Linda Lokhee

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📖Aussie Children's Book Author, 'The Sock Monster’ www.amazon.com/author/lindalokhee 🌈 Primary School / Special Ed Teacher, Founder (@feel_good_feb)🇦🇺

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I’ll apologise in advance for making you have sweet cravings....but when I came across this amazing illustration (yes - it’s an #illustration not a photo!) by talented artist @aronlbess I HAD to share and write about it!!
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Automation
never replaces
raptured taste buds
senses abiding, forever united 
Fudge
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Tagged by both wonderful poets Elaine @twisted.word.tango and Zilliam @zilliam_poetry for an #elfchen beginning with ‘automations’ I left off the plural ‘s’.
Also tagged by clever Lesley @worthywrites to use her word ‘abiding’.
I used #wordprompts ‘#rapture’ from @paperpensandpoetry #pppdecember
and ‘forever united’ @twisted.word.tango  #twisteddecember18
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Tagging a few, open to all. 💜
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@forget_it42 we were talking about sweets - this making you hungry again?😋 @rumillenial @emptypiecesnow @abbeyforrestpoems @parchedllama @knackeredmummy @_geothepoet_ @poetessisms 
#fudgey #chocolatefudge #fudgebrownies #sweet #sliceoflife #desert #moreish #caramel #realistic #artistsoninstagram #photography #notaphoto #illustration #illustration_best #robot #automation #digital #tastebuds #poetsofinstagram #writers #writersofinstagram #picoftheday #artistsofinstagram #lindalokhee
🌠Today I wrote a #poem about hope, reaching for the #stars and believing in yourself. 💕💜
My poem was written for the amazing @madpropslive, my dear friends Jared @forget_it42  and April @april_misschief_writes  for their kind #foodandthought initiative. Please check out their page to see what it’s all about!
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I was tagged by my friend, the talented Bill @flipstork via lovely Lucia @writer_in_residence to write a rondolet, which is a seven line stanza french poetry form. 🇫🇷
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Please scroll ➡️to see the poetry rules. 😊
📝 Tagging a few but open to all to give the #rondolet a try! Please tag me so I can read your poems 💙😊
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Stars on their strings 
that which dangles is within reach 
Stars on their strings 
all about climbing / broken wings
but still, upward goals we beseech
never muzzled, freedom of speech
Stars on their strings .
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#writingchallenge using ‘stars on their strings’ #wordprompt for @annesparow & @lipstickandmiracles #winterpoetrymiracles 😊
Also using ‘all about climbing’ for the wonderful Elaine @twisted.word.tango #twisteddecember18 .
Illustration credit: Hannah Court @creative_native_nz
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@parchedllama @abbeyforrestpoems @knackeredmummy @poetessisms @poetscapes @rumillenial @sunilsathyendra @whimsical_waffle_writings @tealmoonpoetry 
@bymepoetryaus @globalagepoetry @penguinpoetrynyc @worldwidepoetry @poetry.pod
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#poetsofinstagram #justwrite #writers #poetrycommunity #hope #believeinyourself #selflove #mentalhealthawareness #poetry #spilledink #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #writersgram #poet #womenwriters #globalagepoetry #worldwidepoetry #madpropslive #author #lindalokhee
Post 1/2 I’m so excited to share a beautiful Christmas Collab #poem I wrote with my talented #aussie friend Matt @depree.poetry!
We’ve had lots of fun with this and we made sure to make it quintessentially #australian 🇦🇺😊
This is Matt’s artwork too, on both our images. ✨👌
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This is slide one so please check out the NEXT post on my wall. 🔜 and Matt’s Insta page to see his beautiful poetry too!!
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Remember the Snow Angels we made?
Laughter echoing through the day
Remember the nights we danced?
To carols and sweet spiced champagne
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The hue of glitter
the colour of summer’s love
The wonder your eyes made
each time holly surprised us with a sneaky kiss from above
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Looking at postcards from happier times
tears tumble from depths of pain
I keep putting red X's on my calendar
instead of the xoxo's that we wove like a chain
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I pass ornaments hanging 
from parched beach trees
As the Great Southern sun bears down
Tell me we’ll always be so
Until the man in red makes his rounds.
