#SundayFunday: #DCAuthorFestival Update

Hello, fellow spies, ninjas, and regular humans!

Here's an update on the upcoming DC Author Festival. It's on November 5th (a Saturday) from 10 AM to 5 PM at the MLK Library in DC's Chinatown, right by the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro stop. Or, if you know DC according to food, it's right by Zaytinya, home of my favorite DC Mediterranean dishes.

If you're coming out to say hello, I'm going to be at table D1! You'll be able to get the new Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve bookmarks! Plus, I'm working on some connect-the-dots sheets so that you, too, can bring Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve to life!

Now that you''ll be dying to find me, I can show you the floor plan:

I love that I'm going to be hanging out in a room full of writers and I figured that I'd point out a few other tables that have caught my eye:

-Shout Mouse Press will be my next-door neighbor at C10. I love them already, because their mission statement includes this:

We aim to: 

  • Amplify the voices of the marginalized and under-represented by empowering them to write and publish their stories.
  • Amplify the missions of the nonprofits with whom we partner by creating tangible, marketable products that diversify and innovate their outreach and fundraising.

-An Open Book Foundation will be at C1. They've got an A+ mission statement, as well:

Our mission is to promote literacy among disadvantaged children and teens
in the greater Washington, D.C. area by giving books to students and schools
and providing access to authors and illustrators.

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FOOTNOTES:

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble is available in a deluxe hardcover edition, exclusively available through this website!

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! is now out in paperback and Kindle versions!!!

-Book 1: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! is available on:  Amazon  |  B&N 

-If you enjoyed reading Tiger Trouble!, I’d love it if you could post a quick review on AmazonGoodreads, or Barnes & Noble

Quick Links:

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#SundayFunday: #DCAuthorFestival on Nov. 5

On November 5th, I'm going to be at the DC Author Festival at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. I'll be hanging out from 10 AM to 5 PM with over 60 other DC writers.

This is going to be my first author festival appearance and I'm really, really excited to hang out in a gigantic library, surrounded by readers and writers! Please come by and say hello.

The MLK Library is a few minutes away from the Verizon Center, located super-close to the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro stop.

I'll have signed copies of Tiger Trouble and Robot Rumble with me, along with some fun ninja-related giveaways.

Here's the link to the official site.

In other news, I'm still celebrating the fact that last week Tiger Trouble! hit #1 on the Kindle Free Download charts. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who recommended the book to their friends, neighbors, and family. It means the world to me.

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FOOTNOTES:

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble is available in a deluxe hardcover edition, exclusively available through this website!

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! is now out in paperback and Kindle versions!!!

-Book 1: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! is available on:  Amazon  |  B&N 

-If you enjoyed reading Tiger Trouble!, I’d love it if you could post a quick review on Amazon,Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble

Quick Links:

Goodreads   |   Twitter   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   YouTube  |   WattPad

#SundayFunday: TIGER TROUBLE HITS #1!!! FOR #KINDLE #YALIT

OH MAN! People, thanks to you and your friends, Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! has reached #1 on the Free Kindle download charts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(!!!!!)

If you want your free copy, you have until 10/10 at 11:59 PM.

Thank you, everyone, for being awesome. I'm still trying to let my brain accept the fact that my little novel is sitting at the top of any chart, anywhere. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

In fact, it's #1 in both the children's spy novels category AND the Fantasy & Magic category!!!!!!!!!!(!)

 YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

I'll have some more news later this week about a book sale and signing event, plus an update on an upcoming charity event that's near and dear to my heart.

In the meantime, you have my eternal, everlasting gratitude. Thank you for making one of my far-fetched dreams into a reality.

-Grant

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FOOTNOTES:

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble is available in a deluxe hardcover edition, exclusively available through this website!

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! is now out in paperback and Kindle versions!!!

-Book 1: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! is available on:  Amazon  |  B&N 

-If you enjoyed reading Tiger Trouble!, I’d love it if you could post a quick review on Amazon,Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble

Quick Links:

Goodreads   |   Twitter   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   YouTube  |   WattPad

#WW: Clearing Off the Dust

WRITING NEWS:

Hey everyone! Time to clear off the dust here on the blog.

I'll jump right into the news. After more than a year of having my ebooks on indie platforms like Smashwords and Kobo, I decided to switch things up and make the Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve novels exclusively available as Amazon ebooks.

