Faster Than the Speed of Wow

Hats off to CreateSpace for their delivery speed. It’s even faster than I remember.

I placed two orders in the past week, and both arrived, as they say, lickety-split. The first was for a box of books. I placed the order on Friday September 25th. It arrived Thursday October 1st. Count ‘em: six days! And that was the slow shipping method, the least expensive one.

The second order was for two proofs—Throw Away Kitten and Quarter Castle Chronicles-Volume One. I placed it on September 29th. It too arrived October 1st. That’s two days—two days to print, package and ship those two books to me. Again, I used the cheap, slow shipping method.

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Throw Away Kitten is Drafted

by Candy McMuddToday I wrote the final 2,000 words to Throw Away Kitten, a children’s book I’ll publish under the pen name Candy McMudd. As any writer knows, these moments are special. It’s time to celebrate. Another draft is completed.

Throw Away Kitten was inspired by my youngest son, the cat lover. He’s always preferred cats over dogs, but many of the chapter books he’s read are one-sided. The majority of the stories involving kittens have female lead characters whereas puppies have boy characters. Well, being a cat lover, that didn’t sit well with him, so he asked me to write a story about a boy who owed a kitten.

Throw Away Kitten was born.

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