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Waiting
impatient
til Christmas Day
When we’ll finally be
reunited again
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Tagging a few and open to all to write a Chrissy poem about Christmas in your country! Please tag Matt @depree.poetry and me @lindalokheeauthor so we can read your poems! 😁🎄🎄
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@poetry.pod @madpropslive @globalvoicesunite @inkinnovators @artlixirfresh @bymepoetrylove @bymepoetryaus @penguinpoetrynyc @bleedingsoulcollab @veinheartartisans @yourheartbeatsstrong @twoheartsbeatstronger .
#poetrypod #poetrycollab #collaboration #collab #poema #poetryisnotdead #poetsofinstagram #poetrycommunity #collaborazione #aussiewriters #aussiepoets #australia #christmas #christmasinoz #beachchristmas #lovepoetry #missyou #lovers #justwrite #christmaspoem #poema #depreepoetry #lindalokhee
Post 2/2 I’ve had the pleasure of writing a beautiful Christmas Collab #poem with my talented #aussie friend Matt @depree.poetry!
We’ve had a lot of fun with this, writing with an #australian theme... 🇦🇺😊
This is Matt’s artwork too, on both our images! 🎨
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This is slide two so please check out the previous post on my wall.↩️ Check out Matt’s page - his poetry is wonderful!
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Remember the Snow Angels we made?
Laughter echoing through the day
Remember the nights we danced?
To carols and sweet spiced champagne
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The hue of glitter
the colour of summer’s love
The wonder your eyes made
each time holly surprised us with a sneaky kiss from above
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Looking at postcards from happier times
tears tumble from depths of pain
I keep putting red X's on my calendar
instead of the xoxo's that we wove like a chain
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I pass ornaments hanging 
from parched beach trees
As the Great Southern sun bears down
Tell me we’ll always be so
Until the man in red makes his rounds.
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Waiting
impatient
til Christmas Day
When we’ll finally be
reunited again
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Tagging a few and open to all to write a Chrissy poem about Christmas in your country! Please tag Matt @depree.poetry and me @lindalokheeauthor so we can read your poems! 😁🎄🎄
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@poetry.pod @madpropslive @globalvoicesunite @artlixirfresh @bymepoetrylove @bymepoetryaus @penguinpoetrynyc @bleedingsoulcollab @veinheartartisans @yourheartbeatsstrong @twoheartsbeatstronger
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#poetrypod #poetrycollab #collaboration #collab #poema #poetryisnotdead #poetsofinstagram #poetrycommunity #collaborazione #aussiewriters #aussiepoets #australia #christmas #christmasinoz #beachchristmas #lovepoetry #missyou #lovers #justwrite #christmaspoem #poema #depreepoetry #lindalokhee
Thank you to all the lovely kids at St Kevin’s Catholic School for having me as your #guestauthor today!
Kindergarten, Year One and Year Two - I hope you enjoyed meeting Ike, my #sockmonster and all his friends, you were all a wonderful audience with interesting questions and top participation. 😊💜💟
We are not allowed to show kids’ faces but I had around 60 kids in front of me in the second session.
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Special thank you to Mrs Kristy O’Rourke, their lovely #librarian who organised this #schoolvisit 😊 and to the parents who sent in money to order books, I do appreciate the support. ☀️ 📚
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Cross your fingers for me everyone, my next #childrensbook manuscript has been sent away to #publishers.
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@wombat_books @penguinbooksaus @penguinkids @penguinkidsaus @newfrontierpublishing @affirmpress @hinkler_books @randomhousekids @betterreadkids @berkelouwbooks @harryhartogbookseller 
#indieauthor #northernbeaches #deewhy #northernbeacheslocal #schoolvisit #authorstorytime #happykids #books #libraryvisit #library #bookstagram #authorsofinstagram #thesockmonsterisreal #literacy #readtokids #bookshelf #picturebook #aussiemums  #moms #dads #schools #teacher #author #lindalokhee
I have a new favourite poetry form! It’s a #tyburn form! (Ok it ties as my fave with a Palidrome Poem 😊)
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Big thanks to the amazing poetesses Elaine @twisted.word.tango, Lucia @writer_in_residence and Lesley @worthywrites for tags and inspo with their wonderful tyburn #poetry. 💟 .
