I am lucky enough to have been involved with lots of animal charities over the years and there really are some excellent organisations around. I’m really pleased to say that we are now going to start giving 10% of the royalties from all my Pet Detective books to each of the charities that have endorsed them for me to say thank you for their help and support. That means that the Animal Welfare Foundation, International Cat Care, Blue Cross and the Rabbit Welfare Fund and Association will now make money every time you buy one of the books they support. I’m also over the moon that some of these charities along with others like the wonderful PDSA are now selling the books on their own websites. This means they not only get my little chunk of royalties but they also get the full profit from the books as well. So please if you’re thinking about buying one of the Pet Detective books for your children or a friend consider buying them from one of the charities and make the purchase count even more.
I’m off to the Pet Show in Stoneleigh Park on the 23rd and 24th July. I’ll be there from about 1pm on the Saturday and all day Sunday if you’d like to come and find me on the 5m Publishing stand. I’m also doing an official book signing at noon on the Sunday. I’m pleased to say that the books will have a special discount for the show. Everyone who buys or pre-orders a book will also get entered into a draw for some great prizes. We have a motion-sensitive sealed bowl from Sureflap for the cat book, 12kg of Hill’s dog food for the dog book and hopefully some beautiful fleeces for the rabbits and guinea pigs books. There’s no obligation but if you’d like to come along and have a chat about the books or have a look at them please do. I’m really proud of them and I think they can really empower children (and adults!) to make the right choices about the pets they’d like and maybe we can change pet keeping for the better.