It gives me a ton of extra advertising opportunities, plus the ability to offer discounted prices and small stretches of free giveaways.

So, speaking of: from October 6th until October 10th, the kindle version of Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! will be FREE. Completely, absolutely, 100% free.

Also, if you're a part of the Kindle Unlimited program, you get full access to Tiger Trouble AND Robot Rumble!

 

MUSIC:

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FOOTNOTES:

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble is available in a deluxe hardcover edition, exclusively available through this website!

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! is now out in paperback and Kindle versions!!!

-Book 1: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! is available on:  Amazon  |  B&N 

-If you enjoyed reading Tiger Trouble!, I’d love it if you could post a quick review on Amazon,Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble

Quick Links:

 

Goodreads   |   Twitter   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   YouTube  |   WattPad

The Latest #AmWriting Update

WRITING NEWS:

Work continues on book 3: Mecha-Mole Mayhem! Right now, I'm ironing out some plot details and getting some major moments in line. It's something that's happened to me with every novel I've ever written (including the really early ones that no one will ever get to read :-P)


READING NEWS:

I'm continuing on with Brian McClellan's Powdermage trilogy. As fair warning: the first novel has some stuff in it that I'd only recommend for readers 13 and up and the second book is probably more along the lines of 15 and up. That being said, the writing is so smooth and the plot unfolds beautifully. I have writer's envy.

MUSIC NEWS: 

My favorite songwriter is Glen Phillips. His new album will be out in October and the latest song to officially surface is called "Grief and Praise." I've been listening to a live version for months now and it's one of my all-time favorites.

I love the chorus, which goes "Sing loud while you're able, in grief and in praise." That is a wonderful sentiment: that we're only able to sing for so long before we can never sing again. It's a reminder to embrace the good and the bad in life and to enjoy what is probably the greatest art humanity has crafted: music.

 

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FOOTNOTES:

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble is available in a deluxe hardcover edition, exclusively available through this website!

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! is now out in paperback and Kindle versions!!!

-Book 1: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! is available on 

Amazon  |  Smashwords  |  B&N  |  Kobo  |  iBooks

-If you enjoyed reading Tiger Trouble!, I’d love it if you could post a quick review on Amazon,Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble

Quick Links:

Goodreads   |   Twitter   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   YouTube  |   WattPad

#WW: #RoughDraft and @ElephantRevival

WRITING NEWS:

Work continues on the initial draft of Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Mecha-Mole Mayhem! I'm just shy of the 10,000 word mark, which puts me at nearly 33% through the draft. I just hit a very cool plot point that I can't wait for you all to get to.

Of course, it's going to be nearly a year before that happens, so hang in there.

 

MUSIC: I just learned about this amazing band from Colorado. They're called Elephant Revival and so far I've picked up three of their albums. Every single one has been fantastic. Give this track a listen. 

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FOOTNOTES:

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble is available in a deluxe hardcover edition, exclusively available through this website!

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! is now out in paperback and Kindle versions!!!

-Book 1: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! is available on 

Amazon  |  Smashwords  |  B&N  |  Kobo  |  iBooks

-If you enjoyed reading Tiger Trouble!, I’d love it if you could post a quick review on Amazon,Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble

Quick Links:

Goodreads   |   Twitter   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   YouTube

#FitnessFriday and #Writing Update

#FitnessFriday and #Writing Update

 

WRITING NEWS:

On Wednesday, I did a book reading at Petworth Citizen, as part of 826dc’s Lowercase series. 826dc is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching creativity to DC students through their after-school programs. Once a month, they invite local authors (and authors passing through the city) to take part in their read-aloud night.

I chose the chapter where Ninja Steve’s class is training with Sensei Raheem in the Field of Tall Purple Grass. There was a lot of laughter from the audience, which means that they were all super-intelligent people, on top of being super good-looking, too!

Here are a few winning shots that my friends took:

 

I’ve also been writing the initial draft of Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Mecha-Mole Mayhem! As with any first draft, it’s a really, really ugly process. Lots of rough work, lots of wrong words, and lots of plot knots to work out.

 

TODAY’S WORKOUT:

10x squat with a leg lift (alternate the leg that you lift when you rise up from the squat)

10x push-ups

10x burpees

20x mountain climbers

Repeat this series 3 to 5 times, depending on how much you want to work your muscles.

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FOOTNOTES:

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble is available in a deluxe hardcover edition, exclusively available through this website!

