If you’re looking for a light summer read, please think about downloading my first e-book. It’s a short (ish) story, and a super-quick, easy read. I’m raising a celebratory glass, as, believe me, I nearly went cross-eyed trying to figure out how to get this on Amazon. I got there in the end ☺ … here comes the blurb:
Workaholic mum Julie Wainscote becomes an overnight Twitter sensation when her live TV gaffe goes viral. Fired from her job, she takes up the challenge of becoming a stay-at-home mum to her son, Jacob. But when she realises the school run is a catwalk, the coffee mornings involve competitive catering and the class bear has been to Lapland, she has to admit the adjustment required may be beyond her.
Does she have what it takes to join Dubai’s ranks of immaculately groomed school mothers?
Cupcakes & Heels is a delightfully funny short story about the dilemmas facing mothers the world over.
Will definitely be reading!
Thanks so much Arlene! I hope you enjoy it x
Did you get someone to do the illustration Maz? I’m going to put up a 99p children’s story, have got Lola to do a little painting, hope it will be OK! Have had another one of my children’s books fully illustrated but want to get a few stories up before that is published, like you, to build the author platform. Love your digital illustration, how have sales gone? Do you need a kindle to buy it and read it? I don’t have one but wanted to buy it 🙂 xx
Hi! So sorry for the slow reply. Great to hear from you! Can’t wait to read your stories – I found one over the summer, when I was cleaning out my bedroom – do you remember the story you wrote about Timmy the Cat? It was so lovely. The Dubai illustration I used was from a photo library (I think it was Dreamstime), and I also bought the lady character from Etsy. Then I posted the job on fiverr.com, picked a designer I liked the sound of, and she did the work within about two hours. Really affordable too. I was so pleased. Sales are slow, as to be expected – I think I’ve sold about 55 or so, but I’m actually thrilled with that. There’s so much marketing work that needs to be done to build up sales…and of course it all takes time! That is a great idea to publish some stories before your fully-illustrated one (which I can’t wait to see!). On Amazon, it’s readable with a Kindle or on an iPad if you have the Kindle app, which I think is quite easy to download. I’m looking into CreateSpace now to get some hard copies too. Would love to talk about this more! xxx