You are one of the one hundred and seventy-eight best reasons for posting through WordPress. Although there are other platforms, the people who use WordPress are simply the best!
Without you, our readers, I am not so sure how “My Life With Gracie” would have developed. You give encouragement and help me to know what works and what doesn’t work.
As I was putting together this first book, I realized I would have never even thought of doing this if one of you hadn’t written, “I wish I had a friend like Gracie.” That made me think maybe there are others outside of the WordPress environment who might have their days brightened by Gracie, Bessie, Blanche, Pearl, Amelia, and Emily. So our first book is about that…friendship.
To show my gratitude, I’m making our first book available to our regular readers as a free ePub download for the next week until April 24th. If you don’t have a way to download and read an ePub document (or if I’ve really goofed up my link below), don’t worry, it is also available so you can read directly online.
All of this leads up to April 25th which is our big Hatchday celebration for Gracie and Bessie when they will be two years old!
“Seasons Of Friendship” will be officially available for sale as an eBook through Barnes and Noble beginning April 25th, but it is yours free to read and enjoy now! (We have plans to turn any royalties from sales into another gift as well, but that is for another post to explain!)
Here is a link that should let you download from Dropbox even if you don’t have a Dropbox account.
(Sorry! This free download was only offered for a limited time to regular readers as a “Thank You” gift..)
I have tested this and it worked smoothly for me as a direct download to both the Nook app and iBooks. (Since systems vary, I’m unable to guarantee 100% success for you.) The file will probably be too big to preview so just use the direct download option from the menu.
Here is a link that should let you read online. Just select the “Read Book” button once you’re there. After that, navigation is on the red bar at the bottom.
(This link will now take you to a preview only. Full view was only offered for a limited time to regular readers as a “Thank You” gift.)
By the way, you will noticed I simplified the cover. Although Gracie and the other girls would have liked there to be little flowers all over the front cover, I prefer this one. The brownish eggshell background and the small little baby chick just seem to work well visually and also with the overall message and tone of the book. My irrefutable logic was, “How can we have a book about chickens and not put a chicken on the cover?” (At least it was irrefutable when I was discussing it with my chickens!)
I truly hope you enjoy this book! It should be a different reading experience. Even though much of the content is pulled from these posts, in book form you can become more immersed in the lives of these amazing chickens. Hopefully you will feel like you are right there with them, sitting under the camellias and enjoying their company. Hopefully you will feel they are your chickens and your friends too.
Thank you again for reading, liking, commenting, and being our friends!