Permaculture Chicken: Incubation Handbook by Anna Hess

This book is free on these days only – 04/14/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 04/15/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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Hatch healthy homegrown chicks! The Permaculture Chicken Incubation Handbook walks beginners through perfecting the incubating and hatching process so they can enjoy the exhilaration of the hatch without the angst of dead chicks. 92 full color photos bring incubation to life, while charts, diagrams, and tables provide the hard data you need to accomplish a hatch rate of 85% or more.

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About the Author
Anna Hess dreamed about moving back to the land ever since her parents dragged her off their family farm at the age of eight. She worked as a field biologist and nonprofit organizer before acquiring fifty-eight acres and a husband, then quit her job to homestead full time. She admits that real farm life involves a lot more hard work than her childhood memories entailed, but the reality is much more fulfilling and she loves pigging out on sun-warmed strawberries and experimenting with no-till gardening, mushroom propagation, and chicken pasturing.

She also enjoys writing about the adventures, both on her blog at WaldenEffect.org, and in her books. Her first paperback, The Weekend Homesteader, helped thousands of homesteaders-to-be find ways to fit their dreams into the hours leftover from a full-time job. In addition, a heaping handful of ebooks on Amazon serve a similar purpose.

Totally Cats: Life with Chatterbox, a Tuxedo Tabby by Mary K. (Casey) Van Bronkhorst @caseyfern

What inspired you to write your book?
I started writing the chapters of this book while Chatterbox was still alive. When she passed away from cancer in January this year, I gathered up those chapters and wrote the balance of the memoir, in an attempt to heal from the loss and share her extraordinary impact on our lives.

About your Book:
A memoir of a highly energetic Tuxedo Tabby cat who took control of our lives and turned us into her minions. Chatterbox (aka The Cat) adopted us, considered us her personal servants for 12 of her 15 years, and delighted us with her antics (as well as scaring us to bits at times).

If The Cat had thumbs, she probably would have been running our entire household and the business single-handedly. As it was, she kept us around to open cans, doors, toy boxes, gates, and our hearts.

Book Genre: Memoir

What formats are your books in
eBook

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
I’ve only written one book (and this is it), so I’m not sure I’m qualified to say.

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Don’t listen to naysayers who say “Oh, there are so many cat books out there already – you will have a tough time even getting someone to read it!” – just go write, and write often.

Write what you know and love; write what inspires you. Writing is like exercise – do so even when you don’t feel like it, when you’re not in the mood, even when you’re too tired to pull out the mat and do that extra set of sit-ups. Doing so will strengthen your spiritual core.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I published through Amazon KDP since I have helped a few of my clients do so, and the process was so simple that I figured I could do it without too much hassle – and I was right!

Author Bio:
Mary K. “Casey” van Bronkhorst, born in Spokane, Washington, moved to California in the early 1970s, and dabbled in writing while pursuing a career in management. Escaping LA corporate life in the mid-80s, she moved to the Mojave Desert and split her time between owning a tavern and working in computer support.

She continues to dabble in writing on several sites and blogs, including the popular Totally Cats blog, which became the inspiration behind the memoir called Totally Cats: Life with Chatterbox, a Tuxedo Tabby – her first book. She and her husband Erik and Growler (a calico cat) live in the high desert, and are resisting the temptation to adopt a few dozen more felines.

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FEATURED BOOK: Totally Cats: Life with Chatterbox, a Tuxedo Tabby by Mary Van Bronkhorst

Genre: Pet Memoirs

A memoir of a highly energetic Tuxedo Tabby cat who took control of our lives and turned us into her minions. Chatterbox (aka The Cat) adopted us, considered us her personal servants for 12 of her 15 years, and delighted us with her antics (as well as scaring us to bits at times).

If The Cat had thumbs, she probably would have been running our entire household and the business singlehandedly. As it was, she kept us around to open cans, doors, toy boxes, gates, and our hearts.

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The Amazing Tiger: Fun Facts and Pictures for Kids! by Elaine Donato

This book is free on these days only – 04/11/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 04/13/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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Get ready to take a tour through the wonderful world of Tigers.

This book is perfect for any young reader ages 4 to 8. Younger children will also enjoy looking at the vivid pictures and hearing you read to them.

