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Mawson’s new book, She Ran Away From Love: Would you like to help spread the word?

Mawson Bear’s Guardian Mark speaks:

As you know our Mawson is a Writer-Bear. She Ran Away From Love, his new book, features a small heroine called Frilly who goes on a Quest. I’m sure lots of grown-ups and children (and their bears) will love Frilly, if only they knew about her.

Frilly She ran Frilly Cover 2015

REVIEWS: When you a quiet sort of writer-bear, it is not easy to be heard out there in the wide world. So as Mawson’s guardian I’m asking for help. The grandest way to help launch a book is to get LOTS of reviews.

Reviews on Amazon and Good Reads have the greatest reach. Reviews on Barnes and Noble (USA), Waterstones (UK), and Chapters Indigo (Canada) are also much appreciated.

If you would like to help to tell the bright world about Frilly, may I send you a free PDF copy of She Ran Away From Love? All I ask is for you to be Valiant Reader.


Frilly sits shyly on her cushion while Mawson makes notes for her book

Err, just how Valiant precisely, you quite rightly ask?  At this link you can read how Mawson’s friend, Sir Scotland the Brave, boldly smites his keyboard to help writers. Let me know if you would be interested doing the same for She Ran Away From Love .  If you are new to Valiantly Reviewing books, I have plonked below some tips on what is involved. Thank you for considering this request.

Oh and, umm, if by a wonderful chance you have got your paws on Mawson’s first book, It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In, could you also possibly, umm (shuffles nervously) leave a little review for that one too, if you haven’t before?


PREORDERS. The book is at the printers and is already available for preorders, although at this point only on Amazon dot com and  If you, umm , errr (shuffles about, perks up ears hopefully) put in a pre-order for the book, that would be grand. If there is anything that gets a Dread Algorithm racing it is actual sales.

BOON COMPANIONS: And do you count other bold Readers among your boon companions? Share on this very post, so that they too may do these valiant deeds!  We writers (and one writer-bear) will never disavow your selfless mission!

If you are new to the world on on-line book reviews.

About your name: You don’t have to leave your name if you don’t want to. You can be anonymous. You can be ‘JohnWicks007’, or ‘ReadRidingHood1’ for example or anyone you want to be.

Here are links to She Ran Away From Love (more to be added as I find them):  Amazon, Good Reads, Bears Are Noble, sorry, Barnes and Noble, Chapters Indigo. Or, search your preferred book retailer for the title She Ran Away From Love and for ISBN 9781925652543.

You’ve found Frilly. What now? Scroll down past the book’s description and click on ‘Leave A Review’, or ‘Write Your Own Review’.

The Bother part: This takes you to a Customer page where you need to sign in. But if you haven’t before used that retailer you need to register for it. This is a bother, I know.

The Fun part: But then comes the fun: bashing away at the Star Ratings. If you are an excitable sort of person, or if you love the book, just keep on smiting. Smite Thrice!!! Smite Fourfold!!!! And, yea even unto Five times!!!!!   Disappointingly, the Retailers don’t let us smiteth more than five  times, even if you have got into the rhythm of the thing.

Writing more stuff : You will see a big field where you can make remarks. Here, if you wish, you can write a line about the book, or two lines, or several lines. Or even lots of lines. Then click Submit.  Valiantly done! And what happens now?

The power of the reader, yes, that’s you: The Dread Algorithms that decide the fate of writers will record that some one (You) has gone to all the effort of reviewing this book. Golly, they must like it then. This is worthy of note; and note is indeed taken in the deeply mysterious way of Dread Algorithms. The visibility and such like of  Mawson’s book titles (and of any writer you kindly review) gets bumped up a bit. That is how important you are! On behalf of writers and writer-bears everywhere, I thank you.

Having tasted your awesome power, why stop there? You can copy what you have written and go to any other on-line retailer, to as many as you like, depending on how mighty waxeth your Smiting arm that day, and you can paste in the same review. It all adds up. And up. And UP. And it means lots of people will fall in love with our Frilly, just like you.

You have wandered into Mawson Bear’s web-den.  Between naps among cushions, Mawson ponders about Baffling Things. He is the Writer-Bear of It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In and of She Ran Away From Love.

‘The book brings back such nostalagic memories that it made it comforting, like a  old security blanket.’  FNM Book reviews about Bright World.

Someone Brave Has Got To Do It

Scotland the Brave: Mawson, Mawson.

48 Scottie on Truck Large

Mawson: Oh hello, Scotty. What a nice day. I was just writing down little ponders and things and ..

50 Change everyone Large

Scotland the Brave: I’m not happy, Mawson. Not happy at all. Things aren’t Right.

Mawson: Err Things? Not umm .. Right? But umm ..

51 Some One Brave

Scotland the Brave: So I’m going out there. Right Now. I’m going to Change Things. I’m going to … I’m going to … I have no idea … But I’m going out there. Things are Wrong. Things have to go Right.

Mawson: But .. but .. Change Things? That sounds, well, big. And Scotty, there’s just you, a small brown bear in trews. With an old truck. I .. errr .. ummm .. I’m not sure ..

52 Gone Some Time Large

Scottie: I’m going anyway. Someone brave has got to do it.

Mawson: Oh dear. He’s brave but whats the use.

Hmmm .. What if we ALL go Out There. Together. That could do it.

You have wandered into Mawson Bear’s web-den. Mawson is a Ponderer of Baffling Things (between naps) and the Writer-Bear of It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In .

“The book brings back such nostalagic memories that it made it comforting, like a old security blanket.” FNM Book reviews.