I know it's early to be thinking about Christmas but I also know that some people are already out there shopping for gifts. Have you thought of winning a gift? Here is your chance! Sherlock has a contest going from now until November 15, 2014. Fill out the form below and like the Facebook page to enter to win! 1 entry per person! No information will be shared or used for marketing purposes.
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!
Book 1 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 the Facebook fan page. Congratulations! I will be sending you out a signed copy as soon as I get the new ones in.
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 book. A special thanks goes out to:
Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary and Berkshire Reptile Rescue!
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! We are also working on book 5 now. We have some pets in there (Pets in Books - see Freckles' website for details under the sales page) and a few rescued animals. Keep an eye out for a preview over the next month.
I am working on putting together some Sherlock merchandise so keep an eye out!
A Message from Sherlock
I have a bit of news today! Here it all is:
1. Sherlock's book is available online and can be found on Amazon.com. If you wish to have your $1/book donated to the Humboldt & District SPCA, you need to buy from our CreateSpace link: https://www.createspace.com/4469228
2. We have a contest to win a free book! Deadline is January 23, 2014. You can enter to win by going to our Facebook fan page. Read and share the post that is pinned to the top and don't forget to click like! This book will be signed by Sherlock himself and the author.
3. A flip book of the first two chapters can now be viewed. You can find it on Sherlock's website, on the "Books and Previews" page.
4. I am now taking pre-orders for the books. You can buy them online under the sales page ("signed books"). I take Paypal, Money Orders and Certified Checks. Money orders and certified checks need a full total to include the S&H. All books through the website are signed by the author and Sherlock. Special signing requests can be made as well.
Did you know?
1. Vickianne donates $1/book from all of her books when they are purchased from the Createspace links.
2. Sherlock, Kato and Charlie were all adopted from the Humboldt & District SPCA.
3. Freckles the Bunny Series books bought through the author are also signed by the real Freckles!
Sherlock Book Updates
Sherlock's book is close to release! We are just waiting on the last of the cover and from the looks of things, it will be well worth the wait! Awesome job Anastasia, as usual!!
Here is a sneak peak at the back cover!
The stamp is near complete as well and if everything goes as planned, I am hoping to have his book available for sale online, on Amazon.com this week! Once it is, I will be ordering some books for myself and taking pre-orders for signed copies.
Did You Know?
Did you know that before I even thought of creating a series for Sherlock, I'd already begun creating other things for him? The Facebook fan page called, "Stuff the Cat Doesn't Want You to Know" has many photos of him and his friends. It was made in fun but also so that Vickianne could practice tubing photos and practice using Photoshop. You can find it here:
To Have a Contest or to Not Have a Contest
I am currently debating about having a contest to win a free copy of Sherlock's first book. If you think we should, then click like on the website's post (either on the website or Facebook). If we can get about 20 likes on the posting between the two locations, I will hold a contest for a free copy of the first book.
Meet the Real Animals of Sherlock the Remarkable Cat Series
Have you seen the video? If not then please take a look! It is just a few of the great reasons to adopt instead of buying a new pet!
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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