Rules of a tyburn:
6 line poem
Rhyming a/a/a/a/b/b
Syllable count 2/2/2/2/9/9
Line 5 uses words from lines 1 & 2
Line 6 uses words from lines 3 & 4
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Fog Settles In
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Foggy
Smoggy 
Groggy
Soggy
Winter snuck fast, foggy smoggy panes 
Back to bed, my groggy soggy brains
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@fallspoetry I used your #writingprompt ‘fog settles in early’ as my title #decemberfalls18 #decemberfallspoetrychallenge
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This is also for my friend Geo @_geothepoet_ who LOVES going back to bed!! 😁 🛌 💤 💜
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I’m glad it’s not winter in Oz!
💙But I know it’s cold on the other side of the world so I dedicate my poem to friends who are wearing #jumpers and #sweaters today! 🌬 🥶 💨
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Tagging a few but open to all to write a tyburn!
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Photo credit- @pixabay ’cocoparisenne’
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@poetry.pod  @bymepoetryaus @penguinpoetrynyc @madpropslive @globalagepoetry 
#tyburnpoetry #fortheloveofpoetry #lovewriting #instapoetry #instapoet #poetsofinstagram #poetrycommunity #poetry #poema #justwrite #poetsofinstagram #globalwarming #globalcitizen #fog #winter #winterwonderland #snow #foggy #indiewriter #indieauthor #globalagepoetry #lindalokhee
This is for @madpropslive “Risky Writes” challenge! The creative way that April @april_misschief_writes and Jared @forget_it42 drew many different topics and allocated challenges to our #poetrycommunity on their live, was so much fun!
I was given the #challenge of writing about my #petpeeve!
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🎤 My poem is a RAP! 🎤 
I would have read this as a #spokenword but I’m going to set my own challenge - LADIES - if you find Spoken word poetry easy (I personally find it difficult) then please feel free to read my rap and tag me - use the hashtag #lokheewritingchallenge (For the good of the women in the world!! 😁)
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Yo! Listen up I got some thing to say 
Boys, guys, fellas - ears here without delay!
I got some advice that you gotta heed
to avoid yo girlfriend making
your ears bleed
I know you gotta wee, I ain’t dissing around
But when you sprinkle when you tinkle
Put the Toilet Seat Down
Put the Toilet Seat Down!
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Ain’t no fun in the middle o the night 
Sittin’ on cold and falling in fright!
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So next time you go to 
take a leak
Remember these golden words I speak
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Put the Toilet Seat Down
Put the Toilet Seat Down!
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Tagging a few and open to all to write a rap about your Pet Peeve (could be the same topic as mine or something different!!)
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@abbeyforrestpoems @parchedllama @knackeredmummy @_geothepoet_ @poetessisms @whimsical_waffle_writings @poetscapes
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#petpeeves #putthetoiletseatdown #rap #funny #funrap #poetsofinstagram #challengeaccepted #mondayfunday #justwrite #writeforfun #poetsofinstagram #toiletseat #toilethumour #toilethumor #boyfriend #husbandsofinstagram #husbands #instaadvice #quoteoftheday #writersofinstagram #indieauthor #lindalokhee
Did you know that male mosquitoes live for only ten days? There’s a lot to be done, a lot of life to experience. Just FYI .... 😁maybe after reading my poem you may reconsider slapping them? 😆(or not)
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I was tagged by my lovely friends Janani @pennyformythoughts__ Elaine @twisted.word.tango and @inkinnovators to write a poem based on a number for Megan @mmb_po_etry for her #numberpoemmmbchallenge #inkinnovators 💖
The number I chose was Ten.
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Howzzz it feel being hated and feared?
No fond farewell for me. 
I try to be friendly, to say hello
But hands and slaps appear
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They’re killing me frantic
(At least they try)
Do they realise I’ve only
ten days til I die?
