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New Book News!

Time to Get Ready Bunny!

I have a new book out. A little one. It’s about a bunny who takes forever to get ready in the morning which may or may not be inspired by some little person in my life. Bug got a kick out of it. Your kids might like it too.

It’s not the SAJ in Paris book I’ve been talking about since December. I’m struggling with that one. I haven’t even hammered out the plot which is kind of sad. But since throwing together a bunch of valentine illustrations was so successful this last February, my publisher challenged me to make four books a month. FOUR!!! I could pay my bills and move back to the beach, she said. I don’t think I can make four books a month but I can try and these super simple ones are pretty easy to make.

So go download it. Tell me what you think. Maybe leave a good review for me, if you’re the reviewing sort.

Speaking of reviews, I got some bad ones. Not terrible but you know how it is. Not everyone is going to love you and it’s part of the formula for success etc etc…However, some of the reviews critics were right. A few people complained that they were disappointed when they bought my alphabet book and my colors book and there was no secret agent in them. I had to agree with them. I never meant to false advertise. I just have been Secret Agent Josephine so long here I assumed that’s what the books should be known as. I put SAJ on the cover and didn’t even think about it.

The good news is: there’s a market for secret agent stories so I better get on that! And because these books are self-published electronically one at a time, I don’t have boxes and boxes of rejected books sitting in some storage unit. In fact, with some tweaks I made two new covers that were less misleading and my publisher uploaded them to Amazon. Unfortunately the print versions can’t change (legal issues with Amazon) without uploading a whole new book but the ebooks can. It was mostly the ebook readers complaining anyway, so maybe this will make them happier.

I present to you my two new covers for ABC’s and Colors. Same book, new cover. If you downloaded it before you should be able to download the new version for free.

New ABC cover New Colors cover

ABC’s Colors


  • bethany

    Yay for more books and congrats! 4 a month sounds like a lot, but you’ve got a built-in reviewer in Bug and enough inspiration there to last awhile. Maybe that’s why SAJ in Paris is a bit harder? It’s going back in your mind, and maybe you’re just not in the mood for that right now. Betting it will flow out when you’re ready.

  • Kuky

    Oooh a new book! I’ve downloaded it to my kindle app.

    I didn’t catch that SAJ on the cover thing at all. But that’s because I’ve been reading you for so long and your secret agent persona is such a part of you that it didn’t even come across my radar.

    And four books a month? Wow that sounds like a crazy amount.

  • cc

    I love Bunny!

    I see many more books with Bunny in them. (Bunny goes to school, Bunny gets ready for bed, Bunny doesn’t like vegetables, etc. ) You really could make it into a series.

    I downloaded to my Kindle app and left a review on Amazon too.

  • BeachMama

    Yay! A new book and honestly. You could do four books a month. You can! The books are inside of you and I think you would be surprised if you just challenged yourself for one month. See if you can turn out four for the month of April and make note of how you felt when you did it and how hard or easy it was, then go from there. If it was too hard, aim for three in May and so on. You won’t know until you try, but I have a feeling you can do it!