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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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Canadian Thanksgiving Freebie for a Family Read

Canadian Thanksgiving Freebie for a Family Read

It’s Thanksgiving weekend and I want to show my appreciation to the readers of my Frenchie series by offering you a free download of my first novel, Frenchie’s Best Friend-Follow the Blog. Just go to  http://www.smashwords.com/b/96726 and enter the Coupon Code LX49S to download a copy in the ebook format of your choice.

This first book in the series will make a humorous read for the entire family.  “Follow the blog of daily misadventures as Ethan’s cohort of allies attempts to deceive his overworked mom by setting a nefarious scheme in motion to own his Frenchie.”  It will make you laugh, it will surprise you and most of all it will resonate with puppy love.  All readers are cautioned, … Read the rest

5 Reasons NOT to Read Frenchie’s Best Friend

5 Reasons NOT to Read Frenchie’s Best Friend

Don’t even consider reading Frenchie’s Best Friend- Follow the Blog this summer, if:

1.  you aren’t “gaga” about  dogs (especially French Bulldogs).

2.  you dislike reading for fun and humorous entertainment.

3. you’re a perfect teen that never does anything wrong or devious.

4. you can’t relate to a “Frenchie crazy” 13 year old boy from a single parent home with an interfering and quirky Grandma living nearby.

5.  you’ve never wanted anything so badly that you’d do ANYTHING to make it happen!

Of course on the off- chance that this doesn’t apply to you and you’d actually like to read Frenchie’s Best Friend, there are several ways to get your hands on the print copy or eBook.  The … 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

CHAPTERS in NANAIMO

CHAPTERS in NANAIMO

                                                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m SO PUMPED!  Yes, this is me checking out my first book, “Frenchie’s Best Friend- Follow the Blog” on the shelves at CHAPTERS in Nanaimo.  What a thrill!  If you are on the Island or visiting, please look for my book in the Local Artist’s fiction section.  I’m hoping that all twenty copies disappear quickly and then you’ll be able to buy Frenchie X2, to find out why the fun and chaos just couldn’t end with Book One.  HAPPY SUMMER READING!

 

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