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Ten days from Birth to Death
my accelerated life
Ten days to feast upon blood
to roam, to find a wife
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And when that’s done
and my ten days are up
Please toast my existence?
Raise your cup!
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To me.... you know!
The humble mosquito
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And cheers to these people whose prompts I used:
@twisted.word.tango ‘killing me frantic’ #twisteddecember18
@ladyleighpoetry ‘fond farewell’ #promptapaloozadec18
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#haveagreatweekend everyone! 💚🌸✨ and remember to ... #bekindtoeverykind 💕😆
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Open tag to all!
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@poetry.pod @madpropslive @bymepoetryaus @bleedingsoulbuds @penguinpoetrynyc
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#poetrycommunity #ten #10 #poetsofinstagram #funnypoem #mosquitoes #mosquitoessuck #insects #insectsofinstagram #poema #justwrite #writeforfun #spilledink #comedy #bepositive #empathy #womenwhowrite #writersofinstagram #lovewriting #indieauthor #teacher #poet #lindalokhee
It takes dedication to manage our wonderful group’s collaborations each week. 📓Special thank you to our Captain, Abbey 😊💜💜for keeping us wildly creative & putting the images together!
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It is also a pleasure to share our latest #blindcollab Broken Soul Tendrils. This week our theme was led by the incredible poet Baz @thehollowgram 📝
Great job everyone, I love this collab!! 💛🧡
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#Repost @abbeyforrestpoems with @get_repost
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Led by @thehollowgram
Hosted @abbeyforrestpoems. 
This is a Blind Collaborative Poem by 12 writers/poets.  Each getting the first lines only then writing their piece based solely on that, yet knowing that there are others writing before and behind them.
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Each writer brings something unique to the table but its lovely to see how a story is weaved together  without even knowing what the others are writing. ==================
@thehollowgram
@lindalokheeauthor
@sunilsathyendra
@a.r.reynolds
@the_wraith_of_rho_mu
@poetessisms
@parchedllama
@robxl.roses.are.red
@whimsical_waffle_writings
@knackeredmummy
@rumillenial
@abbeyforrestpoems
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PC: Pixabay
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#poems #poetsofinstagram #poetry #instapoet #writing #poetry #love #poetrycommunity  #writerscommunity  #writersofinstagram #worldofpoets #heartofpoets #poetryfeaturepage #spilledink  #thewritersdiscovery #thereaderslounge #herheartpoetry #globagepoetry #penless_quotes  #twoheartsbeat#twoheartsbeatstronger #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthart #mentalhealthissues 
#collaborativepoem #collaborativepoetry #abbeyforrestpoems #stirredmoments
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@doortooursouls @globalwordsmiths @heartofpoet @herheartsreach @penman_diary @untwin.me @veinheartartisans @voicefromfaraway
@writers_den_ @poemsporn_ @thescribbledstories @artlixirpoetry
@hearheartpoetry @globagepoetry @yourpoeticvoice @twoheartsbeatstronger 
#twoheartsbeat #twoheartsbeatstronger
💜When a nine year old is wiser than some adults already... I’m so proud to know Marnie - daughter of one of my #bffs @annakatwainwright and sister of my 7 year old godson!
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Marnie has a such a positive attitude, she is truely a beautiful soul. #earthangel 😇#lovethiskid 
Thanks for sharing, ‘Aunty @psycho_tanja’ 😄💖
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@madpropslive here’s one for your #mad_and_mental 😊👌I can vouch that this is her original quote, amazingly profound for a 9 year old 🌈✨💜
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#kidpoet @youngheartbeatstrong  #smartandbeautiful #mantra #mentahealthawareness #inspirationalquotes #quoteoftheday #advice #cleverkid #instaquote #proud .
#Repost @psycho_tanja with @get_repost
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My sister posted this quote earlier today. My niece is wiser at nine years than most people I know. Let the world around you spin, but always try to stay within. #goodadvice #staycentred #mentalhealthquotes
Post 1/2 Having a stack of fun with my new stock of books The Sock Monster! - just in time for Chrissie! 🎄🎄🎄
These new #picturebooks have a QR code on the back which leads to #free colouring in pages from The Sock Monster! Thank you to my wonderful publisher @evanshapiro.author at Cilento Publishing, you are very clever!
