• E. Rachael Hardcastle

Monthly Meow: June pt.2

I'm a little late this month posting the second and final part of the newsletter in its current format. I've been trying to figure out a way to best reach our readers with the news they want/expect from this journal, so came up with a newer (hopefully easier) way to keep you informed.

New Here? Welcome!

Newsletter Changes - Important from July 2020!

As per the June pt.1 post and the separate e-mail that went out to my subscribers this month, your subscription to the newsletter has been transferred over to the Curious Cat Books website from July 2020 onward. Since applying these changes, I realised you may prefer to keep my personal updates separate to those relating to the CCB authors, so I have decided to better serve my readers, I'll post one newsletter per website so you can choose to unsubscribe to any you feel are no longer relevant to your interest/s. This will take effect from July 2020.

If you would like to stay subscribed to receive updates from both myself (about my books/events) and my author's books, you don't need to do anything else - you'll receive email updates from both websites monthly around the same time. If you would rather hear updates only about my work, you are welcome to unsubscribe from any Curious Cat Books newsletters you receive. I fully appreciate receiving two emails a month may not be convenient, so please feel welcome to update your preferences at any time.

We do have some amazing updates to share with you and some even better books, so hope you'll stick around for both!

New Domains!

I'm super excited to confirm you can now find my own website and my publishing website through two new domains! Reach me at:

www.erachaelhardcastle.com/www.erachaelhardcastle.co.uk for my books, events and updates

www.curiouscatbooks.co.uk/www.curiouscatbookspublishing.com to learn about my authors

150 Word Challenge

Do you sometimes feel a little stuck when working on your creative project?

Are you often too hard on yourself when sales aren't as you expected, or Covid-19 is getting in the way of your success?

I have a new challenge for you—buy my positive affirmation workbook for just £1.99 in the CCB store here.

Find similar advice in my non-fiction title, The Universe Doesn't Give A Sh*t About Your Book.

Alanna Betambeau Signs for New Titles!

I'm thrilled to announce the bestselling* author of pre-school story Brother Butterfly, Alanna Betambeau, has just signed to publish her next four books with Curious Cat Books in 2021!

We'll be releasing Alanna's second book this year before we get to work on these new titles, so stay tuned for more exciting updates from this author.

Not yet read Brother Butterfly? You're missing out! Order a signed copy here or visit your favourite retailer.

*#2 Amazon UK Pre-Orders April 2020

Noah Finn & the Art of Conception - Cover Reveal

How amazing is the new cover for the sequel to my 2017 bestselling novella, Noah Finn & the Art of Suicide? I am SO EXCITED to be sharing Noah Finn & the Art of Conception's artwork, which is due for release in paperback and e-book on September 1st 2020.

You're probably already aware of the update to book 1, which you can see referenced on the back cover of book 2 (which is now also on the back of book 1!). I wanted to be sure they both tied together nicely as a series, and that readers could easily identify the next to read. Whilst they are both part of a series, the great thing about these novellas is they can be read in any order.

Go ahead and read the blurb from the back of book two's gorgeous winter-themed cover—I hope you're as excited to read Maria Shephard's story as you were Noah Finn's. And don't worry, Noah isn't going anywhere...

You can win some awesome prizes with my cover reveal giveaway! Go to www.facebook.com/erachaelhardcastle to the pinned post announcing my cover reveal for NFAOC. All you have to do is react and comment, then share the post with your friends to be entered automatically for a chance to win a signed book and some merchandise.

The book is currently with my loyal BETA readers—thank you to everyone who volunteered, and I hope you find it moving.

Show Me Your Shelfie - What's on my bookshelf?

Changes to the Online Shop

Frequent visitors to the CCB online store may have noticed the page now re-directs back to this website. A few technical changes now mean you can order signed books and merch for any of the CCB authors (including me) through my online store (www.erachaelhardcastle.com/shop) where Paypal is accepted for any UK-based orders.

Please be sure to read and accept the store policy regarding returns and signed goods before you place any orders.

Services and Submissions are Closed

Due to an overwhelming arrival of manuscripts during Covid-19 for an array of services and requests to publish, I have had to close submissions and announce that CCB is fully booked for the time being. I love working with debut authors to help them achieve their goals; until a few of those authors hit publish and move on to the next stage in their career, I am unable to take on any more work for now.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list or wish to work with me in 2021, please do get in touch to discuss your options.

Peter Kay on the Radio!

Congrats to author Peter Kay for his live radio appearance on Impact Radio USA with Paul Reeves to discuss his book, Show Me the Way to Santiago.

You can purchase a signed copy here or listen to a recording of Peter's interview by clicking this link!

What's the one question I ask all my clients?

That's it for June's update! Catch me next month for two separate newsletter updates when I'll have lots more to tell you! Thanks for reading!

Rachael x

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