The In The Nick of Time iReads Book Tour has BEGUN!

October is half over already…where does the time go?!

To say life as been busy lately is putting it mildly.  My first-ever virtual book celebration, Louisville Book Festival, is coming together beautifully and I continue to be blown away by the level of talent and thought leaders who will be joining us via Zoom on October 23rd and 24th.

Louisville Book Festival

When I have a moment to spare, I put on my Children’s Book Author hat, shift gears, and work passionately to spread the news of my books and how important is it to support local authors, women-owned businesses, and brick-n-mortar stores during this upcoming holiday season.

October also has something NEW and BIG for Make A Way Media.  I am very excited to share the news of a HUGE campaign that I am doing with iRead Book Tours!

As you can see from the graphic above, this tour will be filled with unique and exclusive stories, interviews, and giveaways. Every “stop” on this tour is a little different!

The Books Included in the Tour:

In The Nick of Time: A Timely Tale about a Little Brown Boy who Saves Christmas.
In the Nick of Time by Deedee Cummings
Nick Saint never really put a lot of thought into his name until one snowy day in December when he accidentally receives a letter meant for Saint Nick. Realizing there is not much time left until Christmas, Nick opens the letter. The unexpected message inside ultimately leads him on a journey of understanding poverty, gratitude, and service to others while discovering the real meaning of the holiday spirit.
A little under a year ago, on November 1, 2019, to be exact, I released my eleventh book…which also happens to be one of my most popular books to date. In The Nick of Time is a diverse children’s picture book I penned to fill a glaring gap. I had spent years searching the online world for picture books about brown children who are the heroes in their Christmas story, especially the one about helping Santa save Christmas. So I wrote my own.

In The Nick of Time is about a little brown boy who saves Christmas, but this one sweet story has an additional layer of “special.” I truly wanted a book that featured a positive character that looked like my son, Nick. As a black mom, I know the importance of sharing books with my son that include characters he can admire, but also directly relate to.

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This Is The Earth: A recent Purple Dragonfly Award First Place winner, Cummings uses bold and bright illustrations in This is the Earth to share a message of peace, love, respect, compassion, inclusion.

Published in early 2019, the book’s message bears repeating: peace is meant for all of us and it is everyone’s responsibility to care for each other like the united family that we really are. This exceptional and timely book shares the reality that we are all sharing this world that we call home instead of acting as though each continent, each, country, and each neighborhood is like a completely different planet. Within the pages of This is the Earth, readers will discover thought and conversation-invoking concepts on issues and struggles that have our world at odds with each other. Kids and adults will love the lyrical message and thoughtful artwork that reinforces the fact that every human being is our neighbor on Planet Earth; a place also known as Home.

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Take a moment to visit the iRead Books site to see the linked tour itinerary and enter to win one of our many giveaways.


About Deedee Cummings

As a therapist, attorney, author, and CEO of Make A Way Media, Deedee Cummings has a passion for making the world a better place. All 16 of Cummings’ diverse picture, poetry, and workbooks for kids reflect her professional knowledge and love of life. Colorful and vibrant, her children’s books are not only fun for kids and adults to read, they also work to teach coping skills, reinforce the universal message of love, encourage mindfulness, and facilitate inclusion for all. Cummings has spent more than two decades working within the family therapy and support field and much of her writing shares her experiences of working with kids in therapeutic foster care. As a result, her catalogs of published books for kids are filled with positive, hopeful messages. Using therapeutic techniques in her stories to teach coping skills, Cummings also strives to lessen the stigma that some people feel when it comes to receiving mental health assistance.
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