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Interviews For DEER DIARY Begin!…

Hi Friends,

As you know, the next children’s title coming out of Pandamonium Publishing House is the long awaited Deer Diary! Well, I’m excited to announce that I will be interviewing Illustration and Design students from Sheridan College on Monday, February 27th to see who will be illustrating the book. I’m very excited and would like to say a very special thank you to Sheridan College for allowing me some of your talent! I’ll keep you posted on upcoming details and I’ll post pictures of the process. I’ll even make sure that you get a behind the scenes sneak peek of some of the FIRST illustrations! Watch for postings on Monday and if we aren’t friends on FaceBook yet…why not?

 

LLB

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What’s on the Agenda? Dates?

Hello all,
Just wanted to give you an update about what’s going on with Panda and other things! Here are some important dates and this will be continually updated as more dates are added on.

Panda the Very Bad Cat-At Blossoms Day Care in Binbrook on Tuesday, February 14th to spread the love! Valentine’s day with Panda the Very Bad Cat will be awesome and I know that he has a couple of treats up his sleeve!

Blogging 101-An introductory and extension of the first course that I taught about blogging will be at the Turner Park branch of the Hamilton Public Library on Thursday, February 16th at 7 p.m. You won’t want to miss this! Lots of great info.

Panda the Very Bad Cat-Book signing with the author Lacey L. Bakker at Chapters Waterloo (428 King St. North, Waterloo) will be taking place from 1-4 p.m. Come and get your book signed and personalized and remember that a portion of the proceeds from each book sold is donated to animals in need!

Family Fun Day-On Monday, February 20th (Family Day in Ontario) come and check out Family Fun Day hosted by The Parent Bazaar at the Caledonia Fairgrounds! It runs from 9-4 and Panda the Very Bad Cat will be there as well as the author Lacey L. Bakker. There will be a few live readings of the book, a chance to purchase your copy and the opportunity to get your very own book  signed and personalized by both Panda and the author! Sure to be a great day, hope to see you there!

Panda the Very Bad Cat-Come and get your copy of Panda the Very Bad Cat signed and personalized by the author Lacey L. Bakker who will be at the Niagara Falls Travelling Flea Market at the Scotiabank Convention Centre on Saturday, February 25th from 10-6p.m. Hope to see you there!

Of course, I’ll be attending a number of schools during the month of February as well and will be presenting my book to the students in JK to grade 2. Stay tuned for more upcoming events!

LLB

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Looking For Writers! URGENT!

Hi All,

I’m currently on the look-out for some new writing talent in the following categories:

Middle-Grade Fiction*Fiction that is aimed at readers around 8-12 years of age. E.g. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dear Dumb Diary, and The lightning Thief.

Young-Adult Fiction*Fiction that is aimed at readers around 12-18 years of age.E.g. The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent and The Outsiders.

Please contact me if you’d like to discuss the process and want to know more about what I do and what I can do for you. I look forward to your submissions.

LLB

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I’m Keeping A Really BIG SECRET!…

I’m keeping a HUGE secret right now and I WISH I could tell EVERYONE! But…I can’t. It’s really awesome news and I can’t wait to tell you but it’s going to have to wait. I think I’ll be able to announce it within the next couple of weeks though depending on how quickly the paperwork gets completed.

Here’s a hint…It has to do with a BRAND NEW AUTHOR joining Pandamonium Publishing House…exciting I know and I can’t wait to introduce her! She has an amazing imagination and I just LOVE the story she’s written. Stay tuned for more news on this in the upcoming weeks. Looks like it’s shaping up to be an all girls team!

LLB

 

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How I Got Started…Part 1

January 9, 2017-People often ask me how I got started with writing, what inspires my stories and how I get ideas so I’ve decided to dedicate today’s blog post to those questions. Today will deal with the first question and subsequent entries will explain the rest.

How I got started: 

I’ve always had a huge imagination, ever since I was a kid. Sure, I used to write stories and such but I never really wanted to be a writer. Truth be told, I didn’t really think about the books that I read or how they came to be when I was up late reading a hand-me-down copy of The Baby Sitter’s Club.

