thing...

I’M GOING TO BE A PUBLISHED CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR!!!

Myths and Legends of the World cover

Open your mystical map and get ready to travel through time with 21 extraordinary myths, legends, and folktales that will transport you to every corner of the globe. Meet gods, goddesses, serpents, talking fish, and clever spiders. Cavort with sea nymphs, mystical women, terrifying beasts, and volcano people as you discover different tales of how the world began. Retold by ME! and with dazzling illustrations by Julia Iredale, these stories will link you to the past and introduce you to people who preserved their tales through oral history.

Publishes on October 1st, 2019 (Lonely Planet Kids)

Links to pre-order on IndieBound, Amazon, and B&N

2nd highlight: I've started a children's book imprint called Upside Down Books that will launch in January 2020 publishing picture books, activity, and nonfiction chapter books that focus on mental health, well-being, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence.

Upside Down Books is an imprint of Trigger Publishing, and here are just a few of the amazing books planned for next year and beyond: