Two New Audio Books!

I got exciting news this week, not one but two of my short stories are now available on Audible and iTunes.

First off my cancer memoir, THE BIG C, is narrated by the awesome Fiona Thraille who previously narrated Tea and Dark Chocolate and Adana the Earth Dragon.

As with the Kindle version all of my royalties from this version of THE BIG C will go to the breast cancer charity, Knitted Knockers.

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Next up is my short story set in the world of P.A.W.S., RAMORA.

Ramora is a young girl who encounters a green fairy and learns the hard way that you should be careful what you wish for.

The story is narrated by Falon Echo who is currently working on an audio version of the P.A.W.S. Saga (Books 1 to 3).

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Want a chance to pick up a free copy of one of these titles? Leave a comment on this post to be entered in a drawing. Contest stays open until Monday.

Kitties and Fairies – A Paperback Sale!

Hi everyone – I’m really pleased to announce that I now have paperback copies of both of my picture book titles now available for sale just in time for the holidays. Choose from my kitty story – Cecilia’s Tale with illustrations by Victoria Szulc

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Or the story of a cheeky fairy and her friend – Esmeralda Grunch and the Red Tulip.

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Each book is $15 including shipping or pick up both titles for just $20.

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This offer is good in the US, but I also have a limited number of signed copies of Esmeralda available to UK readers for just 10 pounds including shipping.

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BONUS OFFER – All those who pick up a copy of either title will also receive a free copy of the wonderful audio book of Cecilia’s Tale recorded by the awesome British voice actress, Fiona Thraille.

An Interview with an Artist – Meet Tina Wijesiri

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Today on Paws 4 Thought I’m happy to welcome illustrator, Tina Wijesiri. Tina created the awesome pictures for my new picture book, Esmeralda Grunch and the Red Tulip.

  1. Tell us a little about yourself, Tina.

I’m Tina Wijesiri. I live in Sri Lanka and I’m 27 years old. I love drawing.

  1. When did you start drawing?

I’ve liked to draw since I was a kid.

  1. What is your favorite thing to draw?

I like to draw every kind of thing and improve my skills.

  1. Do you prefer working on the computer or by hand?

I love both. But by hand is easier. (The pictures that Tina created for Esmeralda Grunch were hand drawn with watercolors. DMK)

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  1. What’s your favorite food?

Rice and curries, pizza, and burgers.

  1. Tell us a little bit about Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka is in the Indian Ocean. It’s an island and a tropical country. We speaks Sinhala, Tamil, and English. Our main religion is Buddhism, but there are also Hindus, Muslims, Christians and Catholics. Sri Lanka has lots of natural beauty and a great history.

  1. Do you have any pets?

Yes, I have a cat. (Aw – we like kitties here at Paws 4 Thought, DMK)

  1. What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not drawing?

I like to write to my pen pals, and enjoy reading and writing stories.

Tina has written and illustrated her own picture book, Bob the Cat, which currently available FREE on Amazon. Download a copy today.

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Do you want to hire Tina as an illustrator? Check out her page on Fiverr!

And of course, if you haven’t already pick a copy of Esmeralda Grunch and the Red Tulip, now available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon.

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The Sunshine Blogger Award – An Interview with Stella the Teg

I’ve been nominated by S.A. Gibson for the ‘Sunshine Blogger Award’, where a character in one of my novels has to answer ten questions about themselves. Stella the Teg demanded that I interview her. For those who do not know she is a crafty green fairy with Welsh ancestry that lives with her sister Morgana in their own Dominion in Umbrae.

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  1. Tell me what your life is like.

Stella lives with her sister Morgana in our own Dominion in Umbrae. We are the last remaining Teg sisters and are as wise as we are beautiful. And our magic is very powerful.

Mostly we relax in our Dominion, counting our silver, or eating at our scrumptious banquets while watching our pretty girls twirl on the dance floor. They have oodles of fun. It warms Stella’s heart to see them so happy.

Of course at the beginning they are angry with Stella for tricking them, but they soon come around.

Occasionally though – when Stella has a fresh body to inhabit Stella spends some time in the above world and has an adventure. That’s a lot of fun, but gets tedious after a while and then Stella’s happy to return to her Dominion and her girls.

  1. Who do you care about the most?

Well silver’s nice – and power – love power! Oh, Stella realizes now you said “who” not what. Ah, that’s more difficult. Morgana, I guess. She’s annoying at times, but she’s the only sister Stella has left, and she guesses it would be lonely if it was only me.

