On Nov. 30, 2013, author Andrea Saint James announced and shared how her book, “Bilbao Beetle Learns To Share,” has climbed the charts!
The book about Bilbao Beetle, along with friend Axel Ant, is illustrated by Roger Kabler. This children’s book debuted recently on Amazon and was #5 on their chart. Soon after it shot up to #1 under kids books in Hot New Listings. Saint James, who resides in West Palm Beach, Fla., is happy about her book’s success.
“Yes, my book about Bilbao Beetle is selling in the top 100 of children’s books at Amazon, and I’m very excited about it!”
Author Saint James and illustrator Kabler met when she was a TV publicist at 20th Century Fox. He was in one of their series at Fox, and they have remained friends ever since.
“Since 20th Century Fox, I have seen much of Roger’s wonderful art. When he and his wife, Mary Gregory, created ‘Montague, The Pit Bull of Park Avenue,’ I realized that he would be the perfect artist for my book, ‘Bilbao Beetle Learns To Share.'”
According to Saint James, Kabler is one of those rare people who can reclaim childhood and throw it out there in a colorful way, at the same time reminding us what being a child was all about. She also shares how she got the idea for her book.
“My book began when I was sitting on my patio in Los Angeles, and I saw one lone firefly buzzing about. It instantly rocketed me backwards into my childhood catching them and putting them into a jar.”
Back then, as Saint James’ thoughts progressed, she began to think of that experience from Bilbao Beetle’s point of view. She added a moral adventure tale about arguing with family members, getting mad, getting lost, getting found and learning life lessons – of the bugs and of the humans!
Note that Roger Kabler has illustrated both of these children’s books, and they were released at the same time.
“I find this to be a very exiting time as other authors are approaching me about doing their books. I’d like to say, too, that it has been a lot of fun!”
Learn more about the authors, Bilbao Beetle and illustrator (of both books) by going to Andrea Saint James, “Bilbao Beetle Learns To Share,” “Montague, The Pit Bull of Park Avenue,” plus Roger Kabler and Mary Gregory.
One can learn more about Gregory’s and Kabler’s pit bull at Montague. Also enjoy video clip about Adele writing a children’s book, seen above under Bilbao Beetle book cover.