Sometimes you just know.
Maybe it’s because the hair on the back of your neck stands up.
Maybe it’s because reading the story out loud gives you goosebumps.
Maybe it’s because you get to the end and have to read it again.
Maybe it’s all the above and more telling you that THIS is THE STORY!
That’s what happened when we received the submission from our very first author, Shelly Roark. We are so excited she has joined the Little Lamb Books family, and her new story about Billy the Bubble gives us goosebumps on our arms, tears in our eyes, and makes us want to read it again and again. It will be the same for you too; we promise!
Today, we welcome Shelly to our blog and invite you to get to know her a little bit.
Where do you call home?
I have lived in Texas all my life. East Texas is Home!
Describe your family.
My husband and I have been married for 25 years, and we have three awesome children, who are 16, 14, and 13. We are blessed to live fairly close to grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Do you have any pets?
Our very sweet four-legged family member is Rosie, a black lab. She loves us all, but my youngest daughter (who sneaks her cookies constantly) is her favorite!
What do you think makes a good story?
A good story grabs you, takes you on an emotional ride, teaches you something incredible, and says goodbye before you’re ready to leave.
What are some of your favorite children’s books?
Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss best? One of my favorite all-time books is How the Grinch Stole Christmas! When my kids were little, we read Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise every night before bed. I also loved reading Silly Sally by Audrey Wood, and one of the books that makes my heart swell and eyes get misty is The Tale of Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt.
How long did it take you to write your first picture book, The Bubble Who Would Not Pop?
The story about Billy Bubble was initially written in three days, but I had been thinking about it for some time. I didn’t write it down at first, but made it up as I was telling the story orally to my three children.
What do you think would be the main theme of your picture book?
My book has a simple message for children: God knows what you need before you ask it, and He hears your prayers…always.
We cannot wait to share more about Shelly and Billy Bubble with you, as well as reveal the cover art, and fill you in on where and when you can buy this colorfully illustrated picture book for you and your family. To learn more about Shelly, you can visit and bookmark her website here, follow her on Pinterest here, and like her on Facebook here.
The Bubble Who Would Not Pop! is scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2017.
Praying you all have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!