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The Gracie Press Newsletter - On To The Next Book!

The Gracie Press Newsletter - On To The Next Book!
How should I start a new second book in a series? Well, we could think of no better way than to begin with baby chicks! That’s what you’ll read about in this week’s story.
There are just a few “catch-up” hints of what happened in the first book to help bridge them together for anyone who has not been following along. (But if someone were to pick up this second book without having read the first book, they should not feel lost. That is my hope!)
Rather than beginning with Amelia and Emily moving in to our backyard garden, we are starting with how they have already joined the flock but there is a problem. (There will be a short flashback summary that will follow where this week’s story ends.)
This also gave me an opportunity to bring Lefty and Rudy back into the story, but from a different angle. So join us as we jump in with both feet!

A Trio Of Baby Chicks
Until Next Time…
While waiting for the print proof of The Shoebox to arrive, I worked on some short character descriptions for our website. We wanted to share them with you first.
Have a safe and happy weekend! Here in the United States, we are celebrating Labor Day and have a three-day weekend! My chickens and I will be enjoying our own little backyard feast in the afternoon.
Out print proof arrived on Wednesday, and we will be working on adjusting the black-and-white illustrations most of the holiday weekend.
We will be taking a break from time to time to watch a trio of cardinals who visit our backyard garden. They are passing through their awkward teenage weeks.
Yesterday evening, we saw that the only male of the three was beginning to get the redder coloring on his feathers. So with one male and two females, they are the exact opposite of Lefty and Rudy’s first set of hatchlings.
Thanks so much for reading!
John, Gracie, Bessie, Blanche, Pearl, Emily, and Amelia
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John Spiers (with help from Gracie)

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