‘Tis The Giving Season! (And I’m giving you free stuff.)

Well, I know what I’m putting on my Christmas list this year. Shirt courtesy of lookhuman.com

The holidays are approaching! ‘Tis the season of giving (and buying)!

And if you aren’t my German mother, you probably still have some people to buy for.

Well, I can’t think of a better gift than Sleepy Happy Capy Cuddles!

Tis awesomesauce.

Sleepy Happy Capy Cuddles is not a holiday book, but it embraces the giving, loving spirit of the season. Buy several. Or dozens. It’s make anyone and everyone FLOOF with delight.

Oh, I see. You’re not here for the commercial. You wanna learn about the free stuff.

Fair enough.

Here’s the deal. If you buy a copy of Sleepy Happy Capy Cuddles AND write a review of the book on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, or anywhere else, I will mail you a signed bookplate!

One of these!

It’s a sticker that you affix to the end pages so you can say, “Look! I got you a signed book!”

A signed bookplate in its natural habitat.

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!

You’re nice. You deserve more than a bookplate. So I will also mail you an Official, Limited Edition, “Certified Capy Cuddler” Button!

A valuable keepsake!

They are made with love and hypoallergenic unicorn dander.

And, I’ll throw in a couple of bookmarks, too. Because why not?

Long story short, as you finalize your gift list this season, please consider buying a copy of my book and giving it a review.

It would be the best Christmas gift I could ever hope for.

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

Shameful Self-Promotion (AND FREEBIES!)

Like many writers, I’ve never been entirely comfortable with the self-promotional end of the biz. I just have a hard time repeatedly and relentlessly saying:

LOOK AT ME! I HAVE BOOKS! BUY MY BOOKS! BUY BUY BUY!

If left to my own devices, I would just write and doodle and do laundry.

But sometimes a writer has to do these things.

*sigh*

So look at me, okay? I have books. And, well, you should very much consider buying them. That is, if you want to. 

My picture book, Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist, has won a few awards, most recently the top prize from Learning Magazine’s 2020 Teachers Choice Awards. So that’s cool.

It was also a finalist for the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, received a 2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Award (STEM category), and got a 2019 Creative Child Magazine’s Preferred Choice Award. So that’s cool, too!

My other picture book, Everybody’s Favorite Book, didn’t win anything, but that’s because the world is jealous of its super-awesomeishness. After all, EFB is the only book on Earth that features a mastodon-sized guinea pig.

Peek-a-boo!

So both books are worth buying.

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If you already did buy these books, thank you! But, um, could you also please write up a review on Amazon? Because that would help out this writer/doodler/laundry master a heckuva lot.

Now, as most readers of this blog know, I don’t usually ask anything of you unless I’m also willing to give something in return. So…

HERE’S SOME FREE STUFF!

If you buy, review, and/or otherwise do something groovy and helpful on behalf of Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist and/or Everybody’s Favorite Book, I will mail you

An Official Yer Awesome Promo Par-T Pak!

Each Par-T Pak will include:

  1. An Official Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist Bookmark (while supplies last)
  2. An Official Everybody’s Favorite Book Bookmark (while supplies last)
  3. And An Official Mike Allegra Three-Minute Doodle

What is a Mike Allegra Three-Minute Doodle? Well, I take three minutes to doodle something of my own choosing. Then I send that doodle to you!

Will this doodle be suitable for framing? Sure, if you don’t discriminate much when it comes to framing things. The point is, it’ll be yours.

I drew the above frog in two minutes—so your doodle would be about 50% percent better than this. (I originally thought it would be only 33% better than this, but my math teacher spouse set me straight. This is why I draw silly pictures instead of handling the household finances.)

And here are the bookmarks! Aren’t they nice? They have stuff written on the other sides, too!

How to claim your Official Yer Awesome Promo Par-T Pak

Just leave a comment below telling me what you’ve done to support Everybody’s Favorite Book and/or Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist!

That’s it! I’ll be in touch!

Thank you in advance for whatever you’re willing to do to generate some interest in my humble picture books! I am very grateful.

I look forward to sending some freebies to YOU!