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  1. Who or what do you fear the most?

If someone was to steal my silver. I would hate that, but no one would dare! They fear the Tegs and rightly so.

  1. What kind of work do you like the most?

Work! What do you mean work? Stella has servants to carry out all those troublesome chores!

  1. If you had one incredible power, what would it be?

Just one! Stella already has oodles and oodles of power. But I suppose it would be nice if I knew a spell to make me a little bigger. Tegs are small fairies and sometimes that means folks don’t take our threats seriously enough. Of course from small packages can come great power and they quickly learn the erroneous nature of their assumption.

  1. What is one bad thing, you secretly wish you could do?

“Bad” – Stella’s not bad. Oh, Stella understands that she has the reputation of being evil in some quarters, but truly Stella’s just misunderstood.

  1. What’s is you favorite swear word?

Coc y gath! It’s Welsh of course, as all the best swear words are!

(For a translation and some more interesting Welsh curses check out this link. It is rumored that the Tegs helped create this page.)

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  1. Do you consider yourself a dreamer or a doer? Give an example.

Oh Stella dreams! She does! Stella dreams of a world where everything, above and below is part of her Dominion. Sorry, Morgana, our Dominion. One day the whole universe will bow down to our greatness. You’ll see.

  1. Would you replace your author if you could? Does you author annoy you?

Author? What author? Ah, you mean my biographer, Debbie Manber Kupfer. I think she does a passable job, though it does appear that sometimes she doesn’t fully understand the benevolent motives of Morgana and I.

You should check out her latest volume, Umbrae. It includes a lot of interesting details about our Dominion.

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  1. What type of weather best describes you?

Stella is a gentle green breeze that can quickly become a hurricane if she is irked. So pay heed. And hurry away now. I tire of these questions.

Who’s next?

Part of the chain is to nominate people with your own questions, so here’s mine!

  1. If you could visit any place where would you choose?
  2. Do you have any pets?
  3. Who are your best friends?
  4. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
  5. Do you play any musical instruments?
  6. Favorite genre of music?
  7. Do you like to read? Do you have a favorite book?
  8. Favorite way to relax?
  9. If a genie gave you three wishes, what would you wish for? (No wishing for more wishes).
  10. One thing from your bucket list.

R is for Ramora

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“Hello, my name is Ramora and I come from the village of Manus Wu. Up until the age of 12 I lived with my family in the village.

I was happy, I guess, but I always wanted more. I would watch the old witch doing magic by the Mirror Pond, dropping her polished pebbles into the water.  One day she gave me one – a small blue polished stone. I still keep it in my pocket although today I live far away from Manus Wu in the Dominion of the Tegs.

Do you want to know how I ended up there? Well, today you can read my story for FREE on Kindle.

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Tale from P.A.W.S. – New Release

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Cats and Wolves and Tegs – Oh my!

It’s here the complete collection of Tales from P.A.W.S. in paperback ($6.99) and kindle ($2.99).  Find it on Amazon, or Barnes & Noble, or contact me for a signed copy for just $10 including shipping (US only).

FIVE STARS from Reader’s Favorites!

“Tales from P.A.W.S. deals with the macabre, but also brings a tale of justice, which is clearly best when dished out raw with a side of human blood. I found myself cheering for Alistair, feeling sorrow for Ramora, before praying for a happy ending for Griddlebone and Esther. With such a whirlwind of emotions, I would have to recommend this book for those who enjoy their reading on the gory side, with a touch of supernatural in the mix.”

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Read the complete review here.

The Tales from P.A.W.S. collection includes:

Alistair – the story of the birth of a villain. Also available on Audio, narrated by the awesome Matt Lovell.

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Ramora – the tale of a young girl who learns that you probably shouldn’t trust devious green fairies!

And Griddlebone – a werecat from Vienna who we will be meeting again in Umbrae (P.A.W.S. 3) – set to release in late December 2016.  Listen to me read Griddlebone on Outskirts Science Fiction Theatre podcast.

All three stories are also available individually on Kindle for just 99 cents each.

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Want to win a paperback copy of Tales from P.A.W.S.?

Enter my Goodreads giveaway and remember to add Tales from P.A.W.S. to your TBR list.

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Also preorder today my new collection of humorous short stories and poems,

Tea & Dark Chocolate, coming May 1st..