If you hold a seed… My book is now available on preorder

If you hold a seed… published by Running Press, 2013.


My first children’s book is now on preorder through Amazon! The release date is in April. Here is the write up and links if you would like a beautiful hardcopy with a happy preorder discount.

Exquisite illustrations balanced with minimal, flowing words, articulate the magic that unfolds from planting a simple seed. As a young boy holds the seed and sows it in the ground, it gradually comes to life throughout the seasons.

Whether a seed, hope, or dream, the acts of love, patience, and nurturing are essential for them to flourish. Perfect for new ventures or celebrating milestones, If You Hold A Seed has a simple message that will appeal across generations.

USA Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/You-Hold-Seed-Elly-MacKay/dp/0762447214/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349917188&sr=8-1&keywords=if+you+hold+a+seed

Canada Amazon- http://www.amazon.ca/You-Hold-Seed-Elly-MacKay/dp/0762447214/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349917124&sr=8-1

Here is a peek. Today we saw a rainbow, so here is a little turtle enjoying one. This is one of the versions I took with a rather stormy sky. I used a long exposure and moved the clouds to create some atmosphere. A brighter one appears in the book.

On a side note, I will be on CBC Radio One tomorrow morning (7ish) – Ontario Morning with Wei Chen if you happen to be up.



  1. Good morning Elly:

    I heard your interview this morning on CBC and couldn’t wait to check out your photographic art. I love the whimsy of the creations and, of course, went right to Etsy and ordered one of your prints!!

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