Supporting Animal Charities

This month I was privileged to discover a fellow children’s author with an incredible passion for animals. Let me tell you about her.

VeganEve Louise Davies is a Welsh-born writer who became a vegetarian after a school trip to a farm at four years of age. On returning home, Eve refused to eat any meat products – stating that it was ‘dead animal.’ Later in life, Eve discovered the horrors of the dairy and egg industries and subsequently became vegan. She decided to create storybooks that are more representative of the unnecessarily cruel way many animals are treated than traditional animal-related children’s books would have children believe. Thirty per cent of the profit form each book is donated to one of three UK Animal Sanctuaries – Dean Farm Trust, Horse and Farm Sanctuary or Help for Dogs.

As Eve didn’t think any publishers would be interested in vegan-themed children’s books, she decided to self-publish through Amazon under the publishing name of ‘Animal Tails Charity Vegan Books’. After initially paying an illustrator which cost close to £1000 she then partnered with an illustrator who illustrates for free and receives equal profit. This partnership produced more than just great books. When they first met, the illustrator was a meat-eater, who became vegetarian and is now currently working towards becoming vegan along with her family.

To date – Eve has donated £276.65 to animal charities.
Find out more at: Animal Tails Charity Books

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In the news

It’s always good to be in the local paper, but it’s even better to be in the county paper. I must admit though, this is the first time I’ve had a black background to an article about me. It does stand out rather well, don’t you think? Gazette 16.1.20

Giveaway Alert

I’m excited to be taking part in my first giveaway and my thanks goes to Ian at Devon Book Club for organising it for me. If you would like a chance to win a copy of my latest children’s book, then pop along to either Goodreads, Facebook or Twitter and join in the fun.

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Whispering Stories Review

Following on from the blog post on the Whispering Stories website, I find myself completely blown away by their review of Akea – His Mother’s Son. The highlight of which has to be this:

The first thing that I noticed when I began reading this book is how you suddenly feel like you are there with the wolves and listening to them having conversations, it is like you have channelled your inner wolf.
The book is beautifully written and at only 94 pages long it was easy to read in one sitting, which is good as I didn’t want to put it down once I began.

You can read the rest of the review here.

Work is underway for the book giveaway I mentioned previously, so keep watching…

Free Books & Reviews

As we move into 2020, I’m excited to start the year with a book giveaway. I’ll be working alongside Devon Book Club, so my thanks to them for their support. If you’d like to win a free copy of Akea – His Mother’s Son, then keep an eye out for the giveaway in the new year.

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The Amazon reviews have started coming in and I am so pleased with the response. If you can’t decided if this book is for you or not, then why not see what others think first.

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Series Featured

I am thrilled to have the beginning of my Akea series featured as a promotional post on the Whispering Stories website. The work they have done is amazing. It’s so well laid out and informative. It even includes the dramatic readings and new book trailers. What’s more, it’s only been up a few hours and it already has three encouraging comments. Why not pop along and tell me what you think. Or you can skip straight to the video trailers HERE.

My thanks to Stacey and the gang for their support.

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Check out the home page…

One of the interesting things about publishing a new book was the discovery of the website homepage. I’ve always linked directly to my book page, but suddenly realised this wouldn’t work anymore. I hope you will pop along and check out the new HOME page, and let me know what you think of it.

 

Cover Reveal?

I’m so close to revealing the cover design for my new children’s book that I thought I’d offer a teaser with the back cover. I hope you like it… 😁

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Bookmark Disaster

I was excited to receive the bookmarks for Akea -His Mother’s Son today, but they had unfortunately been mis-cut and I will now have to wait for them to be replaced. Such a shame. On the upside – I should have a pre-order date available soon.

Getting excited

I received the initial cover design for ‘Akea – His Mother’s Son’ today. It already looks amazing (just a few tweaks needed) and I’m looking forward to being able to share it. Of course, those who have subscribed to my newsletter have not only had the chance to download chapter one from the website and seen the amazing illustrations, but will also get to see the new cover ahead of everyone else.

You are going to love it! Can’t wait? Check out the free download.