Fresh off releasing How Perfectly You! (And Peabody Too!) in September, Vernon author Beth McCarthy Marks is about to see two new children’s books published this summer.
The Doubt Booger is a fun and whimsical story about the thoughts and fears that control us, she said.
The characters in the story (with a little help from Reality Raven) learn that scary situations aren’t always what they seem.
“I think what I like best about this title is the way that it puts a comical spin on real circumstances that children have to deal with. It creates a safe space for kids to connect with real emotions they might be feeling,” said Jadon Ward, who is working with Okanagan Publishing House on both projects.
The Doubt Booger, which is on track to be published in June, is illustrated by Nadine Wilson of Vernon.
In addition to owning Nadine’s Fine Art and Frames and being president of the Downtown Vernon Association, Wilson is an accomplished artist.
“She has already finished some of the illustrations for the book and the results have been stunning,” said Marks. “Nadine hit it out of the park depicting the Doubt Booger and other characters in my second book, a story meant to encourage confidence in kids and adults.”
Mark’s third book, I See You, also set for release in June, follows the story of Ronnie, a young boy and his lovable dog Buck. Through their interactions on the Gilmore’s farm, their story reminds readers to view people as they really are.
“This is a finely crafted tale,” said Ward. “Not only will children find their attentions captured by its storyline, they will learn that people are more than their appearances.”
Kelowna artist Alex Fong has provided the illustrations for this title, and Marks says she anticipates great things from the collaboration.
More information on the books is available at OkanaganPublishingHouse.com.