A little peek at my picture book

Here’s a Peek at Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker by Cynthia Mackey and Paula Nasmith

If your kids love pancakes, collections, pretending to sell things and parties then you need this book.  If you have grandchildren, this book makes a great gift as it will encourage little ones to work with you in the kitchen.  A cute repeated rhyme and a recipe included.  Check it out!

Self-published by an author and illustrator team from Victoria, B.C. Canada

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Enter Now! Summer Blog Giveaway Begins!

Woohoo!  Time to give away a copy of Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker… my first ever published picture book with illustrations by Paula Nasmith.  The winner will also receive a couple of art cards created by Paula.

 

How to Enter:

There are three ways to enter. You must go to Rafflecopter to officially enter.

  1. Tweet a message about the giveaway: Entered to win picture book author Cynthia Mackey’s Blog Giveaway #SCBWI #PB #kidlit #Canadian
  2. Leave a blog comment here… what do you enjoy most about summer time?
  3. Dash back over to Twitter and follow me @mackey_cynthia

Note: This is a Rafflecopter giveaway
so you must visit Rafflecopter by clicking here

*Giveaway closes July 10th, 2017

Please also note that comments are moderated so your comment may not show up right away.

Terms and Conditions:

-must be 18 years or older to enter
-one entry per household
-family members excluded
-winner must respond via email within 7 days to claim their prize
-prizes will be shipped within 7 days from the date the winner is announced
-open to residents of countries where Ingram Spark ships
-Australia
• Canada (Eastern and Western)
• European Union
• Hong Kong
• India
• Ireland
• New Zealand
• Singapore
• South Africa
• United Kingdom

Good luck to all who enter! Fun! Fun! Fun!

Here’s what people are saying about the book:

on June 10, 2017
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A lovely story about ingenuity, cooperation, friendship and sharing. Katie badly wants to make pancakes but she’s not allowed in the kitchen. She won’t let that stop her though. From her collection of loose parts and other found objects, Katie and her new friend Baxter together build an amazing pancake making machine. It works so well it makes more pancakes than they can possibly eat. What can they do, but share them with neighbours and friends. If your little ones love pancakes, they’ll love this book by Cynthia Mackey.
on May 28, 2017
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This is a fun read for kids and features a main character who is very inventive and persistent. The recurring refrain helps younger kids get involved with the reading experience. The book includes a pancake recipe at the back that was quite different to the one my family uses. We tried it out, and it does indeed produce “golden brown, fluffy as a cloud, perfectly round pancakes”.
on June 7, 2017
Ok. Now I want to eat pancakes!!! 🙂 This is a cute story with colorful, eye catching illustrations! Loved it!

Enter Now! Summer Blog Giveaway Begins!

Woohoo!  Time to give away a copy of Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker… my first ever published picture book with illustrations by Paula Nasmith.  The winner will also receive a couple of art cards created by Paula.

 

How to Enter:

There are three ways to enter. You must go to Rafflecopter to officially enter.

  1. Tweet a message about the giveaway: Entered to win picture book author Cynthia Mackey’s Blog Giveaway #SCBWI #PB #kidlit #Canadian
  2. Leave a blog comment here… what do you enjoy most about summer time?
  3. Dash back over to Twitter and follow me @mackey_cynthia

Note: This is a Rafflecopter giveaway
so you must visit Rafflecopter by clicking here

*Giveaway closes July 10th, 2017

Please also note that comments are moderated so your comment may not show up right away.

Terms and Conditions:

-must be 18 years or older to enter
-one entry per household
-family members excluded
-winner must respond via email within 7 days to claim their prize
-prizes will be shipped within 7 days from the date the winner is announced
-open to residents of countries where Ingram Spark ships
-Australia
• Canada (Eastern and Western)
• European Union
• Hong Kong
• India
• Ireland
• New Zealand
• Singapore
• South Africa
• United Kingdom

Good luck to all who enter! Fun! Fun! Fun!

Here’s what people are saying about the book:

on June 10, 2017
Verified Purchase
A lovely story about ingenuity, cooperation, friendship and sharing. Katie badly wants to make pancakes but she’s not allowed in the kitchen. She won’t let that stop her though. From her collection of loose parts and other found objects, Katie and her new friend Baxter together build an amazing pancake making machine. It works so well it makes more pancakes than they can possibly eat. What can they do, but share them with neighbours and friends. If your little ones love pancakes, they’ll love this book by Cynthia Mackey.
on May 28, 2017
Verified Purchase
This is a fun read for kids and features a main character who is very inventive and persistent. The recurring refrain helps younger kids get involved with the reading experience. The book includes a pancake recipe at the back that was quite different to the one my family uses. We tried it out, and it does indeed produce “golden brown, fluffy as a cloud, perfectly round pancakes”.
on June 7, 2017
Ok. Now I want to eat pancakes!!! 🙂 This is a cute story with colorful, eye catching illustrations! Loved it!

Local

Does your community’s library offer an opportunity for local authors who are self-published or published by small presses to get a book into circulation?

I’m waiting expectantly for October, when I can make the application to get Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker into our library system.  Books that are accepted will be displayed in our city’s main library.  It is great to live in a community that supports its own artists and creative types.  I hope your community does the same!IMG_4475Local

Fernwood Art Stroll

We will be at the Fernwood Art Stroll in Victoria, B.C. on Saturday, June the 10th! There will be an opportunity to get signed copies of our new picture book, Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker.   You can also see Paula’s artwork displayed and she will have her art cards available as well.

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The Fernwood Art Stroll features local artists and artisans who invite the public into their studios to view their work. You can take a leisurely stroll through the tree lined streets of Fernwood with an opportunity to enjoy refreshments at the many local coffee shops, bistros and the local pub.

You will find Paula and I at 2018 Chambers Street between 11 am and 4 pm on Saturday, June the 10th. Paula will also be there on Sunday, June 11th as well.

This is a great way to introduce your child to the art world, get some fresh air and pick up a wonderful new picture book that will inspire your child’s creativity and interest in cooking.