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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Free today


The main purpose to my shorts is to share with my readers. Hence, whenever I can I put them up for free.

Today, my "New Fairy Tale" The Princess and the Scholar is free on Amazon kindle. Please pick up a copy, share it with friends, and take the time to review.

These shorts are the free samples of the author world, the cubed cheese and tiny  paper cups that try to convince you to buy the bigger product, which in this case would be any of my three novels (soon to be four!).
Click the link below to purchase on Amazon.
The Princess and the Soldier: A New Fairy Tale

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Princess and the Soldier: A short story

I've always loved fairy tales. I've read so many different fairy tale books that I've lost count. Several years ago, I decided to write my own.

This is intentionally written in a style I wouldn't normally use (third person omniscient, for those of the  technical mind set) because it is an attempt to imitate the style of a spoken fairy tale as might be told my a little old woman in a cottage on a cold winter night.

I plan to put  it up for free whenever it is allowed, as it is a very short story and it feels weird asking for someone to pay money for something that will be over so quickly. However, right now it is 99 cents.

You can check it out on Amazon at your leisure.

The Princess and the Soldier: A New Fairy Tale

Monday, June 23, 2014

Dragon's Rival: New Characters

So, Dragon's Rival is coming soon. . .ish.

I'm really eager to get it out  there. Now, it is the continuation of The Dragon and the Scholar Saga, so you'll  see a lot of returning characters,  Shannon, Ewan, Edmond, Ryan, Riley, Brighid . . . even Conner from book one.

However, there are some new friends as well. I can't tell you too much about some of them, not without giving away plot points and surprises, but I thought I'd give a quick note on who they are and why I love them . . . or hate them as the case may be.

First off we have Kelsyn (who you can meet in my preview of chapter one here). Kelsyn, also known as the Red Ancient, is a member of the dragon council and messenger of the dragon queen, Harviss. He's a snide fellow who finds humans to be amusing little ants and has an offer for Ewan.

The next "new" character actually had a small part in both Dragon's Curse and Dragon's Debt, though I never gave him a name in Dragon's Curse (he was the guard in the scene where Shannon first sees the dragon as well as the eager young guard who earns Ewan's respect fighting Roderick. He also  brought Martin's message to Ewan at the beginning of Dragon's Debt, where I finally bothered to name him). Donovan Dobsen is a guard at Edmond's palace, an eager, bright young man with a way of seeing through pretense and thinking things through. He's handy in a fight but would  much rather take a considerate approach.

And then we have Will, oh Will, I love you. You're such an adorable rogue. Will's story involves a lot of spoilers. Suffice it to say he's young, a bit angry, and a real scrapper. When we meet him he's a guard in Riley's palace, but  he doesn't wear the uniform well and would much rather be climbing trees and getting into mischief. He catches  Ryan's eye and a friendship develops. . . or does it?

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Dragon's Rival: Book Trailer

So, I know these book trailers are cheesy and obviously done by an amateur, but I love making them! The music I found for this one is awesome. I'm so excited to get Dragon's Rival out there!

First Chapter Tease: Dragon's Rival

It's time! Time to reveal the first chapter to my next book, Dragon's Rival.

Warning, reading this chapter will give spoilers for the first two books, Dragon's Curse and Dragon's Debt. If you have yet to read either of those books, stop RIGHT HERE and click the links below. You can then purchase the first two books on Amazon and read my series in the correct order. You  can thank me later.

Dragon's Curse (The Dragon and the Scholar) (Volume 1)

Also, this is not my final draft. My next step is to order a physical proof and to use it to triple check for errors and changes I want to make to polish up the text, so little things may change in this chapter before I release book 3 in August. 

But . . . I do not plan to make any major changes, so read this and look for Dragon's Rival to be available August 4th, 2014. 

