Happy Frog Day Fridays.
I hope you've all had a good week. I'm writing to announce, that one of my favourite local stations, and favourite local shows (Artz4U) has invited me back for their Christmas Show. Yes, the super talented Rob Pudner of Entertainingly Different has asked me to join him for his Christmas Cracker Bonanza on Monday 2nd December from 12pm.
This is really going to get me in the spirit of Christmas as I had a great time last time I was in the studio with him. His show is a breath of fresh air, and he usually has some fantastically entertaining and interesting local people on there.
I don't actually know who's on this time, so that will be a great surprise for me as well as you - but I intend to go armed with a box of mince pies at least.
This will be a good time to talk about the up-coming Story Time event at Paignton Library, a bumper crop of sales since last time I was on... and a generally good pre-Christmas vibe. Rob has such a great voice, I'm also hoping we might be able to do some recording of him reading one of the books.
Thanks again to all those who have bought or downloaded the books recently. If you're reading this and have found your way to the website, then 'Hello!'. I would really like to encourage you to leave a review if you have bought through Amazon on the book page.
Also did you know, you can leave a review on Amazon, even if you bought through a bookshop? This works, it just doesn't show as a 'verified purchase'. Also if you don't want to leave a review on Amazon, there are also other places you can leave reviews, such as GoodReads.. or other book seller websites like Waterstones, Barnes and Noble etc.
So many sales recently, but sadly only a handful of new reviews in the last few months. As a self-published author, it really helps get the word out (no mega-marketing machine here folks!) when potential readers can see what other readers think of the book. Of course, I'm dead nosy too - and always enjoy what the kids (and parents) think of the stories. I believe something magical happens when we get to 50 reviews.. so that would be a great Christmas Present for me..!
Well, we can't officially talk about Christmas yet - it's still November... but hope you can join me on Monday on the radio - and we can kick start the festive season!