Saturday, December 24, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

Authors and illustrators of Children’s Picturebooks

“Authors and illustrators of children’s picturebooks serve the needs of a range of readers - their consciousness and capabilities -  far greater in scope than that of the more learned... rest of humanity.” 


-Sage Merriman

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Idea of the Novel

“The idea of the novel is not to create a place for the short story to breathe, but for the reader to forget... to breathe.”


-Sage Merriman

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Idea of the Picturebook

"The idea of the picturebook is not to create a place for pictures, but to create a conveyance for story - into the minds and hearts of readers - with or without words."


-Sage Merriman

Saturday, December 3, 2016

PIGGIES & TOES is FREE Today - A Book of Toe-Teasing Fun by Sage Merriman

This book is special to me because as a small child I so enjoyed having my toes teased by my grandmother and other adults in my life... always to the sing-song rhythm-rhyme of “This little piggy"....

Which is the takeoff point for the original work in Piggies & Toes.

:o )

Here’s the link to download your FREE copy.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Announcing the publication of HUMAN BEANS - TRUE FACTS ODDLY TOLD

Book by Sage Merriman, Cover art by Vera Kulikovi 




HUMAN BEANS is one side in a serious but fun conversation about what it is to be human... in relation to plants and animals, biology and farming. A book of “True Facts Oddly Told,” it offers a slice of how the world works and is meant to be shared with a child you love.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

99-cent Holiday Special: BOXED SET - 7 BOOKS WITH NO PICTURES (Amazon Countdown Deal)



Regularly $5.99, temporarily yours for 99-cents.

BOXED SET presents the experimental series of Books With No Pictures complete in one volume. An Introduction to Pictureless Picturebooks is included, along with an interview with author Sage Merriman. 

The seven titles in this collection are CARDBOARD BOX, MAMA DUCK, PIGGIES & TOES, ESKIMO KISSES, GREEN BOAT, HUMAN BEANS, and BOSSY PANTS. 

Individually, they are normally priced at $2.99.

Books in this series are easy to read because, though pictureless, they maintain the page-turn punctuation and rhythm of the traditional picturebook.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

PIGGIES & TOES - A TRADITIONAL NURSERY RHYME RUNS WILD - Released today by Sage Merriman

New Cover Design Invites Toe-Teasing Fun


Little Toe Threatened - Conquers Fear


:o )




In PIGGIES & TOES, a familiar five-line nursery rhyme runs wild... turns into toe-teasing fun for young and old alike.

 Shoes & socks off...? Let the rumpus begin!



PIGGIES & TOES is available today here from Amazon.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Free Today: ESKIMO KISSES—THE TIME THEY SAW THE GRIZZLY BEAR by Sage Merriman

In ESKIMO KISSES--THE TIME THEY SAY THE GRIZZLY BEAR, two stories converge in an effort to explain the Eskimo way of kissing—by rubbing-noses. 

My motive in writing this was to tell the story of the Eskimo kiss as a cultural tradition among First Nation groups in Alaska and Canada.

What emerged was a work of fiction, which though true to the effort to deal with anthropological facts, leaves some open-ended and unanswered questions.

Suggestion: Share this ebook with a child you love. But be prepared to try Eskimo kissing yourself. It will inspire you both.

It’s that kind of book.