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Sunday Update – April 3, 2016

April is here!! And boy is it spring already around here. Trees and flowers are blooming. Thunderstorms are rolling in and out. And the world is erupting in pretty colors. I love spring. Not as much as summer, but I still love it.

I had a pretty busy week. Monday I spent preparing for THE DAYDREAMER DETECTIVE‘s release, after going to the gym in the morning. On Tuesday, I got email from Amazon releasing all of my books from KDP Select!! Yay! I hadn't expected them to do this, and I was floored to get that email. It had been three weeks since I had asked to be released, so I was doubtful it would happen, but it did! I spent all of Tuesday and Wednesday getting my books back up on iBooks, Kobo, and Nook. I'm still considering Google Play since I have an account there. Maybe in a few weeks I'll try it out. I hear other authors do well there, so it may be worth a shot. I will not be returning to All Romance eBooks. They're a great company but my books do poorly there because they just aren't hot enough for their readers.

Then on Thursday, THE DAYDREAMER DETECTIVE went live! Yay! Another book published! And it already has 12 flattering reviews on Amazon. Tomorrow starts the blog tour for the book and I hope to pick up some new readers during this week-long celebration of this book. If you've been thinking about getting it, pick it up now. I've decided to raise the price to $3.99 on April 15th.

On Friday, my kids had a half day at school and my youngest had an assembly I had to attend in the morning. It was really cute. All the kids sang about what they want to be when they grow up and wore costumes to represent it. No one said they want to be an author. Lol. I guess that comes later…

Kitchen renovation continues! The workers were here everyday, framing, setting up plumbing and electrical, fixing a few things, etc. Insulation is happening all this coming. Good times. We actually have to be out of the house for insulation, and we timed a trip to South Carolina at the same time since it's Spring Break too! Crazy week ahead of me. :)




What else happened this week?

I made this pretty origami bookmark yesterday. I love it! I think I'll make it for all my giveaways! #365days #dailyphoto #ig2016 #origami #bookstagram

I made some fun bookmarks and plan to give them away with paperbacks, every time I give away a paperback. ;)

Cooking dinner in the basement kitchen while my youngest "does the dishes." This basement kitchen is not so bad.

We've managed to cook dinner in the basement a lot this week so I feel good about not spending too much money on takeout.

It's a book birthday cookie party! Happy release day for THE DAYDREAMER DETECTIVE! This will be followed by sushi. #booknerd #booknerd #booklover #bookstagram #ig2016 #dailyphoto #365days #cozymystery #cozymysteries #japan

We had release day cookies instead of cupcakes, which was a better choice! Everyone loved the cookies and no one was picky over the frosting or what kind of cake was underneath. I think I'll do this again next time.

Barbie For President! Love this. #forestaveartshow

We attended the school art show on Thursday night and had a blast. This was on the wall there done by the art teacher. Made me laugh and smile.

Okay that's it! I plan to update my blog a few times this week with events from THE DAYDREAMER DETECTIVE's blog tour! See you then!

S. J. Pajonas