You and your child will discover intriguing facts about these unique and amazing tigers.

Such as…

*The Tiger’s Body*
*Different Types of Tigers*
*Tigers As Hunters*
*Soft as a Kitty*
*And Much More…*

Includes delightful FULL COLOR photos of the most adorable and incredible tigers you and your child have ever seen.

So get ready to have a lot of fun with your kids as you both learn amazing facts about these incredible animals called Tigers!

About the Author
Elaine is a 28-year young lady; born and raised in sunny, So Cali. A proud graduate of University of California San Diego and a proud alumna of California State University Fullerton, where she completed my master’s degree in Public Health

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The Amazing Farm Animals: Fun Facts and Pictures for Kids! by Elaine Donato

This book is free on these days only – 04/11/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 04/13/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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Get ready to take a tour through the wonderful world of farm animals.

This book is perfect for any young reader ages 4 to 8. Younger children will also enjoy looking at the vivid pictures and hearing you read to them.

You and your child will discover intriguing facts about these unique and amazing animals.

Such as…

* Cock-a-Doodle-Doo The Amazing Facts About Chickens *

* Moo, Moo, Moo – The Amazing Facts About Cows*

* Baa, Baa, Baa – The Amazing Facts of Goats*

* The Amazing Horse and Facts!*

* The Amazing Facts About Sheeps!*

* The Amazing Facts About Pigs *

*And Much More…*

Includes delightful FULL COLOR photos of the most adorable and incredible farm animals you and your child have ever seen.

So get ready to have a lot of fun with your kids as you both learn amazing facts about these incredible animals.

About the Author
Elaine is a 28-year young lady; born and raised in sunny, So Cali. A proud graduate of University of California San Diego and a proud alumna of California State University Fullerton, where she completed my master’s degree in Public Health

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The Amazing Elephant: Fun Facts and Pictures for Kids! by Elaine Donato

This book is free on these days only – 04/11/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 04/13/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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Get ready to take a tour through the wonderful world of elephants.

This book is perfect for any young reader ages 4 to 8. Younger children will also enjoy looking at the vivid pictures and hearing you read to them.

You and your child will discover intriguing facts about these unique and amazing animals.

Such as…

*Where the Elephants Live*
*About Elephant Family Ties*
*How Friendly Elephants Are*
*A Very Long Nose*
*The Mighty Tusks*
*Important Animals*
*The Wisest and Kindest Animal*
*And Much More…*

Includes delightful FULL COLOR photos of the most adorable and incredible rabbits you and your child have ever seen.

So get ready to have a lot of fun with your kids as you both learn amazing facts about these incredible animals.

About the Author
Elaine is a 28-year young lady; born and raised in sunny, So Cali. A proud graduate of University of California San Diego and a proud alumna of California State University Fullerton, where she completed my master’s degree in Public Health

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Puppy by Robert Harris

This book is free on these days only – 04/10/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 04/11/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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You’re thinking about getting a puppy. Great! Puppies can be lots of fun to have around. They’re cute and cuddly and cute. But they are a big responsibility, and knowing what to expect is the key to coexisting happily with your little canine friend.

In this book, you’ll learn all about what to expect when you bring your new puppy home − the good things and the not so good. But it’s all good, so ignore that last sentence. Raising a puppy is a great experience. And it can be even better if you know what will happen when you bring a puppy into the family.

My goal is to give you a realistic view of the world you soon will be inhabiting. Some of it will drive you nuts; but most of it will bring a smile to your face and warm your heart. It’s all part of the imperfect process of raising a puppy.

If you’re worried, it’s probably because you’re uncertain about what’s coming. You just need more information. So read through this book and learn what to expect. Then you’ll be better able to take it all in stride and become a great puppy parent!

About the Author
Robert Harris is the author of more than 20 books, including The Nine Faces of Boo, Murders by the Book, 101 Things NOT to Do Before You Die, and 6 Keys to Improving Memory. In his spare time, he plays with Cody the dog (featured on the book’s cover). His website is www.rwhstudio.com.

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Catch a Robber by Gloria Repp

This book is bargain priced from 04/09/2014 until 04/15/2014

Skitter the Lizard, Pibbin’s friend, has been jailed by the rabbits. He is sure that she didn’t take their necklace, but the rabbits demand proof!

