Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Today's the day!

 While We Wait is officially out in the world today! I'm so happy!








Pick up a copy at your library, favourite local bookstore or on-line, 

then sit and read and enjoy!


Judy Ann

Friday, March 11, 2022

New book!!

A few days from today is a very special day! March 15 is the official launch date of,

While We Wait


√Člodie Duhameau did the illustrations and they are beautiful! 
Somehow she managed to put so much expression on the faces of the characters with so few lines. 
I can't wait for you to read my words and see her art! It is said that the best picture books are a perfect partnership between author and illustrator: 
The art invites you into the book 
and the words keep you coming back. And those words were 
patiently guided and edited by the BEST editor, Debbie Rogosin.

Already I've had such a lovely review from Linda Ludke, extraordinary Collections Management Librarian at London Public Library who made While We Wait her expert pick. She said, in part:

"The elegantly crafted text lyrically conveys just how active 
the act of waiting can be"

Linda goes on to say,

"Judy Ann Sadler expertly stitches warmth and originality into the fabric of this sweet picture book about a close-knit family and the fine art of patience."

Read the entire review here:

https://bookcentre.ca/publications/newsletter/march-2022#experts

Isn't that lovely?

You can order or pick up a copy at your favourite independent bookstore or on-line! 

Don't wait!!

Happy reading,

Judy Ann


Monday, February 7, 2022

Goofy Valentines!

 Over the past many years, I've created what I hope are fun and surprising 

Valentine's Day cards. I love sending them to family and friends. 

Here are a few samples:

This one said, "Hey Valentine, I'm hooked on you!"



In this one I printed, "Hogs and kisses to you on Valentine's Day!"



"I'd SNAP at the chance to be your Valentine!"


"WHALE you please be mine?"


"I SHELL always love you."


I wonder what this year's Valentine card will look like?

xo

Judy Ann











Monday, January 24, 2022

Pillow case fun!

Over the years, I've enjoyed choosing perfect fabrics to make pillowcases for gifts. 

I decided this past Christmas that it was time to make 

personalized pillow cases for the littles in my life!

I spent a delightful hour at stache fabrics in downtown London 

choosing just the right fabric combos.


One of our littles really likes cats and regularly pretends to be a playful kitty.


Another thinks he may want to be a sea captain someday.


Another is very good at identifying many different birds, just by their calls.


And, really, they all love frogs and lily pads and anything else around a pond, 
but this seemed perfect for the youngest.


I hope they sleep well on their playful pillowcases!

xo

Judy Ann


Thursday, January 20, 2022

A first look!

It's been almost four years since I had a new book out in the world! 

That makes it extra delightful to have TWO picture books coming out in 2022! 

Here is a look at the cover of 

While We Wait 

which will make its grand entrance this March. I'm so excited to get my hands on a copy!

 (Are you wondering what these two are waiting for?!)




√Člodie Duhameau has done an amazing job with the art. 
She manages to express so much emotion and love in so few facial lines.
I cannot wait for everyone to read and see this book!

Enjoy your day,

Judy Ann




Friday, January 14, 2022

Toques!

 Knitting toques for my grandkids is one of life's little pleasures. 

Recently I made a couple of extra-fun toques!




Stay cozy and warm,

Judy Ann