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Lessons from the Divatiel

These lessons are included in the back of my books, Divatiel: Reflections of a bird’s companion. I’ve also included audio of the full lesson.


Products – Divatiel – Gift Bag Ideas for Bird Lovers

Divatiel Gift Bags

Let’s face it. The holidays are not the only time of year we’re tasked with finding fun, useful and unique gifts for loved ones. Over the calendar year, there are birthdays, graduations, promotions, Boss’s Day, Administrative Assistant’s Day, and a whole range of other personal events that require a special gift.

Creating the perfect gift bag is always a challenge, but we know the items in this one will be used long past when the last candle is blown out! This gift bag is suitable for a wide range of ages, from the middle-schooler to the college graduate about to enter vet school to the animal-loving retiree. You can adjust the contents depending on your budget and the occasion.

Here are the gift bag contents, in detail:

The book – Divatiel: Reflections of a bird’s companion, tells the story of how four ounces of spirit took over the household and became the diva that everyone has grown to love.

The canvas tote – This makes a great book bag, work bag, grocery bag or knitting bag.

T-Shirts – Shirts come in a variety of sizes, colors and styles to suit your needs.

The coffee cup – Big enough for your caffeine fix, but works for tea, too 😉 If the recipient is not a coffee or tea lover, stainless steel water bottles are also available.

The tiara – Every woman needs a tiara, right? These closely match the ones on the book cover. We have limited quantities available, so contact us at sales@grandarborpress.com for more info.

All items except for the tiaras are available from the Grand Arbor Press store. If you see something on the site but we don’t have it available in our store with our little birdie logo, please let us know.

These bags make great gift items for any bird or animal lover you know. No one can resist the charms of the Divatiel!

Thank you for your interest,

Team GAP

Divatiel is a finalist!

Indie Excellence

I woke up this morning, opened my email, and there it was – a message from the National Indie Excellence Book Awards that Divatiel: Reflections of a bird’s companion  is a finalist in the 2013 competition! I’m so excited, and I’m certain Jake’ would be thrilled.

If you want your very own copy, you can order it here from Amazon.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists this year!

Special Amazon Kindle promotion – Divatiel

Hi Folks!

May 1st is Jake”s birthday, so to celebrate, I’m offering free downloads on Amazon Kindle on May 1st and May 2nd, 2013. Please spread the word, download and enjoy!

Just click on the book image and it will take you to the correct page on Amazon for downloading.


Divatiel: Reflections of a bird's companion

Divatiel Virtual Book Tour Begins!

Cindi-Maciolek Virtual Book Tour

February 9th marks the beginning of the Divatiel virtual book tour, thanks to Virtual Book Tour Cafe. Over the next five weeks, you’ll be able to follow my guest blog posts and author interviews regarding my bird book on a variety of spectacular blogs across the Internet as well as Blog Talk Radio.

I’m so excited to have this opportunity to share with you fun details about my cockatiel book, my writing life and myself. It’s a bit crazy as I have a lot of special writing during this time, but I’m so honored to participate in this journey.

Updates and links will be posted on Facebook and Twitter, so be sure you’re following me. The links are on the upper right of this website.

See you in the blogosphere!

Editing, Editing…

Hope everyone had a great summer! Mine was busy doing a very important family project, which slowed my book release down by a few months. Right now, I’m in the final editing phase, which should take another week or two. After that, we go to layout. Fingers crossed, Divatiel should be out before the end of the year.

I want to thank everyone for their support and to say to those who are anxious to get their hands on a copy – I am, too! This book has truly been a labor of love, and I’m thrilled to be able to share the story of my fine feathered friend with all of you.

Stay tuned for more updates. If you’re not on my mailing list, please sign up. That way, you’ll be the first to know when the book is ready, and to take advantage of pre-launch pricing.

Until next time!


Yay!!! My bird book is almost ready!

Those of you who know me know how much of an impact my fine feathered friend has had on my life. I’ve been busy working on her book, and I’m proud to share with you the cover of Divatiel: Reflections of a bird’s companion. I also want to give a big shout-out to Shelly Volsche for designing the cover.

Divatiel: Reflections of a bird's companion

We’re finishing up the editing process, and I’m searching through her photos to determine which ones to include in the book, so it’s still a couple of months away. However, we’re starting a pre-order list so we can officially notify you when the book is available.

I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am to be able to share the wonderful love of Jake’ with you and your friends. I’ll keep you posted on the progress, but in the meantime, put your name on the list!!!

Go here to sign up, and thanks for all your support!