… and then there was Molly

Congratulations are in order!

We’ve had a new addition to our family.Look –

Welcome to our family, Molly

Welcome to our family, Molly

She’s a beautiful little girl we’ve called Molly, and you can see how happy the rest of the Knitty Gritty kids are. Will you look at those cheerful smiles? Even Sally and Sammy, the disabled kids in the back row are smiling. Despite not being able to see her, they can feel the love pouring out of every stitch of the others.

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Born-again ‘Newest kids on the block’!

When Sampson met Delilah

and the cover looks like this  –

Front current

Burning questions are posed… and answered –

Can Delilah capture the heart of the partner of her dreams?

Will Sampson ever be able to trust fully again?

Can smalls and talls treat these aliens kindly?

What more will Sampson learn on this fateful day?

These and other poignant but pressing questions are all answered when Sampson meets Delilah.

*** Ohh… after a visit to my Amazon sales page I felt disappointed to see it wasn’t long enough for my readers’ ‘Look Inside’ to truly look inside the story. Hmm…

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Newest kids on the block!

The first ‘new kid’ is actually the self-publishing site itself called Tablo Publishing.

I learned about it on The Drum at ABC Business News – sounded interesting, so I’m giving it a go.

So the next ‘new kid on the block’ is my latest small children’s book –

When Sampson met Delilah

and the cover looks like this  –

Front current

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Brothers re-united at last… believed to be twins!

It’s true. Just look at the photos below. On the left, my Simon Scarecrow, of ‘Small Knitty Gritty Folk Tales’ fame, and to the right, his long-lost twin, being read to by author Carol Ann Martin.

 

Henhugs & Ticklefeathers.Carol Ann Martin

Simon’s twin brother, obviously an avid reader in the making… presently just a great listener.

Simon Scarecrow

Simon Scarecrow

 

It was just one of those Destiny moments. I was idly checking the LinkedIn groups I belong to, focusing on the Australian and NZ Authors group and found that Carol Ann Martin was announcing a new Facebook page she has recently created. The name captured my imagination and I just had to go and check it out. Look what I found –

HENHUGS AND TICKLEFEATHERS

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Free, zilch, zero!

At last it’s free again – today Wednesday 19th through Thursday 20th.

‘Small Folk Rhymes Part Two’

Small Folk Rhymes Pt.2

It’s focus is on fun – with jokes and riddles and quite a bit of subtle educational activities hidden behind the opportunities for laughter and enjoyment. This eBook could create some wonderful sharing moments between parent and child. I dream of such an outcome.

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But… said Ted.

Ted+Kindle.2

“I thought you were getting ready to write more about me!” Ted Bear snorts.”I thought I scrubbed up pretty well in my other two stories.” He points to my Kindle reader. He’s quite taken with this new piece of technology, even though he’s in black and white on this one. Ted has seen himself in living colour on the ‘big’ screen of my computer and is most impressed with seeing his name and face ‘up there in lights’, so to speak. It was him who insisted on that photo in front of my computer, with one of his book covers featuring behind him. (That’s in his section of the Gallery). His ego can be unbearably inflated at times.

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Meanwhile in Knitty Gritty Land…

Scrubbed up Kids.600

First our Mum swirled us around in soapy water and tried to tell us to close our eyes and imagine it was a Spa Bath. Then she whizzed us around at a furious pace in her spin-dryer, and tried to tell us to close our eyes and imagine we were on a Centrifuge Ride at the Royal Show.  Next she arranged us all in her wash-basket and put us in the shade until later afternoon (so we wouldn’t get sunburned), and told us to imagine we were on a beach in Bali. Well… with our luck we’d probably get Bali Belly or similar. And finally, we’re all sitting on her bookshelf because that’s next to her and Dad’s office, so she can fetch each one of us in to the Computer – to inspire her, she says.

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