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Book launch for my picture book Spearfinger! Saturday, August 5 from 2:00 to 3:00 at the Learning Express of Louisville. We will have a book reading, refreshments, and children’s activities. Come join us!

Learning Express of Louisville

[beside Kroger Middletown]

12619 Shelbyville Rd

Louisville, KY, 40243

502-254-7774

SPEARFINGER/ᎦᏘᏍᏗ ᎦᏰᏌᏗ/GATISDI GAYESADI

Spearfinger, a witch, terrorizes the Cherokees of the Smoky Mountains. No one can stop her. A little boy named Chucha battles her. Can he discover her secrets? Can he put an end to her rampages? Bilingual Cherokee/English picture book paperback: ISBN 978-1-940310-56-5: $14.99. Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-940310-57-2; $21.99. 4RV Publishing

Contains 60 pages of full-color illustrations and text in English and Cherokee.

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My  bookmarks are in! I have school visits & book signings scheduled. #1 New Release in Children’s American Folk Tales & Myths [Amazon]

SPEARFINGER/ᎦᏘᏍᏗ ᎦᏰᏌᏗ/GATISDI GAYESADI:

Spearfinger, a witch, terrorizes the Cherokees of the Smoky Mountains. No one can stop her. A little boy named Chucha battles her. Can he discover her secrets? Can he put an end to her rampages? Bilingual Cherokee/English picture book paperback: ISBN 978-1-940310-56-5: $14.99. Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-940310-57-2; $21.99. 4RV Publishing

Contains 60 pages of full-color illustrations and text in English and Cherokee. Spearfinger can be found at http://www.4rvpublishingcatalog.com/charles-suddeth.php   other online bookstores, and through brick and mortar bookstores.

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My picture book, Spearfinger, and I have been invited to the 36th annual Kentucky Book Fair.

November 18 from 9 am to 4 pm

Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington

FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING

Meet more than 175 authors from Kentucky & beyond, attend author talks & panel discussions, & support reading, writing, & books in the Commonwealth!

https://www.kyhumanities.org/kentuckybookfair.html

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Spearfinger, a witch, terrorizes the Cherokees of the Smoky Mountains. No one can stop her. A little boy named Chucha battles her. Can he discover her secrets? Can he put an end to her rampages? Bilingual Cherokee/English picture book paperback: ISBN 978-1-940310-56-5: $14.99. Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-940310-57-2; $21.99. 4RV Publishing

Contains 60 pages of full-color illustrations and text in English and Cherokee. Spearfinger can be found at http://4rvpublishingcatalog.com, other online bookstores, and through brick and mortar bookstores.

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Spearfinger, a witch, terrorizes the Cherokees of the Smoky Mountains. No one can stop her. A little boy named Chucha battles her. Can he discover her secrets? Can he put an end to her rampages? Bilingual Cherokee/English picture book in paperback: ISBN 978-1-940310-56-5: $14.99 http://www.4rvpublishingcatalog.com/charles-suddeth.php

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Narrative Non-Fiction Picture Books

These are non-fiction picture books written like a story, where the reader doesn’t what to expect next or how the story will end. The reader learns something new while enjoying the picture book.

Linear Stories for Picture Books

Unlike plot-driven stories, linear stories (AKA incident stories) are made up of a series of incidents flowing from one to the next, each incident having about the same weight/importance. The protagonist moves through the incidents without really changing or learning anything. So, linear stories tend to be about typical days in the protagonist’s life, rather than extraordinary days required for a plot. Linear stories are often bookended by a beginning (waking up, arriving at Grandma’s house, leaving for the beach) & an end (going to sleep, leaving Grandma’s, watching the sun set at the beach before going home) to create a satisfying structure. However, linear stories only work if they do something special. The language may be rhythmic & beautiful, the series of events surprising or absurd, or the incidents themselves infused with humor.

Fiction!

This is plot-driven and/or character-driven fiction with beginning/middle/end. Stories where the reader doesn’t know the stories will end. This is what I write!

 

My picture book, Spearfinger, is about to be released. It is definitely fiction.

Spearfinger, a witch, terrorizes the Cherokees of the Smoky Mountains. No one can stop her. A little boy named Chucha battles her. Can he discover her secrets? Can he put an end to her rampages? http://www.4rvpublishingcatalog.com/charles-suddeth.php

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4RV Publishing and I are working on my picture book, Raven Mocker, which will be a bilingual English/Cherokee edition. Unole, a Cherokee boy, tries to fight off Raven Mocker who wants to steal the soul of Unole’s sick mother.

The first task is the English editing. Then the Translator will translate it into Cherokee, and I will assist him in compiling a glossary. Then it goes to the illustrator for illustrating and formatting. Then publication, sometime around the first of the year. Then I take a break.

Author: Charles Suddeth

English Editor: Wayne Harris-Wyrick

Illustrator: Darrenn Canton

Art Director: Aidana WillowRaven

Translator: Tim Nuttle.

Cherokee editor: Lawrence Panther

Children’s Corner Imprint Editor: Renee’ La Viness

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