A Tooth Fairy and a Children’s Book

My beautiful friend Sheri Fink has tagged me in The Next Big Thing. Some of you have heard of this little game. Some of you know I’ve played along before. But this time is different and it might surprise you. I’m a tad late getting this out. Everyone else was nicely organized and posted together on November 2nd. Here I come bringing in the rear. 😀 I like to keep to a schedule and that pesky Immortal Monday, and now Friday Fictoneers held me back. What can I say. Without further ado…

 The Next Big Thing

Tish is a  pleasantly pink tooth fairy. Nothing makes her happier than bringing treasures to children for their discarded baby teeth.

What is the working title of your book?
Tish the Tooth Fairy

Where did the idea for the book come from?
The idea came from a story my little Monkey (daughter) shared with me one day after school, based on a special event.

What genre does your book fall under?
Children’s picture book

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
If this were to happen at all it would be an animated short. Actors would provide the voices only.

Tish the Tooth Fairy………. Amy Adams
Mother Fairy……………………. Julia Andrews
A varied cast of boys and girls

When will the book be available?
That’s a good question. The script is finished, but since picture books are a new area to me I have a lot of research to do. I am undecided if I will seek traditional publishing or follow Sheri’s example and self-publish. When time permits, I’ll begin that project.


Will this idea lead to others? Maybe it already has. Where does your inspiration come from?

Since this has gone around and many of my fellow bloggers have already participated I’m not going to tag anyone, but feel free to jump in and participate if you so desire.



Check in the same time next week for a short recap of the SCBWI Writer’s Day



Reminder: this blog will be relocating to a self-hosted site at some point near the end of the year. I hope you’ll follow us to the new digs. My fabulous designer, Laird Sapir, is working her tail off for us. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with.

19 thoughts on “A Tooth Fairy and a Children’s Book”

  1. Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, LaughingKristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing

    I love the whole tooth fairy concept, Debra! And what a COOL picture! I didn’t know you could draw. I may have to see if we can strike a deal sometime. I’ve written a children’s book…about 7 years ago (?), but I suck at illustrations. I came up with some fairly decent ones (like 3rd grade level, lo.), but they were pastels and didn’t copy well, so I ruined them by trying to do darker outlines…and never could duplicate them. 🙂

    You are definitely a multi-talented woman. (spell check is recommending I change multi-talented to mulch-talented…I’m not gonna do it).

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Thanks, Kristy. Drawing is something one should practice often. I am very rusty and I don’t like my end product. I used to draw cars a lot. Does that surprise anyone? The guys in my car club used to have me draw theirs. That was a long time ago. I don’t want to illustrate any of my own books. For Tish I would love to find an illustrator similar to Robin Preiss Glasser or Ted Enik who draw Fancy Nancy. I just love that look for Tish. My son is much more gifted at the art than I am and I want to get him in a really good art program, but he resists. 🙁

  2. EmmaEmma

    It sounds great. Your kids will be so proud of you!

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Thanks, Emma. Know to figure out the next step. 😀

  3. Diana BeebeDiana Beebe

    Tish is absolutely adorable! I know my younger daughter (who is enamored with the Tooth Fairy) would love it.

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      AW, I would love to see something like that with the children. My youngest has started drawing a fleet of fairies since I drew Tish the other night. LOL. Thank you, Diana.

  4. Jennette Marie PowellJennette Marie Powell

    LOL I’m late on this one too – I got taaged last week, won’t be putting mine up until next week due to other stuff already being scheduled. Love the illustration! You obviously inherited your mom’s artistic talent. 🙂

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      No worries, Jennette. I am missing things left and right at current. There is so much I’m trying to keep up with things are slipping right out of my brain. :- That’s probably not good. Didn’t you get tagged a while back? I’m having trouble keeping track of it all these days. I look forward to reading yours. If I miss it because I’m on my vacation please remind me so that I get to go back and read it.

      Art does seem to run in the family. My mother, her mother before that, now my son. I can easily see my son as a comic book artist. I don’t think I’ll ever do anything with mine. I don’t love it enough. I found my love in the writing.

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Thanks, Serena. I have another idea brewing in the picture book area that you might find really fun. It fits with the Weird Wednesday topics.

  5. tedstrutztedstrutz

    Of course Amy Adams! Love your drawing, and waiting in line to buy your book.

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      She has to be a Disney princess! Me too, Ted. Me too. 😀

  6. susielindaususielindau

    This is so great and I love the illustration! All the way to Hollywood Debra!

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Ha ha! Yeah, wouldn’t that be something? You don’t know how funny that line is. I might have to private message you. 🙂

  7. laurastanfilllaurastanfill

    Love the illustration and the concept, Debra! And I can’t wait to buy your book someday for my girls–no matter how you decide to launch it into the world.

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Aw, thanks so much. I really appreciate that, Laura. As does Tish. 🙂 We appreciate you taking the time to stop and comment.

      November 12, 2012
  8. Angela WallaceAngela Wallace

    Sounds like a fun project. I’m sure getting the illustrations will be awesome.

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      I hope so! It all depends on which way I go. If traditional, I don’t have a lot of say in the artwork. Your support means a lot, Angela. Thank you.

      November 12, 2012
  9. Tameri EthertonTameri Etherton

    I am so late in coming here to meet Tish! She’s adorable ~ impressive art skills there, Debra. I draw terrible stick people. You should totally follow Sheri’s example and self publish. Tish will be a hit world wide!

    November 13, 2012

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