Chapter One
Ewan and the Sky

Ewan darted through the clouds, parting the fog like a curtain, the air brisk and cold against his slate gray scales. His blood pounded hot through his heart and the veins in his wings. Thrilled with his speed, he let forth a primal roar before diving towards the earth. Below him lay a turquoise blue mountain lake, pristine and calm until his body slammed into it, sending a six foot swell across the surface. The resulting splash echoed about the mountains for miles.
Ewan submerged. His talons scraped the muddy bottom of the lake, spooking fish and stirring sediment. Pushing off from the bottom with his trunk-like forelegs, he shot from the water. Droplets misted about him. He inhaled deeply then exhaled a cloud of steam before spinning into the sky once more.
This is freedom. This is joy. This is all I need, he repeated to himself for the thousandth time since abandoning his friends and family in Westshire. After nearly three months, he was starting to believe it.
Ewan had headed deep into the wild mountains where humans were scarce and dragons still had a foothold. In the six years that he'd been a dragon, he'd rarely conversed with others of his kind. When he did it was only for a quick exchange of news before they went their separate ways. He would learn if there were hunting parties in the immediate vicinity or, sometimes just as dangerous, a female in heat.
At twenty-seven, Ewan was still considered juvenile, too young to mate. He often wondered if, when the time was ripe, would he actually find the idea of mating with another wyrm appealing? Dragons had lifespans averaging three hundred years after all, and if he had inherited that longevity along with the form, then who knew what the decades would do to his thinking. In time, he might forget any part of him had ever been human. He hoped so.
His morning exercise complete, Ewan thought of food. He hadn’t eaten all week. He wasn't starving, but he'd seen no signs of humans or other dragons in the area for at least a month. It would be good to bolster his energy reserves while he was still the top predator. He had noticed a herd of elk the day before. A good meal followed by a catnap would keep him busy until at least the afternoon. Though what to do with the rest of the day eluded him.
He hated to admit it, but he was already bored with the so-called freedoms of his current life. The ennui had set in quicker than expected. Based on his pre-Shannon existence, he had hoped to acclimate and even enjoy the solitude. Instead he longed for one of their often one-sided conversations. It was an absurd weakness. Whenever he caught himself thinking of her, he would boil over with rage and take to the skies.
He glided over the lake towards the meadow, where thirty head of elk stood. The largest of the cows stood about a fourth of Ewan's own size, making them the perfect feast. The sentry caught sight of him and let out a warning cry. It made little difference. The cows closest to the treeline stampeded for cover, but he already had his sights on one drinking at the water’s edge.
He dove, talons sinking into the great, kicking beast. His mighty grasp snapped its spine. Not wanting to draw scavengers to his lair, he took his kill to a small island. He gorged himself, crunching down bones and fur along with the meat, before cleansing himself in the lake and soaring back towards the sheltered overhang he had chosen for his home.
The crag was not quite a cave. The pool lapping against the rock had carved it during winter floods. Now at the end of summer, the waterfall was no more than a trickle and the basin empty, save for a stagnant puddle. The shade and the mossy rocks provided a comfortable shelter for sleeping, which was all he required.
The large meal heavy in his belly, he gave into the lethargy and slipped into a pleasant, dreamless sleep.
When he opened his eyes, the sun sat low in the sky. He stretched and inhaled deeply. Something strange wafted in the air: a human smell. He stood and ventured out into the sunlight, still sluggish but ready to flee should the need arise. The scent definitely hadn't been there earlier.
There were few reasons for humans to stray into this area. Outlaws often took shelter here, and with these he had a live and let live policy. Then there was the occasional hunter after furs, a trophy, or food to feed a family . . . but on the rarest of occasions, they came specifically for dragons.
In the inhabited lands with Shannon as his ambassador, Ewan could talk his way out of a fight, explaining his former humanity and that his brother, Edmond, was king of Regone. Out here, however, he most likely wouldn't have a chance to declare his identity before the hunters forced him to defend himself.
After all, he had been a young man once, before a jealous sorceress had engineered otherwise, and fully understood a knight errant’s desire to prove himself against a great wyrm. Still, he would kill if he had to. He was ever ready for a fight, but there was no reason to take unnecessary risks.
Ewan propelled himself into the air and circled about the valley. The source of the smell had to be fairly close, but a quick scan showed no signs of them. He glided back home. A single man, hunter or not, was no true threat to him.
When his feet touched the ground outside his shelter an even heavier scent of man tainted his nostrils. He looked about and prepared to defend himself, strengthening his position by putting his back to the cliff. His foot hit a taut wire which snapped with a whistle, and a massive net grazed his scales, catching on his wings like a spider web. He flapped to disentangle himself.  
He snorted and charged towards the woods once more, nostrils smoking and eyes ablaze. The man gave a shriek of terror and fled into the underbrush. Ewan shot after him. The trap had been clumsy and ill thought out, but Ewan needed to be certain the hunter was chased off or killed if he wanted to sleep soundly that night.
Ahead, the man tripped and lay petrified in the middle of a clearing. Ewan crashed forward, reaching for the man with open jaws, only to have a second net come swooping down from the treetops and flatten him to the earth. This trap was stronger than the first. It held Ewan close to the ground with taut ropes, and he cursed himself. Just out of Ewan’s grasp, the man sprang to his feet and roared with triumphant laughter.
I got you, beast!”
Those were his last words, for the enraged dragon let forth a wall of flame that sent the man shrieking to his maker.
Ewan strained against his bonds. What he first identified as rope, on closer inspection, appeared to be cable of twisted, metal wires, and while he could get his teeth about it, a quick test proved that biting through it would be impossible. He tried to wriggle out, undulating his spine, thrashing his tail and neck, but the net held. He snarled in frustration.
Even the biggest predator in the forest would be easy prey in this situation. With no one to free him, he was sure to be dispatched by the first trophy hunter to discover him.
