Releasing a Book

 

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Each book is like a baby,

created, born, and attended

through rewrites, edits, and proofs.

Baby grows into childhood;

every new version improving,

then adding input from outsiders.

Childhood turns into adulthood…

I putz with the manuscript

until it’s time to let it fly,

even if I’m not ready.

Hello Friends!

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I’m so happy to announce that the third book, “Gnomeling Journeys to Joddeburg,” in “The Tales of Christian Tompta” series has released! It is currently available on Amazon, BN.com, and Books-a-Million.

Also exciting is that I’ll be doing a mini book tour with 4 events: 3 local and one in Michigan. Come out and see me at one of these venues:

April 28, 2018 – Dayton Book Expo

May 12, 2018 – Morse Elementary Book Bazaar

May 21, 2018 – Multi-Genre Authors Event

June 11, 2018 – 2nd Monday Authors

Here’s a link to my News and Events page with more info for the events: https://dmpaul.com/news-schedule/

Wanna know a secret? I’ll be running 2 specials at the Dayton Book Expo:

1) *Buy the first three “The Tales of Christian Tompta” chapter books at a discounted price of $25 and receive a free gnome plushy

2) *Buy the picture book, “Meet Christian Tompta,” and the “Gnomeling Coloring and Activity Book” for younger readers at a discounted price of $15 and receive a free finger puppet toy!

*offer good until limited supplies are gone.

Hope to see you there!

New Readers

IMG_1289Today I’m so excited (but also a little nervous) that one of my very good friends is getting ready to read my books to and with her kiddos tonight. Look at this cute photo she sent with those big smiles – the kids are excited too! Squeeeeeeeee!

 

New Books – “Gnomeling”

In case you haven’t heard already, I am so happy to announce the releases of my new children’s books! “Gnomeling, The Tales of Christian Tompta, Book 1” was released on March 31, and “Gnomeling, The Companion Coloring and Activity Book” was released on April 3. Both are currently available on Amazon.

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“Gnomeling: The Tales of Christian Tompta, Book 1” – https://www.amazon.com/Gnomeling-Tales-Christian-Tompta-Book/dp/1946813001/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491267905&sr=8-1&keywords=Gnomeling

“Gnomeling: The Companion Coloring and Activity Book” – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1946813052/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1491267905&sr=8-2&keywords=Gnomeling

I will be offering them locally (Dayton) at an indie author book sale at the Storybrooke Cafe in Englewood Ohio on May 20, from 11am – 2pm. Invite your friends and come enjoy a cup of coffee as you peruse the books!

The Info Sheet: Part 3

Continuing from last week, this is the FAQ section of the “Information Sheet:”

For a good range of Frequently Asked Questions, plus much additional information about Harry Potter, visit www.jkrowling.com and www.pottermore.com

Here however, are some of the most commonly asked:

  1. Will there ever be another Harry Potter novel? I have always refused to say ‘never’ to this question, because I think it would be foolish to rule out something I might want to do in the future. However, I have no immediate plans to write another novel, and I do think that I have rounded off Harry’s story in the seven published books.
  2. Which character is your favorite? Harry, although I believe I am unusual in this, Ron is generally more popular (I love him too, though). Now that I have finished writing the books, the character I would most like to meet for dinner is Dumbledore. We would have a lot to discuss, and I would love his advice; I think that everyone would like a Dumbledore in their lives.’
  3. Where do you get your ideas? I wish I knew where they came from, because I would go and live there. It is a mystery to me where it all comes from, but I’m quite pleased I don’t know; it might spoil the fun if I did.”

I agree with her. I would also like to sit down to lunch or dinner with Dumbledore and ponder life’s mysteries. I was surprised to read her comment about Ron usually being more popular than Harry, because as readers we take on the role of Harry and follow his adventures!

There were a few more answered questions, but I don’t want to give away all of her secrets! To find those out, you should write to her. Maybe you’ll get a letter back from Scotland too.

Thanks for reading along with my fan letter this month! We are now just 3 days away from the release of the first book in my fantasy series, “The Tales of Christian Tompta: GNOMELING,” which will be releasing this Friday!