Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Chicken Soup for the Soul Offers Free eBooks for Students of All Ages!

Are you looking for ways to keep your students engaged while they learn at home during the coronavirus pandemic? Chicken Soup for the Soul, in partnership with American Humane, has a line of free ebooks for kids of all ages, available on all popular eBook platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple Books, Google, and more.

These books offer students fascinating stories about zoo and aquarium animals, along with photos. There are even free activity pages and complete curriculums available for download -- all at no charge. The three volumes in Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Humane Heroes series are provided for all reading levels, with Volume I targeted at older elementary students, Volume II written for middle schoolers, and Volume III for high school students.

Here are just a few of the animals children will meet in the pages of these books:
  • Kasi the baby cheetah was orphaned and too young to be introduced into the adult cheetah community. The team at Busch Gardens didn’t want Kasi to grow up alone, so they found a special friend for him -- a Labrador Retriever puppy. The two young animals lived together until Kasi was old enough to be integrated into the cheetah habitat. The two friends still see each other when the dog visits Kasi at the zoo.
  • A 23-year old penguin at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut also needed help, and some middle school students came to his rescue. They partnered with the aquarium’s staff to use the 3D printer at their school to make the penguin a boot that helped him regain mobility.
  • Magic, the baby dolphin abandoned by his mother who was miraculously saved by a dedicated team at The Brookfield Zoo in Chicago.
The three-book, eBook series can be read on any eBook app -- Kindle, Nook, Apple books, or any other -- on computers, tablets, or phones. Each book contains 12 age-appropriate stories and color photos. The Chicken Soup for the Soul website includes supplemental photos and videos, and even fun worksheets kids will love. Parents and teachers can find everything they need, including the links to Kindle, Nook and Apple to download the free eBooks at www.chickensoup.com/ah.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Let's Celebrate! SWIFT Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on April 7! (Giveaway; 3 Winners)


Take flight with Swift -- a wonderfully uplifting, family-friendly journey about standing up for what you believe and finding your place in the world -- when it comes to Blu-ray™ and DVD on April 7, 2020 from Shout! Kids. Starring the voice talent of Kate Winslet (Titanic, Mary and the Witch’s Flower) as Blanche, Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse, Finding Dory) as Yves, and Josh Keaton (Voltron: Legendary Defender) as Manou, this is a film for the whole family. Bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD include an interview with Willem Dafoe, a look at the making of the film, and the theatrical trailer.

About the Movie:
Meet Manou, a sweet bird who grows up believing he is a seagull like his parents. He strives to swim, fish and fly like them ... but feels that he is not very gifted. To his great shock, Manou discovers that he was adopted and is actually the offspring of the much-hated swifts! After a tragedy, Manou has to navigate the differences between swifts and seagulls, and ultimately try to find his own identity -- and save his friends and family along the way.

Meet the Characters:
MANOU (Josh Keaton): Manou is a young swift who was adopted by a young gull couple. Manou is quick and agile, always happy, and very smart, but he cannot fly like a seagull. He is growing by learning to be himself and stop copying the others.

BLANCHE (Kate Winslet): Blanche is Manou‘s adoptive mother. She approves fairness and justice. In her world, all birds are the same. She is lively, emotional and speaks her mind.

YVES (Willem Dafoe): Yves is the captain of the seagulls' colony and Manou´s adoptive father. He is a proud gull with an air of natural authority, but can be a bit arrogant and snobby.

KALIFA (Cassandra Steen): Kalifa is a cheeky, smart and responsible swift who has to be like this to survive in the loud and chaotic swift colony.

LUC (Mikey Kelley): Luc is a seagull and Manou’s little brother. Luc loves to lie in the sun and dream the whole day.

PONCHO (Arif S. Kinchen): Poncho is Kalifa’s brother, a teenage swift.

Visit SwiftTheMovie.com

Watch the Trailer!


GIVEAWAY

Three (3) lucky winners will receive a Blu-ray/DVD copy of Swift and an 11x17 poster! Enter through the Giveaway Tools below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, April 12, 2020.


