Category: Children’s Books

  • Passionate about Braille

    The question for bloganuary today was about what cause I’m passionate about. I asked Michael this, and he said, “Braille literacy.” “Can you expand on that?” I asked. “Sure. Many blind people grow up not learning braille. They listen to everything. Please don’t misunderstand me. There’s nothing wrong with audio. The problem I have is […]

  • Our Favorite Toy and Happy World Braille Day 2022!

    Before we answer the question, Michael and I would like to shjare something. We liked discussing the writing prompt about road trips, and when I read the favorite toy question, my mind drew a blank. Michael’s didn’t. “Didn’t you play with Lego?” he exclaimed. “Of course,” I said. “It was my favorite, and frankly, I […]

  • Leaving my Comfort Zone

    That’s an easy one. In January 2020, I published my first book, a thriller and hard-boiled detective novel, Wounded Bride. In doing so, I put myself out there. This website also does that, but publishing my first book wasn’t accomplished alone. I wrote it in 2017 and sat on it for almost a year before […]

  • Our Place: Monica and Brad Start School – COVER REVEAL on World Braille Day (January 4, 2022)

    Michael and I can’t wait to show you the cover for our upcoming children’s book, Our Place: Monica and Brad Start School! The cover will be revealed on World Braille Day 2022, which is January 4. This will take place on both hyacinthgrey.com (this website) and on Hyacinth Grey’s Books for Young Readers (hgb4yr.com). Please […]

  • The Illustrations Are Ready!

    This post was written and published by Michael on October 3, 2021 on Hyacinth Grey’s Books for Young Readers (www.hgb4yr.com). Hyacinth and me are happy to announce that the illustrations for our first children’s book, “Our Place: Monica and Brad Start School,” are finalized! Both the coloring pages and the full color pictures for the […]

  • Our Place: Monica and Brad Start School

    Dear Reader, Michael and I would like to update you on what is happening with our upcoming children’s book, Our Place: Monica and Brad Start School. We’re still working on the story and illustrations. We hope this first book in a series of stories about Monica and Brad, characters we’ve both come to love, will […]

  • Update on my Writing

    I haven’t posted about my plans for books lately. I’m still working on the illustrations for “Our Place: Monica and Brad Start School.” I hate the idea of not blogging every day, but I’m starting to think I might need to change my schedule in order to have enough energy to revise my next book […]

  • Update: What Does “The Indie Way” Mean?

    In January 2021, I published a post about part of my tagline: the Indie way. It is still the only way for me, and I wanted to share this post from the archives, but when I reread it, I realized it needed to be updated. Here you go! When I first started blogging, I didn’t […]

  • Our Place: Monica and Brad Start School – coming soon

    My husband Michael and I are working on a series of books about Monica and Brad, a set of blind twins who are just starting kindergarten. I tell the story, and Michael explains how braille works. To learn more, please visit: Hyacinth Grey’s Books for Young Readers.

  • Coming Soon! – Children’s Book – Our Place: Monica and Brad Start School

    We’ve got back cover copy! The Illustrator is working on the pictures. Our Place: Monica and Brad Start School is for people about age five. For more information, check out Hyacinth Grey’s Books for Young Readers.

  • What Does “the Indie way” Mean?

    When I first started blogging, I didn’t have a clear idea of what I was trying to accomplish. I mostly just wanted a website to share information about my self-published book(s). A blog was just something WordPress.com gave you automatically, whether you wanted one or not, and I hadn’t been planning on using it much. […]

  • Hyacinth Grey’s Books for Young Readers

    I’m working on children’s books, and I’ve created a second website for them. Please visit Hyacinth Grey’s Books for Young Readers (www.hgb4yr.com) for details.

  • Books for Young Readers

    I’ve always loved stories, and I want to share that passion with readers of all ages. Therefore, I’m working on some books for young readers (they’re also meant to be enjoyed by adults!) Please visit Hyacinth Grey’s Books for Young Readers (hgb4yr.com) to learn more about what’s coming later this year or early in 2021.