Once upon a time I wrote a story about a beloved saint and the traditions that grew from his feast day. Martin of Tours was a Roman soldier, who had a chance encounter with a beggar that led him to rethink his life and faith, and ultimately become a monk….then a bishop….and finally, a saint!
I spent a lot of time last year illustrating that story and now— believe it or not— it is PUBLISHED and it’s A REAL BOOK! And I am SO excited to finally get to share Snow on Martinmas with YOU!
The story opens in a snug English cottage where a grandma is making a dinner for Martinmas with her children. Since the holiday is a bit old and not as well known as many other feast days, the children don’t know why the day is special. The Grandma tells the children all about the saint and all the things she did as a child on St. Martin’s day, inspiring the children to celebrate in their own ways— by doing things like making lanterns or playing soldier.
I worked really hard on this for several months, but its still taken me a bit by surprise that its really here, all done, and ready to share! But I am so very excited to share this little book with you, and I hope you love it too.
In honor of this big day, I am also giving away a FREE COPY of this book to one lucky winner! Just comment below to enter to win. If you’d like to increase your odds, share on social media and leave another comment telling me where you’ve shared! I will announce the winner on Saturday.
And most of all, I hope that you love this book, I am proud of it and am so honored to have been given the chance to put it out into the world with Xist Publishing.
Thanks so much— and dont forget to comment!
Talk again soon–