Oh, Hardcover, oh Hardcover… Wherefore art thou, Hardcover?

Kate here.

As an English teacher and avid Shakespeare fan, I do fully realize I’m not quite using the reference in the title of this post correctly, but my inner – who am I really kidding with this “inner” claim? – and indignant geek is somewhat pacified with my half-hearted, “But it’s a pop-culture reference!” justification.

According to Shakespeare, “wherefore” doesn’t actually mean “where,” but “why.” As such, the post title really means “Why are you, Hardcover?” not “Where are you, Hardcover?” I guess it poses a more philosophical, existential question regarding our children’s book, doesn’t it?

I digress!

So, we’re waiting patiently for the hardcover to get printed – well, as patiently as two impatient-people-when-we-want-something can! Honestly, we’re like two kids on Christmas Eve, anxiously watching the hours slowly tick by…

To be specific, we are waiting for the hardcover book to not only be printed, but also 1,500 copies then sent to us.

To our house.

1,500 copies.

All. At. Once.

By the way, does anyone have an extra warehouse lying in wait that Demetrius and I can borrow?!? As long as things go well, we won’t need it for too long… 😉

Guess the Head…!

Here’s a short excerpt from The Armadillo Pillow…with a backside view of a very familiar head! Whoever makes the first correct guess will receive a free copy of our book!

“Armadillos are quite tough,

With a belly soft like pillow’s fluff.”

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Finding My Inner Teen…

To Be Delaware is a new venture of mine…hold tight because this is my first attempt and it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

The main character is a 17-year-old girl named Theresa Beatrice Delaware – or “TBD” as she is often nicknamed – who, after several moves with her overprotective and highly demanding parents, is a bit jaded. However, when she meets some interesting people – namely, a do-what-he-wants musician named Dominick Gyphon – Tess starts to change her mind about this new town.

Though she often struggles and goes through some significant challenges throughout the duration of her senior year at this high school, she gets close to a couple of people, who prove to be genuine friends to Tess. And despite their superficial differences, Tess and Dom discover that have much more in common than their stereotypes suggest.

Follow along with me as Tess discovers more about Dom and those around her…and in turn, learns a great deal about herself.

Feel free to read the first chapters through the Katherine Becrelis page on Facebook:


Would love to get some feedback!


The Armadillo Pillow

Update! Our first children’s book, both written and illustrated by the two of us, can be pre-ordered starting on Friday, November 24, 2017!
The first people to pre-order now will receive from us a signed The Armadillo Pillow postcard. These postcards can also be presented as a gift to a friend or a loved one to let them know that you have purchased them a copy of The Armadillo Pillow, and it’ll be on its way soon!
Hardcover copies will officially be in stock January 2018.