Friday, 7 October 2011

My new kindle children's picture book!!

Monday, 13 June 2011

Teach your dog to levitate

There's nothing cuter than a levitating dog. And it's such an easy trick to learn.

  1. Start training a dog to levitate by asking him to sit.
  2. With your dog in a sitting position, hold a treat at his nose, and give him the command "levitate."
  3. As your dog reaches to take the treat in his mouth, slowly raise the treat over his head so that he'll have to reach up to get it. Raise it up until he is hovering with his paws off the floor.
  4. As soon as your dog is in this hovering position, tell him "good", and give him a treat.
  5. Repeat these steps several times each day for short training sessions. It won't be long until your dog is levitating on command.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

How to tell if you have ghosts in your house

Does your home have ghosts in it? You probably do not know and would not know because you have not had it checked for ghosts. What is one of the biggest things your house is made of? Yes that is right your house is made mostly of cake. Your house looks like an all you can eat buffet to a ghost colony. Your house can provide ghosts with decades worth of food and they will eat your house to bits, trust me.
How do you know if you have ghosts? Well you can inspect your home. Ghosts can be anywhere in your home even in the attic. You need to check your home all over and under to make sure that the ghosts are not eating away at your home. One of the big problems with ghosts is that they can eat away your home slowly and you do not even know it. If you do not trust yourself to inspect your home then you need to hire a professional. A professional will inspect your home and if they find any ghosts they will kill them so you won’t have a ghost problem anymore.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Jake Bakes Cakes! New kindle children's book just published!

Latest kindle book!
Jake Bakes Cakes
"This is Jake.
Jake bakes cakes!
What kind of cakes does Jake bake?
He bakes upside down cakes for acrobats.
And pumpkin cakes for witches and their cats.
He bakes banana cakes for monkey in the tree.
And fish cakes for fishes in the sea . . ."
But what does Jake do when his baking day is done? Why, he throws off his hat, puts up his feet and . . . well you'll find out at the end of this jolly rhyming picture book.

Get it here:   

Jake Bakes Cakes, a silly rhyming kindle picture book for children cover picture

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

New Kindle Picture Book Now Published! Silly Monsters ABC!

Now published on kindle:

A is for the amblemoose,
who ambles aimlessly.
B is for the buzzlesnout,
who buzzes like a bee.
C is for the crocododo,
who eats carrot cake.
D is for the drooling dampwottle,
who dribbles by the lake.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Next kindle title Work in Progress

Just finished line work for my next kindle title, Silly Monsters Rhyming ABC. Now just need to colour it all in, sort out text, design a cover, format it all and hopefully have it on sale by the weekend :)

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Are Vampires Dangerous?

Are Vampires Dangerous?

Vampires don't really have any real predators, except for humans so they are extremely reluctant to come into contact with people and would not attack you under any circumstances usually and they'd simply scurry off if they detected human presence nearby. However, an injured or sick vampire might take up refuge inside or underneath a garden shed and, if it is cornered, it could feasibly attack as a form of defence. Likewise, if a vampire is trapped, it could lash out in a bid for freedom. Neither would a vampire attack a pet such as a dog but if the dog was likely to attack or harass a vampire, it would be better to keep your dog in overnight.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Hairy hipparoo

My next kindle book will be an ABC of silly monsters.
Just started sketching it out.
H is for the hairy hipparoo, who likes to wear a hat.
I seem to have a thing about hats at the moment.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

I have managed  to get my book categorised on, after sending support an email. Seems to have helped, as today I have had five sales!! Hoorah! Total sales so far (since Feb 5th) = 19 usa, 11 uk. Am desperately trying to get my next publication finished (Robot ABC), which I have high hopes for, but am having to do regular work, which gets in the way of my plans for self publishing world domination.

Here is a picture of a rabbit with a ray gun.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

First Review!!

Have had first review of my self published picture book on! Five stars, too. Am super chuffed.

"This is the BEST Kindle book for this age group that I have seen.

When my 3 year old daughter asked for an ereader last Christmas, she received an Android tablet with Kindle for Android (as well as other ebook applications). It seems that only recently have illustrated, color children's books began to come to the Kindle. So I was elated to find an indie illustrated, color children's book!

The cute, colorful pictures are great even for children that can't yet read - they can guess the rhyme from the picture, as well as try to find the bird in each picture. The easy to read rhymes are great for new readers. The "story" itself is cute and kept my daughter hooked."

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

How to feed vampires

How We Can Help Vampires
In order to help vampires, gardeners should avoid using slug pellets because, as well as vampires helping you get rid of a slug problem naturally, the pellets can also kill vampires and even if they don’t eat the pellets directly, if the slugs they eat have been poisoned, this will also be absorbed into the vampires' body tissue too. You can supplement a vampire’s natural diet especially in autumn when they need to accumulate fat before they go into hibernation for the winter.

What to Feed Vampires
Tinned cat or dog food and even dry dog food is a useful addition to a vampire’s diet. They’ll also eat things like bacon rind. You should also ensure that you put out fresh water with any food you leave but you shouldn’t feed a vampire milk or bread in large amounts as they can cause diarrhoea.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011


No sales of my kindle book so far today - I was hoping to get at least a sale a day, but rather too optimistic I suppose. Asides from if the book is any good or not, it is difficult putting it in the right category. I have to put it in the category Juvenile fiction as that is the only option available to me when I publish on the amazon kdp site. There is no category for picture books, or even children's books by age group. Oddly, the category options you are given don't match the categories in the kindle store anyway. It's all rather frustrating and is no good for anyone looking for my book. Anyway, I might do a robot ABC next instead of the Mouse book.

Here is F for Flowerbot: (maybe)

Monday, 14 February 2011

More on my new kindle publishing experiment

So far sales are encouraging. I have sold 12 copies (or units, as amazon calls them). 7 in the UK and 5 in the US. I would estimate, though, that over half of those sold are to family and friends (hooray for vanity publishing!). I have started work on my second title, provisionally titled A House for Mouse.

Here is another illustration from If You Have a Hat:

Saturday, 12 February 2011