Morgan Goes Fishing

Ladies and gentlemen. Morgan Goes Fishing is being temporarily pulled from Amazon. I have the last 20 copies ready to sell. If you are interested in one I will be happy to hook you up. Find the purchase link below.

I am pulling Morgan for a short time. Maybe a week, as I make a couple small changes. I will be including reviews I have received for it as well as a few minor updates to list my website and a link for a printable version of the included coloring pages. They will be larger copies that can be printed for your use, and they will be offered for free.

Sales have been horrible over the last few months, so I feel these pages will be a great increase in value for my readers. This is a new readers book, and great for your favorite picture book lover.  Get yourself one of the last copies before they are all gone. Each copy will also include 2 free bookmarks for your little ones to color and enjoy. Ya’ll have a great day, and thank you for the support.

 

Morgan Goes Fishing

Morgan Goes Fishing follows young Morgan and her dad as they enjoy their first fishing trip together. Told through the eyes of a 3 year old, Morgan shares a special memory that will last forever. Join Morgan on her special trip, then enjoy the coloring pages in the back to continue your own adventure. This is a great book for any parent and child who want to hang on to these moments in life.

$5.99

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One of those days, all month

You know those kinds of days that just kick your butt all the way through. It has been one of those days since about June. But hey, why be negative? I don’t have time for such nonsense. I am going to vent for a short minute though.

I have mentioned several times that I am writing a genealogy series. This is a fascinating series. The woman we are writing about was amazing, history is amazing and I love writing. It’s a good gig.

What’s not great? Easy, collaborating. I am an author. It’s simple to grasp. However, i am not a promo writer or designer. I am not a mind reader. I am not the kind of person that gets a great deal of joy out of my phone blowing up all hours of the night with more questions. The biggest one, I am not a hand holder or babysitter. (except for my kids, that’s being a dad.)

These have apparently all been misunderstood. In the two months I have been working on this series, i have written 3.5 pages. This is infuriating to me. I have told my partner that I need to be able to work on this book if we expect it to be done. I have accomplished bearly nothing. Most of my time has been spent wishing my phone would literally blow up.

It’s an easy 9 hours a day 3 to 4 days a week going over the same details over and over. Part of this pertains to the book, the rest is nonsense that doesn’t apply and could be saved for another time. So now, my writing happens after 1 am. Which is awesome since I get up at 6:30 with the kids for school when my wife leaves.

Now for good news, my computer died. Luck for me, I sold a poem last week and was able to afford a new used one with what that paid. This venture is starting to show some progress. I was also asked to write another poem for the same guy who bought the last one. Good deal for me.

In more good news, I am starting to see about making appointments for doing book readings for Pre-K through 1st grade classes. To help with this I placed an order for some bookmarks and business cards. This should look a little more professional.

All the bookmarks have a small note on the back to direct to my site and order a copy of the book. I will also be setting up a spot to print off the coloring pages. Back to the bookmarks. They are black and white, on a matte finish for the students to color their own bookmarks. I enjoy the idea of a kid having a little interaction with the book, more than reading it.

The business cards are simple. It will be attached below. My wife loved them. I feel like sometimes she doesn’t want to disappoint me, so I want some feed back from you guys about it. Let me know if you would notice it, if it’s clear and offers the right information, and if it would sway you to go to the site. Yes, if i am disappointed by the response I will sit in the corner and cry for…seconds. It’ll be embarrassing for all of us.

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Finally, I am looking into carrying a few of the books I will be reviewing and holding author interviews with. They will be in the Book Nook for you all to check out. I will also have my books from my Biblio.com page.

Okay, it has been a long day. I am exhausted, and I have a lot more to get done before I can go to bed. Tomorrow is another day with my Bella baby, 20180821_125948so I need a little energy for her. Have a great night and a better day.

Dan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integrating

Hey guys. I am officially a stay at home dad again. My son starts school tomorrow so it will be me and my Bella girl. It’ll be quieter too, so I can have a chance to do more writing.

We will be able to take little adventures too, so we can have more exciting posts. She may be my ghost hunting buddy. She’s 2, that’s the right age for it right?

I will also be able to focus on my book collection too. My book nook has been untouched since June. Summer set me way off for my goals.

Another thing I am looking at is setting up more book reviews. I got 3 books in today, so reviews are coming. I might make a promo thing where I sell a few of the books on my site too. Morgan Goes Fishing will be available at a lower price as well.

