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  1. Kelly says:

    Good morning,

    I found advent activities to do with my soon-to-be 2 year old and one of the suggested books is your J is for Jesus: The Sweetest Story Every Told, but I am unable to find it and assume it is because it is out of print. Do you know if any place I could purchase this book? Thank you so much! I’ve ordered several of your books based on the ratings and rave reviews you’ve received and look forward to reading them with my daughter! Blessings!


  2. Megan McIntyre says:

    Dear Mrs. Bowman,

    Hi! My name is Megan McIntyre. I found your website by reading through the Agented Authors list at Credo Communications. With your knowledge and experience, my purpose in writing you is to ask for assistance in taking the next step; I would be honored and thrilled to hear from you in whatever response that may be.

    I am originally from Florence, Alabama, but currently live in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil. My husband and I have followed God’s calling as missionaries to the Amazon for ten years now. I am a mother to three lovely little ones, a homemaker and a homeschool mom. I am in my Word daily, as it is my life line, and I love to write what the Lord does and shows me. I find Him and His joy and healing through seeking and putting those words down on paper. My children and I love to rigorously read children’s books and this is where my mind is daily excited as we go on our adventures within the pages. I have never published, but I believe I should take the stories that I ask to share with you and put it out there for Him to do with it as He wills and works. May I ask if you offer any service to read the manuscript?

    Several years ago, He put an idea of a children’s book series on my heart and it came to fruition in the middle of raising three small children in a poverty stricken and communal living environment in the middle of the jungle. Iris to the Amazon was birthed in the search for the heart of God amidst unfavorable conditions and waiting on the Lord. Since the manuscript series of eight children’s nonfiction books have been completed, we have moved locations but still commute to the same jungle area. For three years, my family has been without internet until a recent move. (Therefore, I haven’t been able to use Facebook very often. Dear friends have offered to set up a website and blog for us, and we hope to proceed with it on our stateside visit this December). A year has passed since the completion of the series and I often doodle with my children what I see as the illustrations of the books, or at least the main character. We did not have the internet or communication to pursue publication at the time, but since we moved this year to an area with internet, I hope to move forward with the books and I need information pertaining to illustration as well. 

    I took a step in January to have the series edited and I put my proposal on the ECPA website for six months in which I did have a reply. I am unsure of the ins and outs of a rather new author owned publishing house that pursued me. I hope to work with an agent or other individual in the literary world in order to learn and grow. Now that I am able to communicate regularly, I am emailing you today to ask for a referral in hopes that you will accept my proposal for Iris to the Amazon; Seeing the Fruit of God’s Spirit through the Eyes of a Child. If you are currently not available I will gladly take any direction you can give.

    Thank you for your time!

    For Christ’s Glory,
    Megan McIntyre

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    • admin says:

      Hi Megan, I am sorry for the delay in my response, but I’ve had some glitches on my site and the messages are not being sent to my email. If you could please email me at, I’d be happy to discuss some details with you. Thanks!

  3. Carol Markgraf says:


    I am a Kindergarten teacher in a Lutheran school. My friend, who is a preschool teacher, came across your book M is for Manger at a recent teacher’s conference.
    Each year we have to come up with a Christmas program for our children to put on. It is getting harder and harder to find something that is Bible-based, Scripturally sound, and yet easy enough for our kids to put on.
    We purchased your book and wonder if we could use it as the basis for our classes’ Christmas program this year. We would gladly use your copyright info and give you full credit for this amazing book. We would just add a few songs to complete the program.
    Thanks for the consideration!

    • admin says:

      Hi Carol, I do not know if I replied to this or not–I have been having some issues with my messages on this site. So sorry! To answer your question, you would have to contact Tyndale Publishing House to get permission. Their website should have contact info. If you need more help, please email me at

  4. Hi! We really want to use your book J is for Jesus for our Preschool christmas. But is it out of print? We’d need 5 copies. Thanks!

    • admin says:

      So sorry, Jessica! It is out of print and I do not have 5 copies to spare. I’m so sad about this and even sadder that 3rd party sellers are now selling it online for insane prices. I have no control over that and I do not make a dime from those sales. I can spare 1 copy but not 5. If you are interested, please email me at so we can discuss privately. Thanks!