I wanted to be the person who went out onto the ice during an NHL game and stitched up the hockey players! Talk about a totally different path! I remember that in the third grade, my friends and I decided to write stories about our “crushes,” and mine just happened to be the amazing Cam Neely (of Boston Bruins glory back in the day). I dug out some paper and filled seven lined pages with a story where he fell madly in love with me! (I was only nine years old by the way:) This is my first solid memory of my love affair with writing.

My creative writing started to wane as I got older and school assignments became more of a priority. I didn’t care about writing really but I still had a huge imagination.

I can’t remember the particular day this happened or how the conversation went exactly but I think it was my mom who bugged me to write a story about our farm cat named Panda. It probably went something like this, “You should write a story about Panda! He’s been into (fill in the blank) again!” I heard this about a dozen times before I did anything about it. Then, one day, I wrote Panda the Very Bad Cat (plus the 2 other books in the series) and my husband suggested that I go all the way with it! And the and the rest is history.

So I’d like to thank my mom for bugging me to write a story about a black and white cat who’s actually a real pain in the butt! Without her “encouragement,” I wouldn’t be able to share his story with you today. I’d also like to thank my husband for his constant support, love, and vision of everything Panda. Oh, and I’d like to thank my brother-in-law  for naming Panda:) and letting me off the hook with a royalty percentage:D

So there it is! The story of how I got started. Maybe a little less magical than one would have thought, but the truth is…it’s magic to me.

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Looking for Authors!

Hi Friends,

As you may know, I am the proud owner of Pandamonium Publishing House. I publish some of my own stuff as well as other works and I’m currently looking for authors to send me their information about potentially looking at their manuscripts and publishing them.

Right now I’m looking for NOVELS of ALL kinds and genres! Send me a message or e-mail me at lacey_bakker@yahoo.ca to get in touch and set up a meeting.

Here’s to your talent,

LLB

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Welcome to 2017!Pandamonium!

Hello friends,

I’d like to wish you all an incredible new year and I hope that it is off to a great start! Just wanted to let you know that Panda the Very Bad Cat has a packed schedule coming up and I’ll be posting where you can find him as well as what we are up to at Pandamonium Publishing House. Lots of exciting tour dates coming up and I’ll post those as we get a bit closer!

Saturday, January 21st– I’ll be teaching a drop-in class at Sherwood Public Library about blogging 101 if you’d like to join me! It’s going to be very informative and interesting, so if you’ve ever wanted to join the blogosphere now is the time!

Saturday, February 4th-I’ll be at Chapters/Indigo/Coles in Welland from 1-4 signing books and personalizing them.Come out and see me if you’re in the area! I love to meet my readers in person!

Sunday, February 5th-I’ll be at the Grimsby Public Library for Literacy day! Panda the Very Bad Cat will also be there in all of his, furry, mischievous glory! Come and get your photo taken with him and have me sign and personalize your very own copy of Panda the Very Bad Cat!

Thursday, February 16th– I’ll be teaching Blogging 101 at the Turner Park Library. It’s a great introductory course to blogging and by the end, you’ll feel confident and capable. I hope you’ll join me at 7 pm.

Saturday, February 25th– I’ll be in Niagara Falls from 10-6 with copies of Panda the Very Bad Cat. More details to follow on event title and location.

Stay tuned for more dates and excitement! 2017 is going to be the best year yet!

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Exciting News!

I have some very exciting news to share with you about some up and coming titles from Pandamonium Publishing House AND their release dates! Hold onto your hats because it’s about to get very busy around here!

Deer Diary-This children’s picture book will be released on October 1st 2017! Follow Duncan the Deer on an exciting and sometimes stinky adventure in the woods where he lives. He records everything he sees, hears and smells in his diary! A hilarious read with an awesome cast of characters sure to entertain readers of all ages. I’m excited to announce that this book will be 100% Canadian and will be illustrated and designed by Sheridan College students. I can’t wait for you to see it!

The Old Farmer’s Treasure-This chapter book will be released on January 15th 2018! A great read for kids in grades 3-6. Join three cousins as they go on an adventure to unearth the greatest treasure of their lives…the only question is, will they survive the traps set to dissuade them in order to reach the riches?

Stay tuned for more updates and more release dates. Plus, there will be more information coming soon on how to pre-order!

Here’s to a successful 2017!

Lacey

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A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

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