Publishing a dream come true
While Sarah is proud of achieving her dream, she admits that the process of publishing was a long road. She wrote and illustrated What Are You Grateful For Little Bug? around four years ago but was stumped on what to do with it.
When she decided she wanted it published it was a slow period of going from publisher to publisher, only to be turned down.
After many rejections she knew she had to find a way, and decided to go with a smaller local publishing firm, Atlantis Books, in Whakata¯ ne.
“It was really hard to get the book published but I just needed to make it happen.”
Having the books written, illustrated and published in her own local area allowed the community to join in. When people see or buy her book they know what it took to get that book on the shelf.
“Every single sale I worked really hard for and when people buy it they know that they’re buying someone’s dream,” says Sarah.
■ Sarah’s books are at Te Awamutu store Kids Collection in Alexandra St.
AUTHOR and teacher Sarah Akroyd with her first children’s book