Well we have been really busy here this summer. We had to quickly move our stuff out so the house could get cleaned (which is why books & writing haven't gotten very far), re-cleaned some stuff ourselves & now our stuff. We have had people concerned, asking how it is going, how bad it was, so here is a bit to share.
Everything is taking quite a lot of work, time and energy to do. I haven't had much time or energy to write like I would like to. Hope you enjoyed the little look into our world and I hope it answers some of the questions some of you have had!
Promised Updates - Freckles
I've added a new photo set to the website. It is called, "Make Believe Recurring Characters." Take a look & meet the mean weasels. You will find them in books 5 & 6. Find them on the "Photos, Videos and More" page.
The school proposal is online. If you didn't see it in the last blog post, view or download it on the "Story Readings & Fundraising" page.
Flip Book Preview Up
I finally managed to get the flip book preview up for Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 6: The Freckle Monster. You can view it here: http://www.freckles-the-bunny-series.ca/freckles-book-previews.html
The video preview will have to wait as it is going to be a busy weekend for us as we move some stuff into the house.
Another 5 Star Award and Updates
It seems I am behind in many things here as of late but I needed the time for my emotional and mental state to heal. The family is doing much better though still not in our home. We have been keeping busy with enrolling our daughter in a new school for the time being and I have added more photos on Deviant Art. I also spent some time writing a poem on the fire and the rabbits that we lost. You can find that on the "Beyond Freckles" page.
Freckles the Bunny Series News
I am now trying to catch up with things for the series. Anastasia and I are close to finishing the fourth book in the Freckles the Bunny Series. We should have the cover photo up soon and have a contest for a book copy. In the meantime, we are taking pre-orders from now until October 15th, with an offer of a free Freckles pencil or Character Sticker sheet with every book 4 sold. The title is Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 4: Freckles and the True Meaning of Christmas. It contains 35 color illustrations. It will also include 2 Christmas crafts and a poem written by my daughter. My daughter will also be writing the sixth book with me. It will be about bullying. I've also added a bunch of free PDF downloads for the children, onto the Freckles website.
I won another Readers' Favorite 5 Star award. It is for Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 2: Freckles and the Less Fortunate. You can find the review on the review page. I may have posted this before, but I can't remember.
That is all of the news for today but be sure to check again as I will try to post more this month and we are slowly getting back into the book reviews for other authors.
Yesterday I announced taking orders for book 4, how there would be extras in it and recommended pre-ordering because I run out of books. I also mentioned that if you ordered by October 15th, you'd receive a free sticker sheet or Freckles pencil. We will still do a draw on the fan page again, but there is no guarantee that you will win so if you really want a book, order now. These new books have been selling fast. Payments can be made by money order, certified checks or Paypal. Please contact me before sending any money orders or certified checks so that I can look into shipping costs. If you are outside of Canada or the U.S.A, please contact me. Shipping is higher there.
I also introduced Purrsia. She is Boots' dad's girlfriend and a part of his life. She will be in books 4 and 5. One of the neat things about Purrsia is that she gets stuff stuck in her fur. Things most people wouldn't have stuck. She doesn't notice them, so children get to look for an "item" in every picture of her. I used to love "Goodnight Moon" because I got to look for the mouse in every page. This seemed like a neat concept to add to the book.
Today, I edited the photos on the website and the Facebook fan page (I'm still working on a few). They all have copyrights on them. I've also added new photos of the characters Anastasia drew. They are beside book 1 and 2's photos.
I had mentioned on Facebook that we'd had a fire in our home. It has had a tremendous impact on our family and we are still dealing with things. I currently don't have my camera hooked up to the computer as we are staying with family. Hopefully we will be back home soon. Freckles III, Stew II, Sherlock, Boots and Tiger are all okay.
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