Hi everyone! I haven't been able to get a lot of book work done until now. I finally managed to get Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 5: Freckles and the Cost of Popularity online. The book is now visible and for sale on Amazon.com This will be the book's second edition. I still have to update some links and hope to soon. In the meantime, the link above will take you to the the purchase link.
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.
School & Library Readings
There is a new page on the website, "Story Reading and Fundraising." These files, locations and more can be found on that page. I am still working on the fundraising and other stuff but it will be available there as well. Event Readings has partially been added as well.
It's that time of year again. School is starting and so much more! Sorry I haven't blogged updates here in a bit but we've been rushing to get back into our house. Some things have been moving far faster then we planned. We are hoping for everything to slow down after next month and for us all to be settled in. In the meantime, here are some updates now & some to expect over the next month or so for all 3 websites:
I have finally managed to fix those pictures on Freckles' website.
2. School Visits in Your Area
I've already posted which areas we will be looking at visiting. The school proposals will explain more but it is free even if we have visited your school before. Feel free to contact us for more information. The areas include:
3. Erika-Elizabeth's Blog
As many know, Erika-Elizabeth is my daughter. She does the crafts for the books & video records them for children to do with her. She also does book reviews for me in her spare time (book reviews are on hold until we can get her computer down here). She has finally posted a second post and will continue to do so as the week progresses. Erika-Elizabeth has also co-authored Freckles' book # 6.
4. E-Book Sales
We currently have most books down for sale at $2.99 USD. Check them out on Barnes & Noble or Apple/Itunes.
5. Book Reviews
We have some new book reviews up for each series. Be sure to check out Sherlock's 1st book's review as well as Freckles' 4th & 5th books. You can find the reviews from here:
Expect new photos to be up & posted over the next while on the websites.
2. School Proposals
I still need to update proposals for both series' for the schools before I contact them again this year. You will be able to find them on both websites soon.
3. Freckles Book # 6 Pre-Order Special
A pre-order special for Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 6: The Freckle Monster, is being put together as we speak. This is the bullying book I have been talking about. The release date has yet to be decided but it will be out before Christmas.
4. Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 6: The Freckle Monster Preview & Trailer
We will be working on the trailer and preview for the upcoming book very soon so keep an eye out on the website & Youtube channel.
5. Bundle Deal
A special bundle deal where you can buy a few books at a special price will be coming soon!
This is just some of what is to come!
Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your summer. I am sure many of you remember that we had a house fire last year in June. Well things are finally moving on the house but I am afraid it is going to take up much of our time this summer. August also has Anastasia quite busy with her upcoming marriage (congratulations from all of us!). We have decided to postpone book 6 until the fall sometime. We will try to get a cover up soon and you can still pre-order. We should have a better idea on a date further into August. Thank you all for your understanding! I am also afraid that I have had little time to continue on with Sherlock's book. He is looking to be around that time or early winter. I will keep you all posted!
#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.
#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!
This will probably be the last posting for the weekend! If you are in Regina, Saskatchewan this weekend then be sure to stop by the Saskatchewan Writers Guild's table. I will be there on Sunday from 1 - 4PM. The animals will not be present but I will have their books. I will also be taking orders. Hope to see you there!
Lastly, just an update on the e-books. I am still working on formatting the other books so that they are available as well. In the meantime, book # 1 of Sherlock and Freckles is available and listed at the following places:
1. Barnes and Noble
3. Apple (Buy through Itunes)
5. Versent Books
6. Flipkart (so far only one is listed)
Other locations are still coming! A new page has been added and I have been updating them daily as I find my books in their search engines. There are a few that don't share their book listings, in which case I have listed them. If you see these and are a member but the books are not there, be patient as they are on their way.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Very excited to announce that I will be at Regina Fan Expo on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 from 1 - 4PM. You can find me at the Saskatchewan Writers Guild's booth! Follow the link below for details on the main event, location, cost and hours.
I was not expecting to attend and have been spending much needed time on catching up on work so I have limited books. I will be taking pre-orders though and selling what I do have. Come early!
Unfortunately, neither Freckles nor Sherlock will be able to attend. I hope to see you there and a very big thank you to the Saskatchewan Writers Guild for having us!
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