After several minutes of strenuous effort, he lay still. There had to be a way out of this. He would not die this way: trapped and helpless. He traced the cables and discovered one end sunk into a tree with a large dart or spike. If he could set that tree ablaze, it would weaken enough for him to dislodge the stake. Unfortunately destroying the hunter had used up his stores of inner flame. He let forth a trial snort. All smoke. He needed to rest and wait. In an hour or so he would turn that tree into a cinder with a single sneeze.
A shadow fell over him. His heart went cold, and his fan-shaped ears sank against his head. He glanced up, praying he had been mistaken and it was only a large bird or a cloud over the sun. The hovering presence, however, was another dragon, at least twice as large as Ewan. While still high above him, he could feel it watching.
First a human had gotten the drop on him and now another dragon? He could’ve sworn the area was safe when he settled there. How had he been so careless?
The dragon circled overhead before landing. He was an impressive beast, brick red and battle scarred with one horn shattered. He cocked his head to the side and gazed inquisitively at the trapped dragon. Ewan stared back, trying not to glower or cower, as his flight or fight instinct pushed him simultaneously in both directions.
Dragons only fought other dragons in disputes over mates or territory. Had he accidentally encroached on its lands? The very thought that something could kill him put his survival instinct into overload. This was one of the few times that, as a dragon, he could remember being genuinely frightened.
The red dragon laughed a throaty, mocking laugh.
Really? A net? You let yourself get caught in a net like a carp. I expected more from you.” The dragon lumbered forward and gave the tree holding the cable a great push with his horns. It gave way like a matchstick, and the cables eased off Ewan's back.
He extricated himself and flapped his wings. “Thank you. I would’ve gotten free in a few minutes.”
I imagine you would’ve.” The older dragon eyed the pile of charred bones that had once been the hunter. “You are lucky the fool you roasted wasn’t smart enough to bring a partner. If he had, all it would’ve taken was a spear between your beady little eyes.”
Well, he didn’t.” Ewan changed the subject. “I wasn’t aware there were any dragons nearby. If I have wandered into your territory, I can move on. I only planned to camp here a week or two.”
Nay, this is not my land, nor do I believe any of our fellows have claim to it. I came here specifically to seek you out, Man-Dragon, and it looks as though I got here just in time. We should find somewhere safe to talk. This hunter appears to have been alone, but more may be coming. It is best not to linger.”
The strange dragon took to the air. Ewan followed him to a nearby hilltop.
My name is Kelsyn, though I am also known as the Red Ancient. I am a member of the Dragon Council and adviser to Queen Harviss.”
Ewan was aware of this congress of dragons, a small group of elder wyrms, led by the eldest, their Queen. They rarely interfered with the daily affairs of other dragons. However, if someone threatened the species as a whole, they would call council and plan retaliation.
The Queen has kept an ear to your activities since it became known you were at one point human. Some urged her to do away with you long ago, considering you a threat, but she was loathe to pursue the death of one of her subjects, no matter what his origin. Still, she wondered if perhaps you might be useful in some way, a liaison between our race and the race to which you formerly belonged.”
I am hardly a diplomat,” Ewan said.
Aye, and we rarely would have need of such a thing, so up until recently we have only been observing. But then we heard about the bounty offered for the head of a smallish gray dragon.”
Ewan nearly choked. He blinked a few times. “Bounty? On me?”
There have been reports of dragon hunters invading our lands but taking no trophies. It was easy enough to discern that they were targeting a particular wyrm. Once that was determined–well, we have our sources among humans even without the aid of an ‘ambassador’ such as yourself. An interrogated hunter named you as the mark.” Kelsyn stretched out his neck and flapped his wings lazily. “You have no idea who would want you dead, then?”
Ewan shook his head.
Well, men and dragons have the same knack for gathering enemies, and you are both.” Kelsyn shrugged his great shoulders. “So, Man-Dragon, someone wants you dead. What will you do?”
Ewan frowned. “Without knowing who or why, it is hard to say the best course of action. Also, my name isn't Man-Dragon. It is Ewan.”
Hardly a fitting name for a dragon,” Kelsyn said.
My parents weren’t thinking of a dragon when they christened me.”
Well, you are a dragon now. It scarcely matters what your parents thought of you when you were a whelp,” Kelsyn said. “I have an offer for you. As I said, our Queen has some interest in you, and I can grant you her protection. Come to the Council. Join our numbers in an official capacity. We can keep you safe. No hunters will dare come to the Queen’s doorstep.”
Ewan shook his head. “I have other responsibilities. I can care for myself.”
By other responsibilities you mean your human entanglements?” Kelsyn scoffed. “No wonder you have gotten yourself into trouble, young one. You can’t live in two worlds. You may be unwilling to cut the ties to your old life, but you do not belong there. Attempting to remain human while physically a dragon can only end in disaster.”
I am grateful for the offer, but I will be fine,” Ewan continued. “Now that I know to be on the lookout for trouble, I should be able to stay ahead of it.”
Well, if that is your choice, I won’t lose any sleep over it.” Kelsyn propelled himself into the air. He hovered over Ewan’s head for a moment. “If you reconsider, you can find us. As of now, your safety is no longer my concern.”
And with that Kelsyn was gone. Ewan shook out his wings. Whatever his next step, he needed to find a new camp. The issue of them pursuing him at all, however, was what truly troubled him.
As a dragon, he had been hunted before. It was a hazard that came with the scales, but there was no reason for him to be singled out. Perhaps his brother, Edmond, would know what was going on.
Ewan would lie low for a few days to see if any more hunters poked their heads out of the bramble. If nothing developed, he would return to Regone and ask Edmond if he had heard anything about a bounty. Perhaps Shannon would be there.
He allowed himself to wonder, for a moment, what she had been up to in his absence. He wasn’t sure if he wanted to see her again or if it would only make the situation worse, but he couldn’t avoid her forever. It was time to go home.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Inspiration for my next project.

