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Read an Ebook Week – March 2-8

Read an Ebook Week – March 2-8

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Welcome to Smashwords’ READ an E-BOOK WEEK (https://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1/newest/1h).  For an entire week, you can access excellent e-books at a reduced amount or free.

The first 2 Middle Grade novels of the Frenchie Series are available this week for free.  Just click on the following links and include the coupon code:

Book #1   Frenchie’s Best Friend-Follow the Blog   https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/96726

Use the code RW100 at checkout to get this book for free during our site-wide promotion!

Frenchie's Best Friend- Follow the Blog

Frenchie’s Best Friend- Follow the Blog

Book #2   Frenchie X2-Follow the Blog   https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/137230

Use the code RW100 at checkout to get this book for free during our site-wide promotion!

Frenchie X2- Follow the Blog

Frenchie X2- Follow the Blog

Frenchie Diva – Follow the Blog (Bk. #3 of the … Read the rest

Free eBooks of Frenchie Series- Bks. 1 & 2

Free eBooks of Frenchie Series- Bks. 1 & 2

Accept the gift of the first two eBooks of the Frenchie Series.  The books are available at

https://www.smashwords.comuntil Feb. 14, 2014 for free.

FRENCHIE’S BEST FRIEND- FOLLOW THE BLOG: Enter the Coupon Code DC85B before completing checkout.

Free Download (June 11th-June 18th) Happy Father's Day

Free Download (June 11th-June 18th)
Happy Father’s Day

FRENCHIE X2- FOLLOW THE BLOG:Enter the Coupon Code GZ32U before completing checkout.

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Who enjoys reading the FRENCHIE SERIES?

·                           tweens (ages 9-12)

·                           librarians

·                          teachers

·                         parents

·                        grandparents

·                        pet lovers

     If you like a family-read that entertains and makes you laugh aloud, then the FRENCHIE SERIES are the   books for you!

Once you have enjoyed Books 1&2, Mary Laudien is hopeful that you will be keen to read … Read the rest

Buy Local for Christmas Reads

Buy Local for Christmas Reads

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If you’re looking for a X’mas special on some humorous family reads over the holiday season (Middle Grade Novels -Grade 5-8), please consider the FRENCHIE SERIES (Books 1&2) on sale locally in NANAIMO’S CHAPTERS (local author section)and at the X’mas Bazaar at the Nanoose Bay Library on Saturday, Dec.8th between 10:00 -3:00.

Parents/Grandparents are choosing this humorous Frenchie Series (Books 1 &2) as a contemporary fiction choice with characters that all can relate to:

  • Ethan, the 13 year old who is “gaga” over French Bulldogs and determined to own one of his own
  • Grandma Sis,  the quirkiest, most eccentric and devious grandma,
  • Mel, an overwhelmed, single working mom who has no interest in adding a pet
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Winner of Blog Comment Contest

Winner of Blog Comment Contest

What a great time we had together last week at the  Nanaimo Wellington Branch!  It was great fun sharing the first two books of the Frenchie Series with the participants of the Summer Reading Club. Nothing is more enjoyable for an author of juvenile fiction to have the participants laughing during the readings and commenting on how they can personally relate to the novels.

Thank you to all of you who took the time to leave a comment about your experience with me or your recommendations to others to read Frenchie’s Best Friend-Follow the Blog and Frenchie X2-Follow the Blog. It made my day to hear that some of you are inspired to start your own blogs about your … Read the rest

Father’s Day Special: Download the First Book of the Frenchie Series for Free

Father’s Day Special: Download the First Book of the Frenchie Series for Free

Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend on Smashwords with the first two books of Mary Laudien’s Frenchie Series ! If your dad, husband, or son is a  dog person and enjoys belly laughs, then this is a great gift for him!  And if he is “gaga” over French Bulldogs; this is definitely the series for him! Discounts available from June 11th to June 18th! The books are formatted for all eBook readers: iPad, Kobo, Nook, Kindle,…  Download Frenchie’s Best Friend- Follow the Blog for FREE using the coupon code VZ23C  at  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/96726 and read Frenchie X2- Follow the Blog for a discounted price of $1.49 with the coupon code HV25N at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view137230Happy Reading Everyone! Take advantage of huge discounts … Read the rest

