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By erin the great, Oct 4 2017 02:10PM

I love this review Jennifer Franklin gave of my book, Mr. Mailbox Man Goes to Work!


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'Mr. Mailbox Man' is a gift for any child, from newborn to elementary-school age. The story is highly imaginative and relies on fantastically detailed pictures to convey the story, forming a bridge of understanding between our physical world and our imaginary nature. This story lends itself to rich vocabulary development by allowing the child to become the storyteller. 'Mr. Mailbox Man' is filled with charm and fun while feeding young reader's minds with adventure and fostering their budding creativity.


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Jennifer has a masters in education. She teaches and paints magical things.


Back in 2003, we were in school together. She made these beautiful shadow box worlds when we had a show at Gallery 1010 together! I love them so much. Thank you, Jennifer, for years of advice, inspiration and friendship.


Detail of a shadow box.



By erin the great, Sep 21 2017 01:00PM

Today is finally here! I'm so excited! Here is a little video about my book. Take a little look and get your copy for that special little kid!

This picture book is designed to encourage your child to be the storyteller. There are many benefits to wordless books including; creative thinking, language developement and story structure recognition. A child who struggles with reading can also get comfortable "reading" a wordless book before moving on to books with text. I recommend this book for ages 2-7.



A portion of the proceeds go the wonderful organization drawchange a non-profit organization dedicated to aid global change by supplying the world’s children with empowering art experiences.


Thank you to my niece, Piper Jane, who contributed to the inpiration for this book. Thank you for the music, Jeff Hulett! and to my publisher, WordCrafts Press for believing in my talents.


Get your signed copy from my shop. You can get a copy from Amazon and other online booksellers.

By erin the great, Sep 5 2017 01:00PM

As you may know, Kelly is my partner in crime for Evie and Knox Stories. We have two published picture books together and are working on our third. I was eager to see what she thought of my upcoming book and so pleased to get her seal of approval. Read her review below:


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"Mr. Mailbox Man is such a sweet and unique book. The story is simple and perfect for teaching children the skill of storytelling as the book is told completely through illustrations. Children grow their imaginations and vocabulary, and parents have a beautiful opportunity to talk with their kids about the book! Love Mr. Mailbox Main Goes to Work and it's talented illustrator!"


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Kelly Young-Silverman is a Midwestern girl living in the South who loves to tell stories. Her work ranges from award-winning screenplays and stage plays to children’s stories and young adult novels.

By erin the great, Sep 1 2017 02:00PM

I'm so excited to share my new book, Mr. Mailbox Man Goes to Work, with you! Want to know what people are saying about it? Here is Darin Bush's review:


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I have always enjoyed Erin the Great's illustrations. I enjoy her sense of space and of color, and the quirkiness of her characters. I hope someday to have her illustrate one of my stories. I'm pleased to see her use her talents to create a book for children to discuss, not just to read.


The first time I read "Mr. Mailbox Man Goes to Work", I missed a lot. First of all, I was trying to read a book that is meant to be absorbed or felt. I approached it as an adult, a story teller, a writer. That was a forgivable mistake. The second time I viewed it, I tried to do so only with childlike delight. I was well rewarded.


I then noticed many extra elements to the illustrations. The house mouse is one wonderful example: not quite a sidekick, not quite a guide or chorus. When I later discovered Erin's intention, to create a book for adults and children to share as a way to spark creativity and discussion, I thought back to my daughter (now grown) and her time as a new reader. I wish we'd had "Mr. Mailbox Man Goes to Work". I'm sure she would have loved it.


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Darin M. Bush is an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author, specializing in short stories, who speaks at various conventions in or near his home of Atlanta, GA.


You can follow Darin on his facebook page


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Get your copy of Mr. Mailbox Man Goes to Work on Amazon and other online booksellers or from my shop for a special signed copy!

By erin the great, Aug 21 2017 02:00PM

First of all, happy solar eclipse day! I can't believe it's only one more month until the release of my book! Hooray! Hooray! Oh frabjous day! Callooh, callay!


As you may already know, a portion of the proceeds go to drawchange a charity that I am absolutely falling in love with. They work hard to bring meaningful art experiences into the lives of homeless children.


Here is the release of my book trailor. I hope you enjoy it. I love Mr. Mailbox Man and hope you do too!



A special thanks to Jeff Hulett for the music and to my publisher, WordCrafts Press, for believing in me.


You can order a special signed copy of the book from my shop or preorder from Amazon and other online booksellers.

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