Saturday, March 28, 2020

Names.org Predicts Most Popular Baby Names of 2020


Names.org recently released predictions for the Most Popular Baby Names of 2020. New entries in the top 10 for boys this year include Henry and Alexander, while Mila cracked the top 10 for girls.

The rankings were determined by analyzing the most recent data from the Social Security Administration, trends from the past five years, and current user interest from millions of visitors to their site.

What do you think of these names? Do you have a child with one of these names or do you plan to use one of these names this year?

Top 10 Boys' Names for 2020

1. Liam
2. Noah
3. William
4. Oliver
5. Lucas
6. Benjamin
7. Elijah
8. James
9. Henry
10. Alexander


Top 10 Girls' Names for 2020

1. Emma
2. Olivia
3. Ava
4. Isabella
5. Charlotte
6. Sophia
7. Amelia
8. Mia
9. Mila
10. Harper

Book Blitz: "Chloe Counting Jamaica by 3s," a Children's Book by Suzan Johnson



Children's Fiction
Date Published: February 2020
Publisher: sHjStories

 photo add-to-goodreads-button_zpsc7b3c634.png

Chloe is counting the wonders of the beautiful island of Jamaica.

Follow along as Chloe and her family vacation and experience much of what the country has to offer. Not only will the reader learn about Jamaica, but they will do it while skip counting by 3s! 

Skip counting has many benefits to learners, such as number learning, addition, subtraction, and faster multiplication. This type of counting offers a better understanding of number concepts. 

So, get ready to count your way around Jamaica, and find out where Chloe is heading next!


About the Author


Suzan Johnson has been the Media Specialist at an elementary school for the past nine years. She is a voracious reader of books of all genres. Growing up, she loved and enjoyed participating in sporting activities such as cheerleading and softball. As a teacher, she encourages her students to read a variety of books and participate in sports. Suzan is a member of Florida Reading Association and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Johnson currently lives in the South Florida area.

Contact Links

Purchase Links
Free with Kindle Unlimited

RABT Book Tours & PR

Friday, March 27, 2020

Release Blitz: "Please Return To: Toby Solano," a Middle-Grade Book by Frank Morelli




PLEASE RETURN TO: Book #2
Middle Grade Fiction; Humor; Action; Adventure; Epistolary; Middle Grade
Publisher: INtense Publications LLC
Published Date: March 27, 2020

 photo add-to-goodreads-button_zpsc7b3c634.png

Toby Solano is the new kid in town. No one in Mapleton knows he exists, which is tough to swallow for a boy who descends from Lucha Libre wrestling royalty. Back in El Paso, Toby could snap his fingers and the seas would part as he walked the hallways at his old school.

But when his dad gets body slammed into submission and his career goes into a tailspin, Toby decides to take his anger out on his classmates, which gets him kicked out of school and shipped off to Mapleton with his mom.

Toby hates his new town, he hates his classmates and, most of all, he hates Mr. Finkelstein. But when he finds his teacher’s missing journal under the tires of a moving truck, the drama of the famed Mapleton Wrestling Federation opens wide for him. Armed with a journal’s-worth of wrestling lore, will Toby be able to build friendships and help the Mort-tician regain his title? Or, will he fall back on his old ways and bully himself right out of Mapleton Middle School? Find out on the slightly-wrinkled pages of Please Return To: Toby Solano.

About the Author


Frank Morelli is the author of No Sad Songs, a 2019 YALSA Quick Picks nominee and winner of an American Fiction Award for best coming-of-age story. The first book in his debut middle grade series, Please Return To: Norbert M. Finkelstein, was released in September 2019. His fiction and essays have appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Cobalt Review, Philadelphia Stories, and Jersey Devil Press. A Philadelphia native, Morelli now lives in High Point, NC, where he has been a classroom teacher for almost twenty years. He holds an MFA in Fiction from National University and thinks dogs are the most respectable beings on the planet. 

Contact Links
Twitter: @frankmoewriter

Purchase Links

RABT Book Tours & PR

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Everyone Loves YouTube Sensation, Blippi! Enter this Easter Giveaway for Your Preschoolers!


In these days of social isolation, parents are struggling to entertain the little ones. Books are a great way to amuse them, but what I love about Blippi books is they're designed to keep kids occupied longer! Blippi books are filled with activities, such as matching and mazes; a song that will keep them singing and dancing; coloring with crayons and markers; and searching for hidden objects.

