Monday, December 27, 2010

My Children's Books

Velvet Ball and The Broken fairy is available as a paperback with Amazon Books, but is also still on special as an eBook with Amazon Kindle for $0.99

Star-Crossed Rascals is available with Amazon Book and also on Barnes and Noble and other bookseller websites.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Star-Crossed Rascals now available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon

Hooray! My chapter book, Star-Crossed Rascals is now available on Barnes and Noble as well as on Amazon. I'm so excited as this was the first story I ever wrote. I also did the illustrations myself.

I hope kids all over the world will enjoy the naughty antics of Pollyweena Grubble and her best friend, Gertie McDougal. Keep watching for a competition to win a copy. I will post that in a few days.

Polly is doing her happy dance because she's so excited to share her world with other kids. I will also be posting a film of Polly on Utube very soon.

Here is an excerpt from the book:

Auntie gave me a bucket of soapy water and passed me a toilet brush.
Frowning, I looked up. “What’s that for?”
She folded her arms and grinned. “You’re going to clean the toilet.”
I stared at that bristly white brush. “I don’t know how to clean a toilet,” I said. “I’m just a little kid.”
“Well,” she said, “You’re never too young to learn.”
Poo! That toilet stunk. I squinted at her and said, “I don’t want to clean a yucky toilet bowl. Mum never makes me.”
“Really?” she said. “But you didn’t mind eating other people’s filthy chewing gum and mouldy dog poo. Did you?”
I put my hands on my hips. “I didn’t eat them,” I said. “I just tasted them a bit.”
“Well, from now on,” she said. “You can clean the loo every time you’re naughty. Now get on with it. And wipe the floor while you’re at it.” She passed me the mop on her way out. But as soon as she closed the door, I shook it at her. Then I leaned it against the wall.
My friends didn’t have to clean toilets. Pinching my nose, I peered into the bog hole. Gross! I didn’t want loo slime on my fingers. But that toilet brush was way too short. I grabbed the mop instead. I dunked it in the bucket and shoved it down the poo hole. After jiggling it about, I pressed it down real hard. Auntie wouldn’t be happy if I didn’t clean it good.
Oops. It jammed in the bend. I pulled and pulled, but it wouldn’t come out. Yipes! Now what would I do?

Here are the links to Barnes and Noble and Amazon:

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Winner is:

Okay. Drumroll! The Winner to The Contest is:
Faith Kleps aged eight.

Congratulations, Faith. Well done! Just go to my profile and email me your address, so that I can send you a signed copy of Velvet Ball and The Broken Fairy.

I hope you enjoy the paperback book, Faith, and be sure to keep you eye out for the next competition. That one will be a chance to win a paperback copy of Star-Crossed Rascals. Thank you so much for entering and reading the eBook.

All the best,

Patricia puddle.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Kids Competition to win one of my paperbacks begins NOW!

Competition to win a paperbacks copy of :
Velvet Ball and The Broken Fairy begins NOW!

The competition is for all children under the age of sixteen. The prize will be a paperback copy of Velvet Ball and The Broken Fairy.

Post your answers on this blog and the first correct answers will win. There will be three questions. To find the answers, you can download the first chapter on the Amazon Kindle edition for free. That will come with a free computer kindle to read the kindle eBook.

The kindle version of the story is available for $0.99 and the paperback is available for $7.99

Here is a link for a free sample of this story: 

You can also download from Smashwords if you want to read a free sample on other eBook reading formats:

Now, here are the questions:

1) Why is Velvet bald?

2) Why does the fairy slap Velvet?

3) Why did Velvet dump The fairy on the ground?

Good luck everyone. (I will take the word of the winner and hope they are under the age of sixteen.)

Here is a link to the paperback version:

Paperback version of Velvet Ball and The Broken Fairy available for Christmas on Amazon

The paperback version of Velvet Ball and The Broken Fairy is available on Amazon. Only six days left to order for Christmas delivery. eBook available too. (Competition to win a paperback copy will be posted soon)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Yay! I recieved my author copy of Star-Crossed Rascals yesterday!

My author copy of Star-Crossed Rascals came in the post from YouWriteOn publishing. Wow! That was so exciting. The quality of the paperback is fantastic, and when I opened the pages to see my own illustrations, I was thrilled. Even the song Polly sings looks wonderful - all on its own page, and written in italics. Hopefully, this chapter book should be available for sale through booksellers by end of December or early next year. I can't wait!

Watch out kids - I'm holding a competition to win a free copy!