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I am an author who is passionate about bullying - especially of children, so I go into schools with Polly, one of my characters and deliver the message that bullying isn't cool, being a bully's just for the fool.

Countdown to getting my books

I am super excited. the count down to receiving my first order of books is ticking.

I can’t believe that it is all coming together finally. with the launch at Skoobs set for the 28th January 2017, and a number of schools lined up to visit, I just can’t wait.

In the meantime I have written the intro to who and where Polly comes from available as a pdf file FREE to anyone who sends their email address with the reference:How Polly became a pirate.

The journey is nearly there

Meeting Stacey Fru

I had the pleasure of meeting the youngest author in print that I know last evening, Ms Stacey Fru aged 9 years old. Yes you did read correctly, she is 9 years old and was launching her second book Bob and the Snake.

(Stacey Fru is pictured here with the Young Miss World 2016 aged 11 yrs)stacey-fru

Brimming with self confidence this young lady is a brilliant roll model to all children worldwide.

She is articulate, funny, confident, patient and what’s more  encouraging to all other young people .

I wish her all the success with her writing career and look forward to following the life path of this young lady, as she obviously has very far to go.

Good luck with your next book Stacey and keep on writing young lady.

 

For you FREE copy of HOW POLLY BECAME A PIRATE contact me janspicssa@gmail.com

I’m famous, ha,ha,ha

I had a message from Crew mate Belle’s Granny O last night and called her this morning.

Crew mate Belle and her mum had come to visit and they had decided to play Scrabble. Crew mate Belle remember is 6 years old, so playing against two adults is no mean feat.

Apparently crew mate Belle is very competitive.

“She suddenly became very excited when she realised she had the letters that spelt out your first name. So down they went on the Scrabble board. I was very impressed.” Gran O told me with more than a little pride in her voice.

I had met crew mate Belle for an impromptu one on one story reading a week ago, we had sat with feet in the pool and surrounded by my dogs; a brown Labrador, caramel Spaniel and liquorish all sort Husky/Collie cross. Story reading African style. After she had gone home Crew Mate Belle had apparently told her mum.

“…and I met the author, do you know what an author is mum?”

So there it is. I’m sorry crew mate Look but I think crew mate Belle has just piped you to the post as my #1 fan.

Yay I’m famous, I appeared on a Scrabble board!

 

For you FREE copy of HOW POLLY BECAME A PIRATE contact me janspicssa@gmail.com

#Scrabble, #pirates, #number1fan

 

 

So excited! Polly’s Piralympics finally flies into my hands.

So today was a very special day for me.

The Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, and Mother Christmas all turned up in the shape of Leith as she handed me the proof copy for my book Polly’s Piralympics.

I was soooo excited I had found myself glued to the spot and turning circles I couldn’t decide what to do first when she called to say it was ready and she would meet me in an hour.

An hour later there it was, all shiny and still in its cellophane wrapper. I eagerly opened it and flicked the pages breathing in that ‘new book’ scent. It was finally here.

4 years to this point, the writing has been the easiest part. Now the hard work really starts. For an Indie Author, it doesn’t matter how good you book is or isn’t, you have to get it out there and get it read and that’s where my Fairy Godmother comes in. Deborah Du Plooy has agreed to launch my book at Skoobs, notably the Dillons book store of South Africa, it is located in Monte Casino. Johannesburg.

It is a wish come true for any new writer. Deborah makes a point of promoting Indie Authors and is coming up on their 100th launch. I feel graced and privileged to join fellow authors that have preceded me and cant wait until January 28th 2017 at 10.30am.

Theme of the day Arrrrr Pirates!

Polly the parrot will be making a guest appearance, along with real live pirates who will fight it out for the treasure. So if you are in the area, bring, borrow or steal a child for the day and join us for all the fun.

 

For you FREE copy of HOW POLLY BECAME A PIRATE contact me janspicssa@gmail.com

#pirates, #booklaunchatskoobs, #booksonbullying, #jointhefun

Last few hours to download free children’s book – The Magic Vuvuzela

Just a few hours left now for follow the link and enjoy

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007VT5QF2

Ntsika looks after his little sister at home, his mother works away from home and his father gets daily work when he can. On the ever of the Golden Boot Cup his father brings him home a vuvuzela, a MAGIC VUVUZELA. he blows it on the big match day and…

 

 

 

 

Free Children’s Book -The Magic Vuvuzela

OK so here is the link for The Magic Vuvuzela.

It is available on the UK Amazon site as well as Amazon.com. Download an African tale for your kids to enjoy. Ntsika looks after his little sister at home, his mother works away from home and his father gets daily work when he can. On the ever of the Golden Boot Cup his father brings him home a vuvuzela, a MAGIC VUVUZELA. he blows it on the big match day and…

Then make sure you sign up on my contacts page to receive information on your next freebie as well as the launch of my new book, Polly’s Piralympics, which will be at SKOOBS BOOK SHOP IN MONTE CASINO IN THE NEW YEAR 2017. Zulu, American, Maori, Indian, Scottish and Viking pirates all come together in their own Piralympics Games (Paralympics for pirates.)