In early 2014, Stevin John decided that the world needed Blippi after struggling to find educational videos for his three-year-old-nephew. So he took it upon himself to create the lovable and energetic character of "Blippi" to fill this void. Clad in orange and blue that jumps off the screen, Blippi's engaging personality and friendly demeanor attracted the attention of kids and parents alike. With over 20 MILLION YouTube subscribers and over 11 BILLION views to date, Blippi is helping to make education fun! Like the lyrics to his theme song say: “So much to learn about, it’ll make you want to shout: Blippi!”

This Spring, StudioFun is debuting four new Blippi books for pre-schoolers:

Blippi: I Like That: Coloring with Crayons - In this coloring and activity book, Blippi tells kids some of the things he likes (like his hat!) and encourages them to color, draw, and doodle things they like, too. Plus, there are lots of connect-the-dots, mazes, matching, and more, all designed to get preschoolers thinking about things they like and to also express their creativity while practicing their developing fine motor skills.

Blippi: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes - Everyone knows and loves the beloved preschool classic song “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes,” including Blippi! As he energetically acts out the song on the pages of this board book, Blippi prompts readers to press the sound button to play the tune and encourages everyone to get up and move!

Blippi: So Much to See! - This 128-page coloring and painting book presents an amazing array of animals, a variety of vrooming vehicles, and some basic early learning concepts, too! There are nearly 100 images for kids to color or paint using the crayons and paints provided … including lots of poses of Blippi.

Blippi: Let's Look and Find! - Blippi prompts preschoolers to find twelve different objects in each illustrated scene in this durable board book. Can they find the blue-and-orange bird in the park? The teddy bear at a birthday party? The seashell at the beach? With gatefolds that open to reveal a new scene on each spread, Blippi: Lets Look and Find will keep preschoolers busy for hours as they happily hone their observation skills.

And to entertain your little ones further, be sure to visit Blippi's Youtube channel where you'll find plenty of fun and educational videos that they're sure to LOVE!

* Blippi Books Website
* Blippi Youtube Channel
* StudioFun IG: @studiofunbooks
* Blippi IG: @blippi
* StudioFun FB: @StudioFunIntl
* Blippi FB: @Blippi
* Blippi Twitter: @BlippiOfficial
#Blippi


GIVEAWAY

Thanks to StudioFun, one lucky winner on this blog will receive a candy-less Blippi Easter Basket, which includes all four books described above, a woven Easter basket, grass, plastic eggs and a very fun pair of Blippi’s signature orange glasses (prize shown above)! This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, April 12, 2020. Enter through the Giveaway Tools below.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Children's Book Tour: "Beloved and the Pepper Tree," by Ann Gonzales, with Signed Book Giveaway!

About the book:
Beloved and the Pepper Tree is a story about a little girl’s friendship with a tree. One day her mother tells her they will be moving, and Beloved must face moving forward and saying goodbye to her friend. Beloved is best friends with the Pepper Tree who lives down the hill from her house. She loves the Pepper Tree because it gives her shade to read in and branches to climb. When Mama informs Beloved they are moving away, Beloved is heartbroken. But the Pepper Tree has one last gift: a gift to help Beloved cope when everything changes.

About the author:
Ann Gonzales is an author, artist, activist, and spiritual seeker. Since 2003, she has been exploring spirituality through writing, meditating, painting, and continuing her yoga practice. Ann founded Ann Gonzales Art in 2014, marrying her two passions ... art and healing. In 2016, she traveled to India where she had a profound spiritual awakening. It was on this trip that Beloved and the Pepper Tree was written in one sitting. She believes it was a "spiritual download," a gift directly from The Divine. Since then, Beloved has taken her on a magical journey, allowing her to meet people and have experiences she otherwise would not have had. Much like the little girl in the story, Ann opened herself to receive the gift of change, and the results have been extraordinary.

