Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Have a wonderful 2013. 

We are not personal fans New Years Eve due to fireworks.  They are almost as scary as thunder and vacuums!

You know how the big ball drops in New York City? We do that too. The only difference is that our ball is a rubber glow-in-the-dark bouncy ball. Each year we mark how high it bounces. Our owners still don't where the crayon lines on the wall are coming from (hee, hee, hee).

.....And a happy new year,


Stanley and Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

This or That with a Coupon Code



Hello, our readers!

We hope you are having a wonderful week. We have been enjoying the new boxes in the house. Thankfully, our owner has left some out for us to play in. 

We have big news. Our book has officially been printed by CreateSpace and is on its way to our home!!!!! Our paws are dancing around excitedly. The printed book is available to order on CreateSpace and soon will be on Amazon as well - to make your ordering super easy. 

We did raise our minimum price on Leanpub but we were sure to add a super cool coupon that will let you download our book as a kindle book for 99 cents, iPad book for 99 cents or a .pdf for 99 cents! Our plan is to always have the Leanpub price to be the lowest available to you as we are big fans of their company.


To download our e-book for 99 cents, all you need to do is visit our Leanpub book site, slide the book to the minimum price and then use the pawtastic coupon code at checkout: 
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Update: After a trial with Amazon KDP Select, our book is back on Leanpub and it is 99 cents without a coupon. No coupon needed. Our second book will be available on Leanpub soon! Leanpub is a way for authors to get feedback on in-progress books. 

Our book is a humorous chapter book about our lives. 

Stanley and I are talking about what we can post on our blog in between our books. I am thinking about reading some of the books my owner has and letting you know what I think of them. Stanley says you'd rather know about animal facts. What do you think? Is there something you would like us to write about? We would love to know.

We are heading back to our big, empty boxes,


Stanley and Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge

PS - Katrina's first book that she would review is Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

PPS - A sample animal fact from Stanley: A hamster in the wild runs 20 miles every day! They go outside to look for food, this is most of the running. All this takes place at night, as they are nocturnal. Make sure to put  the hamster wheel in!



Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy Holidays!


   Stanley and I are about to celebrate Christmas in our owner's home. What do you think of the picture we made them?  We cannot wait to play in the big cardboard boxes and wrapping paper.

       Stanley thought it would be a good idea to include a small excerpt from our book in honor of the holiday (see below). If you would like to read the rest of the chapter, be sure to download our book


Happy Holidays,


Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge


Excerpt from The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets:


The Christmas Tree Goes Up

     The Christmas tree is enjoyed by so many people and their pets. Katrina stared at the tree longingly wishing she could climb up at that very moment instead of having to wait until her owners left. Stanley wanted to move his dog bed behind the tree to become all comfy and cozy. Their owners were too big to fit back there so that meant super comfiness for two whole months.

     “Finally! They’re gone!” exclaimed Katrina. She wiggled her butt as she got ready to jump, “I am now going to go up the tree. Launch in three, two, and one.” The tree jostled as she joined an ornament on the fifth layer of the tree. She scurried up to the sixth level which was as far as she could go.




Thursday, December 20, 2012

Our Entire Book is On Leanpub!


We have finished our book! Our editors were fantastic and provided feedback quicker than we requested. Thank you to Carly Kuriger & Rachael Shaner for your fantastic assistance. 

Rachael & Carly both gave us permission to share their reviews with you. 

"I LOVE the book. I didn't want to put it down, so I finished it in 2 days!" - Rachael S.

"I loved the book. I thought it was cool how the animals sent each other notes even though they were on the same floor. I love when the narrators speak too because whenever they speak, their part has a title. It's a full, fun, telling book and I enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy it too!" - Carly K. 

Thank you both! 

Our entire book is now out on Leanpub and will only be available for free for a few more days as we will be raising the minimum price next week. 

Next step: Printing our book using CreateSpace. Woo hoo!

Please be sure to share our book with your friends and family now while it is still free! Thanks everyone and have a Happy Holiday! 

Off to hide behind the Christmas tree,


Stanley and Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Out on Leanpub and editing

In just a few days, our ENTIRE book will be out on Leanpub. We are very excited for it all to be done.

Now all we are doing is working on editing. Editing, editing and more editing. So we have a way for a couple of readers to help us right now.

Special contest-like/'help the pets' edit thingy
We are asking you, our readers, to help us with editing. Two readers, to be exact.

How to let us know you are interested:
Post in the comments below the phrase, "I would like to be a human (not pet) editor for your book." Then send us an email as well. You will find our email address on the right side of this page.  In your email to us please tell us that you  would like to be an editor for our book and promise us to send in your editing results before the due date.

The first two people to send us a comment AND email will be our official editor helpers and will receive a special thank-you gift.

We will announce the two official editors in the comments section below.

You will receive more details if you are one of the two who meet the requirements but here is the high-level. 

1. You must send in your editing results or you will not receive your Thank You Gift.
2. You must download the book from Leanpub. No worries, it is free right now. 
3. You must send in your editing comments/questions by December 21.
4. You must provide us with a mailing address so we may mail you your Thank You Gift.

The Thank You Gift
The Thank You Gift will be a signed paper back copy of the entire book, The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets.  If all goes as planned and you do the necessary tasks, you will receive your Thank You Gift by the end of January.

Feel free to ask us any questions below! 

Off to do more editing,



Stanley and Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge 



Thursday, December 6, 2012

Book Excerpt #2, Video and Leanpub updates soon!

Dear viewers,

The video says it all.

