Sunday 11 August 2013

Get your Kindle copy of "Teapot Tales" now! #ChaBooCha #ChaBooChaAnth

"Teapot Tales: A Collection of Unique Fairy Tales" is available to buy for your Kindle now. I now know how much work is involved in preparing an anthology of stories written by different people. It's a ton of work, but I am looking forward to doing it again next year. (I'll be doing it again later this month when I put together the anthology for the Creating a Female Superhero Challenge.)

This beautiful cover is created by Kelly McDonald who also has a story in the anthology.

This anthology holds an entertaining collection of fairy tales, from twists on the classics to completely new stories to enchant readers of any age.

All the proceeds from sales of the Teapot Tales anthology will be going towards the Chapter Book Challenge, helping keep it free for everyone to join.

Look for the print version to become available sometime in September. I'll be sure to let you know here when it happens.

Now, go get your Kindle copy of Teapot Tales now!

US version                                  

UK version

Thursday 8 August 2013

Teapot Tales - Vote for our book cover! #ChaBooChaAnth

I am posting all of the submissions I received for the book cover for the fairy tale anthology. It's up to you all to vote on which one you like best. I will not include names with the submissions, so no one can claim "friend voting." (Not that any of you would actually do that!) Also, I am not voting unless we need a tie breaker.

We have until midnight GMT tomorrow night to vote. Vote by stating which one you want as the cover in the comments. Each one will be given a number and you vote for the number you like best. Please ignore any titles in the pieces up for voting as some of these were sent in before we had chosen a title, so people left it as "title" or put a sample title in. Whichever one you choose will have the correct title in the finished product.








#6: (This one is a concept cover, not the finished piece.)


So there you have it. You have seven covers to vote on and a limited amount of time to do the voting. So get voting! I can't wait to see what the final cover is going to be!

Wednesday 7 August 2013

Tea Pot Tales: a collection of unique fairy tales - the table of contents #ChaBooChaAnth

"Castle" by Cecilia Clark

We have a title for the Chapter Book Challenge fairy tale anthology and now we are getting together some covers for you to vote on. The cover vote will be up on the blog tomorrow for your vote. In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to list all of the stories (and their authors) that will be appearing in the anthology. So here is the table of contents for "Tea Pot Tales: a collection of unique fairy tales":

1.       Elf Dance by C. S. Frye
2.       Hansel and Gretel by Kelly McDonald
3.       Tears of the Dark Fairy by Rebecca Fyfe
4.       Rosebloom and Brujaja the Ogre by Brenda A. Harris
5.       The Frog Prince by Melissa Gijsbers
6.       Forever After by Jackie Castle
7.       The Frog Princess by Nicole Zoltack
8.       Snow White and the Pirates by Ashley Howland
9.       Stone Hearts by Melinda E. Lancaster
10.   Puss in Boots by Bron Rauk-Mitchell
11.   The Legend of Just So by Satori Cmaylo
12.   The Tortoise and the Little Bird by Elizabeth Gallagher
13.   Rooblefound by Linda Schueler
14.   Fighting Dragons by Robert Fyfe
15.   Crimson by Julia Lela Stilchen
16.   Before by Tia Mushka
17.   Prince Peter by Cecilia Clark
18.   Will the Stars Still Shine by Theresa Nielsen
19.   Tom Thumb in Hot Water by Yvonne Mes
20.   Jack and the Giant by David Jamieson
21.   Lis and Nat: A Story of Forbidden Love by Rebecca Fyfe
22.   Rapunzel by Melissa Gijsbers
23.   Midnight’s Tale by Brenda A. Harris
24.   Toadly Awesome by C. S. Frye
25.   Dicky and His Dragon by Elizabeth Gallagher
26.   Spring Folly by Jackie Castle
27.   The Sacred Sceptre by Nicole Zoltack
28.   The Three Little Cherry Trees by Linda Schueler
29.   A Name and a Wish by Ashley Howland
30.   Cindy and Ella by Cecilia Clark
31.   Unknown by Theresa Nielsen
32.   The Raven Girl by Rebecca Fyfe
33.   The Princess and the Pea by Melissa Gijsbers
34.   How Shadow Saved His Fairy by Brenda A. Harris
35. Faery Pond by C. S. Frye

As you can see, we reached 35 stories! We also have some beautiful line drawings (like the one above by Cecilia Clark) that have been created for the interior of the book. The Kindle version will be released soon, and the print version shortly after it. It's starting to get to the exciting part of the process where the end is in sight!