Another 5 Star Review on Amazon for Frenchie X2- Follow the Blog

Another 5 Star Review on Amazon for Frenchie X2- Follow the Blog

I am so appreciative of readers who take the time to write a brief review on Amazon for my books.  I just had to share the latest one  with all of you!
By Tanyia (a teacher/mother)
This review is from: Frenchie X 2: Follow the Blog (Paperback)

Mary Laudien’s most recent book, Frenchie X 2: Follow the Blog, captures the interest of the reader in the same lighthearted, yet realistic manner as her first book of the series, Frenchies Best Friend.

Mary explores a wide variety of writing tools and techniques in order to create the atmosphere that is integral to a great story.
She enhances readability by choosing a topic relevant to a wide audience- dog owners. Anyone … Read the rest

Purchase the First Two Books of the Frenchie Series- visit CHAPTERS

Purchase the First Two Books of the Frenchie Series- visit CHAPTERS

 Frenchie’s Best Friend- Follow the Blog

                                     

Frenchie X2- Follow the Blog     

 Who would enjoy these humorous reads?

  •    pet owners or “pet owner wannabes”
  •    those who read novels that are hilarious enough to give you belly laughs
  •    anyone “gaga” over their pet
  •    all age groups – Grade 5+ and any walk of life (students, parents, grandparents, pet groomers, pet trainers, pet care                                        professionals, families who love animals, teachers, librarians)

How would the series benefit middle years students?

  • excellent novels for inspiring students to extend writing skills to blogs
  • stories that addresses leadership and fundraising initiatives in a school setting to reinforce the concept of MAKING A DIFFERENCE
  • novels that captures the attention of the most reluctant readers through the humor and
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Librarians/ Educators – Book an Author Visit with Mary Laudien

Librarians/ Educators – Book an Author Visit with Mary Laudien

Juvenile Novels:  Frenchie’s Best Friend- Follow the Blog  and  Frenchie X2- Follow the Blog 

Synopsis of Mary’s Books:  Society is “gaga” over their pets. In the first book (Frenchie’s Best Friend-Follow the Blog), Ethan enlists the aid of his quirky, scheming Grandmother and a following of bloggers to realize his dream of becoming a French Bulldog owner. The story is a covert operation of misadventures processed on his nightly blog, “Frenchie’s Best Friend” unbeknownst to his over-stressed and somewhat oblivious single mother. The journey is both humorous and unnerving, as Ethan sets up a bargain “doggie wash” business in his mother’s laundry room. The story has all kinds of appeal to readers who are dog crazy themselves or … Read the rest

Frenchie Series a Hit with Surrey Students

Frenchie Series a Hit with Surrey Students


What a blast Mary Laudien had at Hazelgrove School in Surrey  last week!  The students must have read her Author Visit flyer because the Grade 4’s, 5’s and 6’s (all 300 of them!) arrived at the sessions ready to have fun.  They laughed during the blog readings, they related to the pet owner wanna-be Ethan, and they enjoyed hearing about the chaotic mis-adventures that the thirteen year old main character and his quirky and conniving grandmother get themselves into.

Sharing what inspired the author to write the Frenchie series and exploring the elements of creating powerful blogs set them up for a Give-Away Contest.  Four signed copies of Frenchie’s Best Friend-Follow the Blog were left with the teacher-librarian … Read the rest

Dog Sitting Inspirational

Dog Sitting Inspirational

If you’ve read the first two books of my Frenchie series, you’ll know that Ethan ( the 13 year old main character) gets into some crazy and hilarious predicaments in his quest to become a Frenchie dog owner. The inspiration for the first novel in the series came from dog sitting my Frenchie grand-dogs and trying to convince my son to write a blog about his misadventures as a dog groomer. This didn’t happen, so my imagination took over and the story evolved as Ethan plotted with his quirky, conniving Grandma to  gain ownership of a Frenchie without his overworked, single mom suspecting a thing. He entertains his friends and Frenchie followers on his nightly blog, “Frenchie’s Best Friend.”

My … Read the rest