Book Signing!

Hello, everyone. I just wanted to pop in and let you know that Kyra and I are having a book signing at our local library.

On Saturday, September 16th, from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Grifton Public Library in Grifton, NC, we will be celebrating the release of book two in the Spunky’s Magical Adventures series by signing copies of both books.

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Stop by to purchase your copies of Spunky and the Wizard’s Chair and Spunky and the Dolphin Palace, or bring your own copies to get our signatures and a personal note from the co-author and illustrator, Kyra Uzzell.

Hope to see you there!

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The Summer Indie Book Awards are Here!

Hello, fellow book lovers. I’m excited to announce that it’s that time of year again. The Summer Indie Book Awards are here!

Every year, readers nominate their favorite indie books in a variety of categories and at the end of the summer, it’s voting time. Voting for the 2107 SIBA, hosted by Metamorph Publishing, starts tomorrow, September 1st and ends on September 11th. You can vote in each category once a day.

We are super stoked because three of our books have been nominated this year! In Romance is the quirky fantasy with a happily-ever-after everyone can love, Once Upon a Pastry. In Children’s is book two following our favorite feline on his magical journey, Spunky and the Dolphin Palace. In Short Story is the hilarious tale of grandmas that can still kick fang, Hunting Vampires with Grandma.

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Please stop by and vote for our books! While you are there, check out the other amazing indie authors whose books have been nominated this year. Vote for your favorites and discover some new-to-you authors.

For more information about the awards, and voting links, visit Metamorph Publishing’s website or find the awards on Facebook.

Exciting Giveaway!!

Hello, everyone!

As the founder of Groovy Goodies, I am bringing both my creative sides together to do a fun giveaway.
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I am giving away a hand-made cat charm necklace along with a digital copy of Spunky and the Dolphin Palace. Want to win? Just follow these instructions:
FOLLOW me on Twitter.
FOLLOW me here, on WordPress.
LIKE Groovy Goodies on Facebook
SHARE the post on Facebook!
The winner will be announced on August 4th. Good luck!

Indie Pride Day

Hello everyone!

It is Indie Pride Day, and I am proud to support my fellow indie authors from around the world. Indie authors, musicians, and artists may have a bad reputation because they are not with a big-name company, but I say that is bologna! Many of us choose not to go with such companies so we can have the freedom of doing things our way. That does NOT make our work sub-par!

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We are passionate about what we do and put 100% into our work, so show your favorite indies some love and share their Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, websites, blogs, etc.

Let’s get the word out and show everyone just how great indies truly are. Use the #indieprideday or #IndieBooksBeSeen hashtags on Twitter today! Visit the Facebook event for Indie Pride Day and discover some new-to-you authors!

Coming Soon: Spunky 2!

We are excited to announce that the second book in the Spunky’s Magical Adventures series is coming soon. Spunky and the Dolphin Palace will be released on May 28th, 2017. We’ll be celebrating the occasion with a Facebook party and everyone is invited. Here is a short summary for the book:

When Spunky the cat jumps on the magical chair after his adventure in Cat World, he expects to go back home. Instead, he finds himself in another strange place where everything, including the animals and plants, is made of candy! Will Spunky ever find the way home to his loving owner?

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We hope you will attend the party to enjoy games, fun, and giveaways. Kyra and myself will be there with our own special surprises!

New Release: Once Upon A Pastry

Hello all!

Exciting news is coming in February, the month that is all about showing your affection to those you love. I’m releasing a new book titled Once Upon a Pastry! This is the first in a series of stand-alone stories called Fluffy Folktales; light hearted, clean romances set in a fairy tale world.

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Here is the blurb:

Gertrude wants to be the best baker and pastry chef in the city so she makes a deal with Mona the witch: one spell in exchange for her first-born child. The problem is, Gertrude doesn’t have a husband. Or a boyfriend. Or much interest in dating at all.

As the overly dramatic Mona occasionally stops by the flourishing bakery to see about Gertrude keeping up her end of the bargain, both women begin to realize that maybe the deal isn’t what will bring them true happiness. Soon, something more than friendship begins to blossom.

When tragedy strikes, Gertrude finds that she may lose the only family she has left. Is Mona a powerful enough witch to save the city and help the girl she is falling for? Can she let go of her regrets so she can move on to find her happily ever after?

This book will be available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format on February 1st. Check it out on Goodreads and add to your Want To Read list!

Butters Comes Home

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My review for Butters Comes Home by Claudette Melanson

Rating: 5 Stars

Review:

A sweet read for young children. The pictures were lovely, the story adorable, and the main character super cute. My three-year-old has a short attention span but sat with me during the reading of this entire book. She just loved the pictures.

If you wish to purchase this book, here is the Amazon link.

Indie Pride Day

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It’s that time again! Indie Pride Day is about appreciating those of us who work hard to entertain the world on a smaller scale. Authors, artists, musicians, etc., we love you guys!

Go browse Smashwords, Amazon, B&N, or any online retailer for some amazing indie books. Many authors are having special sales and I for one know that there are some incredible books out there just waiting for you to enjoy them.

But why have just one day to appreciate indie authors? Every day should be Indie Pride Day! Wave your indie flags high, my friends!

Come visit my Amazon author page for our own indie books.