“Love” A New Board Book By Casey Rislov
Posted October 16, 2020 by Prairie Wife - 11 comments
Casey Rislov is a local author and friend. I am so excited to introduce you to her, and to have her new board book “Love” and a matching onesie as our first 7-year Blogiversary giveaway. You’ll find a Rafflecopter form at the bottom to help you enter to win.
Below is what Casey had to say about her writing process for the book “Love” as well as a look at the beautiful text and illustrations.
This book started late last spring when COVID had everyone hunkered down for quite a while. The times were shocking, tough, and there was a lost sense of security.
One of the good things to come out of these trying times was the time to slow down and be with your direct family (if you could).
I found that leaning in to love really does help.
Whether it is reading about stories, hugging your family, or doing nice things for others that cannot be near you.
On my Twitter page (@caseyrislov), I am connected to many other book lovers, illustrators, and people who post positive vibes.
In November of 2019, I started posting different verses of the Bible that would fit with my books. It was a comforting and positive way to connect with others.
The response has been great, others love to share my posts with these quotes tied to my books.
So my editor, Aimee Jackson from Book Bridge Press, saw this- and she thought why not put one of the greatest loved verses from the Bible with pictures from Love is Forever?
So we worked on this with her team all spring and early summer.
The illustrations help tell the story of what the verses look like.
The verses are simple but lovely.
For example “Love comforts” has the two young owls cuddled in bed reading a story while the parents stand close by watching.
“Love Protects” the young owls are flying a kite together. The older sibling is helping the younger one. She also helps him get ready for the day in a sweet picture beside it.
This book, as with all of my books, was created thanks to a wonderful team.
It is amazing what one idea leads to.
If you live locally I would be honored to see you at one of our upcoming events.
The first is at Wind City Books this Saturday, October 17th from 11 am to 1 pm.
The second is at ART321 Saturday, October 24th from 10 am-12 pm.
Both events will feature Chad Lore who will be singing songs he made for the book.
Want a copy of Casey’s new book “Love” for yourself or a beloved friend or family member?
All you HAVE to do to enter to win this book and adorable onesie (or t-shirt) is let us know in the comments who you would give them to!
Earn more points towards the giveaway by using the Rafflecopter form below to follow us on social media.