When she is not writing, Ann can be found facilitating Easel Does It -- Art for Healing and Recovery workshops. These workshops use art materials, guided prompts, paint, collage, and other art mediums to help sufferers of trauma, abuse and grief give "voice" to emotions, dealing with struggles otherwise not expressed, helping them discover what their images are saying. Clarity, expression, and acceptance lead to healing. She also enjoys painting, reading and traveling. Ann lives in Southern California with her bossy cat Ziggy.

Ann has conducted monthly workshops throughout Southern California at Ohana House Sober Living, Leucadia; Green Oak Ranch, Vista; Casa Pacifica, Solana Beach; Wounded Warriors, Camp Pendleton, and Evolve, San Diego. She works with individuals and private groups in her studio and on site.

For further information, visit www.anngonzalesart.com. Follow Ann on Facebook.

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will received a SIGNED copy of Beloved and the Pepper Tree, by Ann Gonzales! Enter through the Giveaway Tools below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.


Monday, March 23, 2020

Laurie Berkner Invites Families to Join Her for Live "Berkner Breaks" and Other Entertainment


When my boys were little, we loved Laurie Berkner's songs and videos. She makes music that kids love about things in their world, such as spaghetti and goldfish! So, I'm pleased to share what Laurie is doing now to help entertain the kiddos while they're stuck at home. Read on...

Stuck inside right now? Legendary children's musician Laurie Berkner is here to help kids and parents find a routine, get up and move, and learn and play together. And it's all free of charge.

Families can join Laurie, direct from her house, for LIVE "Berkner Break" concerts, streamed most weekday mornings at 10:00 a.m. EDT on her Facebook page: HERE. Laurie offers an abundance of songs, playful movement activities, stories, and more, performing such well-loved favorites as “We Are The Dinosaurs” and “The Goldfish (Let’s Go Swimming)," plus educational earworms like “Waiting For The Elevator” and “Look At All The Letters." Laurie creates an entire world of song and expression in which enthusiasm and respect for the growing child is front and center, with emotional development sitting right alongside intellectual development.

Additionally, each weekday on Laurie's social media, she's posting a video of one of her songs for a morning Berkner Breakfast (7:00 a.m. EDT), an afternoon Berkner Break (3:00 p.m. EDT), and an evening Berkner Bedtime (7:00 p.m. EDT).

Laurie Berkner has also created a 50-minute "Educational Music Videos" compilation on her YouTube channel: HERE. Kids can practice and learn with Laurie as they watch this compilation of over 20 music videos that focus on counting, the alphabet, telling time, emotions, and so much more.

Visit Laurie Berkner's website HERE.
Laurie Berkner on Facebook.
Laurie Berkner on Instagram.
Laurie Berkner on Twitter.
Laurie Berkner on Pinterest.
Laurie Berkner on YouTube.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (March 21-April 3, 2020)


The past few weeks haven't been very "wondrous" for anyone. It's been tough adjusting to our new reality of "social distancing," working from home (or not working at all), and more. The repercussions will be felt for years to come. During this difficult time, please remember to be kind. We're all in this together, even if we can't be together physically. Send someone a letter, email or text to let them know you're thinking about them. Check in with those who are elderly or alone. If you have a library card, now's the time to discover their Digital Library. Many libraries offer free music, movies, TV shows and more through their streaming services to cardholders. Discover eBooks and eAudiobooks that you can read on your devices. Let's remember this as a time when we all discovered new things and strengthened relationships with those around us.

For those of you who are here for the giveaways, thanks for stopping by! Bookmark this page so you can visit daily to see what new contests have been added to the linky below. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free share the link with us. Don't forget to post this on your social media pages so your friends and followers can join us, too.

NOTE: Where it asks for "Your Name," enter the name of your giveaway along with the end date. For the URL, enter the exact URL where your giveaway is located. Comments are appreciated but never required.



Friday, March 20, 2020

Book Review and Giveaway: "Everywhere Holy," by Kara Lawler

It’s hard to find silver linings in this time of COVID-19, but for those of us not on the line of first response, we may be finding that we actually have more time on our hands to read. We can use this time not only to find entertaining books, but also uplifting books that will help our spirits to rise and our faith to grow. One book that is perfect for that goal is Everywhere Holy: Seeing Beauty, Remembering Your Identity, and Finding God Right Where You Are, by Kara Lawler.

