Out Now! Snow on Martinmas (and a giveaway!)


   Once upon a time I wrote a story about a beloved saint and the traditions that grew from his feast day. Martin of Tours was a Roman soldier, who had a chance encounter with a beggar that led him to rethink his life and faith, and ultimately become a monk....then a bishop....and finally, a saint!
  I spent a lot of time last year illustrating that story and now--- believe it or not--- it is PUBLISHED and it's A REAL BOOK! And I am SO excited to finally get to share Snow on Martinmas with YOU!

  The story opens in a snug English cottage where a grandma is making a dinner for Martinmas with her children. Since the holiday is a bit old and not as well known as many other feast days, the children don't know why the day is special. The Grandma tells the children all about the saint and all the things she did as a child on St. Martin's day, inspiring the children to celebrate in their own ways--- by doing things like making lanterns or playing soldier.
     I worked really hard on this for several months, but its still taken me a bit by surprise that its really here, all done, and ready to share! But I am so very excited to share this little book with you, and I hope you love it too.


  In honor of this big day, I am also giving away a FREE COPY of this book to one lucky winner! Just comment below to enter to win. If you'd like to increase your odds, share on social media and leave another comment telling me where you've shared! I will announce the winner on Saturday.

  And most of all, I hope that you love this book, I am proud of it and am so honored to have been given the chance to put it out into the world with Xist Publishing.

  Thanks so much--- and dont forget to comment!
Talk again soon--
H

40 comments

  1. The illustrations look beautiful!!! I would love to win a copy!

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  2. Looks like a beautiful and cozy book!

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  3. How exciting! I would love to win this book. You are amazing!

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  4. I love your artwork and your blog! And I can't wait to read this, it sounds amazing! I have 5 kids so I look forward to sharing it with them. Thanks for sharing your gifts with the world. ❤️ I'm going to share the post on Instagram!

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  5. So beautiful! Would love to share this with my students!

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  6. I love having nicely illustrated saint books to read my kids! This looks beautiful.

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  7. Shared- Pinned on my Saints Board on Pinterest!

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  8. How exciting! It looks beautiful. Congrats!

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  9. I shared on our Orthodox homeschooling group.

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  10. Another book to add to my children's home library wishlist. :) I shared on the Children in Orthodox Churches FB page as well as on my own.

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  11. This looks like an amazing book.

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  12. This looks stunning! I'm always searching for books my sons will love to read! Especially books about saints!

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  13. Shared on my Facebook page (and Instagram too if I can figure that one out!)

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  14. We would love a copy! Thanks!

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  15. This looks just lovely! I'd love to read it to my kiddos! So just for kicks, I shared it on Facebook :) Thanks for working to get it published!

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  16. What a beautiful book! What a beautiful tribute to Saint Martin and to God! May your book about his story reach far and wide cause others to glorify God!

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  17. this looks AMAZING!! My kiddos would eat this up!!!

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  18. Beautiful book. Would love to win a copy for our church library!

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  19. Shared on our St. Andrew Church Library FB page.

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  20. A beautiful beginning to what I hope will be more books of this kind from YOU. Would love to win one or purchase

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  21. Congratulations!! This is so cool.I love the illustrations, and this looks like such a darling story :)

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  22. I would love this book for my classroom!

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  23. When I lived in Germany as a child, the patron saint of our village was St. Martin. Every year for his feast day there was a carnival and an after dark parade with lanterns and sweet pretzels. I'd love to win this book! (Although, truth be told, I'll be purchasing it if I don't win it!)

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  24. Hi Heather,
    I would love to win your book and add it to my collection of Christian children's literature. Thanks for the chance and congratulations again on its publication.
    Sincerely,
    Dana

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  25. This is beautiful! I'm so excited :)

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  26. I also shared the link on Facebook :)

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  27. What a beautiful book! I look forward to reading it with my children

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  28. I love the story of Martinmas and your book looks like a treasure that even a big girl, like me, will enjoy! The illustrations are beautiful and I would love a chance to win a copy. Congratulations on your publication!!

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  29. This is so exciting! And wonderful and inspiring. I love the illustrations too.

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  30. This (like all your work) looks gorgeous! Sure hope to win.

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  31. I have loved following your work, and this books looks adorable!

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    1. Hey there, Kirby! You are my winner! :D just send me your mailing address and I'll send your book your way!~ thanks so much!

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  32. Just so beautiful! Excited to read your book!

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Each and every comment is appreciated! Thanks for coming to visit me :) ~Heather

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