Wednesday Writing Update

Hello Readers,

I’m keeping myself honest with weekly writing updates.

So this week I’ve been on vacation. Just keeping it real. Even so, I’ve done four critiques on picture books in progress. So that’s something.

And today I spent a little time revising a fiction pb that is loosely based on an actual person of historical significance. I’d say it’s a slice of life from their childhood as I’ve imagined it.

And that’s all folks! Tune in next Wednesday for more updates.

Sale: Katie Shaeffer

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Hello Readers!

Just want to let you know, Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker is now $5.00 off on amazon.ca That’s 35 percent off the retail price!  Being Canadian is a really good thing.

And by the way, Canada just celebrated its birthday…151 years young!

August Giveaway!

Yay!  Time to give away a copy of Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker… my first ever published picture book with illustrations by Paula Nasmith.  The winner will also receive a couple of art cards created by Paula and…. a $10 Amazon Gift Card!!!

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If your kids love Jillian Jiggs, they will love Katie Shaeffer.  Join Katie and Baxter in this fun story in their quest for golden brown, fluffy as a cloud, perfectly round…PANCAKES!

There are three ways to enter.  Each action gives you an entry into the giveaway.

  1. Follow @mackey_cynthia on twitter
  2. Tweet about the giveaway
  3. Comment on this blog post and tell us your most favourite breakfast food (and it is okay if the answer is not pancakes!) Comments are moderated so they may not show up right away.

This is  a Rafflecopter giveaway.  You must enter through Rafflecopter.

Rules:

  1. you must be 19 years of age or older to enter
  2. You must be a resident of the US or Canada
  3. Giveaway open from August 2, 2017- August 9, 2017
  4. You must reply be email within 7 days to claim your prizes

Good luck to all who enter!  Fun! Fun!

 

August Giveaway!

Yay!  Time to give away a copy of Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker… my first ever published picture book with illustrations by Paula Nasmith.  The winner will also receive a couple of art cards created by Paula and…. a $10 Amazon Gift Card!!!

IMG_5106

If your kids love Jillian Jiggs, they will love Katie Shaeffer.  Join Katie and Baxter in this fun story in their quest for golden brown, fluffy as a cloud, perfectly round…PANCAKES!

There are three ways to enter.  Each action gives you an entry into the giveaway.

  1. Follow @mackey_cynthia on twitter
  2. Tweet about the giveaway
  3. Comment on this blog post and tell us your most favourite breakfast food (and it is okay if the answer is not pancakes!) Comments are moderated so they may not show up right away.

This is  a Rafflecopter giveaway.  You must enter through Rafflecopter.

Rules:

  1. you must be 19 years of age or older to enter
  2. You must be a resident of the US or Canada
  3. Giveaway open from August 2, 2017- August 9, 2017
  4. You must reply be email within 7 days to claim your prizes

Good luck to all who enter!  Fun! Fun!

 

A Real Life Katie Shaeffer

Though this does not count as inspiration for the book, here’s a great example of a real life Katie Shaeffer.  One of my preschoolers, age 5, wanted to bring something for show and tell and it could not be a toy.  He and his Mom showed incredible initiative, resourcefulness and creativity to visit the beach, collect the items and then using a glue gun, put together this awesome pirate ship.

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Celebrating the real Katie Shaeffers of the world and their trusty assistants who help make it all happen! Creativity can be part of your lifestyle just like Katie’s in the story.

Check out Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker, an inspiring book for you and your child!

Happy Book Birthday, Katie Shaeffer!

Katie Shaeffer is too young to use the stove. Katie is also an avid collector. She has just one wish. One dream. One desire.  Katie wants to make golden brown, fluffy as a cloud, perfectly round PANCAKES all by herself.

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Enjoy this charming story and find out how Katie and her friend Baxter find a way to make Katie’s wish come true.

Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker is written by Cynthia Mackey and illustrated by Paula Nasmith.

Available April 24th on Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com!