Shades of Black – Now in Audio!

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Shades of Black is a story I wrote originally for anthology that never happened. An idea conceived by Misha Burnett – Sins of Elsewhen. The concept was a series of horror tales set in alternate timeline.

I grew up in London in a outer suburb of the city, Barking, where the air was not great. I’ve had asthma since I was four-years old and probably Barking’s poor air quality contributed to it. But at least the local factories were controlled. I knew my history and knew that in 1956 Parliament passed the Clean Air Act otherwise air quality in London would have been a whole lot worse.

So, for my Sins of Elsewhen story I imagined a world where the Clean Air Act never passed due to an unscrupulous businessman called George Weeks. Read my story on ebook or listen to this wonderful new recording by the perfect narrator for the job, Londoner, Paul Winter.

Now available on Audible or if you would prefer you can pick up a review copy from Story Origin.

Ebook – 99 cents – everywhere.

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Storyorigin – review copies – FREE but reviews appreciated.

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Happy Reading and Listening (Or maybe Thoughtful is a better word here as this is NOT a happy story.)

Want more? Click on the banner below to pick up more audio book titles from me and a host of other sci-fi and fantasy authors.

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Tea 4 Two!

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Hey folks, Happy March. Today is one month before the official release of ANOTHER CUP OF TEA. And I’m offering a special deal for followers of this blog and my newsletter. Preorder signed copies of one or both books and pick up free audio book versions to listen to at your pleasure. The audio for TEA & DARK CHOCOLATE with be delivered immediately, while the audio for ANOTHER CUP should be out around May (depending on when Audible approve it.)

Prices include shipping to anyone in the US. If you’re somewhere else or would like to pick up your copy from me personally at RavenCon or Archon let me know and I’ll adjust the price.

Signed copies of TEA AND DARK CHOCOLATE available for just $10 including shipping (US only)

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Signed copies of ANOTHER CUP OF TEA available for just $10 including shipping (US only)

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Or order both for $15

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Or preorder Another Cup of Tea on Kindle for just $2.99.

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Introducing Umbrae on Audible!

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Attention everyone! After a long long wait (I truly apologize) Umbrae (Book 3 of the P.A.W.S. Saga) is finally live on Audible.

For this book I have a new narrator, Christopher Goodrich who has been awesome to work with and all being well will continue recording all of the P.A.W.S. books.

So, take a listen (you can listen to a sample first), and pick up a copy from Audible.

OR I have a limited number of free codes available for review copies of Umbrae. Fill out this handy dandy form over at Story Origin if you would like one.

Happy Listening,

Debbie

 

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Wanda’s Wand is FREE (for a limited time!)

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Hi folks, got a little freebie for everyone today AND a 99 cents sale.

First up WANDA’S WAND is FREE on Kindle for just a few days. Pick up a copy for your little ones and please be sure to leave a review!

Whiskey the kitty in Wanda’s Wand is based off of my own Whiskey. Here she is with her copy of the book!

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Wanda’s Wand is the second picture book I have created that features a real kitty that has shared my life. The first was CECILIA’S TALE — and for a limited this book is available for just 99 cents on Kindle.

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Like to listen to your books? To coincide with this sale I’m offering audio book review copies of both titles. Click on the banner to get yours!

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Happy Reading and Listening!

Meet Rich Linville

Today on Paws 4 Thought we welcome, children’s author, Rich Linville.
Tell us a little bit about yourself, Rich.

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Born in 1946. Graduated and Married in 1968.
Wife: Sulastri Two sons: Jon and Kris
Two grandchildren: Mia and Kai
For 48 years, I enjoyed teaching elementary, middle school, high school, and college. I retired in 2016. Since 2016, I have published on Amazon over 70 ebooks and paperbacks. Plus, I have published over 50 audiobooks.

That’s an awesome and inspiring list, Rich. Tell us when did you first start writing? 

When I retired from teaching in 2016, my wife suggested that I start writing children’s books. I asked my grandchildren what kinds of books they liked.

Who are your favorite authors?

My favorite authors are Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) and Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel). Both reread many times.

(Two of my favorites – in fact I read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland over and over again when I was a kid and made it the favorite book of my main character in my series. DMK)

You have a LOT of books out. How do you come up with your ideas? What inspires you to write?

I might start with a question like “Why Are There Bullies and What Can You Do About Them.” Also, when I taught a fable or a folk tale, I would ask the students to think about its meaning. We would discuss it at the next class meeting. At that time, each student would give what she/he thought was the meaning. I explained that the meaning of a fable or a folk tale has changed over centuries. It means what you think it means.

Which is your favorite book or books you have written?

The one that I’m writing at the time is my favorite. (Is that a writer’s cliché?) If I had to choose, they would be “Growth Mindset for Kids” and “Why Are There Bullies and What Can You Do About Them.”

How are your books illustrated? Do you illustrate them yourself, hire an illustrator or something else? 

As a teacher, I used PowerPoint with clipart when it first came out because I could teach using the Socratic Method. On the first slide with pictures, I asked the students a question, let them discuss and guess the answer. On the next slide I would show possible answers with pictures. For my ebooks and paperbacks, I set up PowerPoint slides set at 6.138 inches width and 9.250 inches height. I purchase clipart and use Photoshop Elements to modify the clipart if needed.

What are you currently working on?

“Murphy’s Laws for Kids”

If you had a superpower what would it be?

The ability to stop all wars.

(Yep, that definitely would be a good one. DMK)

Do you have any pets? (Feel free to include pics if you do. My readers love pet pictures.) And if you do have any of them ever appeared in your stories?My wife and I have five rescued cats and one dog. Choco is short for Chocolatte. He’s half hairless chihuahua and half toy poodle. We think he’s a gremlin because of his ears and fur. We don’t give him baths or feed him after midnight (LOL)

How can readers connect with you?

My email is teachersask@yahoo.com .
I manage two Facebook groups:
Books for Children
https://www.facebook.com/groups/549460848889850/edit/
Free Audiobook Codes for Honest Reviews
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreeAudiobookCodesForHonestReviews/

You can check out Rich’s books on Amazon. He truly has something for everyone.

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Adana is One!

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Hello everyone! Adana here. Happy Earth Day. I’m so excited because today is my birthday — it’s exactly one year today since my book ADANA THE EARTH DRAGON came out.

And to celebrate my author is making my story FREE for just one day on KINDLE. Click my cover to go to Amazon and pick up your copy.

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Also check out my story in paperback or audio book. Or pick up the accompanying coloring and activity book.

But wait there’s more, for a limited time the Kindle copies of my author, Debbie Manber Kupfer’s other picture book titles are all on sale for between 99 cents and 1.99.

Click the covers below for more good reads for your little ones.

Happy Earth Day and Happy Reading!

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