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Final Cover Design for The Fox of Richmond Park!

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Hello everyone,

I must apologise again for the lack of updates - Since my last post I have actually managed to land myself a new job as a student veterinary nurse, after working in digital marketing for 7 years. It's been a massive change and I've obviously had a lot less spare time than I did while I was freelancing and working from home! No excuses though... I am just bad at blogging and all…

A Blast from the Past

Thursday, 16 February 2017

If you have read my author bio on my Unbound page, you may remember the following statement:

"When Kate Dreyer was seven years old she wrote a children's book optimistically titled 'Animal Story 1', in which a young girl rescues a fox. She bound it herself using a cereal box as a hardback cover." 

You may have thought this an adorable lie to encourage pity-pledges for my novel, but yesterday…


Monday, 9 January 2017

Hello lovely pledgers, 

Hope you all had great Christmasses and New Years. Thought I'd write a quick update for you all as things are coming along quite nicely now...

Just before Christmas I received my edited manuscript back from my editor. It took me a while to build up to opening the document as I saw it like a Schrodingers Cat of stories: It existed as both amazing and awful at the same…

The End (The good kind!)

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Hello lovely pledgers,

Just a quick update to let you know that yesterday I finally managed to write 'THE END'.

Here is evidence:

The last few weeks have been very intense. In order to make sure I was writing enough words every day I came up with a very basic solution, which is best explained by the picture below...

Rather than telling myself to write 1,000 words a day, I gave…

Update! (Finally) (Sorry)

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Hello everyone,

A pledger very kindly informed me that I haven't posted an update since June. Oops. Since I post on Twitter a lot, I kind of made the assumption that everyone knew how hard I was working on getting the book finished, but obviously (duh!) not everyone follows me on Twitter. Sorry!

( by the way)

I realise that other Unbound authors post updates…

Five Classic Animal Novels For When You're Sick Of Humans

Thursday, 23 June 2016

If you're bored of reading about humans, or just sick of our species in general, then why not try a nice story about animals? No, I'm not talking about Spot the Dog or Miffy the Bunny (although Miffy will always hold a place in my heart) - There are actually more novels about animals than you might have thought, and they aren't exclusively for children. In fact, some of them are pretty gruesome and…

A Long Overdue Update & Some Extracts

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Hello lovely pledgers,

I have been very quiet, and I apologise - your support means a hell of a lot to me. I have been swamped the last few weeks with moving house, decorating said house, and trying to deal with no longer having a regular income, which has meant I've neglected promoting my book. 

Also, when the days are creeping towards the deadline and you feel like you are shouting into a…

Guest Post

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Hi all, and big thanks and hello to all my lovely new pledgers :)

I am hovering at 19%, so once again I ask you to share my page with all your animal loving friends. This can be done via Twitter, Facebook, email, strategically placed post-it, shaved into a llama... It's all good. A bump up to 20% would really make my week.

So, just a quick update... Fellow Unbound Author Tim Atkinson has kindly…

Update #1 & Thank yous

Friday, 25 March 2016

Hello everyone,

It's been 10 days since my campaign launched and I'm up to 15% funding, which is amazing, so I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has pledged so far. Your support means the world to me. In fact, your support means MORE than the world to me. More than the ACTUAL GROUND we walk on. THINK ABOUT THAT.

I still have a long way to go though, so if you have already pledged…

Publication date: TBC
103% funded
54 backers