Saturday, September 10, 2011

Trio of Baby Books Released

This week has been a whirlwind. I was fortunate enough to publish three new picture books for young children and their parents.

Simple Animals, Simple Shapes, and You're My Baby all have original illustrations and simple language to make the books enjoyable for everyone.

You're My Baby just received a 5-star review on Smashwords. Maranda Russell writes, "Great little picture book for only 99 cents! Nice flowing verse, cute little illustrations and adorable photos of babies. I really liked how the author included pictures of babies and their parents from all different ethnic backgrounds."

All three baby books are available on Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Granny Gruesome - Nursery Rhymes to Terrify Children

Remember those fun and simple Mother Goose nursery rhymes from your childhood? They were usually accompanied by cute pictures of dogs and cats making cookies and dancing.

Well, no more! It's time to get gruesome!

There are over thirty illustrations full of dark humor and craziness - just perfect for teens and older who appreciate something wicked.

My new book Granny Gruesome - Nursery Rhymes to Terrify Children is now available in Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords formats.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Star Trek - The Original Series is still awesome!

I remember watching a few episodes of Star Trek, (now suffixed with "The Original Series") here and there as I was growing up. Being so young, I doubt I understood what the story lines were about or the deep, rich history and die-hard fans that it created, but boy do I remember being entertained. The graphics and special effects seem a little crude today, but they were amazing to me back then. So, with an opportunity this past week to introduce Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and the rest of the Enterprise crew to my children, we dove into the first few episodes of Season One and loved it. My kids, as well as myself, enjoyed the diverse stories, interesting characters, and familiarity of well-known catch-phrases. "I'm a doctor, Jim, not a (insert whatever)!" and "I'm giving you all the power she has, Captain." and all their variations are great fun in the moment. We are about half way through the first season, and knowing full well there are only three, we will take our time and cherish them.

Of course, then there are the movies and other TV series...oh, and books...lots and lots of books...