Outdoor adventures combine with the joy of reading in lively picture book’s celebration of imagination
PRESS KIT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Edwards, CO –Calling all explorers! What if you could go anywhere in the world? Through the power of imagination, and the art of the written word, each of us can pick up a book and set sail to a magical destination. Fostering curiosity and literary appreciation is at the heart of Nicole Magistro’s whimsical picture book “Read Island” (Read Island LLC, October 5, 2021). Join a very brave girl and her animal friends as they traverse the seas in search of an island made of books. Propelled by their sense of wonder, the group...
Stories float: Live from Mackinac Island
For me vacation goes something like this: sun, sand, wind, water, boat, book. A land-locked westerner for most the year, I am inspired every time I visit the water. That, plus I definitely get more reading done. This summer, our family vacation to the upper peninsula of Michigan checked all the boxes. I brought two novels (the out-of-print Canadian tome Monkey Beach and highly anticipated ARC of Cloud Cuckoo Land). When I finished them both, I found myself at The Island Bookstore on Mackinaw Island to restock. There I discovered two collections of poetry, fitting with the theme. One is older...
Collaborative mindset can lead to start up success
When the idea for a children's picture book came to me, I knew I couldn't do it alone. First, I am not an artist. Nor am I a designer or professional publicist. I only knew enough about book printing, distribution and wholesale to get myself in trouble. Ever an entrepreneur, none of these personal limitations got in my way (of course). I just started to reach out. My first partner-in-creative crime was Alice Feagan, the acclaimed illustrator whose collage style I admired. I had to convince her to take on a project like mine. I promised it would be awesome, that...