This weekend, three more chapters of our book will be out on Leanpub and the book is still free while we are publishing chapters! We thank iMovie for allowing us to make this production.

Thanks,


Stanley and Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge




BOOK EXCERPT: 


Dear Stanley,

The horrible day has come, it is time for the vet.

Here is a poem I wrote about going to the vet.


The dreaded day is here
Going against our will
Pets coming from far and near
I would much rather sit on the windowsill
Why do I have to go? I’m not even ill! 
Oh no! I have to go to the vet!
Ahhhhhh,

Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge

****

Dear Katrina,

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh no!
Stanley

****

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Scratch Animation


Hello,

Stanley and I have recently discovered a new program called scratch. Stanley thought you got animated if you scratched on the ground. I told him it was a computer program. We are able to animate ourselves so you can learn more about us. We would like to thank scratch for the characters, background and item. This is our very first creation with Scratch. We love this program!

This is awesome,



Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge 


INSTRUCTIONS
Click on Katrina (the cat) to begin and listen to instructions. Click here if the animation does not appear below.






Tuesday, November 27, 2012

We Finished

We have finally hit our word count for nanowrimo. No, this does not mean our book is finished. We still have more to write. We are super excited that we reached our goal. For those of you in Pennsylvania, Let it snow! Hope every one has a great first week of December!

Thanks,


Stanley and Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge

Monday, November 26, 2012

Almost there

Hello!

For those of you in the United States, we hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We ate a bunch of turkey and took a few naps but our paws have been busy, busy, busy finishing up our word count for the Nanowrimo Young Writers program. We are almost there and hope to finish at least a couple of days early. 

We did post our second chapter to Leanpub last week. The others will follow soon. We have to focus on finishing up our draft this week and then do some editing before publishing our other chapters. 

Thanks,


Stanley and Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge

Friday, November 16, 2012

Announcements

Coloring Page : We have finally finished our coloring page! If you would like send your finished picture to our email, you certainly may! We will be sure to feature your coloring page.

- Don't be afraid to comment! Morty (the narrator) reviews the comments before they are posted on the page. 

- If you enjoy our blog please sign up to get email updates. This is in the right-hand column on the page. It may be hard to find if you are using our mobile site.

- How do you like our new color cover? 

- Chapter 2 will be out soon!

Thanks,


Stanley and Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Donations to Nanowrimo

Since Stanley and I are competing in Nanowrimo (Younger version) we decided to go to the grownup page and donate along with Morty (yep, our narrator).

If you click on the "I donated" picture on the right you can watch a video to see what Nanowrimo is all about and (if you like) donate,too.

Thank you,






Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The First Full Chapter and a Question for Katrina

We JUST released the first full chapter of our book on Leanpub. It is FREE! Simply choose, "Buy the ebook now!" and then slide the slider to zero to get our book for free!  Did we mention it is free? 

Please be sure to tell your friends about our book if you like it.

Katrina received a fun question and we have shared it with you, below.

Have a nap-filled day,


Stanley and Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge


Q and A with Katrina
Submitted by Miss Beth 

Q:  Does your hair ever get stuck on your tongue and how do you get it off??
A:   It does, but I believe the simplest way to do it is to pick it off hair by hair by hair by hair by hair.



Friday, November 9, 2012

We are on Leanpub!

Hello! I have exciting news to share with you all! We have now released a book about our life on Leanpub. Leanpub is a way you can publish your book before you are even finished. So Stanley and I are published authors! People can buy our book in these forms: PDF, kindle and ibook.  For about a month or so our book is free! Feel free to tell your friends! 

Don't worry that the book isn't finished yet, you will get all the updates free-of-charge! Feel free to send us questions to the email address on the right side of the page. Since we aren't finished, some of your questions might be answered in the book! Feel free to tell your friends! We would love to hear from you all!

Hope to see you in our copies sold list,
Katrina  

Coming soon: Katrina and Stanley cover coloring page


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Book Excerpt #1

Dear Dog,


  As you know we have rivaled each other since the time we first met, 3 years ago. I believe it is the proper time to ask you this, what is your name? I have been calling you dog for three years now. I also would like to know, what breed are you?  As a proper member of the wise cat council, I will now state this rule, all members of the council must know the name, age and breed of the other pet in the household. Now, I realize that you (as a dog) will say this violates your law. But the law doesn't have a time limit to learn the name, age and breed of the other pet in the household.

Don’t eat my food,
Cat
****


Dear Cat,

I will not tell you my name before you tell me yours!

I will not take your suggestion,
Dog
****

Dear Dog,

The way you stated that letter was improper. If you want people to even read your letters give them melodious words and lots of detail. My official name is Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge. I am 8 and I  am a grey tabby. There! You now must tell me your name.


I will not except that,
Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge
****
Dear Katrina,

My name is Stanley, I am a
black labrador/rottweiler mix and I am 3. I think the way I write letters is nice. But if you want melodious words, here are some for you: Mozart, Beethoven, music and notes.

Okay, but I will still eat your food,
Stanley


****

Dear Stanley,


As a formal member of the wise cat council, I will propose to the council to have a trial about the eating food issue. Then, once we get approved by them, we will be taken to the Kitty court. I have gotten us both lawyers. Mine is Sir Fluffy the Master of Lawyers. I got you Lawyer Snookums. :)

See you in court,
Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge



Chapter a month

Hi!

Stanley and I have decided to share our story with the world. We send letters back and forth and I will post random samples from our upcoming book the first Thursday of each month.

Just to let you know, the narrator is a bunny named Morty.

Hope our stories please you,
Katrina von cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge