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Scaredy Cats – My new Kickstarter Publishing Project

I’m making a book of 9 classic scary stories with audio & video versions to frighten cats, children and adults too!

Go to http://bit.ly/ScaredyCatsKickStarter for all the details and rewards

I wrote a series of eight books a while back that were published by Orchard Books. To make the series work, Scaredy Cats needed to become stories within stories, but I’ve always found them a bit difficult to read that way – especially reading aloud. You can see what I mean in the video retelling of Bluebeard’s Cat below.

Scaredy Cats was a series of eight books for young readers and I had nine stories (as cats have nine lives!) In this KickStarter project I’m asking for your support so I can make one book of about 130 pages – a collection of all the Scaredy Cat stories plus The House of Mirrors – the story that got away. I’ll also be making audio recordings and new video retellings.

I’ve thought long and hard about how you might like to support this project and have come up with what I think are fun and exciting rewards. I’ll be keeping you in touch with the whole process, so you will really feel that you have been a part of it all.

All videos and audio rewards will be free of the usual links and advertising you would find on YouTube or Audible.

I hope you will want to support this KickStarter project. Go to http://bit.ly/ScaredyCatsKickStarter for all the details and rewards.

I have specially commissioned the music in the video at the top of this page from the very talented Chris Wonfor – http://www.youtube.com/cleffernotes – make sure you watch it to the end!

The Ginger Ninja – published again!

Hooray! The Ginger Ninja is published again! I’m doing it through completelynovel.com who will let me sell it through Amazon and bookshops, though it seems not to have turned up on Amazon yet.

In the meantime you can Buy Signed Copies direct from me for only 3.99 plus £1.50 P&P or get a pack of ten for group reading for £35.91 – that’s a 10% discount plus FREE P&P!

Ginger is probably my most well-loved book. Ginger is a happy little kitten until Tiddles joins his class at school. Everything goes wrong until Ginger’s grandad comes up with an idea to turn Ginger into the The Ginger Ninja.

Filled with confidence, Ginger confronts the the bully, Tiddles, and becomes the hero of the school.
Watch out! The next book will be along soon.

The Ginger Ninja lead the original Summer Reading challenge, which was a marketing idea from Hodder Children’s books. The prizes that year were Ginger Ninja Badges, stickers pencils and erasers.

The Ginger Ninja treats the issue of bullying and self-confidence in an unpreachy, gentle, funny and inspiring way and has helped many children to start reading on their own.

I know I wrote it, but The Ginger Ninja is a bit special – if ever I’ll be remembered for anything, this is it!

You can also read this book online at www.magicblox.com. Use the code BLOX5K to get 30 days free reading.