The squirrel army is 4 members strong and growing.

Last week, I mentioned I was looking for an army of squirrels. (folks who love reading and stockpile their books like nuts in their cozy little dens)

Forget Uncle Sam or Auntie Canuck: I want you.

I need readers, you see. Folks who actually enjoy reading character driven fiction. Do you love zombie books? Yes? I love zombie books too, but that’s not what I write. You might truly hate my novels so maybe I shouldn’t be trying to recruit you.

But, if you love the likes of Jodi Picoult, Alice Munro, Barbara Kingsolver, Jane Urquhart, Joyce Carol Oates, Donna Morrissey, you might, just might enjoy a Thea nut. And if you enjoy a good Thea nut, then I’d love for you to stand with me to take the pledge.


I do solemnly swear *squeak*
to share the existence of new nuts when I find out they exist. *squeak squeak*
I swear to spread the news of the Thea nut when I can
To sample a new indie writer
even when the price is 2.99
and even when the price is free
because heaven knows not all free ebooks are trash sometimes the writer is just trying to build an audience
*squeak squeak squeak*
I swear to pull those new nuts into my stockpile of favored reads and treat them the same as the others.
With reverence, with joy, and with pleasure.

So what does this mean? Well, simple really. I’m @theaatkinson on Twitter. I’d love a follow. I’d love a quick message with the hashtag #squirrelarmy so that if I need someone to RT something special I can send a quick request, which you can ignore or not. I don’t plan to inundate you with requests, but it’d be nice to know I can count on a few folks to help spread the word. If I have a new blog post, I might stick the hash in and you can choose what to RT or not to RT. Just be your regular timid self darting in and out of your den when it pleases you.

Am I taking the analogy too far?


Ratling Bones is FREE

Folks: My newest woo nugget is available for free RIGHT NOW on Smashwords with coupon code: ZQ49V available fromย  Feedbooks. It’s a short story collection that I believe will appeal to the women’s fiction reader who isn’t afraid of a little shadow in her light read.

Please, if you’ve wondered whether or not the ‘Thea nut’ has any flavor at all, go pick up a copy and read a few stories.

ย And if you want to be part of the Thea army of squirrels, please pass this blog post around, share it on Facebook, link to it on your own blogs, Stumble or Reddit, or whatever you do. I’ll take anything.

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Thea Atkinson is a writer of character driven fiction.

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8 comments on “The squirrel army is 4 members strong and growing.
  1. Michelle Maslow says:

    I am following you and passed the word on Twitter and Facebook! Am i a squirrel now???!!!!=_

  2. […] The squirrel army is 4 members strong and growing. ( […]

  3. Guilie says:

    Hi Thea ๐Ÿ™‚ Right after I hit post I’m off to Twitter to join in your squirrel army ๐Ÿ™‚ I, like you, also write (and love) character-based fiction. And no, I don’t like to call it anything either ๐Ÿ™‚ As a squirrelly start, I gave you an award on my blog. Hopefully that will bring in a few other visitors to your site, and if you have the time, you can pass it along to other bloggers, get additional traffic that way. If you have time. Otherwise it’s just a token of appreciation from me to you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • How exciting for me to get an award! I will definitely pass it on as I can and will visit you over on your blog. We’ll be soldiers in each other’s army, eh?

      So glad you dropped by fellow character driven fiction writer, you.


  4. You can count me in, Thea. You know I love helping promote fellow authors’ work. Cheers! (Squeak!)

  5. ricktaubold says:

    I’ll join! Just as soon as I figure out how to use Twitter, I’ll pass the word around.

    • Hey Rick! So nice of you to drop in. You really should spend some time on twitter so new readers can see how awesome YOUR writing is. I’d join your little army of squirrels too!

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