Archive for the 'Three Paws' Category

“Three Paws” Now Available in AUDIOBOOK

said on March 13th, 2017 filed under: Flat Teeth, Sharp Teeth, Three Paws

Facebook Banner copy

 

The  Audiobook version of “Three Paws” is now available at Amazon.com and iTunes.

 

Meghan Crawford, the narrator, has done a lovely, charming rendition of my book.   I hope you will give her work the attention it deserves.

Meghan Crawford Woman's Day

Meghan Crawford

The Audiobook runs just over an hour and downloads for $6.95.  You can purchase it in advance of my public announcement by going to:

www.threepawsaudio.com

and clicking on the purchase button.

There are several Five Star reviews of the print and kindle versions, but we need a few honest Audiobook reviews.   If you enjoy Audiobooks, or if you know youngsters who enjoy Audiobooks, please treat yourself and the kids to Meghan’s sweet and tender treatment of “Three Paws.”

Let me take a moment to tell you about Amazon.com reviews.  Here is Amazon’s core statement:

“We don’t allow anyone to write customer reviews as a form of promotion and if we find evidence that a customer was paid for a review, we’ll remove it. If you have a direct or indirect financial interest in a product, or perceived to have a close personal relationship with its author or artist, we’ll likely remove your review. We don’t allow authors to submit customer reviews on their own books even when they disclose their identity.”

Amazon.com is committed to publishing honest reviews.  Aren’t we all?  Here are some of the rules that seem to be operating at present.  Note that the enforcement mechanisms of these rules evolve and change.

You do not have to purchase the book to leave a customer review, but Amazon has a category called “Verified Purchaser Reviews” that is probably more potent and credible.

You must have an Amazon.com account to leave customer reviews.  I have heard that you have to purchase at least $50 worth of merchandise to leave a review.  I’m not sure about this policy, the time frame (Past twelve months?  During the calendar year?) or even the amount.

Do not state or infer a personal relationship between you and the author, especially if he or she is a friend or family member.  Of course, the author’s friends are apt to leave reviews; there is a fine line here.

Do not indicate that you received anything of value in exchange for your review.  The exception to this rule is that you may receive a free ARC (advance reader copy) of the book.  This is a perfectly acceptable practice.

Do not attempt to publish multiple reviews of the same book from the same computer.  A husband-and-wife duo used the same computer to write independent and honest reviews of one of my books.  Both reviews were deleted by Amazon.

That was interesting, wasn’t it?

Please follow and like us:

posted by // Comments Off on “Three Paws” Now Available in AUDIOBOOK

Vincent gets his “Three Paws!”

said on February 6th, 2017 filed under: Flat Teeth, Three Paws

IMG_8902

Please follow and like us:

posted by // Comments Off on Vincent gets his “Three Paws!”

THREE PAWS launches January 21 on Amazon.com!

said on January 20th, 2017 filed under: Three Paws

Order your ebook or paperback by clicking “Three Paws” now.

Sharp-Teeth-Flat-Teeth-2500x1563-Amazon-Smashwords-Kobo-Apple

What would happen to the creatures of the forest if humans disappeared?  At first, the animals might go on living as they have always done.  But what if a mysterious event occurred, and they began to change, to become something more than they were?  “Three Paws” is the first book of SHARP TEETH, FLAT TEETH, an animal fantasy that tells the stories of the Fur Clans that evolve in the Woods Beyond the Broken Lands.  Follow the adventures of Three Paws the beaver, Flitter the pack rat, Shot-in-the-Butt the bear, Snaggletooth the cougar and all the animals who gather near Blue Rock to form a new society, the Covenant of Good Manners.

Eagle and Pack Rat

Scientists tell us that we can never know what goes on inside an animal’s mind, and even though   Wouldn’t it be wonderful if they could speak and tell us?  Of course, animals don’t have the kind of lips, tongue, and vocal cords to form human words.  How would they communicate?  Telepathy?  A sensory language of physical signs and scent, howls and chatters, huffs and chirps?

