Freckles gets it's first isbn
I can't tell you how excited I am right now. For the first time ever, Freckles and I have our first ISBN (published through 4 Paws Games and Publishing). Up until now, we have used CreateSpace's assigned ones. For those who don't know, CreateSpace is in the U.S so this is a Canadian ISBN. I will eventually be taking down other books (retiring them) so that they have a new Canadian ISBN as well under the same publisher. Book 6 will be online within the next week if we are lucky. I will not be ordering books until next month, however I will be taking pre-orders.
School's Out Sale
From now until July 1, 2015, receive $1 off every book you buy on Createspace that is written by Vickianne Caswell. $1/book will also be donated to the Humboldt and District SPCA to help them out with their building fund for a new shelter. The SPCA is a non-profit, non-government funded, no-kill shelter so please help!
To learn more or see what books are available, visit:
Use coupon code: GYT5BYX6 and receive $1 off per book you buy as well.
Book 6 Updates
Well things are slowly starting to move along. Anastasia is back from her honeymoon and sending in book pages which look awesome! We have also had two rescues that will be participating in this book. Meet Jabberwocky & Yolanda. We hope we can help them find wonderful homes! I have been listening to updates on Jabberwocky's status as he went through eye surgery a while back. I was very happy to hear that it was a success! This is a wonderful rescue that goes all out for these animals. Right now all Createspace sales of any book I have written has $1/book going towards this rescue.
I am also currently working on an anti-bullying reading for the schools. This will become available once book 6 is out. I haven't had much chance to get one together and I am now sick but I should have it up and ready for the release date (or very soon after). I would also like to mention that I will visit libraries free in these areas providing they are during after school hours or the weekend and I can set up other locations around you to make it a day trip. If your school is not in the area and funding for a small transportation fee is not possible, please contact me anyways and we will see what we can do.
Lastly, we are looking at doing a story hour with milk and cookies to those that can come and attend. The location would be around where we are situated and reservations would be required as there would be limited spacing. The books are for children kindergarten and up. The story and visit is near an hour, so it may be difficult for some children to sit still in a small room. A parent will be required to be present.
Updates and Reviews Tab
#FrecklestheBunnySeries, Book # 5 have been ordered and will arrive here next week sometime. They still haven't fixed Bk # 4's cover on Amazon.com yet. I will contact them again come Wednesday. #Book # 6 is underway. It is entitled, "The Freckle Monster" and is a book on #bullying. Also, we are now #donating $1/book from all Createspace link sales to Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary. Click on their name to check out their page. #child #picturebook #illustration
We now have a reviews area for the books on our Facebook fan page. Please help and rate the series. 1 star is poor and 5 stars is excellent. You can also post comments below about why you rated it as you did. Thank you!
The comments are public. I would like to use them on the website with first name and last initial only along with your review. Thank you!
Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 5: Freckles and the Cost of Popularity
The book is finally out online! Amazon.com will be between 3 - 5 days on their system, possibly sooner.
The books are purchasable through Createspace which is an Amazon.com company. Below is the direct link to the books and below that, you will find a direct link to all of our books with their Createspace listings.
Rescue Donating Changes
We began helping rescue animals at first by donating $1/book to the Humboldt & Disctrict SPCA. We've donated books and packages as well as started placing the animals into books. Sherlock's write list all of the great reasons to adopt but this just doesn't seem like enough when trying to help animals. We are now also going to be posting events for these groups that we will be working with, whether they are in every book or just one.
Also, as all of the books mention, please read the Createspace page to find out who we are donating to. For some time we've donated sales through those links to the Humboldt & District SPCA and while it hasn't been much (most people don't use those links), it was some. Now we are beginning new things with the books. Kimberly from Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary had planned to tell everyone about Rilo and Ranger being part of this book. Help with sales is always appreciated big or small but we feel that it wouldn't be fair to her or the ducks if we didn't donate $1/book to her group for awhile.
We would very much like to give everyone a chance so if any Humboldt & District supporters do wish to have their' $1/book donated, they just need to email me and let me know on either the Facebook page or from the website. Decisions like this are never easy but they have to be made.
$1/Book sold through Createspace will be donated to Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary as of immediately. *Book pertaining to any Freckles the Bunny Series or Sherlock the Remarkable Cat Series book sold through Createspace links.
To learn more about Createspace sales, please visit our page or their website.
Another late find! :( Seems they were not all posting!
Sherlock Book Update and Problems
We had some issues with pages being missing in the book. It is currently unavailable for purchase. Unfortunately, so are my copies until new ones come in. You can still pre-order though! I am now having troubles with Createspaces upload system which apparently doesn't like the series title inside the first page cover. This is being worked out and it will all hopefully be online soon. I will be sure to let you know! I will be sure to update you on the status though they've told me it could be a few business days.
Sherlock Contest Winner
The contest date has come to a close! The winner of a free copy of Sherlock's book is found on Sherlock's Facebook fan page. Congratulations! I will be sending you out a signed copy as soon as I get the new ones in.
I am currently working on putting together some Sherlock merchandise so keep an eye out on the website and his fan page!
Rescues and the Books
Lastly, we are pleased to have the help of some rescues that are willing to share their knowledge with me for researching the next Sherlock book. A special thanks goes out to:
Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary and Berkshire Reptile Rescue!
A Message from Sherlock
FRECKLES THE BUNNY SERIES NEWS:
Freckles the Bunny Series and Rescues
Freckles the Bunny Series is about to place two of Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary's adoptables into the next book! This idea is courtesy of Anastasia Drogaitseva, my wonderful illustrator!
Freckles and the Cost of Popularity
We have already begun to work on book 5. Inside will be a few rescue animals as well as some people's pets (Pets in Books). This book will show you where Sherlock works and will lead us into book 6 (though you don't need 5 to read book 6). Stay tuned for a preview which will be out within a month.
I hope you had a good Christmas and New Year (if you celebrate)! New things in the works for this year!
1. Sherlock the Remarkable Cat Series, Book # 1: Sherlock, the Cat Who Couldn't Meow
Sherlock's book is complete and just waiting for editing and a cover. It should be out by the end of the month. Sherlock the Remarkable Cat Series, #chapter #Book # 1: #Sherlock, the #Cat Who Couldn't #Meow.
2. A New Domain
He is far more popular then expected and seems to be drawing quite a bit of interest for himself. Due to this, we've made a website for him and bought a domain. You can find it below.
3. Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 5: Freckles and the Cost of Popularity
We've already begun putting together Freckles The Bunny Series, Book #5: #Freckles and the Cost of #Popularity. It should be out around the end of February. A preview will be out for this at a later time.
4. Humboldt & District SPCA
We've added Petfinder #Pet of the Month for the Humboldt SPCA onto our sites. As many know, $1/book from all Createspace (an Amazon company, therefore Amazon checkouts) sales from Freckles books goes to them. This will be the same for Sherlock's.
5. Sherlock's Facebook Fan Page
If you haven't already, be sure to check out Sherlock's facebook page!
6. Sherlock Signs Books
Lastly, Sherlock's books will now be signed as well just as Freckles' are. You can expect to see his paw on any books purchased through me, just as Freckles' are. The paw prints you see were made from their real paws. We will be sure to post a sample on his fan page once it is done!
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