It has recently come to my attention that one of my products on Zazzles (as well as other works belonging to other people) have been used without my permission on a product for sale on Amazon.com. I contacted the company but they didn't seem to concerned with my complaint as they are still selling my work on their products. I have contacted a few of the #artists, #Amazon & #Zazzle but I am not sure what they intend to do about it. I will keep you updated. Here is the link for VintageSh0p:
I am slowly changing around the website a bit to update it to the new changes on weebly. I am still in the middle of taking care of our home so I am afraid I don't have time to adjust every page right away. Some of the pages have a photo which comes with the design. I will be slowly removing these but again, slowly.
Book 6's Cover
Here is what you all have been waiting for, the new book cover for the bullying book which has been set to release for the fall. A video trailer and book preview will come at a later date when I have a little time. We are already taking orders for this book. If you are buying a signed copy, I recommend buying early as this book is already generating a lot of interest.
#Freckles the #Bunny #Series, Book # 5: Freckles and the Cost of Popularity should be out by month's end.
#Book # 6: The Freckle Monster will be out this #Summer.
I am already beginning something totally new for book # 7. Freckles and her friends will be dressed as princes and princesses for a#manners book which will come out this fall. Are there any manners that you would like to see?? Comment below.
Stay tuned for an updated version of the video, "Real Animals Intro." The first one done didn't include Stew I or II and Freckles III. Once it is updated, you will be able to find it on the website and Youtube.
I have a few other surprises and updates in store for this month and the next so be sure to read the updates on the website or the fan pages so you don't miss out!!
We are still in need of votes for the book cover contest. You can vote on both Freckles books and the one Sherlock book. 1 star is poor and 5 stars is awesome. Simply click on the stars to vote. Voting times vary between 1 - 2 days, so please keep voting for us! A special thank you to all that have been voting! This is the 2014 contest so voting will be available for some time.
Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary
As you know, we have been trying to help rescues like Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary, in hopes of helping them find loving homes for the animals they care for. One of the new things we will now be doing is to help share some of their events. Below is their post:
"Duck-Duck-Goose" Blue Ribbon Photo Contest!
Our 6th annual Blue Ribbon Photo Fundraiser Contest is currently underway!
Enter a photo of your duck or goose today for a chance to win one of our GIANT & GORGEOUS prize ribbons!
We are very excited this year! New and exciting things have been happening here! Why?
1. We are constantly improving the books, new topics and learning so much along the way!
2. This year, we will be helping some rescue groups by placing their adoptable pets in our stories as background characters.
3. We have a new series out which is getting a lot of attention. Be sure to check out Sherlock the Remarkable Cat Series' website and Facebook fan page.
4. We are on a roll for winning awards for reviews (every book has earned a 5 star!) and now we have the opportunity to win "2014 Best Book Cover Contest."
This is just a small portion of what is going on! In the meantime, we need you to vote! You can vote daily or every 2 days (the system is a bit picky). The link is below and we have the following books entered:
1. Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 4: Freckles and the True Meaning of Christmas
2. Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 5: Freckles and the Cost of Popularity
3. Sherlock the Remarkable Cat Series, Book # 1: Sherlock, the Cat Who Couldn't Meow
You can vote for all 3 books and here is how:
1. Follow the link and find the books.
2. It is the star rating system, 1 star being poor and 5 stars being awesome!
3. Click on the star to rate it and you can vote for other books too, not just one.
Don't forget to check out the video preview on the Previews page. We had the trailer for book 5 out earlier but we now have a preview online too!
Pre-Order Books 5 & 6 Now!
Pre-Order Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 5: Freckles and the Cost of Popularity - $10.00 CAD + S&H.
Written by Vickianne Caswell. Illustrated by Anastasia Drogaitseva.
Freckles has always been a good little bunny that was taught to be nice and caring towards others. The opportunity to be popular arises and Freckles soon finds herself choosing popularity over friends. Two classes get to go on a field trip to the local bakery where Boots' brother Sherlock works. Freckles has been told that Boots' family is not cool and weird. Freckles and her new friends are soon laughing at the bakery owner and Boots' family, costing Freckles her old friends. Join Freckles as she learns that being different is alright and that being popular doesn't mean you have to be mean, in another funny adventure. Guest appearances by Sherlock, a popular real animal and Purrsia, a character that will have your child looking to see what is stuck in her fur, in every illustration.
30 color illustrations. 8 x 10 size.
ISBN 10: 1495326675
ISBN 13: 978-1495326677 MORALS/LESSONS LEARNED:
* Peer pressure.
* Do what is right and not what others tell you.
* Being popular is not always as good as it seems.
* Treat others the way you want to be treated.
* It is not nice to laugh or make fun of others' misfortunes.
Pre-Order Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 6: The Freckle Monster (Coming June 2014!) - $11.50 CAD + S&H.
Written by Vickianne Caswell & Erika-Elizabeth Caswell. Illustrated by Anastasia Drogaitseva.