A bit ago a friend linked this picture and I fell in love. Look at that cat. It has a pet dragon! . . . Or does the dragon have a pet cat? I suppose it depends on which of them you ask. (I haven't been able to figure out the original source of this picture. It was floating around facebook unmarked. If someone knows, let me know so I can give credit).

That said, this picture gave rise to a short story which may serve as the jumping off point for a middle grade chapter book.

I haven't written middle grade yet. I've done short stories meant for children and novels meant for teens, but nothing for that preteen independent reader stage.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

My First Paid Ad: Addicted to eBooks

My sales slumped a bit after my Kindle countdown deal  . . . which basically means they went back to normal. It was just hard to admit that the sales I got that week and the week following weren't "normal" (you can check out my post about them here).

So with my sales back to the pre-promotion rates, I started searching for options. I eventually decided to put $15 towards a paid advertisement with "Addicted to eBooks." For fifteen dollars they post your book cover and blurb on their Facebook page and have a sidebar ad on their main site.

If you look at the screen shot below, you'll see my book on the sidebar.

So a quick pros and cons of this service:

(pros first)

  • $15 is not much as far as advertising goes.
  • Their Facebook page has over 8,000 followers.
  • They did everything they said they would. The ad was up for a week. The blurb and cover also were posted on Facebook (8 people liked the post).
  • I did see more sales for the week it was up than the week prior.


