Archive for March, 2015

The 4th C&B E-Short Story


March 27th, 2015 Posted 7:41 am

As some of you know, there are 3 C&B e-shorts so far (99 cents!): A CAT WAS INVOLVED; THE IGGY CHRONICLES, VOLUME ONE; TAIL OF VENGEANCE. They always come out a month or so before the new C&B novel. But this will not be the case with e-short #4! No, sir! Because WOOF is coming April 28, and also because of the seasonal subject matter of #4, it will come out just before Thanksgiving.


April 28: WOOF (1st in a new middle-grade series)

Bastille Day: SCENTS AND SENSIBILITY (the new C&B)

Before Thanksgiving: C&B Xmas short story.

Memorize this! It will be on the test!


Neanderthals, Us, and the Nation Within


March 26th, 2015 Posted 8:15 am

Interesting stuff!


Random Amazon Woof Review We Like


March 25th, 2015 Posted 8:28 am

Not exactly random, since WOOF is not yet eligible to be reviewed, except by Amazon Vine members. WOOF is not a Chet and Bernie novel, by the way. The next C&B – SCENTS AND SENSIBILITY – comes out on Bastille Day. WOOF pub date is April 28. Not sure if anything happened in French history on that date.


Five Stars – alli_g on March 24, 2015

Any book description that includes praise from Stephen King is tempting to me, so I couldn’t help but choose Woof for my 4th grader. He was skeptical at first, being a big fan of fantasy novels such as the Percy Jackson series, Eragon, Harry Potter, and things like that. It can be very difficult to convince him to branch out and try a new genre, but with a little convincing from me, he decided to give Woof a chance — and very quickly read the book from cover to cover.

Woof is the story of Bowser, a mutt who is adopted by a little girl named Birdie. The story is told from Bowser’s perspective, and even though Boswer may have some form of canine ADHD, he is funny and charming. Birdie is a spunky little girl and the story’s setting, with swamps and parishes and bait shops, is especially interesting to kids not familiar with this type of landscape. Bowser helps Birdie solve a mystery behind a theft at her grandma’s bait shop, and the adventure the two of them have provides a page turning tale with plenty of laughs. My son did a lot of reading in the car during some weekend errands and often stopped to read something out loud for the rest of us to enjoy.

Sometimes young boys can be hesitant to pick up a book where the main character is a girl. Or, a girl may look at a book about a boy’s adventure and feel inclined to pass it by. Woof has great appeal for both thanks to the team of Birdie and Bowser.



Nico Saves The Day!


March 24th, 2015 Posted 7:33 am

(Hat tip – Nancy D.)


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