Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hamster S.A.M News

I hope you all remember when I had Dave McDonald's book Hamster S.A.M. odd-ventures in Space on my blog here for a review and then Dave was nice enough to come on for an interview and giveaway and it was good. I got this in my email today and wanted to share. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and hope you will get this book for you (if you are a big kid like me) or for a child you know and love. Please watch the trailer. As book trailers go it is really good and funny. If I had not already read this book, I would have brought it! Keep reading there is also a contest involved that has to do with the trailer. GOOD LUCK!

Video Book Trailer from Dave McDonald

Happy Spring, friends! Since my last newsletter (Fall) I've been quite busy with programs at schools and promoting the new Hamster Sam book. One such project was to produce a video book trailer, which is becoming a popular form of book promotion for many authors today. It was quite a bit of work, but after many weeks of planning and production, I am happy to announce the premier of the all new promotional video trailer for the book! Kindly indulge me and view the trailer, it is only 50 seconds long, but packs in a lot of laughs, silly sound effects and animated images that will (I hope) have you rolling on the floor. And since it is a youtube video, it is EASY TO SHARE with your students, family, friends, twitter followers, facebook friends- anyone you can think of- but especially YOUNG READERS. Help Hamster Sam go viral and SHARE! And please get back to me and let me know what you think of the trailer. SECRET CONTEST: Email me at dave(at)davemcdonald(dot)com and tell me WHERE you shared it and WHAT kind of reaction you got. Out of all the responses I receive, I will randomly select TWO lucky winners, who will each receive a personalized signed copy of Hamster S.A.M. Odd-ventures in Space! (your chances are pretty good, this newsletter doesn't go to a ton of people).

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There was a lot more information in my email but I suggest you sign up for Dave's mailing list to get this extra information. Dave is very nice and I am sure he would send you he most recent email. I am sure some of the information can be found on his social network sites as well.


  1. Thank you for sharing with your readers, Melissa- Have a great day!

    1. Dave it is so good to hear from you. You know what a big Hamster Sam fan I am! I am so happy you have a new book coming out and you are welcome to come back on my blog anytime. There is always a spot here for you and SAM!