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!

Get Ready! Giveaway Coming Soon!

Remember I mentioned giveaways coming soon?  Yay! Summer is here so it is time!!

You can enter to win a copy of my new picture book, Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker.  It was just released this spring so be one of the first to read this great new picture book!

Also giving away some beautiful blank art cards by Paula Nasmith (not exactly as shown)   I am very grateful for Paula, who did all the artwork for Katie Shaeffer and is becoming quite accomplished as a local artist, with her art being showcased in the Fernwood Art Stroll and this year for the first time ever, the Moss Street Paint-In on July the 15th.  We have plans for more picture books together so stay tuned 🙂

Check back this coming week for details on how to enter!

 

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

Love This Review!

I just want to express my appreciation to Norah Colvin for writing this lovely review of my new book, Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker.  Norah’s summary really captures what the book is all about.  Thank you, Norah!  So glad you and your grand daughter have enjoyed the book 🙂
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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.

More on Fernwood’s Art Stroll

It was an honour to be a guest at the Fernwood Art Stroll where artist, Paula Nasmith, featured her work.  Since many of you are not able to get to Victoria, B.C., I thought you’d like a little peek at our day.

Each year, artists in Victoria’s Fernwood community invite the public into their homes for a viewing of their artwork.  Paula and I also featured our book, Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker!

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Plenty of people came through to view Paula’s gallery of work and there was no shortage of compliments on her paintings which are done with acrylics or water colours.

In between visitors, we chatted about future picture book projects!  We have a few ideas for supporting diversity in the next couple of books and hope that we can make those come to fruition.

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Paula does not sell her original artwork but she does offer framed prints and art cards for very reasonable prices.  She will be at the Moss Street Paint-In on July 15th with her artwork and our picture book.  I am hoping to free myself up to spend a little time on Moss Street too.  We shall see…

Thanks, Paula, for inviting me to join you at the Art Stroll.  It was a pleasure!