Welcome to the home of Pistachio the Tyrant, a children’s novel of adventure, intrigue, danger, and fluffy bunny slippers. The tale of a young prince who discovers there’s more to being royalty than bossing around his servants.
Things aren’t going well for Prince Pistachio. Just as his grandpapa dies and revolution sweeps the kingdom, the bratty young lad is betrayed by his most loyal servant and sent into exile.
Lost in the woods with only an adventurous rabbit to accompany him, Pistachio’s courage is tested time and again. While his only goal is to find a way home,along the way he might discover a thing or two about himself.
Congratulations to the 10 GoodReads members who won print copies of Pistachio the Tyrant. Over 600 readers entered for their chance in the giveaway. If you are a winner, the books were mailed out immediately on October 31st and should be in your mailbox shortly.
In other news, we’ve also added a short excerpt from chapter 4 into the Book section of the website. Feel free to take a look, or at the larger sample available by previewing the book at Amazon or Smashwords.
While it may take me a year or two to complete this sequel, this morning I put all my thoughts on the sequel to Pistachio the Tyrant on paper.
I’d originally planned to release a novel about Cedrick’s early adventures first, and that may still happen, but I’ve got the start of a good outline for Pistachio the Conqueror.
We’ve just added Samantha Turnbull’s fantastic artwork under Extras on the menu. Download the drawings, print them out, and grab your favourite crayons!
After letting the book sit unpublished for years, I decided to release it after reading an article on ePublishing and how easy it was. The truth is, it’s quite a bit of very technical work, and my first attempts at getting the book onto my Kobo met with a frozen screen.
Luckily, my good friend Aldo Parise from Paris and Associates came to the rescue. So today for the first time when I tried to load the book up on my Kobo, instead of a frozen screen I saw the attached image.
A very nice way to end out the day!
I wasn’t expecting so quick a turn around on the painting of the cover from illustrator Samantha Turnbull, so it put a big smile on my face this afternoon when I saw the cover painting with some different colour options in my email.
There are still lots of tweaks that need to be done as I get the book ready for print. It’s amazing that we live in a time that I’ll be able to get a few copies of the book printed in a week’s time to proof before I get a larger run ordered and the eBook hits the web.