As a new year begins, it’s time for a new logo (or a first logo!).
Here it is in all its’ glory!
I called my work Lilacs in Literature because in each book I write, I mention lilacs.
My first book, The Lilac Princess, is the inspiration behind this. I wanted a flower that had a fragrance so beautiful that a Princess who didn’t have access to these would go to great lengths to get to them. Dreama, the Lilac Princess, is a strong female in charge of her destiny. She wanted to go outside the castle walls where she knew it wasn’t safe to be among these wonderful smelling flowers. She figures out a way with the help of her friend, Dirk. She meets a dragon who seems friendly at first and wins her trust, but he has evil plans for her. Does she make the choice for her safety or does she risk the entire kingdom that she has yet to inherit to stand up for what she believes in? You’ll have to read the story to find out. The Lilac Princess is about friendship, courage, and forgiveness. It’s a story that will touch both children and adults alike.
The other inspiration beyond this logo is that all my books address some positive characteristic to encourage good character in children. I’m using the fragrant lilac to represent good character because when we choose to be people of good character, we emit a beautiful fragrance out into the world that touches and changes the rest of the world. I believe we should be the change we want to see. Being people of good character does just that. And I want to help children be the best people they can be so that is why I have chosen to focus on good character in my books.
I do hope you will join me in 2017 to help spread good character. You can help by following me on WordPress, Facebook (www.facebook.com/wluthman), or Twitter (www.twitter.com/wandalu64) and by purchasing my books for your child or a family member or friend today.
A Turtle’s Magical Adventure is about a turtle who doesn’t like his shell because it makes him too slow. He goes on an adventure to meet the Wizard to request his shell be removed. He meets a lot of whimsical and interesting characters along the way who help him see his shell in a new light. Does Tad, the turtle, learn to accept himself the way he is before he meets the Wizard or will he be turned into turtle soup? Read the book to find out. This book encourages friendship and self-acceptance. A Readers Favorite Five Star book!
Little Birdie Grows Up is a picture book about a little blue bird who pecks his way out of his shell and into the hearts of parents and children. He longs to grow up and learn to fly. Come along on this universal journey that all children and parents go on. This book is about following one’s dreams.
I have 3 books to come out in 2017 plus I’m re-publishing The Lilac Princess (same great story, new cover).
The three books coming out are
Gloria & The Unicorn about a girl who is disfigured from a traumatic birth and no one believes in her. A unicorn comes along who teaches her to read and empowers her. She becomes magical herself but has to face the Wicked Wizards of Malcadore. Will she believe in herself and save her beloved unicorn friend or will she believe the lies about herself? Read the book to see what happens. This book is about literacy, empowerment and love.
Dirk and the Dragon is the sequel to The Lilac Princess. Dirk and Liam go on an adventure to tame the voices in their heads and come to terms with their choices. Many perils await them in their travels and new choices will have to be made. Will their friendship survive or will the Wicked Witch prevail? Read the book to find out. This book is about choices, being who you were meant to be and family.
Franky, the Finicky Flamingo is a picture book about a flamingo who doesn’t like anything the other birds eat. He seems to be a picky eater, but find out why in this beautifully illustrated story. This book is about withholding judgement until you know the whole story.