Author, Barbara Studham

Creator of memoir, fiction, and the children's picture book, Strawberry & Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Creating A Children’s Book

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My latest project!

I am so pleased to be creating the story line for my new children’s picture book. Friend, and artist, Heather Lamb, is the illustrator and has perfectly captured the essence of my characters. As creating a children’s picture book is a first for us both, it is definitely a learning process, but exciting nonetheless. The story and theme will be released at a later date, as will the book in 2017. For now, we will continue to work diligently to perfect our work in the hope of pleasing children everywhere.

My efforts to date.

While I have much catching up to do before I could even remotely emulate Heather’s artistic talent, for those of you who have shown curiosity over how my art lessons are progressing, here are a couple of acrylic paintings I completed over the past couple of weeks. I’m aware there is a lot of practice in my future!

For anyone interested in picking up artist’s tips, a great link is: http://www.paintingclass.net, where artist David Dunlop offers valuable information. He is a fantastic artist in many genres, and his blog is definitely worth a subscribe. He also offers DVD’s of works in progress.

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For over twenty years, I have parented four grandchildren with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: a disorder caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. Please read of our family struggles and challenges at http://www.challengedhope.com. My two ebook memoirs available on Amazon titled: Two Decades Of Diapers, and, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: The Teen Years, describe the struggles my grandchildren and I experienced during their youth and teenage years. I have also written fiction, including a six-book English seaside series, titled, Under the Shanklin sky. I am now embarking on a new adventure creating children's picture books, designed specifically with kids with FAS in mind. The two main characters of the book are Strawberry & Cracker, twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. The first titled The School Day focuses on the special supports the twins need at school for a successful outcome. The book is due out in the fall of 2017, to be followed by more in the series, all focused on the daily challenges faced by children with FAS. For more info, see my author blog at www.barbarastudham.com.

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