Monday, September 19, 2016

Oh, How the Years Fly By! by Annette Bridges: Excerpt + Giveaway


Oh, how the years fly by!
A whimsical coloring journey. . .
&
A whimsical inspirational journey . . . by Annette Bridges
Genre: Inspirational Adult Coloring & Quote Books
Date of Publication: August 1, 2016
Publisher: Ranch House Press
# of pages: 72

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Oh, how the years fly by! A whimsical coloring journey is an adult coloring book that features thirty vibrant original illustrations and quotes that will take you on an enchanting voyage of reflection. Be reminded of the simple pleasures that make you feel happy. Find the encouragement you need to nourish your soul and refresh your spirit. Get out your colored pencils or crayons and discover the stress relieving, calming pleasure of coloring.  

Oh, how the years fly by! A whimsical inspirational journey is a smaller hardcover full-color rendition of the coloring book featuring the same illustrations and quotes.



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*Spiral bound coloring book only available through website
Coming soon to the Ranch House Press Etsy Store!

A new adult coloring book and quote book combo!
By Annette Bridges


As I wrote on the introduction page to my new adult coloring book, the thirty illustrated pages were birthed from a stack of photographs depicting adventures with my daughter from her birth to her college graduation.

My hope for you as you color your way through its pages is that you’ll be reminded of your own happy childhood exploits and escapades. So during times when life feels gloomy or overwhelming and you need a break or a time-out from adult struggles and problems, I hope you’ll not only find stress relief in the relaxing art of coloring but joy in being reminded of less complicated days from your own memory bank.

My messages that have been imbedded into each illustration are intended to remind you to keep dreaming new dreams, to assure you that it’s never too late to go on new adventures and to encourage you to keep exploring new possibilities and places.

I was so tickled with the beautifully crafted designs by my fabulous illustrator Lesley Vernon that I decided to create a colorized version of the coloring book. So you’re seeing excerpts from my coloring book and quote book combo!

The coloring book is published in an 8.5” x 11” paperback and spiral edition and the quote book is a small hardcover full-color 5” x 8” rendition of the coloring book. They are both adorable with absolutely gorgeous illustrations! Each coloring page offers something for every skill level. The illustrations feature a mother with her children – boys and girls at a variety of ages.

There are simple pleasures to be enjoyed at every season in our life. And coloring is one of those pleasures. The years may fly by, but there’s joy in celebrating memories and in reminding yourself that some moments need to be experienced again and again. Besides, it’s never too late and we’re never too old to enjoy life’s simple pleasures, to play and have fun!

Be inspired,
Annette



**Be on the lookout for a free coloring page download link coming on Forgotten Winds on Sept. 22, 2016**



Annette Bridges is an author, publisher and women’s retreat host on a mission to help every woman realize her story is extraordinary, valuable and noteworthy.


Before writing books, this former public school and home school educator spent a decade writing hundreds of helpful, instructive, and lighthearted columns published by Texas newspapers, parenting magazines, websites, and bloggers.


Annette lives on a Texas cattle ranch with her husband John, dachshund Lady, and lots of cows. She can drive a tractor but only if wearing a fresh coat of lipstick and it’s not her pedicure day!


Annette loves to journal in color and create word art. She especially enjoys coloring with glitter markers. She looks forward to spending hours with her daughter coloring this book and giggling together as they remember their many happy adventures.
GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY!

(US ONLY)

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: 
*Signed copies of both books, 
*$25 Michael's gift card, 
*logo tote bag & bookmark
TWO RUNNERS-UP: 
Choice of signed copy of either book
logo tote bag & bookmark

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