Monday, December 7, 2009


So I was lunching with Lindsey Leavitt one day, and we were talking about book trailers, about what works, what doesn't, and how to get one made for not too much money. And I had a brilliant idea to use a theme in the book -- "Mama always said..." and record kids giving their answers.

So I did that. For over one hundred kids. And it was so much fun to hear their answers!

Then I had to find someone willing to take on my project, as I don't know anything about making book trailers. (And no time to learn!) Enter Corey, who added his own artistic flair. I think it represents the book beautifully... hope you enjoy!!


  1. Hearing it the second time was even better, Irene! Congratulations again!

    Kathleen Thompson

  2. That's so touching, it made me cry.

  3. Irene, this is great. I can't wait to read your book. I want to buy two autographed copies. Nancy

  4. This is a great book trailer! Can't wait to read your book.

    Ramey Channell
    Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

  5. Who knew when we became writers that we'd have to be video script writers? I am in the throes of making a trailer right now, too.
    I like your use of the different elements: archival photos, today's kids, and the book art. I applied for a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission and the Greater Jackson Arts Coucil and I am using some of the money to hire some friends who are filmmakers to do the technical work. It is definitely a different genre for writing and images.

  6. Those kids have some wise mamas. And I've been waiting on this book a while now... ;0)
    Can't wait!


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