Cats, Stress, & A Heart Warming Update

It’s #InternationalCatDay! So in honour of that, here are some pictures of my felines:

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Sequels, Cameras, Hearts, & Words

As I mentioned the previous week, I seem to have had an amazing response to Forgiving Zander’s release. I’m still not sure how exactly I achieved it, nor how I managed 15 book sales in one month, but I am very grateful to my lovely readers.

So if you did purchase either Breaking Cadence or Forgiving Zander, I would really like to know what it was that made you even click through to look at it? Please do comment below this post with your answers. I’d really like to know exactly what it was that I did right.

A great majority of my sales were through Amazon, too. And I’m wondering if the review that was posted so quickly (& which was gratefully received) was partly what helped with the launch.

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New Release Feedback, Hearts, & Hopes

As you are all no doubt aware, Forgiving Zander was released last week on Friday. I have to say that it was a much better launch than I anticipated and I am glad for those readers who waited up to purchase a copy.

That’s right, for the first time ever, I had a reader waiting for midnight in order to get their copy. It really is such an honour to me that anyone would want to do that with one of my books.

I’ve even had a few new copies of the first in the series, Breaking Cadence, sell since I lowered the price to honour Forgiving Zander’s release. I hope those of you that bought them & have/are reading them really do enjoy them.

To make things even better, Forgiving Zander has its first review up on Goodreads, too!

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Illness, Father’s Day, Paperbacks, & Designs

Last week has been a bit of a rough one for both myself and Mr Bear. Somebody at work delightfully decided to share their cold with me, which I started coming down with at my friend’s 50th. Sadly, I didn’t realise quite how bad it was going to be. The illness that is, not the party.

I ended up with a terribly sore throat that progressed into sneezing, mucus, and just generally being unwell coupled with some heavy duty cramps on my only midweek day off. In regards to that, I confess that not a lot has been achieved on my part. Mostly, I was just cuddling a hot water bottle and feeling sorry for myself.

What productivity I did achieve was to design some new bits and pieces for my Zazzle shop. The shop holds a lot of designs in regards to official merchandise of my books, but now I’ve also created a subsection called Bookish Bits, where you can get pieces with book related designs on them. My favourite by far is the Drink Me rabbit inspired by Alice In Wonderland.

Of course, there are other designs over there and you should check them out. I promise that I try to keep the prices on them as low as possible, but there is a limit as to how low Zazzle will allow me to go.

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