About the book:
In Everywhere Holy, author Kara Lawler, through beautifully written prose, gently reminds readers that life doesn’t have to be lived on grand mountaintops for it to be meaningful. In fact, there is holiness in the small, everyday moments just waiting to be uncovered. Lawler speaks to the hearts of those who find themselves lost in the midst of their chaotic schedules and weary attempts to be all that is expected of them. Everywhere Holy addresses our deepest struggles, including:

- How to feel joy, despite depression and anxiety
- Dealing with hardships and understanding unconditional love
- How to view life as an adventure, even when that feels too hard
- How to feel more connected, more grateful, and more at peace

Watch the book trailer:


My thoughts:
In Everywhere Holy, Lawler speaks to readers as if they are friends. Through stories from her life and her observations, she reminds us that beauty and goodness are all around us if we slow down to see them. We can find them in nature, our children’s words and faces, our pets, and our friends. This is the perfect time to halt the busy rush of life and contemplate our blessings. Parents who may be home with their children more than usual during this time and find their nerves at breaking point will learn to cherish these fleeting moments with their little ones, who will grow up faster than we can imagine. Lawler encourages us to look at the flowers, the fog, birds, clouds and hills -- the beauty that is all around us and reminds us of God’s goodness and gifts. I felt such a sense of peace and happiness after reading Everywhere Holy. It’s a book to be read over and over again during times of strife and stress.

I love these lines from her website:
Kara truly believes that observation is a form of prayer. She says "thank you," over and over again, all day long. This has helped her realize how beautiful her life really is, despite its relative disappointments and hardships and her battles with anxiety. Her writing is honest and authentic, and while she acknowledges, openly, that life isn’t always easy, she truly believes that nothing worth doing usually is easy.


About the author:
Kara Lawler has been published on national media outlets like Today Parents, Huffington Post, and Parenting. One of her essays, To the Mom at the Water Park, was the third most viewed article on NBC’s TODAY Parents in all of 2015. She also is the author behind the viral essay, The Timeline of Hands, which was read by more than 23 million people and shared close to 250,000 times on Facebook alone. For more information, visit www.karalawler.com. Connect with Kara on Facebook and Instagram.

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a print copy of Everywhere Holy: Seeing Beauty, Remembering Your Identity, and Finding God Right Where You Are, by Kara Lawler. Enter through the Giveaway Tools form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends on Friday, April 3, 2020.

Giveaway Tools






Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my honest review. All opinions are my own. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission on purchases made through this link.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Family Activity: Celebrate "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" by Making Your Own X-Wing!

The final installment in the epic saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, is now available on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray March 31. In celebration of the release, The Art of Fatherhood has created a step-by-step guide to creating your own X-Wing, the perfect activity to do with your kids while practicing social distancing!


Now enjoy these scenes from the movie! Which character is your favorite?






The Secrets of Hawthorne House Book Tour: Giveaway for a $20 Amazon Gift Card and Autographed Book


The Secrets of Hawthorne House 
by Donald Firesmith 
Genre: Young Adult/Middle-Grade Urban Fantasy 


Matt's life changes forever when a family of druids moves into the dilapidated Victorian mansion next door. The story of an unlikely friendship, the clash of two completely different cultures, secret magic, and a search for the lost Hawthorne treasure. 

Fifteen-year-old Matt Mitchell was having the worst summer imaginable. Matt’s misery started when a drunk driver killed his mother. Then his father moved him and his twin sister to the small town of Hawthorne in rural Indiana, as far as his grieving father could take from the ocean that Matt's mother had loved. At the new high school, three bullies are determined to make Matt miserable. And to top it off, Matt learns that the recluse who lives in the 'haunted house" next door is none other than Old Lady Hawthorne, the town’s infamous witch and murderer. Matt’s terrible summer is turning into an awful autumn when something quite unexpected happens. Old Lady Hawthorne’s niece and her three children arrive, and Matt meets Gerallt. 


