One of the most infamous creators of all time, Walt Disney, once said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” I love this quote. Particularly because most of the ideas, strategies and efforts that I’ve made to move The Beantown Tales forward have been derived from an innate curiosity of what’s to come next? It is this “curiosity” that propels us, attempting new successes and achievements even if we experience a failure or two along the way. I realize that I have certainly made my fair share of mistakes in the past year and a half as an author, but I appreciate that within our implementation of “curiosity” towards new projects, there is a risk included. That if we never risk listening to our curiosities, than the ability to grow or evolve would be obsolete. After all, it is the compilation of our wins and losses that tells the rich tale of who we really are, where our curiosity guides us to towards the writing of each and every chapter.
It is at this point in time that I am listening intently to my inner "Curios George" to signal the next direction of The Beantown Tales . With the closure of the first Green segment and the honor of winning honorable mentions in three book festivals as well as Author of the Year from my publisher, Mascot Books, I am searching for the next path of creative development. Hopeful to initiate alternative forms of media and marketing tactics, I am excited to see what lies ahead. Although there is an undeniable fear and uncertainty of the future success of The Beantown Tales, I still recognize that without trying and trusting our natural inquisitiveness, there can be no achievements, adventures or escapades. It’s time to take a chance. Time to move forward. Time to indulge in my curiosity.
Therefore, The Beantown Tales will be “evolving” into a second theme of child education and entertainment, focusing the next three books on humanitarianism. The stories will utilize fun and tasty flowers as before but will unfold tales about people helping people, particularly, children helping people. Magic and fantasy will envelop these new stories but will be written to encourage young readers to become involved with non-profit and charitable organizations present in their own communities. The first segment of the Do Good series, “The Gourmet Garden of Goodwill”, orchestrates an enchanted flower patch growing and abundance of delicious treats where the children must decide how to use the yummy crop for the town’s best interest. I hope you enjoy the new venture and may your own curiosity take you to wonderous places!~
Suzie Hearl Canale is the author of the children's book series, The Beantown Tales.