November, 9, 2019-
One year ago today, Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck hit the presses!
What was a little dream, became a huge accomplishment.
Over the past year, there have been many firsts… holding my published children’s book in my hands for the first time, attending my first bookstore author events, first library events, visiting elementary schools as an official author for the first time, reading my book to children across North Carolina, and the list goes on.
The opportunity to share my children’s travel and adventure picture book has been a priceless gift to me.
I’ve driven all types of new terrain with Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck, and feel like we’ve barely hit the surface.
I am ecstatic to see what adventures lie ahead in 2020.
I would like to thank each bookstore, library, school, media outlet, and other venues for welcoming me with open arms.
To my friends and family, thanks for the amazing encouragement and support.
To my little monster truck fans, thank you for reading my book!
To everyone else that helped me find my way as a new author, who gave me advice, connected me with resources, helped spread the word… thank you.
The greatest lesson I learned this year is this— when you have a dream, follow it.
Make it happen.
Put your truck in gear and…
DRIVE TOWARD YOUR DREAMS!
– Alison Paul Klakowicz
Host and Creator of Hodge Podge Podcast and Blog
Author of the Award-Winning Children’s Picture Book Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck
Alison Paul Klakowicz is an Eastern North Carolina native, children’s book author, blogger, podcaster and creative writer. She is a military spouse who resides in Fayetteville, NC with her husband, Adam, and son, Mak.