Hello Delicious Readers! 

Thank you so much.  I’m so honored by the ways that y’all have shared, emailed, and annoyingly pestered your friends into ordering this book.  Thanks to your help, Twisted Tales for Tacky Children has sold over 100 pre-orders in its first weekend!!!

To celebrate our success, I’m posting a new poem to the book’s website.  This one is called, “My Parents Are Kissing Again," (Eww! Gross!) Over the next few months, I’ll be posting new poems, most of which are ones I plan to send over in my final draft to the editor.  Please share these poems widely with your tackiest friends .

Also, big props to my genius little sister, Tori, who suggested that I create a free knitting pattern to promote the book with the many wonderful knitters who visit my blog for the patterns. Here is the hat, and the link to the pattern-please send this to the knitters in your world!We need to sell 250 to get the book printed, and 750 for a full blown publishing contract, and I couldn’t have imagined a better start.

Thanks y’all, and have a great night!

Katie 

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Hi Friends!  I’m a little out on a limb today, but it feels so good to have you here with me!  The campaign has started, and the pre-orders are rolling in.  It’s so exciting!  Keep sharing, and thank you so much to those of you have ordered already!

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The Pre-Order Campaign will launch on October 7th! In the meantime, check out the new poems on my author website: http://katiehayes927.wixsite.com/katiehayeswrites
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The second focus group is live! To visit and give me some feedback, click here.
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Ok Internet! The results of the first focus group are in.  Based on your feedback, I’ve put together this preview page, featuring the three most popular poems, and I’m messing around with some new illustrations (see my new friend Ms. Ostrich above!)  For those of you who didn’t get to participate, or who just want to read some more poems... please click here and share your thoughts. https://goo.gl/forms/YiUjmGtLFRsxXjQJ2
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Hi Everyone! Please help me pick which cover I should use for the draft/preorder campaign of this project.  Vote for your favorite cover here