We have had some time to do considerable thinking about where we will fly from here, particularly with the newsletter. How can we do the most good with the time we have?
We are shifting our newsletter from “what we are writing now” to “what we have written already.”
Why do that? The “what we are writing about now” worked very well for the old My Life With Gracie website because we were feeling our way through this whole process of writing and illustrating. We thrived because of readers like you who appreciated and commented on our work. You actually helped shape our direction, and we appreciate that so much!
By switching to “what we have written already,”we are hoping to make our full books available to everyone whether they can afford to buy our books or not.
We already love the email newsletter format because it allows us to go directly to readers outside of the internet. And as an added bonus, you can forward our weekly newsletter to friends, family, or whoever might need some “chicken wisdom.”
Times are tough. And getting tougher. People are having trouble affording the necessities of life.
Gracie and I have discussed this at length, and we feel that it is the right thing to do. For us, writing these stories gives us a sense of purpose. We want everyone who can benefit from our stories to do so, even if they can’t afford to purchase them in print form.
Beginning next week, we will start sharing Chapter One of PeeP! and will publish one chapter here each week. Unless there are unforeseen circumstances, we will then continue on to BwÖwK! and wherever our adventurous hearts take us.
If the chickens and I think of any good activities to go with a chapter, then we will add those too!
Thanks so much for reading, supporting, and encouraging!
Best wishes always,
John, Gracie, Bessie, Blanche, Pearl, Emily, and Amelia