Congratulations Aletha Jasmer! You've won yourself a Freckles the Bunny Series mousepad.
Sherlock's Cutest Cat Winner
To start off, congratulations to our winners of Sherlock's Cutest Cat Contest. We will look at giving this a try next year!
The winners will have their cat in the next Freckles the Bunny Series book (both a photo and illustrated).
Facebook Likes Contests
Sherlock's Facebook page has received a lot of likes this year and for every 25 likes, we hold a free e-book contest. We seem to have had so many in the last while that we are now going to be having one for the whole summer! Want an idea on how it works? Take a look at the photo below. Winning is simple. Like the page, like the post (photo post on Facebook) and there you have it. Don't miss out on your chance to win! We will be doing one with Freckles as well once she reaches her mark.
Sherlock is having a cutest cat contest and it involves us! The winner of the contest will be displayed in the next Freckles book. Check out his Facebook fan page for more details.
1. Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 6: The Freckle Monster
Illustrations are done and we are getting closer to completing it. We still need some bullying information and editing yet before it is complete. Don't forget that you can still pre-order.
2. Fundraising Forms
I have two fundraising options online for organizations. Both equal the same profit but are handled differently. As this is the first time doing this, I always welcome input so feel free to share if these need changes, etc. These fundraising forms are for all the books I have written and not Freckles the Bunny Series only. You can find them here on the website:
3. Facebook Likes Contest
We still need 9 more likes on Freckles' fan page to do another contest. This time we will do 2 free books to one lucky person. The one book will be book 3 (as a small bit of editing was missed) and a book of your choice. Visit the fan page here:
Have a great day everyone!
We are happy to announce a new contest! Send us your anti-bullying poster and enter to win a prize. Here are the details.
1. Children between the ages of 1 and 12 may enter. One entry per person.
2. Deadline: November 15, 2014.
3. Submissions must be sent by email or through regular mail.
4. Pictures will be displayed online along with the child's first name, province/state and age.
5. All information below MUST be filled out to make the entry valid. We need to know where to send a book.
6. Make your "Stop Bullying" poster in the box provided below.
7. Any entries with personal information will not be valid!
8. Send entry via email or regular post. Mailing info is in the pdf.
Winner receives a free copy of Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 6: The Freckle Monster, a Freckles pencil, bookmark and a signed photo of the authors with Freckles (approx. 4x6 photo size). Runner up receives a free copy of the book and a bookmark.
Win a free copy of the book and your rabbit's photo placed in one! Read the photo and go to the Facebook fan page to qualify!
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.
Youtube Channel Videos
We've added some new playlists and videos to our Youtube Channel!
1. Sherlock the Remarkable Cat Series playlist
2. Craft Time with Erika-Elizabeth playlist
There may be some other playlists that were not mentioned earlier on there as well.
1. Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 4: Freckles and the True Meaning of Christmas Preview
(read by the author)
2, Sherlock the Remarkable Cat Series Pre-Intro
3. Craft Time with Erika-Elizabeth videos.
- An intro to the shows.
4. Pine Cone Feeder Craft
- A how to video that your child can do along with Erika-Elizabeth. Stay tuned for more!
5. Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 4: Freckles and the True Meaning of Christmas Trailer
6. Many more videos on our channel:
We held 2 contests this month. One was because we reached 100 fans, so we were giving away a copy of Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 3: Freckles Lends a Paw. The winner of that contest was Эль Мариаччи!
We also held our usual contest for the upcoming book. It was for a copy of Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 4: Freckles and the True Meaning of Christmas. The winner of that contest was Valery Ozerskaya!
Congratulations to both the winners! Unfortunately, due to the lack of fan involvement, this will be our last contest for now. Perhaps once we develop a little larger of a group, we will try again. We want to thank everyone that has participated in the past! It has been greatly appreciated!
Some additions to Freckles the Bunny Series Website Include:
1. Sherlock the Remarkable Cat Series page
- It includes photos, videos and more with new stuff coming soon!
Additions to Vickianne's Website (connected to the series):
1. Anastasia Drogaitseva's page.
- Anastasia is now sharing the website with Vickianne and has her own page. She is one talented artist who can create many things and in many different forms. She is currently looking for work aside from the series. Be sure to check out her page!
New Chapter Book Series
As you know, I have been working on a new chapter book series based on Sherlock, our cat. I had been arguing with myself over the title and I've finally chosen one. The series will be called, "Sherlock the Remarkable Cat Series." You will sometimes see characters from Freckles the Bunny Series as Sherlock's brother is Boots. I am planning many things for this series and while I am finding that I sometimes have little time to do things, Freckles will always be first. I have only begun writing the series (between writing books 5 and 6), so I am not sure yet as to what you can expect. I promise it will be as great and entertaining as the other series is! Expect to see humor, a lot of Boots' family, cross-overs and more!
1. Upcoming School Visit:
Freckles III, Stew II and I will soon be visiting St. Philip's School here in Saskatoon. We are very excited to meet the students there as well as the teachers! Our visit is planned for October 22nd.
2. Book Edits
We edited books 1 through 3.
- Books 1 & 2 had some small edits of text and we've changed some things. These will soon say 2nd editions. Book 1 also had a craft added to it as it didn't have one and book 2 did.
- Book 3 needed some text edits as it seems we missed quite a bit. We apologize greatly for this and promise to do a better job next time. We also added a craft to this book. This will also be a second edition book.
3. Book Crafts
Each book will now have a craft in the back of them. The previous books that didn't have one, have now had them added. This will continue on throughout the Freckles series.
4. Pre-ordering Book # 4
We have decided to extend the pre-orders to October 20th, 2014. Every pre-paid, pre-order will receive a set of 6 character stickers (each main character included) or a Freckles pencil.
Our first newsletter is out. Inside contains a special log in. The place to put the code is found on the main page and once signed in, it will take you to a hidden page with monthly downloads, online games and more!
ST. AUGUSTINE SCHOOL - SASKATOON
We had a wonderful visit with the pre-kindergarten to grade 4's. The teachers and students made us feel quite at home. Thank you so much for your hospitality and we hope to visit you again! For any other schools in Saskatoon, please get in touch with us as we'd love to drop by yours! This is of course, free.
We've added a new product. The photo sample is in this post. You can now send in a photo of your child for us to place a posed Freckles or another character into. These are book 3 and on's characters. We would be happy to sign or add your child's name at no additional charge. This is $10 CAD and can be found on our website's Misc. page.
FRECKLES THE BUNNY SERIES, BOOK # 4; FRECKLES AND THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS VIDEO TRAILER
We've finally finished the video trailer for the book. Our usual preview with the first 6 pages read and in flip book format will be out early next week. In the mean time, we thought you might enjoy viewing various pages of Anastasia's illustrations. Be sure to take a look! It has some pictures that you won't see in the book preview.
We realize that purchasing through Paypal on our website can be a pain. We are now taking orders through the contact link as well and we will figure out the shipping for you, then send an invoice. In this way, we will be able to charge less while you still use Paypal. Other payment options are as follows:
Interact E-Transfer (works well if you are with a major bank in Canada). I am also told that this is only possible if you have online banking access.
Send us a Money Order or Certified Check after we let you know the total with shipping.
Personal/business checks will only be accepted through schools and libraries. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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