I’m seeing turtles everywhere these days!
Myrtle’s Game, book 2 in the Myrtle the Purple Turtle series, is complete and now the Kindle version has just been released on Amazon.
In Canada, it hit the #1 spot in its category on the first day.
The US ebook is available here, with more links and updates to come.
The print version will be released everywhere on Amazon in another day or two. Stay tuned, please.
Jo Robinson again has created gorgeous full-colour images of Myrtle and friends and we are once again bowled over by her great talent.
Daughter Lauren Reyes-Grange is my co-author on this book, and it’s been a joy to collaborate with her. You may recall that the first Myrtle book was written for her when she was a child. Please help me congratulate her on her first book!
While we anxiously waited for the book to be ready, Karen Pickering’s art class in Wisconsin, USA, made us pictures of turtles. This delighted us no end.
So did the wonderful messages from many Myrtle-fans — among them the great champions of Indie authors, Chris Graham and Sally Cronin. Take a bow, please! We authors thrive on such support.
On Facebook, I noticed today that friend Mandy, while waiting for the new book, has re-read Book #1 and painted her nails purple. She beat me to it, and I have never been so happy to be bested!
Finally, late last night, I belatedly came across this review of Myrtle the Purple Turtle from Canadian Living, one of Canada’s top-rated magazines. I was “over the moon”, as they say!
Book reviews and stories, from magazines, newspapers, bloggers, broadcasters — and many others sharing by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email and elsewhere — made Myrtle the Purple Turtle a repeat bestseller.
You proved that a little book, written 28 years earlier and produced independently, could be a success.
Are we grateful? You bet.
68 thoughts on “Turtles Rule!”
Thank you. It really is.
Aw…I’m so happy for you, Cynthia! What a great cover, too! Congratulations!
Thank you, Jill! Jo has done a great job with illustrations and Lauren has been wonderful to collaborate with.
Great and congratulations to both authors. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.
Thank you, dear Paula.
Nuttin’ slow about this turtle!
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Your reply made me grin, Sharon. Turtally lovely!
Thank you, Teresa!
Just wow Cynthia! Many congratulations and a couple of high-fives to you and Lauren – and your talented illustrator too. Wonderful news!
Thank you, Pauline! I am in very good company, indeed.
Congratulations to both of you, Cynthia and Lauren. How wonderful it is to have a book co-authored by mother and daughter! Can’t wait to read it. And…. the Canadian Living review was great….
Thanks, Jessica, for your lovely reply. We are thrilled to see the paperback now coming out too. Lauren and Jo did a great job. And Myrtle and her friends, of course!
How wonderful. I wish you and your daughter continued success.
Thank you. It’s been a rewarding collaboration.
So much goodness. Congrats Cynthia!
So much goodness indeed, Brad. So much to be thankful for, every day.
Congratulations! I saw a turtle sticker on a car one day and it was purple. I think it was a sea turtle, judging by the flippers.
Thanks for mentioning that. I shall now be looking out. Ya never can tell!
Love it, power to the purple and Rock Your Shell, Lauren and Cynthia.
Congrats, Cynthia AND Lauren! The new book looks great:)
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Delighted to share the news that the sequel to Myrtle the Turtle is now available.. a beautifully illustrated children’s book by Cynthia Reyes, her daughter Lauren Reyes-Grange with artwork by Jo Robinson..links in the post to buy for Christmas.
Myrtle is a hit – congratulations to you and your daughter!
Go Myrtle. May your tribe increase and your shells remain polished.
I am so excited for you and your daughter!! Applause and congrats to you both!!
This is wonderful news. Congratulations to both of you. I always knew Myrtle was a Top Turtle. 🙂
Wonderful! Congratulations to you and Lauren and Jo. How lucky we are to have another Myrtle tale to enjoy.
Congratulations & Best Wishes! ❤ Myrtle is marvelous and now there is more… xo
Looks great, Cynthia! And congrats to Lauren on her first book – hope there will be many to come. I will look out for the book on Amazon India.
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NEW RELEASE – a Myrtle the Purple Turtle SEQUEL 😀
Wow! The new book looks terrific, full of action and joy – congratulations to you all and I wish it all the success of Myrtle the Purple Turle! I see a series in the offing… 😀😀
I hope so! Thanks, Annika, and for being one of the first supporters of Myrtle the Purple Turtle when it was published last October.
Such fun, for you and your daughter both! It seems so appropriate that you should be collaborating now, to keep telling Myrtle’s story.
Thanks for picking up on that, Kerry. It feels totally fitting, especially since she is the original Myrtle.
Congratulations Cynthia and Lauren! Myrtle is just as engaging in her second outing as she is in the first. Bet I’m no the only person looking forward to Myrtle 3.
Congratulations Cynthia. Wishing you and Myrtle continued success.
Thank you very much for this kind wish, and my best to you!
Yay for Myrtle!!!!!
Congratulations mother and daughter
Thank you! We are lucky to be able to work together on this. And to have Jo’s beautiful illustrations.
I nearly mentioned the illustrations, too
Hooray for you, your daughter and Myrtle herself!
Hooray indeed, to Myrtle, Lauren and Jo! I’m happy for them all. Thank you, Lisa.
Congratulations to you and Lauren, Cynthia. I am happy that this all came together for you at last. Many wishes for much success!
Yes, it’s later than we planned, but we are all very thankful that it’s complete. And Jo did a fabulous job, for which we are also very grateful.
What great news! Many congratulations to you and Lauren 🙂
Thank you, Andrea. And Jo did a beautiful job, as usual!
Huge congrats Cynthia! 🙂
Congratulations to you and your daughter, Cynthia. I can’t wait to see your new book!
I thought of you a couple of weeks ago, Cynthia, when I watched them release baby turtles into the Bay of Banderas in Puerto Vallarta. –Curt
Congratulations Cynthia and Lauren! Looking forward to buying some hard copies (autographed of course by both authors!).
This is wonderful, Cynthia!
thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments,
I like your Purple Turtle book and the lovely illistrations, contratulations on your success with your book,
Congratulations to Cynthia, Lauren and Jo on another successful book in the Myrtle series!
I am amazed and happy to read the success of MYRTLE ;
CONGRATULATIONS to both you and Lauren! Wonderful news. How cute to paint her nails purple. I loved all the drawings the kids did.
Fabulous Cynthia! 🙂 Congrats girls …
So excited for you both! Congratulations! I am going to order a copy this morning…. 🙂
Congratulations to you and Lauren, Cynthia! I am slowly catching-up and was so pleased to read this post this evening! I will be ordering a book as soon as I can.
Thank you, Clare, for your kind comment. We hope you will enjoy the book. Best wishes to your family, Clare.
And to yours, my friend.
Amazing and congratulations!!
Congratulations Cynthia and what cute photos of turtles!