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“How To Trust Your Human”, by Victoria Zigler – Book Spotlight

Title: How To trust Your Human
Author: Victoria Zigler
Genres: Children’s Stories – Animals / Children’s Stories – Social Issues – Death And Dying
Release date: July 3rd 2017

“Losing a sibling is hard. Losing three of them is even harder. Repairing a broken bond of trust is harder still.

After his three brothers disappeared, one after another, gone to a mysterious place known only as The Rainbow Bridge, Buddy the degu is all alone in his cage.

Confused and frightened, he knows only one thing for certain: he last saw his brothers in the hands of the human caretaker.

That knowledge breaks the bond of trust forged between Buddy and his human in the years since he was a pup, and leaves him convinced that letting her get her hands on him will mean he disappears too.

Somehow, she has to convince him he’s wrong, and earn back his trust.

Based on actual events that took place in the life of one of the author’s own degus, and told from the point of view of a degu, this is the story of how patience and love taught a confused and terrified rodent how to trust again.”

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Available in paperback soon!

Author bio:

Victoria Zigler is a blind poet and children’s author who was born and raised in the Black Mountains of Wales, UK, and is now living on the South-East coast of England, UK.

Victoria – or Tori, if you prefer – has been writing since she knew how, has a very vivid imagination, and spends a lot of time in fictional worlds; some created by her, others created by other authors.

When she remembers to spend some time in the real world, it’s mostly to spend time with her hubby and pets, though sometimes to indulge in other interests that capture her attention from time to time, such as doing crafts, listening to music, watching movies, playing the odd figure game or roleplaying game, and doing a little cooking and baking.

To date she has published 8 poetry books and more than 40 children’s books, with more planned for the near future. She’s also contributed a story to the sci-fi and fantasy anthology Wyrd Worlds II.

Author links:
Facebook author page


Victoria Zigler, Books Available In Paperback


I am pleased to publish the below announcement by my friend, author Victoria (Tori) Zigler:

For those who don’t know, I write poetry, as well as books for children of various ages.

Back in 2012, I started publishing my books in multiple eBook formats. Then, in early 2015, I decided it was way past time I started making my books available in paperback for those who still prefer physical copies of books.

Now, more than a year later, I’m pleased to be able to report that I’m all caught up with my backlist, and every book of mine for which the publication date has been and gone, is now available not just in multiple eBook formats, but also in paperback too.

The eBooks are available via Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, Kobo, and the other places Smashwords distributes to. Plus, if your local library supports eBook lending, you may be able to find my books as eBooks there (or request that your library orders copies).

The paperbacks are available via CreateSpace, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and any other places CreateSpace books are available from, including any libraries happy to order copies.

Future titles will also be made available as paperbacks as well as eBooks.

Victoria Zigler Createspace
Victoria Zigler Smashwords
Victoria Zigler Amazon

Victoria Zigler Barnes & Noble/Nook

Book Sale by Author Victoria (Tori) Zigler

I am pleased to publish the below announcement by my author friend, Victoria (Tori) Zigler:


I’m about to celebrate being published for four years. On top of
that, the tenth anniversary of when I started blogging is coming up.
To celebrate both of these things, I’ve got the eBook versions of some
of my books on sale for a couple of weeks.

The sale started on April 20th 2016 and ends on May 7th 2016.

For details, including links and coupon codes for each book, go HERE

Rhubarb the Red-Nosed Rabbit – book release by author Victoria (Tori) Zigler


Title: Rhubarb The Red-Nosed Rabbit
Author: Victoria Zigler
Genres: Children’s books – Animals – Rabbits & Children’s books – Holidays
Published: March 26, 2016

“I’m sure you’ve heard all about the red-nosed reindeer that saved Christmas. But, have you ever heard the story of the red-nosed rabbit that saved Easter?

Everybunny has always teased Rhubarb because of his bright red nose, even though it’s not his fault he was born different. But when a misty night threatens to stop the Easter Bunny from making his yearly delivery of Easter eggs to the children of the world, Rhubarb’s red nose may be the only thing that can save Easter.”

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Buy it on iBooks

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Paperback version coming soon!

Read An Ebook Week – Victoria (Tori) Zigler’s Books


I have received the below, from my author friend, Victoria (Tori) Zigler, who’s books are enrolled in “Read An Ebook Week”. Please do check out Tori’s books.


“Some of my books are on sale this week as part of Smashwords Read An eBook Week.

Details of which ones I’ve enrolled, how much of a discount you’ll get, and what coupon codes to use, can be found HERE

New Book Release: “Zeena And The Mermaid” By Victoria Zigler


Title: Zeena And The Mermaid (Zeena Dragon Fae, book 3)
Author: Victoria Zigler
Genre: children’s fantasy/fairy tales and fables
Publication date: February 13th 2016

“The adventures of Zeena and Saarik have already taken them through
the woods and up the mountains. Now they’re answering a plea for help
from a mermaid named Naia. With the help of both Naia’s magic and
Zeena’s own magic, the two friends head on an underwater quest to free
the water fairy, Lana, and make the ocean safe once more.”

The eBook version of “Zeena And The Mermaid” is now available from
Smashwords in all formats they offer, as well as from other eBook
retailers such as Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, and Kobo, among
others. The Smashwords link is

The paperback will become available at some point in the near future;
just as soon as it can be arranged.

“Zeena And The Dryad” and “Zeena And The Gryphon” – the first two
books in the series – are already available as both eBooks and
paperbacks. You can find the eBooks at the places mentioned above,
and find the paperbacks on CreateSpace, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

The Wanderer Returns

I have just returned from the Lake District (Cumbria UK) which explains my lack of posting over the last 4 days. We stayed in a lovely cottage just outside Keswick and spent most of our time walking and, in the evening enjoying the delights of the local hostelries.

I had fun on the first morning. Being first up I took a refreshing shower. Having finished I reached for the door. Being blind I felt around but no obvious way of opening the door could I find. I ran my hands along the rubber seal which holds the 2 halves of the shower door together but could ascertain no way of opening the dratted shower other than employing brute force and given our accommodation was rented this was not a particularly appealing road to go down! Eventually I discovered a knob in the middle of the door which, when pulled released me from my confinement, (on entering the shower I had pulled the doors shut manually so had not noticed the elusive knob)! Anyway no harm was done and the time spent stewing in the shower meant I barely needed to use the bath sheet which I had placed just outside my prison (sorry shower).

While in Cumbria we visited relatives staying on the Lingholm estate, (http://thelingholmestate.co.uk/house). The estate was built in the 1870’s by the architect Alfred Waterhouse and the author Beatrix Potter visited regularly in the last decade of the 19th century.

Prior to enjoying our evening meal I wandered down to the lake (which is fed by Derwent Water). The profound peace of the place was broken only by the gentle lapping of the water and the convivial conversation of my companions and I.

Lingholm is a magical place to visit and I can understand why Beatrix Potter returned for 9 consecutive years.

Cumbria is a wonderful part of the UK and is well worth a visit but beware of the showers …!