2 Books Off!

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Today, a copy I have of my second book, which is not currently in print: MARKY, SLASH & LEVY: RETURN TO MAVENWOOD is going with Barney & Lexi to a special fan who has had my first book: THE ADVENTURES OF MARKY, SLASH & LEVY (also not currently available) since 2007.

I am so pumped to be sending Barney & Lexi off again and to have Marky, Slash & Levy go with them is pure excitement! I hope they all have an exciting trip!!

Chased By Whimsics

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This week has been a difficult one for me. The truth is, my positive train derailed and led to a very rough and uncomfortable Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

I drove this crazy train for many months now, staying focused, being positive and creating some successes here and there. With that daily grind, stress began to build over those months and many things unraveled in the middle of this week, leaving me worse for wear. Just like with any success, strain means that your growing.

I stumbled over those three days and spent most of it trying to force myself back on my feet to carry on. I realized that it happens sometimes and regardless of what happens in those moments of strain, my character is building and who I am is being molded into a success.

I remembered to focus on all that I have invested in myself and thank my God for understanding why I fell. Tonight I sat down and cranked out not one page but two pages in The Boondock Kids and have gotten them into the wonderful land of Warrenstead.

I refuse to lay down, the struggle hurts, but you want to know the truth? Doing nothing hurts worse!! I could choose to lay down, I could take the easy path and say what I have is good enough, but IT ISN’T!!! I will become a successful FULL-TIME author and I will not get there by laying down! I was hit hard for the first time in a long while, but those I was hit hard, I will keep going! I will not stop for nothing and nobody!! Now to tonight’s writing!

Mario, Louis, Sindy and Cristena stood on a plateau with Kelmare inside the Clawthorne Mountains. They began to feel as if something was coming and found themselves standing face to face with a Whimsic at last entry.

Kelmare begins to explain that if they make there way, slowly down the side of the plateau, perhaps one Whimsic will not attack them. Staying together would confuse the Whimsic into thinking that together, they were one single being.

Mario, Sindy and Kelmare began to back away while Louis and Cristena froze in their tracks at the site of second Whimsic. When Sindy realized that they were in trouble she alerted Mario and Kelmare. Kelmare then slowly made his way towards Louis and Cristena, who had decided to attempt slowly backtracking.

Suddenly a third Whimsic appeared and the three began staring at the five before them. Kelmare only reached halfway towards Louis and Cristena before the Whimsics quickly raised their arms and signaled an attack. Kelmare hollered for his friends to run down the slop next to the plateau as fast as they could. Mario and Sindy quickly made their way down the slop while Kelmare reached the edge of the plateau and turned to see that Louis and Cristena were going to reach the slop.

Kelmare then began his decent down the slop, followed by Louis and Cristena.Kelmare caught up with Mario and Sindy and snatched them up and wisked them around the corner of a large boulder. He asked them to quickly hold a hand and wait for his instruction. Kelmare then peered around the corner just in time to see Louis and Cristena. He quickly swooped them up and around the boulder.

Asking everyone to hold hands, the howling sounds of the approaching Whimsics could be heard. Mario, Louis, Sindy and Cristena were scared and closed their eyes. Feeling the Whimsics almost upon them, Kelmare placed his hands on the shoulders of Sindy and Cristena, who where right in front of him and the five disappeared from behind the boulder.

Just then, the Whimsics bolted around the boulder and let out loud shrieks that echoed the valley. They had lost their victims and where not happy about it.

Everyone would open their eyes and find themselves in a pleasant meadow that was covered with gentle grasses and wheeping willow trees. A calm breeze blew and skky light cast shadows of the trees on the meadow.

Louis asked where they were and Kelmare replied that they were now in the land of Warenstead.

It is now almost midnight and 5:30 will come soon. Time to head off to bed and prepare for a day that will see me back on my feet! Have a wonderful Monday and live it to the fullest!

What Really Matters

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Today I received a photo from a mother in Missouri, showing their reactions to receiving BARNEY & LEXI: LOST IN LAWRENCEVILLE and I was stirred with many positive emotions!

When I saw this, my heart swelled up and I was humbled! This is why I do what I do! Two fine young readers, living in another state, Barney & Lexi in hand and READING!! I want every child to have the opportunity to read and escape into the wonders that books can offer!

I was pumped to see the expressions of young “Jimmy” and “Kiaya” as their mother captioned this photo with “They sat right down and wanted to read it!” Jimmy has a smile and Kaiya is all focused and both of those looks are completely awesome!!

Photos like this are worth their weight in gold and remind me that I am on my way to becoming a full-time writer and find the success I am driving for. That success: put books in youngsters hands!

Have a wonderful second half of your weekend everybody!!

Off To Missouri

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Well, these guys are off on another adventure!! This time, Barney & Lexi are heading out to Missouri to meet two amazing readers, Jimmy and Kaiya!!

I love seeing B&L take off across the country! Not only do I get books into the hands of young readers but this year, I have been hugely blessed to have awesome reviews and videos of these great kids getting Barney & Lexi! It is these reviews and moments that mean the most to me!!

On two occasions, B&L have almost cracked the BESTSELLER list on Amazon.com! If you have not picked up a copy for a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, friend or yourself, just click below and grab a copy for only $6.99!!! Have a wonderful Saturday EVERYONE!!!

Grateful Prize

I recieved my photos back that I had submitted to the 2016 Chestnut Festival Photo Contest. With those photos was my prize check for placing. Out of 20+ photos, I am grateful for my 2nd place and am honored to be chosen so highly.

I will be using the prize money to purchase copies of BARNEY & LEXI: LOST IN LAWRENCEVILLE for Ethan & Rylens classmates. I am excited to have the money to put books into the hands of these great kids.

With the rain hammering down just outside my window, I want to wish everyone a wonderful Thursday and hope it is filled with nothing but positive rewards!

About To Hit BESTSELLER!!!

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Tonight I am a rocket flying through space!! I check in on my 3rd children’s book: BARNEY & LEXI: LOST IN LAWRENCEVILLE and found the two friends are about to hit BESTSELLER status!!

In the Children’s Book division, Barney & Lexi are ranked #191! If we can get the two to 100 then it will make the Top 100 BESTSELLERS!!!!

I WANT TO ASK FOR YOUR HELP!

If you have children or grandchildren or know of someone who would love to have a children’s book, go to Amazon.com and purchase a copy of BARNEY & LEXI: LOST IN LAWRENCEVILLE for only $6.99!!

Let’s make this thing big for these guys and help put a book into the hands of a young reader! WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!!! Click the Link below for your opportunity to pick up Barney & Lexi: Lost In Lawrenceville!

Book #3 Is Rocketing Up There!

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I AM SO PUMPED!!

BARNEY & LEXI: LOST IN LAWRENCEVILLE was my 3rd story and was written almost 8 years ago. The characters are of real pets that my Grandpa Fox and I had when I was younger. Barney was very much a clumsy, hap hazard Beagle while Lexi was spoiled rotten and pampered to no end. So very different but two of the greatest pets I could have.

Why am I pumped today? Because over the coarse of a week, Barney & Lexi have jumped over 500,000 places in Amazon sales ranking!! That has me excited for the two friends and I want to ask if all of you will help push these guys into the Bestseller list!!?

Only $6.99 is an awesome price and I will sign any copy that I recieve, directly to the reader with a personal message from the heart! I hope that everyone who has children or grandchildren will pick up Barney & Lexi and help get books into the hands of young and imaginative readers hands!!

Let’s push this into BESTSELLER status!! I am excited for your help!! Click the title below to grab a book for only $6.99!!!

Barney & Lexi: Lost In Lawrenceville

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