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I will #personalise any #books ordered through my website - link in bio!
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My Christmas Specials:
*1 for $16
*2 for $30
*3 for $42
Australian customers - postage up to 3 books $6.
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Kindle: US$1.85
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The Sock Monster is also available on @amazon and is ON SALE from US$10 down to US$7.50... this version is smaller than the Australian version, as it’s printed in 🇺🇸.
My next post 🔜 has pics of the two sizes. The Amazon Version will fit perfectly into nappy bags, as my #happycustomers have emailed to let me know! They say their kids want to bring Ike with them in the pram etc! 😁
Note:  Books bought from Amazon don’t have the QR code, but if you are an International Customer and would like the #madeinaustralia version, the postage price to most counties is A$20. (we are far away from the rest of the world 🌍 )
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📚If you stock The Sock Monster in your #bookstore or have bought one of my books - ✨THANK YOU ✨for supporting an Indie Author!! 💞💕
—-Can I ask you to please write a BOOK REVIEW on Amazon? Self published authors rely on reviews🙏💜— you can find me by searching up #lindalokhee.
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Also, I got my first #rejectionletter for my next #manuscript ... but I will keep on trying! (This is also why I would love people to write reviews, publishers like to know if people are reading my books, and they are but not many people have reviewed it yet)
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Photo & hair credit: Lexx West @lexx_ellejhair @ellejhair Thank you for always looking after me Lexx, you’re amazing 💕💚
#bookstagram #thesockmonster #picturebooks #rhymingbooks #readtokids #booksoninstagram #kidsbooks #kidsbookshelf #bookshelf #bookstagrammer #kidsbookstagram #illustratedbook #mummy #mumssupportingmums #momsofinstagram #moms #dads #dadstagram #teacher #author
Post 2/2 #20daystillchristmas! 🎄❤️
Hi everyone, I’ve got my new stock of books in after selling out of my 3rd print run! This lot now have a #qrcode on the back which leads to #free colouring in pages from my #picturebook The Sock Monster! Thank you to my wonderful publisher @evanshapiro.author at Cilento Publishing, you are very clever!
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I will #personalise any #books ordered through my website - link in bio! ✨Perfect for Christmas gifts to pop under the Christmas Tree!
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My Christmas Specials:
*1 for $16
*2 for $30
*3 for $42
Australian customers - postage up to 3 books $6.
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Kindle/e-book US$1.85
The Sock Monster is also available on @amazon and is ON SALE from $10 ⬇️ US$7.50... this version is smaller than the #australian version, as it’s printed in 🇺🇸.
Scroll to see the size difference➡️ The Amazon Version will fit perfectly into nappy bags, as my #happycustomers have emailed to let me know! They say their kids want to bring Ike with them in the pram etc 😁
Note:  The Amazon book doesn’t have the QR code, but if you are an International customer and would like the #madeinaustralia version, the postage price to most counties is A$20. (we are far away from the rest of the world 🌍 )
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📚If you stock The Sock Monster in your #bookstore
or have bought one of my books - ✨THANK YOU ✨for supporting an Indie Author!! 💞💕
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—-If you’ve read my book ....I ask you please do a BOOK REVIEW on Amazon?🙏💜— ....you can find me by searching ’Linda Lokhee’ on Amazon.
Self published authors rely on book reviews so please, please write one, as a big favour to me!☺️💜
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If you are a Bookseller & would like to stock The Sock Monster, I would love to have it in your store! Please dm me 😊📚
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Photo & hair credit: Lexx West @lexx_ellejhair @ellejhair Thank you for always looking after me Lexx, you’re an amazing hairdresser! 💚💜
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#bookstagram #thesockmonster #picturebooks #rhymingbooks #readtokids #booksoninstagram #kidsbooks #kidsbookshelf #bookshelf #bookstagrammer #instamum #indieauthor #momsofinstagram #moms #dads #dadstagram #homeschool #teachersofinstagram #writersofinstagram #lindalokhee