Read an Excerpt:

The sun had just set as Matt, now transformed into a youthful vampire, walked out his front door to join Gerallt and Gareth for their planned evening of house-to-house candy extortion. Rising in the east like a pale pumpkin in the sky, a full moon peeked out from behind wispy translucent clouds. The temperature was dropping rapidly, and Matt drew his cheap black and scarlet cape around him with a flourish before striding out into the gathering darkness.

A thin mist was rising from the dew-drenched grass, forming a low layer of fog that darkened the shadows beneath the row of oaks lining Hawthorne Drive. Matt looked next door at the old Victorian mansion and was amazed by its transformation. Each tall window of the Hawthorne House framed a single colorful candle, burning with flickering flames of yellow, orange, or red. A few candles even burned with the same sickly shade of green that illuminated the bottom of the twin streams of smoke rising from the mansion’s massive stone chimneys. The green glowing smoke bubbling out of the chimney pots rose only a few feet before cascading down the gabled roof to become a low-lying fog. Matt was surprised to see a black shape suddenly swoop through the smoke, only to be followed by another and yet another. Large bats fluttered around the twin chimneys and the three towers, feasting on clouds of ghostly moths seemingly drawn to the pale green smoke. Matt had seen the occasional brown bat before, but never so many and never as big as these.

Only the short attic windows were without candles. Yet, while watching in wonder at the fluttering forms, Matt would have sworn that out of the edge of his vision he had seen a pale figure briefly looking back at him from one of the darkened windows. He looked back at the window, but the ghostly shape had vanished as quickly as it had appeared. It sent a shiver up his spine.

Walking slowly over to the Hawthorne’s gate, Matt admired the fantastic cobwebs that covered their fence, bushes, and even the lower branches of the trees. Not the thick cottony store-bought stuff he’d seen at the neighbor’s houses, they appeared to be real spider webs. Each one was outlined in diminutive droplets of dew and hosted what looked like a large black spider sitting smugly at its center. Matt was impressed; the webs looked expensive, and it must have taken lots of work to drape them so realistically.

The gate creaked mournfully as Matt opened it. Thirteen of the most intricately carved jack-o-lanterns he’d ever seen lined the front walk. Each had a different expression, some friendly and some almost terrifying, and every one worthy of wonder and envy. They were so incredible that Matt thought Gwyneth, her mom, and great aunt must surely have worked all day on them.

The fog was getting thicker. Gazing into the darkness on either side of the twin rows of carved pumpkins, he could just make out fairy rings of large, white toadstools around teepees of dried corn stalks and several giant pumpkins at least a yard across. To his right, what looked like a real skeleton hung suspended by a hangman’s noose from a lower branch of the huge oak in the corner of their front yard. To his left, another pair of realistic skeletons sat hand in hand in the small gazebo next to the fence between their houses. Clearly, Matt thought, the Hawthornes went all out on Halloween.

The covered porch was lined with more of the marvelous jack-o-lanterns. Cobwebs hung from the newly painted gingerbread trim and between the ornately turned spindles of the recently repaired railing. Leaning over to take a closer look at one of the webs, Matt jerked back in shocked surprise. Both the big black spider and its web were real! Turning in amazement, he went to the windows for a better look at the colored candles; they too were real with flickering flames burning yellow, orange, red, or green.

Book Trailer 








A geek by day, Donald Firesmith works as a system and software engineer helping the US Government acquire large, complex software-intensive systems. In this guise, he has authored seven technical books, written numerous software- and system-related articles and papers, and spoken at more conferences than he can possibly remember. He's also proud to have been named a Distinguished Engineer by the Association of Computing Machinery, although his pride is tempered somewhat by his fear that the term "distinguished" makes him sound like a graybeard academic rather than an active engineer whose beard is still slightly more red than gray.

By night and on weekends, his alter ego writes modern paranormal fantasy, apocalyptic science fiction, action and adventure novels and relaxes by handcrafting magic wands from various magical woods and mystical gemstones. His first foray into fiction is the book Magical Wands: A Cornucopia of Wand Lore written under the pen name Wolfrick Ignatius Feuerschmied. He lives in Crafton, Pennsylvania, with his wife Becky, and his son Dane, and varying numbers of dogs, cats, and birds. 


Autographed Book of Hell Holes 1: What Lurks Below (US only) 

Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!