Counting from Creation is a fun book that uses rhymes to tell biblical stories for young children. The stories start with creation and end with a picture of heaven given in Revelation. The short rhyming poems engage children, encourage them to learn new vocabulary, and entertain them as they learn numbers and truths about God, with a little added bonus surprise hidden inside.
What inspired you to write this non-fiction children's book?
Counting from Creation began one night at the dinner table with my children. We were talking, laughing, and making up silly songs. The first couple of numbered rhymes popped in my head. I ran from the table, got a sheet of paper and pencil and wrote them down. It was probably about over the next month that I finished writing the book.
My favorite rhyme from the book is:
Nine men happy with the healing,
never came to gratitude express;
Only one returned praising God,
his gratefulness to loudly profess.
An example is he for us,
always remembering to give thanks;
Lest we forget, grumble, and complain,
thus becoming all around cranks.
That’s awesome Tracy. Will you tell us about the illustrator of your childrens' novella?
I was so blessed to be introduced to my illustrator, Angie Satterfield, by a mutual friend. She was a pleasure to work with and I hope to work with her more in the future. I love that she's local and we got to meet face-to-face several times during the work process and have kept in touch after. Angie is an elementary school teacher's assistant, wife, and mom of 2 wonderful boys.
Are you working on a new project you can tell us about?
I am working on a handful of projects right now. I'm in the editing process of my first traditionally published novel with Prism Book Group and am working on a non-fiction adult book called A Closer Walk. As much as I enjoy working on both of these manuscripts, I have to admit the most fun thing on my plate right now is a book called Broccoli for President. This is a middle grade novel about a 6th grade girl name Broccoli (you'll have to wait for publication to find out why). She's very shy, but gets bamboozled into running for class president by her out-going best friend, which leads to many ups and downs for her first year of middle school.
Tracy, that sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for being on my blog. You're an awesome lady.
Mary, thank you so much for having me on your blog once again! It's such an honor and I'm blessed to get to know you through sharing love for the written word.
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