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Happy Birthday to Me! Coming soon!

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My birthday is coming up and I love to give YOU things on my birthday. This year, I will give away The Disenchanted Pet FREE on Kindle for my birthday, February 9th! In addition, I will start a Kindle Countdown deal on Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic, starting at 99 cents! This will have to be delayed until February 23rd, but it will last for a week.

Last, but certainly not least, I will launch my new blog blog with pure blogginess, Honest After Forty. Yes, I am turning forty this year and I will be totally honest about that, and lots more. I hope with this new blog to leave you uncomfortably amused, anxiously inspired, and awkwardly touched.

Woot!

Kate

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New Cover for Ox Herding: A Secular Pilgrimage

I am currently working with Jackie on her book through my Author Services! Here is her fabulous, brand new cover:

eBook CYMK

Biography:

Jackie Griffiths has a BSc in Psychology and Computing and an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies, and has been writing fiction and non-fiction material for twenty years. She founded an online copywriting business providing content for websites, print and digital media, before selling up to concentrate on her novels and short stories. She now lives in abject poverty in the freezing ruins of an old sewage works somewhere in the UK, where she is currently working on her third novel.

Book Description:

Jae has many questions about the meaning of life and the purpose of her existence, but frustratingly, no answers. After the death of her agnostic grandmother, with whom she had her most fruitful philosophical discussions, she embarks on a personal journey to fulfil a mysterious note left to her in the will: ‘Seek and ye shall find.’

The plot follows Jae as one spring day she walks over a bridge into a strange world on the other side of the river. There she encounters challenging situations and unusual people offering tempting theories about the meaning of life. From then on she devotes all her energy to pursuing answers to the philosophical questions that drive her, experiencing a series of extraordinary adventures, until eventually she arrives at a completely unexpected conclusion.

‘Ox-herding’ is a term used to describe the search for meaning, purpose and spirituality that does not result in the finding of God, or of any other external authority. The ox represents the elemental beast within us all: ego. ‘Herding’ our ego is the struggle to recognise, battle with, control, subdue, and finally, transcend the ego. Based on the successive phases of understanding as presented in the Chinese philosophical classic, ‘The Ten Ox Herding Pictures,’ this story has ten chapters through which Jae journeys, discovering the meaning and secret to an enlightened yet thoroughly modern life; a place where all her doubts and questions are dissolved, a place without suffering or fear, yet firmly located in the midst of ordinary life. ‘Ox Herding: A Secular Pilgrimage’ describes how she gets there in a Carrollesque adventure involving remarkable people in extraordinary settings, and sees Jae wrestling a bull, performing in a concert, becoming a guru, engaging in dharma combat, and wandering through the Biblical garden of Eden.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/oxherding.pilgrimage

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NaNoFiMo

While many of you gorgeous babies plunge into National Novel Writing Month, I will embark on my own “National Novel Finishing Month”! The Stray remains open on my task bar for (mostly) daily work. I’m not sure if I can finish this month but I definitely hope to complete it before the year ends.

Also, The Disenchanted Pet sits on metaphorical blocks for an overhaul! My darling first book deserves the touch of all the knowledge I have learned over these two years since its publication. It feels fitting to work on the series books together, and I find I discover many insights to share between them.

Sorry to say it, but The Stray will not appear on Kindle as soon as I finish it. I will be searching for a most excellent literary agent to help me take the book to traditional publishers. If you know somebody or are somebody, give me a holler!

 

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The Disenchanted Pet on audiobook!

TDP audiobook cover

 

You can buy The Disenchanted Pet on audiobook! Patricia Santomasso has done a beautiful job narrating my book. I loved hearing it and you can love hearing it too!

Buy on Audible

Buy on Amazon

Buy on iTunes

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Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic audiobook for sale

DJABBIM Cover New Audiobook

The talented Heidi Baker has narrated the first book in The Convergence series! This tale features a lot of humor and loads of fun. As an added bonus, you get to HEAR what all those crazy words sound like!

Buy on Audible

Buy on Amazon

Buy on Itunes

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New Audiobook Now Available!

