Friday, June 3, 2011

My First Children's Book: Duck & Fish - and a Giveaway

Duck and Fish written and illustrated by Megan Coyle
So here it is folks, the cover art for my first children's book - Duck & Fish. It's currently undergoing some editing, but I hope to have it completed relatively soon. I was pretty excited about putting this all together. It all began last fall with a couple of sketches and a rough draft of the story, and gradually, whenever I had a spare moment in between commissions and exhibition work, I would work on piecing together the illustrations and refine the storyline.

Duck & Fish tells the tale of a mallard duck who meets a flying fish at the beach. The two animals tell one another about the joys of flying in the sky or swimming underwater. Once they go their separate ways, Fish finds himself imagining what it would be like to fly while Duck ponders life underwater. What would happen if they could live such different lives?

To celebrate the release of my self-published book, I'm running a giveaway. You can enter for a chance to win a free copy of my book - the giveaway ends June 28th and the winners will be announced on June 30th. The giveaway is now closed and the winners have been announced.

Megan Coyle with Duck and Fish
And of course I couldn't resist Photoshopping a picture of myself to include the two stars of the book - Duck and Fish.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats, it looks great! What an accomplishment!

Clytie said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you!!! And I love the portrait of you with the stars of the book - too cute!

Mary said...

Just entered :)

Terri Stegmiller said...

Oh my goodness, you created a children's book??? Fantastic and congrats!!!

Sarah said...

me too, me too! just entered!

rachel awes said...

congratulations, megan!
i loooove your duck & fish!
& that water is soooo
beautiful!!!
i love the premise...
oh yes, to dream of swimming,
to dream of flying.
& to dream of creating a book...
you are living yours!
i am thrilled for you!
& i've entered the giveaway!
lovelovedancinghug to you! xox

rachel awes said...

i've also "liked" you on facebook! :)

Jennifer DeDonato said...

YAY for you! That is great news and I know your book will be a big hit. I will totally have to get one.

Alex said...

wow, you are so BUSY!!

Nicky Linzey said...

Wow Megan I'm so impressed. Lovely pic of you too!

Wendy Wright said...

Yay! It looks great Megan and I love the picture of you with the stars of the book. :)