When they suspect that Skitter’s cousin is the thief, Pibbin, Leeper, and Nisk set off to track her down. The trail leads them toward Shadow Swamp and into a strange land of super-sized creatures. They’re far from Friendship Bog, and Pibbin is hoping they won’t run into the monster of Shadow Swamp. But they do.

Ages 7 and up. Book 4 in TALES OF FRIENDSHIP BOG.
EBook has full-color illustrations, map, and color photos of frogs.

Targeted Age Group: Ages 7 and up
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Book Price: $.99
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Circling the Waggins: How 5 Misfit Dogs Saved Me from Bewilderness by C.A.Wulff @yelodoggie

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What inspired you to write your book?
Writing is a great way to work through difficult times, and I began writing this book in the midst of losing some very dear, longtime companion animals. I realized that I felt best, and handled the losses better, when I was concentrating on the ridiculous behavior and issues that our other pets were dealing with.

About your Book:
More than twenty years of performing pet rescues could wear anyone down. Especially when the pets that end up being permanent residents in your home are the most irascible, insane and ridiculously un-adoptable pets known to man. Circling the Waggins follows two middle aged women as they maneuver through one unexpected pet debacle after another in a rugged and isolated cabin in the National Park. Coping with Waldo, a way-too-brainy boxer mix, plus a mentally challenged hyperactive Shih-Chi named Rocket Boy, is difficult enough. Add three more canine misfits, a mysteriously humming cat, and an impromptu mouse rescue gone ridiculously wrong, and you’ve got what might be a recipe for total disaster. With patience and compassion, the women come to discover that even the tiniest of lives is precious; heartache and joy go hand-in-hand, and love is an eternal circle of wagging tails.

Book Genre: biography/memoir

What formats are your books in
Both eBook and Print

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
I can’t answer that because I’ve only written in the pet genre.

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
We all have a million stories about our pets, but that doesn’t mean that they are all so interesting that other people would want to hear them. Pick and choose the best ones, and don’t make it too sad – no one will want to read it.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I self published my first book with Booksurge after two years of trying to interest a traditional publisher without success. I believed in the book enough to take the chance. Booksurge was overall a good experience, except that I was not pleased with what they were charging authors to buy copies of their own book. That made giving away copies difficult. Then Booksurge became CreateSpace and dramatically reduced the cost of books to authors. Marketing the first book proved difficult and time consuming, and it did not get the exposure or sales that I thought it deserved. When it came time to publish the second book, I knew a little more about proposals and spent more than a year again, but this time trying to interest agents. Although a couple of them were interested, they moved far too slowly. As I started thinking about self publishing again, although my choice would be CreateSpace, I didn’t want their name as my imprint. I decided to ask another author I’d met if he would consider taking me on to his imprint, Barking Planet Productions, which was perfectly suited for my book. He already had three of his own books out there and he was happy to have me on board. This makes him a micro publisher, since he footed the bill for publishing my book, and will be publishing additional material of mine in the future. We still used CreateSpace as the printer and distributor because I was happy with my first experience with them. Now the two of us work together to market our books and share contacts and opportunities.

Author Bio:
Cayr Ariel Wulff is an author, artist, and animal advocate. She has volunteered in animal rescue for more than 26 years. Throughout 2012, She served as Contributing Editor for Pet Pardons News, where she reported on stories of animal abuse and animal welfare. She currently writes a pet column for the Examiner, and is also the National Animal Books Examiner. Wulff authors a personal blog about dogs: ‘Up on the Woof’, and uses her yelodoggie art to spread the joy of living with dogs. She has written two books about her rescue pets experiences; “Born Without a Tail” (2007) and” Circling the Waggins;How 5 Misfit Dogs Saved Me from Bewilderness” (2012). She attributes her love of animals to having been raised by Wulffs.

