Sunday, 17 July 2016

News Update

There is much work involved in self-publishing a book. We are hard at work following up on leads for further book reviews. Sourcing appropriate publications, websites and blogs. Constructing suitable letters or emails to request a book review. Following up on replies that come in, the list continues.

We very much look forward to receiving replies and better yet to reading the reviews. Lots of suspense on this end as we wait to hear a response to requests and to our books arriving safely.

In the meantime, we'd like to remind you of this weeks Special Offer. It's available for THIS WEEK ONLY, so don't miss out. 

What's it about? Well the wonderful novel for teens "Relationships" by R.A. Kahn is on Special for This Week. That's right, you can get a discount but you need to hurry as the clock is ticking.

This post is prepared for you by Shoshanah

Thursday, 14 July 2016

One Week Special Offer!

In honour of my grand daughter's wonderful achievement at school during the last term, I have decided to offer a special on my book "Relationships" for the next 7 days. The book usually sells for US$12.30 on CreateSpace eStore and Amazon. For the next 7 days you can purchase your copy for just US$11.00.

This special will end on 21 July 2016 at midnight!

Go ahead and give your 10 - 15 year old child a treat. From the many reviews we have received from young readers in this category, your child can be sure of an exciting read.

Monday, 11 July 2016


I think I have always been interested in hats of all shapes and sizes.  Sun hats; school hats; beach hats; party hats and even the Queen's hats.  I have written three "hat" books and I have even made hats myself, including a white satin top hat for a bridegroom.

Once on a trip to Paris, my mother (the Grandma of "Grandma's Hat" fame), went into the well known "Christian Dior" shop and came out having purchased a beautiful green straw hat, which she wore with pride, for many years. That one certainly suited her auburn hair! Her only regret was that the label was on the inside! How we used to tease her.
My Grandmother owned a fashionable boutique which catered to the rich and famous, as well as a few "royals", during World War 2. As a young child, I spent many happy hours playing in that shop, with buttons, baubles, bows and wonderful silk flowers, which were kept in cardboard boxes. I also spent time in the back of the shop, behind a heavy velvet curtain, with the ladies at their sewing machines. They were in charge of alterations and I was in charge of picking up pins as they fell to the floor. For this task, I was given a magnet and a special pin tin. A real job for a six year old.

But my best time of all was when Granny closed the doors at the end of the day. Then I would carefully wash my hands and sit on the pink satin stool in front of the dressing table with its triple mirrors and try on some hats! Oh, how the staff laughed at my poses and of course, I played up to my audience. Some hats were obviously far too big for me but many were not. The cocktail hats were often quite ridiculously silly confections of ribbon, lace and feathers, much like the "fascinators" of today. Sometimes bewitching, I suppose, and fun to try on but they don't seem to serve any real purpose.  I wonder if men find them attractive?

"A Hollywood actress, trying on a hat in a shop in Beverly  Hills, asked the price.  Upon hearing it, she exclaimed,
"Why, that's ridiculous!"
"Madam," replied the saleslady, "So is the hat!" "
                                                                   - Hedda Hopper.


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