In 2017, I released the first three books in a children’s picture book series called Lola’s Adventures. It’s truly a passion project for me – a gift from me to my youngest daughter that I hope she will love as much when she’s older as she does now. Here are three things that you may not know about Lola’s Adventures!
Lola is written for my youngest daughter, Charlotte.
I was reading through some family history and noticed that a previous Charlotte in our tree was nicknamed Lola. I had been looking for a name to use in my new children’s series that represented Charlotte without being Charlotte. Lola was it!
As a fun bonus, it’s a family name that shows up in several generations of my genealogy, so it has special meaning for me.
The adventures in the stories are based on things that my daughter loves.
Each story started with a moment in her life that we felt was something she enjoyed. Lola Dreams of the Zoo was first in the series because during her first year of life we visited the zoo all the time. She loves animals! Lola Visits the Farm extended into her love of the children’s song Old MacDonald. Upcoming titles will continue this theme as well as take Lola on adventures that I hope to share with my girl in the future.
I try to include something in each story for a special girl in my life.
In Lola Visits the Farm, I wanted to have engaging illustrations of cows and chickens because two girls in our life, my niece and a family friend, love these animals specifically. Just like with my adult fiction, I’m hiding little nuggets that my loved ones will recognize as being special for them. I hope that you will enjoy them as well.
Here’s a bonus…
There will be more books released soon! This year, I’m working on several including Lola Plays at the Park, Lola Goes Camping, Lola Finds a Cat, and Lola Goes to the Beach.
Is there an adventure that a little one in your life would like to see Lola enjoy? Let me know in the comments below! I’m always looking for more ideas to incorporate into the series.
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