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Stunt Crow by David Freedman @StuntCrow

41CUCfYScIL._SY445Beautifully illustrated on every page in dramatic detail, Stunt Crow will excite young children and adults alike.It is film-like. A glimpse above the clouds. A new manga for the oldest of subjects. Stunt Crow is the story of one crow on one day. A literal bird’s eye view of avian acrobatics. Nature in its clearest magical beauty, wild and fast moving. Scenes that would be familiar to the first humans, unchanged and ever present. This is a story for children and adults. For anyone who looks up at the sky and especially for those who don’t. This is a fresh look at nature, an alternative to talking rabbits, singing frogs, happy dogs and cats with hats, though we love all the above. Stunt Crow shows that sometimes nature doesn’t need dressing up and that if we stand and stare, we can find wonder there.

Targeted Age Group:: 4 – adult

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired by many years of staring at a grassy slope in rural Cheshire, UK and watching wildlife through the seasons, pointing out behaviours to my fascinated children and wanting to tell real stories that are often overlooked

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House Training Dogs to Behave Well in a High Value Home: The Complete Guide – For Dog Lovers Only! by Tim Carter

This book is free on these days only – 03/30/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 03/31/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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House Training Dogs to Behave Well in a High Value Home – Complete Indoor Dog Training For Dog Lovers!
“Hugely informative. Housetraining and housebreaking are truly very different things” – “Wonderful book/guide, very simple to use methods, the results are phenomenal”
Tim’s Indoor Dog Training For Dog Lovers is complete. Join the forefront of dog training insight TODAY. Get this now.

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Tim Carter is acclaimed canine expert for matters beyond basic Obedience Training, and for dog health. Tim developed Behavior Training – which uses our own behavior to train dogs to behave the way we want. Tim Carter’s authority site mygermanshepherd.org is sought out by thousands of dog owners to get help with their dog or puppy. Often after they’ve tried everything else and are about to give up on their dog. Tim saves the dog-human relationship. His loyal fan base brings it to the point: “Tim’s got it beat!”

Rescue Me by Toni Leland

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What inspired you to write your book?
The numbing statistics about domestic violence made a high contrast to the horrific plight of abandoned and abused horses. I felt that a story could show how each could heal the other.

About your Book:
In the foothills of the beautiful Cascade Mountains, Julia Dorsey lives from moment to moment, never safe, never secure. Her only salvation is the love of a magnificent Morgan mare and the knowledge that someday her fear will end.

In Oklahoma City during her brightest moment, Julia finds herself with one short window of opportunity. She vanishes, leaving everything she loves behind. Making a new life is not easy. Isolation and deception feed her constant fear that her abusive husband will find her.

Life takes an upturn when she discovers the pitiful horses at a local rescue Here is a chance to heal herself, maybe lessen her guilt for abandoning her own horses. Her beautiful mare’s mournful whinnies haunt Julia’s every moment

When mysterious Heck Dillon steps into her life, her deceptions let her trust no one, and powerful emotions sabotage her attempts to move forward. Dillon has his own demons and a secret so dangerous he can’t involve Julia

When all is said and done, the past must be faced head on before anyone can think about the future.

Book Genre: Women’s Fiction Romantic Suspense

What formats are your books in
Both

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
Love of animals is a universal affliction and I’ve seen that even the inclusion of a pet or animal connection–no matter how insignificant to the plot–will engage most readers.

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Know your subject or take a crash course. Use experts and check your facts. You can be sure the readers will!

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I’ve owned a publishing company for over 25 years. At some point, it made no sense to trust my work to someone else. It was the best decision I ever made.

Advice to anyone planning to either seek a traditional publisher or self-publish: the work must be pristine, as perfect as you can make it. Readers have no patience with shoddy work.

Author Bio:
Toni Leland has written both fiction & non-fiction for over 20 years. She is the author of six equestrian novels, a paranormal romance, two juvenile chapter books, and a young adult novel; some of her short stories have appeared in Arabella Romance Magazine, True Story, Bylines Writer’s Calendar, From the Heart anthologies, and Horse Tales for the Soul.

As a freelancer, Toni writes feature articles for Grit magazine, Over the Back Fence and Ohio magazine, Country Living, and Romance Writers Report (trade publication for RWA) and has written monthly articles for international gardening site, Dave’s Garden. As a spokesman for the Ohio State University Master Gardener program in Muskingum County, Leland produced the monthly newsletter, Connections and wrote a biweekly newspaper column on gardening.

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