Friday, August 3, 2012

Delores Makes Her Debut!

Delores Fletcher, Cobweb Catcher is now available for download for the Kindle on Right now, for those who have Amazon Prime, it is available for a few days as a free download.  It will be available in print form within the next few days. I will be interviewing the characters in upcoming posts to get their perspectives. They usually have quite a lot to say. For now, you can watch the trailer at the bottom of the page.

I'm also working on several free handouts for teachers and homeschooling parents who would like to use them with the book as literary units. This book was suggested as grade level 5 by the Flesch-Kinkaid Scale, but having taught reading to 6th-8th graders in the past few years, I would certainly think it appropriate for those ages as well. Thanks so much to my illustrator, Ashley Bratcher, of Delirious Designs. She has been so accommodating to me when I needed to switch the cover from pdf to jpeg, then change the background, etc., etc., etc. She has been a joy to work with.

Thanks again to all of my Goalie critique buddies for helping Delores to develop into a real book, my husband Henry for reading/editing with me, our friend, Jay Belanger for reading Delores and commenting for me. It is such a relief to feel like I am finished with the writing part of this book.

I also want to thank Create Space for being so easy to work with. There is still some controversy over whether self-published books are worth reading. I think the public's view is changing toward this and I am very happy with my decision to self-publish.  It has been a really fun experience getting the book formatted correctly. I love to edit myself, so this part of it has not been a chore.

I hope my readers will love Delores as much as I do. Please send comments.


  1. Congratulations on the publication of Delores Fletcher Cobweb Catcher. I love the cover and I agree createspace was actually very easy to work with. Thanks for linking it into the kidlitblog and I look forward to hearing more about your book, cheers Julie Grasso

  2. Congrats on your new book, and thanks for linking up on the Kid Lit Blog hop today!

  3. Hi Kathryn! Hope your link in the Kid Lit Blog Hop is helping get the word out about your book! :)

  4. Congratulations on your new book. I am a fan of Createspace as well and actually like Stanley and Katrina's printed book format much better than electronic but then, maybe because I enjoy holding a book rather than our ipad when I read. Something about turning the pages, I guess. :)
    Stopping by from Kid Lit Blog Hop and best of luck to Delores Fletcher the Cobweb Catcher!