  5. Claire says:

    I attended your presentation at Speak Up. I wanted to say thank you. The recommended manner of doing that is handwritten, however, looking for your address seemed a little stalker-ish, so please forgive this message if it feels inappropriate!
    Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us. Your presentation was authoritative, entertaining and useful. As promised, it provided foundational principles for writing for all children.
    Thank you so much, Claire

  6. Jim S. says:

    Good morning:
    I am hoping you can help me locate one of your books. I wanted to purchase your book titled “My cowboy boots”. It sounds like the perfect gift for my niece whose 3rd birthday is 5/19/17. She sounds like the little girl in your book. I cannot seem to locate a new copy of your book and was wondering if you had any copies available for sale. Can you please let me know if I can purchase a new “My cowboys boots” through you?
    Thank you,
    Jim Scully

    • admin says:

      Hello Jim,

      That book has been out of print for a long time. I do not have any hard cover copies to sell but I might have a paperback copy. I am currently traveling. Can you please send me an email and I will address this asap. Thanks!

  7. Becky Ronquillo says:

    Dear Crystal Bowman
    I am a Bible study teacher (in training) at Horizon Christian Fellowship. I also work with youth pastor Ron Mason. We are a humble church serving many children of less fortunate families. Our Sunday school allowance barely covers the cost of the meal (including one hot item since for many this is breakfast). We are in receipt of a donated bookcase. We would love to start up a children’s library. We humbly ask, therefore, if you are able to donate any of your books, new or used, for this passion of ours.
    Becky Ronquillo
    3535 Otis Avenue
    West Sacramento CA 95691

    Horizon Christian Fellowship
    P.O. Box 1900
    West Sacramento CA 95691

  8. Carol Schutte says:

    In 2006 my newborn granddaughter Kaitlyn received a personalized book by you entitled “I’m Kaitlyn! I Have Important Jobs to Do.” I would love to order one for my newest granddaughter Penelope but I don’t see that this is available on your website or Amazon or Tyndale. Do you still do these – Kaitlyn’s is so sweet and inspiring – a wonderful introduction to our place and responsibilities in God’s world. Thank you.

  9. Irina says:

    Hello Crystal,

    I am from Ukraine. Just wanted to thank you for writing the book “” The One Year Devotions for Preschoolers”.
    I have been looking for a children’s book that would help me as a mother communicate spiritual truths to my son on his level of understanding.
    What helped me is your great work! We read it every day and every time we open it, it is as if we open the gates of Heaven and hear God talking to us both in such a simple and fun way.
    Unfortunately, there are few of such books in Ukraine, and it would be great to have this book translated into Ukrainian, so that more children would be able to learn about God in such an easy way.
    Has this book been translated into Ukrainian? If yes, then could you, please, tell me the exact name of it in Ukrainian, so that I could google it on Ukrainian websites?If not, then what are the conditions of translating it into our language?



    • admin says:

      Hello, Irina,

      Thank you for contacting me. I am happy you enjoy Devotions for Preschoolers. It has been translated into several languages but I am not aware that is has been translated into Ukrainian. The foreign translations are handled through the publisher. Authors have nothing to do with that, so I am sorry I can’t be more helpful.


  10. I love your books Crystal. Reading your blog about your daughter’s pregnancy and prayers for her little one, I want to invite you and her to check my website for week by week pregnancy prayers.

  11. Sally Heath says:

    The Devotions for Beginning Readers is exactly what I was looking for. It’s not just for beginning readers, it’s good for all of us! Thanks from Trig’s grandma.

  12. Hi Ms. Crystal,
    Bless you for being a Christian children book writer. Your passion for writing and reading will bring you more blessings. I will be heading to the library and read your books.

  13. Hi,
    Greetings! I was sent your way by Jaimie Engle and I am looking for Christian publishers. Is it okay if you critique on line? I assume the $35/hour critique is by phone. I am bilingual and you might not understand my accent so is it possible if you do it online? thanks.

  14. Jake Widmer says:

    Hi, I am interested in talking to you about being interviewed on my new christian podcast, would you be interested?

  15. Hi Crystal,
    I help you with your book production while I was with Dickinson. I am now with Color House Graphics in GR. Can I help you with any book projects that are coming Up ?
    Thank you !

  16. Mary Aderinkomi says:

    Hi, my name is Mary and I am doing a Vacation bible school for children in Nigeria on a mission trip. I was looking to order some children’s books from you, from your ” I can read” series. Would you be able to set up a order of 300+ books for the kids in Nigeria?

  17. Stephanie Ward says:

    Mrs. Bowman, I am a first grade teacher on summer break in Oviedo, FL. I am in the process of putting together a project. It is a HUGE venture! However, I have a rock solid faith in how God will use it. Part of the project involves literature for young girls (age 7-12) about Old & New testament women. I was hoping you might be able to steer me in a direction of someone capable of completing the written portion to accompany the rest of my project. Thank you so much for your time!! God Bless:)

  18. Tori Higa says:

    My husband and I share the perpetual calendar, Instant Messages from God’s Word, and highly recommend it! And as a mother to two little ones, we have enjoyed several of your children’s books as well!

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