Cougar

One clear, cold night, with a full moon shining above the hills of northern California, the Sky Turns Green (the mysterious event). Overwhelming pulsations reverberate through the forest, firestorms roar back and forth across the land.  Many animals are killed, others sicken and die, but the ones who survive gradually discover astonishing new powers: self-awareness, heightened intelligence, and the ability to communicate with each other.  SHARP TEETH, FLAT TEETH is my deep bow of respect to this imaginary animal world.  The stories are uplifting, challenging, exciting,  and ultimately meant to blow your mind.

Fingers

You should begin with “Three Paws,” the story of a beaver, too young to know about the steel traps left behind by human trappers.

Order your copy by clicking Three Paws now.

Facebook Banner copy

Please follow and like us:

posted by // Comments Off on THREE PAWS launches January 21 on Amazon.com!

Are You a Writer? Do You Want To Be?

said on January 8th, 2017 filed under: Flat Teeth, Three Paws, Whimsy

If you are interested in the art and craft of writing, and if you live near the northern California Foothills,

SWC Blog header

You should consider attending the Sierra Writer’s Conference on January 20 and 21, 2017 on the Grass Valley Campus of Sierra College in Grass Valley, California.

click on this line for registration, content, schedule, directions and all that important stuff about the conference

CJ and I will be there to conduct one of the workshop sessions.  Click here for info about our session.

We will also be there to launch Bob’s new book:

Three-Paws-2500x1563-Amazon-Smashwords-Kobo-Apple

 

Guess what?  You can click here to find out about “Three Paws.”

 

Please follow and like us:

posted by // Comments Off on Are You a Writer? Do You Want To Be?

Birth Announcement–THREE PAWS

said on December 22nd, 2016 filed under: Art work and photography, Three Paws

Three-Paws-2500x1563-Amazon-Smashwords-Kobo-Apple

I am delighted to pre-Announce the imminent arrival of my new book, “THREE PAWS,” due January 21, 2017.  It’s a children’s book, ages 9-12, though my pal (and proof reader) Sheryl Karas thinks it might work for older kid’s, perhaps even YA.

Here’s the link to the landing page:  THREE PAWS

And here’s the preliminary blurb:

What would happen to the creatures of the forest if humans disappeared?  At first, the animals might go on living as they have always done.  But what if a mysterious event occurred, and they began to change, to become something more than they were?  “Three Paws” is the first book of SHARP TEETH, FLAT TEETH, an animal fantasy that tells the stories of the Fur Clans that evolve in the Woods Beyond the Broken Lands.  Follow the adventures of Three Paws the beaver, Flitter the pack rat, Shot-in-the-Butt the bear, Snaggletooth the cougar and all the animals who gather near Blue Rock to form a new society, the Covenant of Good Manners.

Scientists tell us that we can never know what goes on inside an animal’s mind, and even though  I learned that “fact” when I studied animal psychology in college, I never stopped wondering what animals think?  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if they could speak and tell us?  Of course, animals don’t have the kind of lips, tongue, and vocal cords to form human words.  How would they communicate?  Telepathy?  A sensory language of physical signs and scent, howls and chatters, huffs and chirps?

One clear, cold night, with a full moon shining above the hills of northern California, the Sky Turns Green (the mysterious event). Overwhelming pulsations reverberate through the forest, firestorms roar back and forth across the land.  Many animals are killed, others sicken and die, but the ones who survive gradually discover astonishing new powers: self-awareness, heightened intelligence, and the ability to communicate with each other.  SHARP TEETH, FLAT TEETH is my deep bow of respect to this imaginary animal world.  The stories are uplifting, challenging, exciting,  and ultimately meant to blow your mind.

You should begin with “Three Paws,” the story of a beaver, too young to know about the steel traps left behind by human trappers.

Please follow and like us:

posted by // Comments Off on Birth Announcement–THREE PAWS