This week’s issue of The Gracie Press Newsletter was sent out yesterday morning. if yours did not arrive in your email “inbox,” you may want to check your “junk” or “spam” folders.

The drawing above is this week’s cover image. The story is a continuation of the one started last week. Bessie had laid her first egg, but the pumpkin seeds we were going to use as a celebration treat were too big. She came into the house with me, and we roasted the pumpkin seeds. While there, I asked her, “If you could invent something that was fun for chickens and for people, what would that be?” She told me, and in this week’s conclusion, you’ll find out more!

This week, we also had a special edition of The Gracie Press Newsletter to announce the winners of our first free book giveaway. The drawing was completely random, but I was surprised to see there was one person from the U.S., one person from the U.K., and one person from Australia. Truly a global kind of giveaway! We really do appreciate all of our fans and wish we could send books out to everyone!

While we have not decided what our next free giveaway will be, we are leaning towards hand-drawn and hand-colored illustrations of Gracie and the others. Right now, I’m working on the editing for The Biggest Scary Thing, which doesn’t involve any illustration work, so that would be a nice diversion for me! But we will see how it goes before announcing anything officially.

To subscribe to our newsletter, just go to and provide your email address. You will receive an email to confirm your subscription. While you are there, you can read this week’s issue.

I am really enjoying the newsletter format, and I hope our fans are as well! There are no outside distractions like on an internet website, and you can even forward the newsletter to others who might need an inspiring lift. For me, it is a great opportunity to focus on our fans and writing for our fans!

9 thoughts on “The Pumpkin Puppet Theater

  1. I didn’t realize you had a newsletter for Gracie and friends. I probably just missed your announcement or perhaps forgot to act on it. I get behind on my reading and delete stuff to clean the inbox, and sometimes I forget things:-) Anyway, I’m signing up for it using my outlook e-mail, and I shared the link on Facebook. Your writing and illustrations are a delight.

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    1. Thank you so much! Be sure to check your “spam” folder for a confirmation email. I’m not seeing any new subscribers for the past few days, so you may want to look for it to get this Friday’s edition.

      The newsletter has more full and complete stories without ads or social elements, and since it is in an email, people can share it without worrying about questionable Internet content…more safe for children, in other words.

      So glad you are going to be a subscriber! 🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥

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