My Ninth Book in Print!

 This morning, just a few minutes ago actually, I hit the "SUBMIT" button to start my ninth book on its journey through the approval process at KDP headquarters (wherever that is).

I'm excited about this, the second book in the series of children's books I've written and done the art for and published. 

I've used photographs of the tortoises I live to help tell the stories.

This story involves a Redfoot Tortoise named Darwin coming to terms with the fact that they might not be who and what the world expects them to be, working through a challenging identity issue with friends, and finally deciding that who they are is more important than other, strictly biological, factors in making you who you are.

The first book was an introduction to Chili, a Russian Tortoise with a burning secret and a grumpy demeanor. Chili spends his life in a bad mood, and works through the reasons, his feelings, and his feeling about being grumpy all the time with his friend Darwin... finally coming to the conclusion that maybe it's all right to not always be happy if that's not how you feel.

I love living with tortoises and exploring some of the challenges that everybody deals with through these children's books; I look forward to the next book in the series, which will feature Aretha, a very large Asian Mountain Tortoise.

All of my books can be found on my author page on Amazon, my own Buy Stuff Page, or by sending me an email at: jsheffield@gmail.com.

I hope you enjoy the latest book, and would love to hear from you and/or see pics of you (or loved ones) enjoying these books!

Thanks - Jamie