Saturday, May 16, 2015

Twinkle and Luna are On Their Way to Print this Summer!

Under the pin name is J. E. Sakura, having lived in and loved both Japan and Korea, my dream has always been to publish and promote children's books in Asia as well as the USA.  
Twinkle and Luna will be the first in a series of children's books with DVDs 
(since the words are sung), 
coloring books, poetry, and much more.
These days, finding a publisher as a new author is nigh unto impossible.  
There ARE those who accomplish just that; 
but I have this idea: 
 having run my own company as Artwork by Joanna since 1976,
Why not continue that tradition and self-publish, 
retaining complete autonomy of content and ideals?  
Amazon's printing of my book was of unprofessionally poor quality,
which no amount of communication could resolve.
 So, I've stopped promoting it, and will pull it off of CreateSpace 
as soon as I have time to call them.

Instead, I'm giving Lulu Publishing a try.
 So far, they've been very professional 
but the bottom line will be what the final product looks like.  
I'm picky, so we'll see.  
There's no such thing as a half-rate Artwork by Joanna product,
so the books have to match a forty year standard.
As the past year and a half of working two jobs winds to a close, 
Twinkle, along with her friends, Sparkle, Shimmer, Glimmer, Glow
and most recently, Luna, look forward to 
adding you to their circle of friends!


  1. Joanna, you are such an inspiration to me! You will probably never know just how much...
    I LOVE your stuff :)

  2. Beautiful! Have you thought about putting it on Amazon as an ebook as well?

  3. Thank you! It will be an ebook, as well as paperback, through Lulu very soon!

  4. Very cute! You can expect me to order a paperback copy as soon as they're stocked!
    - Cheyenne

  5. どうもありがとう! Here's a link to the blog with all the photos of Korea as well (the posts from 8/2012 through 8/2013):

    You have amazingly natural linguistic abilities, Cheyenne, and your life should be very rich and full!