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    Posted: 11 Sep 2020 at 4:11pm
It's available as both kindle download and paperback. 

I wrote it to amuse myself and my 11 year old daughter (I started when she was 9...).  I honestly tried to make it both funny and compelling for both kids and adults.  There are a ton of literary jokes, metaphors, kid jokes, and 80's-nostalagia in-jokes. I did my best to follow old-fashioned serial novels, so most chapters end on a cliff-hanger. It's 44k words, aimed at a roughly 6th grade reading level.

As always, I'd love to get everyone's feedback.

If you've got Kindle Unlimited, it's free.  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08HGPZ3D9

The blurb:

McKeyla just wanted to have lunch with her new friend Otto at Shelly’s Soda Shoppe—the best soda fountain in the world for hot sandwiches, cold root beer floats, and... international conspiracies. Suddenly they are skateboarding for their lives from a notorious clown assassin, infiltrating underground lairs, and protecting the secrets of a covert league of heroic librarians, all while still having to endure the taunts of the popular kids during regular school hours. It will take every trick they’ve got up their sleeves, but with a little luck and a lot of courage, they might just save the world by dinnertime.

Ice Cream for a Clown overflows with intrigue, grit, adventure, joy, and delightfully quirky jokes. It’s that rare book that parents and kids will enjoy reading together. Ice Cream for A Clown is the first novel by D.J. Sæther and volume one in The Soda Fountain Conspiracies.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08HGPZ3D9
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Congratulations! Sounds like a fun romp!
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That is fantastic = congratulations to you!  The cover looks great and when I click through, the first few pages read very nicely.  

I hope it does well!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote ajens Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2020 at 1:09am
Congrats, what a great accomplishment!  I got a kick out of your reviews on the back cover.   Excited to read it.  

Edited by ajens - 12 Sep 2020 at 1:14am
FF20 R2G78 Fantasy/VotingBooth/Toy Train
THE COST OF A SELFLESS CAUSE

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jimiflan2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2020 at 2:36pm
Congrats! that is a great acheivement
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zelda Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2020 at 3:49pm
Great job!! YAY!! Beer
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Congratulations! So exciting!
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congratulations!
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