  • It really wasn't that many more sales. 
  • It is really hard to say whether those sales were from the advertising or just happened to coincide with the advertising.
  • The site chooses the days your ad runs (though they do ask if you have a free promotion scheduled and what dates it will be which makes me think that they would try and fit you in during your promotion.).

Well, to start here are my sales charts for the week I ran the ad and the week prior to this. The week with the ad is the bottom line.

I had four units sold (yes, pretty pathetic) the week prior to the ad running) and 10 (plus one kindle lending library loan) the week after. Assuming that the majority of those six extra sales were directly related to the ad and taking into account that I make a $2 profit off every $2.99 ebook the ad may have paid for itself, but that's about it. 

I think this service would probably work better if combined with a kindle countdown or free day. If your intent is to give away a lot of free books or advertise a discount day, it definitely would help to have this exposure. 

I have my book signed up for another service but they do have a waiting list, so that will be awhile (This one only charges you a percentage of the profits from books sold during that time. I'll definitely talk about that more when I try it out. I have a friend who used it and included it on a blog post here.)

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

heidi's wanderings: The Dragon and The Scholar, Volume 2 Dragon’s Debt...

There's a new blogger review up of my second book, Dragon's Debt. You can read it through the link below.

heidi's wanderings: The Dragon and The Scholar, Volume 2 Dragon’s Debt...: Dragon’s Debt is the second book in The Dragon and The Scholar series. In this book Shannon and Ewan’s story continues. It begins with some...

Monday, June 9, 2014

Finding Reviewers for your Self-Published Novel

I love it when someone reviews my book. Be it on Amazon or Goodreads or their own blog, it is so exciting!

However, finding reviewers can be difficult, time consuming, and costly. I've given away a lot of review copies, and here are some tips and what I've found you can expect from different routes.

Politely ask buyers to review your work once they're done reading it. Now, you may or may not know who has read your book.  Other than family and close friends (and I think people can tell if a review is from your mom.), I don't like to assume that anyone has purchased my book. If, however, anyone mentions to you, "Hey, I read your book and actually really enjoyed it," say, "Thanks! I'd love it if you  left a review."

 Try a Goodreads giveaway. The main reason to do this is the free marketing. A bunch of people will add your book to their "to read" list in order to enter. Some may eventually purchase it. However, I've found that for every five books I give away through this method, I only average about 1 review. A lot of times these reviewers are very good readers, though, in that they are likely to tell people about  your work through word of mouth and place reviews on more than one site. It also provides a route to communicate with readers, as they can get in contact with you through Goodreads if they really want to. It can be a little costly, between shipping and the cost of a paper copy. I really  wish Goodreads would allow for you to give away eBooks. I would give away bunches if they did. 
You can find my author page for Goodreads here.

Try to find Blogger Reviewers. This is pretty competitive, though. Most reviewers receive a bunch of requests. It may take them days to even get around to reading your email. If they accept you, they might have a waiting list, and your review may not end up on their blog for several months. The Indie View is a useful list of book bloggers who will review self-published books (here).

Have a review request template letter. You are competing with hundreds of other authors who want book bloggers to review their work, and having an obvious form letter is a turn off to most bloggers. Do not send the exact same letter out to every blogger. However, there is also no reason to re-invent the wheel. My suggestion is to save the last several paragraphs of a review request letter so that you can just copy paste the "going to be the same every time parts." These include things like your book blurb, links to your website and where the book to be purchased, and other "about me and my book" information. You don't need to rewrite this every  time you send out an email. However, do your best to try and discover the name of the blog owner you are writing (and don't assume gender unless there is a good picture available or other clues. If you aren't sure, go informal and leave off the Ms/Mr.). Include a sentence as to why you think your book is a good fit for them. Reference other books that you know they have reviewed. Click around their blog, see what kind of books they like, follow them if you think you are going to put in the request.

Don't waste your time trying to convince bloggers your book is an exception to their rules. If a blogger specifies she doesn't read horror or only reads romance, don't waste her time and yours arguing that your book is the  one horror piece she really won't be able to live without. 