Freckles is sure she is going to win the anti-bullying poster contest. Freckles is very disappointed when she learns Stew wins and with the help of the snobby weasel girls, she begins to show Stew how mad and jealous she is. Can Freckles turn things around and fix the hurt feelings she has caused by bullying or will the Freckle Monster keep controlling her? Meanwhile, Freckles' lies has caused a lot of other fighting. Lying, name calling, hitting and much more happens between the classmates and someone gets hurt. Will the children remember why they drew these posters or will they remain bullies themselves?
Est. 32 color illustrations and a poster. More may be added at a later date.
ISBN 10: 1497514231
ISBN 13: 978-1497514232 MORALS/LESSONS LEARNED:
* Hitting is wrong.
* It is not nice to be jealous of others.
* Consequences of actions.
* Don't run at the pool.
* Jealousy can lead to bad things.
* How to treat friends.
* How to overcome jealousy and anger.
* Bullying is wrong and the different forms (except cyber bullying) of bullying.
* Revenge is wrong and leads to bad things
Option 1: Four $10 Books Package Deal
Choose 4 $10 books and only pay $50 (S&H already included)!
Option 2: One $11.40 Book & three $10 Books Package Deal
Choose 1 $11.50 book and 3 $10 books while paying $52 (S&H already included)!
Unless you list the book numbers (companion, etc.), you will receive books 1 - 4 only!
Other deals, specials, etc. can not be combined with this. This includes the pdf for the SPCA.
All books will be shipped out at once. If you are pre-ordering, you will have to wait for all of your books to come in so that we can ship them together.
Please view book titles above for est. release dates on all pre-orders.
It has been a very busy time for us here between Christmas and a new book series. I'm afraid that it's been too busy to post. I am late in saying this but to all those that celebrate, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Christmas went well for us though we are still not back in our home. We were with family though and together so one could not ask for more. Now for some updates on what I have been busy with:
1. Sherlock the Remarkable Cat Series
2. The Author's Website
3. Book Reviews
4. Freckles the Bunny Series
5. All Websites
Well that is all of the news here. We hope all of our readers and fans are well!
I've been pretty busy here with family matters, working on Sherlock's book and Freckles' book 5. Some new things as of late:
It's been a very exciting week! Here's what's new:
1. It looks like we will be reading at another school here in Saskatoon, SK.
2. Sherlock's new character look for the book is in the works.
3. His fan page is up on Facebook already (a little premature but Facebook wouldn't let me edit some stuff at a later date).
Sherlock the Remarkable Cat Series on Facebook
4. The first order of Christmas books sold out and another order should be in this week!
5. I submitted the Christmas book for review and it came back in 2 days (supposed to take up to 3 months but they keep coming in quicker each time!)!! I got another 5 star review award from Readers' Favorite. That is 4 for 4!!
6. Just a reminder, we still have Freckles Christmas photos for sale! Order them now so that you receive them on time for Christmas!
$1.50 per photo
$6 for 5 photos
$10 for 10 photos
$20 for 25 photos.
I hope everyone is having as wonderful a week as I've had!
Second Chapter Sneak Peek
Sherlock the Remarkable Cat Series, Book # 1: Sherlock, the Cat Who Couldn't Meow has a second chapter added to the first. Be sure to check it out! We've also figured out the cover and I am SO EXCITED about it! I can't wait for you all to see it! Please remember that this is a draft and more may be added so it hasn't been edited yet. Again, you can find the downloadable pdf at the bottom of his page, on the Freckles website.
Uniqueness of Series Book Covers
Some of you may not have noticed but Freckles the Bunny Series has a theme going on with the covers. Every book title is always in the form of a sign or on something (Ex. Book 1 was a sign on the door & book 3 was ice on the window). Sherlock now has his own theme as well! On every cover, you will see a photo of the real Sherlock inside of the illustrated one. Sherlock's appearance is going to change slightly as well. In the Freckles books, the characters are more flat. In his series, they will be more rounded and standing out more. Anastasia will be illustrating the first book in the series as well and we hope to keep her on longer.
Sherlock's Facebook Fan Page
I was trying to list what books I was working on and Facebook wouldn't let me edit the info later so I had to create a fan page a little earlier then I had planned. You can find it here:
Lots to tell you!
1. We will be sponsoring a New York Times best selling author for his book launch, so stay tuned for that.
2. I will be posting the contest details later today/tonight. Don't forget to enter!
3. You can now sign up for a monthly newsletter. See details here: Newsletter Page. You may find the occasional coupon in there.
4. There are new downloads on the Freckles Fun page.
5. Our website is now www.Freckles-the-Bunny-Series.ca because we bought a domain name this weekend.
6. More children's book reviews coming onto my personal website soon!
7. We are now ready to read to schools VIA Skype and in person (for local areas).
8. The book cover will probably be out this week! Once this is done, the preview will be out shortly after that.
9. I am currently working on a new series of chapter books that I hope to have out for the new year. I will post more details once I've progressed a lot further.
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