I’m delighted to announce my first audiobook, The Silver Collar, is now available on multiple markets!  Sherril Turner‘s reading is delightful and enchanting. I enjoyed every moment of hearing her rendition of my book. It is inexpensive at only $6.95 and a quick listen at only one hour and eighteen minutes.

Buy on Audible.com (Note: If you are a first-time customer on Audible, I get a $25 bonus when you buy my book!)

Buy on Amazon (Also through Audible)

Buy on Itunes

If you yearn for a bargain or prefer to hear the story in your own inner voice, the ebook is still free!

Read it online here: http://www.wattpad.com/story/1065118-the-silver-collar

Download the ebook for Kindle FREE!

Download the free ebook at Smashwords

Download the free ebook at Goodreads

Download for Nook

Download at Bibliotastic

Download at Goodreads

Here is the video trailer:

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Another Stab

Did I scare you?

I’ve been working on cover designs to update Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic. This is the winner of this round. What do you think? Any suggestions?

Djabbim cover 4

Is it an improvement over the original cover? (I love this cover but I’m told it looks too Middle Grade instead of New Adult)

Embellished 6 front

 

 

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New Audiobook!

The Silver Collar

ACX.com now has the audiobook for The Silver Collar under review! In just a few days, you can purchase and hear Sherill Turner‘s fantastic reading of my tale. Keep an eye out because you know I will post just as soon as you can get it.

In celebration, I’ve created a video trailer for The Silver Collar. I hope you like it!

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Author Blog-in becomes Discover Authors!

Starting in February the Author Blog-in will perform the amazing feat of changing while also staying the same! See how here:

Author Blog-in becomes Discover Authors!.

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Virtual Release Party: The Fabulous Five

 

What is the Fabulous Five?

It’s a way to win a paperback of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic! One person who completes the “Fabulous Five”, five different ebook-winning activities, will win a paperback.

The activities you can participate in are:

Do any of these five things and get five entries for an ebook and one for a paperback. Fabulous!

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Virtual Release Party: Review by Laura Pfundt

 

Review by Laura Pfundt

A big thank you to Laura Pfundt for a generous review! Please read Laura’s review here: http://quillwielder.com/2012/10/27/book-review-dont-judge-a-book-by-its-magic/#comment-1824

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Book Release Party Oct 26-28

VIP Guests Wanted!

I’m getting ready for the Virtual party in a month and six days! Visit the Party Page for a list of participation needs: https://katepolicani.com/release-party/ I’m open to suggestions if you have a great idea for a way to join the party!

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New Book Cover

First, I have to say how much I LOVE my cover art! Heidi Barnett did a fantastic job!

What do you think? Is there anything I can tweak to make it better?

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Looking Back

A wonderful new author recently emailed me after reading Compulsively Writing Fiction, my free ebook on Smashwords, and asked me what I would recommend for a burgeoning author to read before embarking on the scary world of publishing. What would you recommend if this question were asked of you? It felt really good to go back over my research to give a good, comprehensive run-down of my recommendations. Here is my list:

Some books I liked were:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/13037

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/31138

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/37429

These are all free! But the ones below aren’t.

http://www.amazon.com/Reading-Like-Writer-Guide-People/dp/0060777052/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332905663&sr=8-1 (I found this one in ebook form at my library website)

http://www.amazon.com/Reasons-Your-Never-Published-Might/dp/B0048BPDRW/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332906116&sr=1-1 (this one too)

and these articles were good:

http://jaynie2000.hubpages.com/hub/Publishing-Tips-for-First-Time-Authors

http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/guest-blog-post-%E2%80%98how-to-write-a-killer-character%E2%80%99-by-multi-genre-author-ditrie-sanchez/

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The Lustre: New Review by Tahlia Newland

Check out the latest review of my new book, The Lustre. http://awesomeindies.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/review-the-lustre-by-awesome-indie-author-kate-policani/

Also here (same review): http://tahlianewland.com/2012/03/21/review-the-lustre-by-kate-policani/#comment-2231

I hate to brag (no I don’t) but it’s on Awesome Indies! Awesome Indies is a rockin’ site that lists independent authors that produce work of professional quality. I know! It’s a tremendous honor to be included!

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