Also, make sure you read their instructions. Some bloggers have specific instructions for how to submit a request. They may want you to use a specific subject line so they can sort out the review requests from other emails. They may want word count or page count or links to Amazon.  They may want a synopsis or an excerpt. Give them what they want. Read their instructions twice, just to be sure. 

Spell check and read your email before you send it. This may seem obvious, but if you are careless in your request, it is a good hint to the blogger that you might be careless as a writer. They have options. They can hold out for authors who know the difference between their/there/they're.

Go off the lists. Yes, book review bloggers review books, but they aren't the only bloggers who do so. Craft bloggers, Mommy  bloggers, lifestyle bloggers all have been known to post occasional reviews. I find most of them in blog hops. When I join a blog hop, I click around to a bunch of blogs and scan for reviews. If they have reviews, I see if they are in my genre. If they do seem to read in my genre, I look for a contact email and offer them a free eBook. Non-book-review bloggers are less likely to have waiting lists and may not often be offered free books and so may  be more eager to get their hands on yours. Also, their readers are more diversified and may get you hearings in markets you haven't tapped yet.  Your book also stands out more on a blog that reviews one book a month. 

Request Blog Reviewers to review on Amazon as well. Yes, blog reviews are nice, but they don't sell books as much as stars on Amazon. The more reviews you have on Amazon, the more likely a first time reader will be to take a chance on your book. A lot of book review bloggers automatically post on Goodreads and Amazon, but some do not. It definitely does not hurt to request it, though. 

There is another post on this subject here, on the Mom Scribbles blog. 

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Unborn Women Are Women Too

I don't go serious often. Also, this isn't a topic I often willingly address because I have such a visceral, emotional response to it, a physical reaction. I have a policy not to debate things I get emotional about. Passion is good and all, but rationality is better. If I can't handle myself emotionally, I might lose my cool, and then something important to me could suffer from my input.

However, sometimes I see an argument or statement that is just so faulty that I just have to drop in and contradict it.

Today I was flipping through the woman's rights hashtag (I don't do twitter or hashtags very often, so I can't for the life of me remember exactly what it was), and while most of it involved important issues and good points, one just stuck out as bad logic.

I don't have the exact quote, but the crux of it was that fetuses have more rights than women in this country.

This made me face palm.

I mean, I'll believe this when there are clinics set up that you can bring your unwanted adult women to for dispatch. Or when we give fetuses (which are tiny, unborn people) the vote, but saying that they have more rights than women is just ridiculous hyperbole.

It got me thinking though, woman's rights should not be women against unborn babies. If anything, abortion should be a woman's rights issue not because we "need" access to it, but because of gender selection in countries like India and China, which  often involved coerced abortions.

Did you know that China is the only country where female suicide rates surpass male rates? (here) A forced abortion should really be considered a form of rape. It is violent. It is dehumanizing. It is evil.

If you really want to help women, consider supporting a charity like All Girls Allowed.

This is the mission statement taken from their site:
In Jesus’ Name, Simply Love Her”

All Girls Allowed seeks to restore the God-given life, value and dignity to women by seeking transformation both of hearts and of societies.  We seek to emulate God’s command in Micah 6:8 (“Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God”) by:

- Exposing the injustice of China’s One-Child Policy;
- Rescuing girls and mothers from gendercide in society; and
- Celebrating women by embracing them as equal image-bearers of God through our pledge: "In Jesus’ Name, Simply Love Her"

In so doing, we pray that God would end the One-Child Policy, uproot gendercide in hearts and in societies, and bring complete restoration to his people.

"Fetuses" aren't competing against women for their rights. "Fetuses" aren't a stumbling block for women's rights. In fact, a good deal of these unborn people are future women, and a good deal of them are killed for that reason alone.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Giveaway! $15 for Amazon, share my book

I'm doing a new sort of giveaway. Rather than giving away my book, I'm asking you to share my book on social media. You can share it daily on your choice of social media so enter daily if you'd like.

Amazon provides these handy dandy share buttons, but  if you are an Amazon associate, use their affiliate links, making my sale, your sale (as well!). 

Wordless Wednesday: Coryn's Heron

great blue heron
Coryn read a book about herons and is very excited about them. Here is one she drew (on blue paper with a white crayon).

A goliath heron

a little blue heron

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