Sneak Peek: Lailah’s Lunchbox!



“Did you order a book?” my brother asks holding up a package outside my front door.

I love books and often order books online. My mind takes a minute to register. I just ordered Always Mom, Forever Dad by Joanna Rowland and loved it. This time, this book on my doorstep was my book Lailah’s Lunchbox!

It’s a real book! The illustrator Lea Lyon said the same thing when she received her book in the mail too. When you work on a book and are awaiting it for a year, you forget how real the book is, until you hold the book in your hands, feel the glossy pages, smell the scent of fresh-new-book!

I love the way Lea has illustrated Lailah and her emotions. Here is a sneak peek below of Lailah’s Lunchbox! It comes out May 1st…THANK YOU for all those who have ordered it and supported it! I hope you all like it!


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getting my niece and mother to sign the back of my book. Others have signed the back of my first copy so now it’s not as yellow anymore!

On a side note, I spoke with my grandmother joking that now I should give away laddoos in luncboxes as a gift to celebrate. The next thing I knew Nana had bought little lunchboxes, filled them with sweet laddoos, and started gifting them to celebrate the publishing of this book! At first, I thought I can’t believe Nana actually did this, but then no, this sounds just like Nana!! Thank You Nana!IMG_9784



About Doodling Through Life

I doodle. All the time. Doodling helps me make sense of the world around me. When I doodle, whether it be swirls or figurines, I am transformed to a world in which my doodles live, and my thoughts become clear. My mind breathes. Through my art medium of pencils, paint, potting soil, and pixels, I thrive. I am a teacher and have taught 2nd grade in Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia for 4 years. I am currently a Stay-At-Home-Mommy to a ___ daughter (she was born in June 2010—you can do the math !) and a ___ preschooler (she was born November 2012) who is exploring my creative outlet via the aforementioned 4 P’s! So far, I’m an author whose book Lailah’s Lunchbox was published in 2015 via Tilbury House Publishing. I have 2 new picture books projected for 2019: Amira's Picture Day (Holiday House, 2019) and Let Me Show You The Way (Eerdmans, 2019)! I’m an Atlanta based children-family-lifestyle photographer on weekends. Thank you for stopping by!

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