How Long Will You Love Me?
Written and illustrated by Patti Brassard Jefferson
Publisher: Halo Publishing, Int.
Published June 2013
Genre: Children's book
ISBN Number: ISBN: 9781612441658
Available at: www.howlongwillyouloveme.com, www.halopublishing.com/bookstore, http://www.amazon.com/author/pbj, www.barnesandnoble.com
What started as a single drawing for a Valentine's Day card, has slowly, but oh so surely, become
About the Book: Whether it's a question from a child to a parent or an adult to their significant other, the question “How long will you love me?” probably gets asked more than you think...even if it just stays in your head and you are the only one who hears it. Patti Brassard Jefferson's creative first book starts with the question and each page gives a warm, rhythmic reassurance --- "I promise I will love you 'til..." It's the perfect book to read to someone to let them know your love is endless.
So, just how long WILL I love you? The answer is perfectly clear in this book!
BONUS: Each page also has a heart drawn in it somewhere. While they are not very difficult to find, the search will also take the reader through some of the other subtle jokes such as a banner behind the bunny band that promotes Carrot-oke or a whale who's reading Moby Dick on the beach.
Patti Brassard Jefferson lives under a palm tree in sunny
Florida with her husband, Ken and their 2 rescued mutts.
How Long Will You Love Me is the first children's book that PBJ has written and
illustrated. She began drawing when she was a little girl and forgot to stop
when she grew up. She thinks doodling is a lost art and has a special place in
her heart for the smell of a new box of crayons.
Patti Brassard was born in upstate NY in 1962 but moved with her military family to
Virginia when she was 11 years old. She always loved art in
school but never gave a thought to making it a career until she started college
in 1980. With no idea where a Fine Arts degree would take her, she instead
studied Media Arts Advertising and after graduation, started her own graphic
design company so that she could continue to be a work-at-home mother to her
It was while Nikki was learning to read that Patti mocked up her first book aimed at teaching pre-readers the alphabet. She only shared it with her daughter and her kindergarten class. It was very well received but Patti never pursued the project any further.
Over the following years Patti opened a paint-it-yourself pottery studio and got back to being involved in more artistic endeavors. In 2010, she remarried and added
Jefferson to her name: Patti Brassard Jefferson. They moved to the Florida Keys with their two rescued dogs, Marley & Mollie,
and she opened an art gallery.
Florida, she decided to dust off unfinished children's book
project that she had put on the shelf. It had started as a Valentines card
years before and had morphed into the beginning of a book. Over the next 2
years, Patti worked on the illustrations and adding more pages. It was finished
in October 2012 but she had no idea what the next step was. A friend and fellow
author had just self-published a novel so Patti did some research. She decided to start a Kick Starter campaign to raise the funds necessary
to self-publish her book. The campaign launched in April of 2013 and funded 30
days later. She signed with Halo Publishing International and the book was
released in June!
Author Website: www.HowLongWillYouLoveMe.com
Blog Address: www.1crayonshort.blogspot.com
Twitter URL: pbjmosaic
Facebook URL: facebook.com/pbrassard
Facebook Fan Page URL: facebook.com/howlongwillyouloveme
You can find out more about Patti Brassard Jefferson, her work and World of Ink Author/Book Tour at http://tinyurl.com/pxvhsc7
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