A special thank you to the Reid-Thompson Public Library in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. We all had a lovely time reading to the children and look forward to doing it again. Last but not least, a thank you to the Humboldt and District Kinettes for sponsoring me for the TD Canada Trust Summer Reading Program.
You can now order some of Freckles the Bunny Series & Sherlock's paperbacks on McNally Robinson's website!
Hello everyone! It's been awhile since I've posted. A new Freckles book is still in the works but it is slow coming. This is my fault. A lot of my time is being spend on the new business and getting it going. My efforts haven't been in vain though and I am getting it moving forward. I've also begun taking some classes online so I am spending a lot of time learning. I just wanted to let you all know I haven't forgotten about you.
In fact, Freckles and Sherlock have new merchandise out and online through the business website. I also have the books retiring in the systems so that I can put out new editions with better editing. These are slowly coming. Freckles' sixth book is out and on Amazon. Freckles and Stew are doing well as is Sherlock. We are hoping to begin attending events this Spring and by next year, I hope to contact schools for readings once more. I will try to post more regularly and get to updating the websites soon. Thanks for being such loyal fans!
Oh!! One last note. Freckles' book # 5 & 6 will be online soon as e-books. You can pre-order until then. Keep an eye out for them on Barnes & Noble, Apple, etc. The price is $2.99 USD. You can pre-order now on Smashwords. These are the new and edited versions.
Freckles' book on Amazon
Freckles and Sherlock Merchandise
Book # 5 - Smashwords
Book # 6 - Smashwords
Sherlock's Cutest Cat Contest 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!
Be sure to visit our Facebook page for our 150 Likes contest! Win a free signed book and photo!
Also, check out Freckles the Bunny Series' first book. It is free this weekend only as an e-book!
Have a great weekend everyone!
1. 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:
2. Facebook Likes Contest Winners
The winner for the 100 Likes contest was Jennifer Sunshine. She won a free copy of the book.
The winner for the 125 Likes contest was Tim Smith. He won a free e-book copy.
3. Let's Get Another Facebook Likes Contest Going
If we can get 15 more likes on our Facebook fan page, we will have 150 likes. If we can make it there we will have a contest for a free copy of the book and a signed photo of Sherlock (signed by Sherlock's paw print). Visit the page here:
Have a great day everyone!
Many may not know but we do all of our contests on our Facebook fan pages. You may want to like the page so you don't miss them and you can enter.
1. We have a 100 Likes contest going on Sherlock's fan page for a free signed copy of book # 1. The rules are all on the picture but they are here below as well:
2. We have a 125 Likes contest going on Sherlock's fan page for an e-book version of his first book, available on Smashwords.com The book can be downloaded in a variety of formats for your e-book reader but will be required for you to manually add it to your e-book library.
3. If we can get 150 Likes to the fan page, we will do another free signed book contest.
4. We now have a "Shop Now" button on the top of the fan page. It takes you directly to my Amazon.com listing for all of my books.
5. If you don't want to miss any contests, posts, etc. be sure to follow these instructions:
Some are probably wondering why this latest book is being released so late. Many know we had a fire last year and have moved back into the house. We lost some rabbits as well and settling back in hasn't been easy. I haven't been able to write for some time due to this. We are slowly working to get book 6 done and continue on with the series'. I appreciate your patience and continued support!
"Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 7: Freckles and the Big Book of Manners" is on hold for a short spell. The book is a bit time consuming and with temporary writing issues, this isn't the best book to be working on at this time. So that I am not taking 6 months to write (I've been on this one for at least 6 now), I've decided to do a short story book in between. I'd wanted to do separate books on some of the other characters before. This gives me the perfect chance to write on just her friends and their issues.
The upcoming book is called, "Freckles' Short Stories, Volume 1." The first story in the book is about Boots' family. Many fans know that Boots' dad has been dating Purrsia. You also know that Purrsia has an adopted daughter named Potato, who is a hamster. The first story is about Purrsia and Mr. Cat's wedding. It goes through the experience and feelings of Boots and Potato who do not want them to get married. The first story is called, "A Cat Family Wedding" and is 14 pages long. This is just the first story in the book. I expect there to be at least 1 more.
I haven't had much time to work on his books. They take a great deal of time, work and research to do. I do plan on getting his second book out this year. Hopefully this spring! In the meantime, I will share some photos of Sherlock and his new buddy Salem tonight. Salem will probably be written in to the Cat family at a later date or perhaps as a new friend. Be sure to check out the photo albums to view the photos. I've added 5 photos in the Real Sherlock album and 1 in his friends album for you. This is on Sherlock's website.
Personal Sherlock update. Our Christmas tree spent a lot of it's time lop-sided and rolling along the wall because of all the wrestling the two kept doing. There are plenty of Sherlock stories to share with you so I will try doing that until the next Sherlock book is out.
For big fans, be sure to check out Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 4: The True Meaning of Christmas and the upcoming book to see more of Sherlock and his family!
Hi! I know I was supposed to post pictures of the two foster cats that we took in for the holiday. Between last minute Christmas shopping and a death in the family, I just never got around to it. Here are the pictures of the two cuties available for adoption at the Humboldt & District SPCA.
One Freckles website update:
We have also removed Erika-Elizabeth's Blog page. She is getting older and would prefer to not have it on any longer to keep some of her privacy. You can still follow "Craft Time with Erika-Elizabeth."
I am in the works of writing a new children's book entitled, "Through the Eyes of a Bunny." It will be less cartoon like then the other stories as it is meant to be seen with understanding and reality. The book will follow a rabbit's life through being bought at a pet shop to ending up in a shelter, to it's final home. I am hoping to not only teach children and parents about rabbits so that they think before buying but also teach them about the right way to care for them. Sadly, rabbits are often a discarded pet. I hope the book will be out for the New Year however I will be working out some of the details once the book is complete. I hope to have some news to share with you before the year is out.
Freckles' book should be coming out within a month or two. We've had to span them out due to Anastasia's schedule and my family moving back into our home. We plan to try and keep the books roughly 4 months apart as before. It will all depend on how long some of these are.
I am still planning on having a second book out early this year (at least I plan to try). It will definitely be out before the end of this year. Please keep checking his blog or Facebook page for updates.
A late Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all those who celebrate!
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