I intend to get things going in the next week or so. Keep an eye out. There are good changes coming now that I have the time to do it.

One final thing, what would people think about me writing a custom story for them. Kids, grandkids, pets, stuff like that. I’m not sure how it would all work yet due to illustrations, but that would be fun.

Anyway, you guys have a great day. Let me know what you think. I have a lot of ideas and don’t want to get going down the wrong path.

Dan

Bad luck, all the time

I have terrible luck. All the time, it’s just awful. I actually don’t believe in luck. I think it all comes down to what you are willing to out into something.

Anyway, we started looking for a new illustrator for the Lizzie Andrews Series. We have had some awesome submissions with a lot of real talent being shown off. They should be proud.

I have talked to probably 15 people who are interested. But then, my computer died. In the middle of all the emails and messages and file saving to forward to my collaborator, the computer died.

Oh and guess what else happened. My Neuro issues caught up with me and I missed 2 days of because I can barely walk. It’s been a great week.

It could be a lot worse. I can still use my phone to work on stories and get things in order. I should be back to work Saturday, but my wife has asked me to put in my notice.

She will be starting back to school soon and is working on getting her classroom ready. So, I will be a stay at home dad again. It will definitely help with the writing. The blog can get much needed attention, and I can spend time with Bella.

It’s been an interesting week, but nothing we can’t get past. I am looking forward to writing more. Maybe it was all just good luck at a bad time. It’s all in how you see it.

I may schedule some haunted trips too to add some stories there. I will be able to focus on my book sales on Biblio and promote my previous and upcoming works. There is plenty to do. It’s just overwhelming right now.

A kink in the plans

So, as I posted last week, I am working on a new book. This is a book set in the 1700s and includes tales of George Washington, haunted houses and just a plain life rich with memories. Well, we hit a snag. It’s a big one.

The Lizzie Andrews Series may be going off track. We were getting things in place for a gofundme page when our illustrator backed out. She sent us a contract on Friday for illustration details, and on Monday we got a message that she couldn’t do the work.

I don’t hold it against her at all. My collaborator hadn’t signed the contract yet so she wasn’t bound. She is also taking on a full time job. I can’t blame her for wanting to have steady income.

I work full time and have my health troubles. Everyone has a story. I don’t hold things against anyone. That’s not my job.

We are currently searching for a new illustrator that can work on a period piece and make it fit. We need mid 1700s details and style. It’s an exciting project. We just lost a little steam.

My collaborator, Kathy, is very discouraged. Understably I believe. So, if anyone is interested in a little art project of 8-10 pictures, with the possibilities of portraits, and has a good rate, let me know. I can run it past Kathy and we can get in touch. We are hoping to be up and running soon.

Until then, I have my next book Belly and Betty Bear’s Big Fight in the works. This is the story for my youngest daughter Bella. Her favorite toy is her Betty Bear. It’s a doll her mom made her. They do everything together. It’s cute.

Don’t forget to check out Morgan Goes Fishing on Amazon. I want to get the funds up to get out of Createspace and print my own. We all know how money is. Click on ads I guess, or buy lots of copies of Morgan Goes Fishing through the link!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1718698194/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_yM7vBbJCEKFCM

Have a great night everybody. Oh, and before I go, i will be back to more regular posts next month. Abbie has asked me to stop working when she starts teaching again. So long all.

Dan

Book promo

A few weeks ago we had an idea. I decided to offer a signed copy of Morgan Goes Fishing to my Facebook friends. It turned out really well.

What had originally been a plan for 15 books turned into 30. Tonight I got the first 15 packed up to ship. This is an exciting time. We were able to come in under the projected costs for shipping to.

I am slowly getting the hang of some of the marketing ideas. I still have a long way to go. But, in my first 28 days on the market Morgan Goes Fishing sold 68 copies. I think there are a few more that haven’t been processed yet, but I have 68 confirmed sales.

If everything goes okay I plan to get my own isbn and sell them here and under my other pages. It’s a nice way to cut out the all powerful Amazon. I love Amazon, but there is a such thing as too big.

I also like the idea of being able to put in a personalized thank you note in the envelopes. Personalized business is good. It offers a special something. I don’t want a customer to be just a number.

In the next couple days we will be launching a new author interview. Keep an eye out for that. For a new item, we also have our first book review coming up.

We are growing. Changes are coming. Once we are all settled in with the new move and starting my new job, I will be able to start sharing more stories. Have a great day everybody.

Dan