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! is now out in paperback and Kindle versions!!!

-Book 1: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! is available on 

Amazon  |  Smashwords  |  B&N  |  Kobo  |  iBooks

-If you enjoyed reading Tiger Trouble!, I’d love it if you could post a quick review on Amazon,Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble

Quick Links:

Goodreads   |   Twitter   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   YouTube

 

 

#SundayFunday: Tiger Trouble is now a #FREEbook for #ya readers via #Smashwords!

Smashwords, purveyor of excellent e-books from all walks of life, is now running its summer sale.

From now until the end of the month, you can download a copy of Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! at no cost.

Just follow this link and take note of the coupon code on the right-hand side of the page, down below where the usual $.99 price is displayed.

Spread the word! Download a copy for you dog! Or cat! Or grandma!

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FOOTNOTES:

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble is available in a deluxe hardcover edition, exclusively available through this website!

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! is now out in paperback and Kindle versions!!!

-Book 1: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! is available on

Amazon  |  Smashwords  |  B&N  |  Kobo  |  iBooks

-If you enjoyed reading Tiger Trouble!, I’d love it if you could post a quick review on Amazon,Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble

Quick Links:

Goodreads   |   Twitter   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   YouTube

The Importance of #Poetry, #LinManuelMiranda, #Love

This is the most important piece of poetry to be written in 2016. We live in a world where showing emotion is often seen as weakness. That is so far from the truth. Watching this is a reminder of the depth of our feelings, the power of poetry, and the way we need to spend our time on Earth making other people happy, because life is too short to spend making others suffer.

I teach many students who are beginning to struggle with their identities. Some of them will wind up being a part of the LGBT community and I hope that they find love and support from their families and their country when they need it.

What happened in Orlando tore a hole in my heart and I could not find a way to talk about it. But this video has helped a ton:

My wife’s the reason anything gets done.
She nudges me towards promise by degrees.
She is a perfect symphony of one.
Our son is her most beautiful reprise.
We chase the melodies that seem to find us
Until they’re finished songs and start to play.
When senseless acts of tragedy remind us
That nothing here is promised, not one day
This show is proof that history remembers
We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger
We rise and fall and light from dying embers,
Remembrances that hope and love last longer.
And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love, cannot be killed or swept aside.
I sing Vanessa’s symphony, Eliza tells her story.
Now fill the world with music, love, and pride.

#SundayFunday: Long Time, No Blog

Hi! Wrapping up the school year has been keeping me busy and blog time has been sparse. Things will pick back up later this week, once SUMMER BREAK STARTS!!!!!!!!!! YES!

Summer reading is a thing. It's totally a thing. And over on The Serial Reader blog, Scila has just compiled her list of recommended summer reading novels.

Sitting at the top of the list is AGENT DARCY AND NINJA STEVE IN...TIGER TROUBLE!

I couldn't believe it! What an awesome surprise!

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FOOTNOTES:

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble is available in a deluxe hardcover edition, exclusively available through this website!

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! is now out in paperback and Kindle versions!!!

-Book 1: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! is available on

Amazon  |  Smashwords  |  B&N  |  Kobo  |  iBooks

-If you enjoyed reading Tiger Trouble!, I’d love it if you could post a quick review on Amazon,Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble

Quick Links:

Goodreads   |   Twitter   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   YouTube

#MondayBlogs: #MemorialDay Thanks, #WattPad Update

MEMORIAL DAY NEWS:

I originally wrote this piece a few years ago. Today seemed like a good time to share it again.

Memorial Day is traditionally about honoring the soldiers who have lost their lives in service.  Thankfully, I don't have any personal stories of friends going off to war and coming home in a coffin.  Instead, I'd like to say a few words for the people in my life who have served in the armed forces.

Today is a day for my grandfather, Sam.  He picked up and moved from Maryland to Washington state when the military put him in charge of training pilots for World War II.  Week after week, he'd work with recruits, many of whom would be shot down in the Pacific a few days later.  He learned to love military food, probably because as a man who grew up in the Depression, any food was good food (even creamed chipped beef and Spam).  When the war was finally over, he went into teaching and eventually got his master's degree with a thesis on science-fiction literature for young adults.  He found a way to leave his strict military self behind and, from the stories I have heard, was regarded as one of the kindest teachers of all time.  Today is a day for honoring my memories of him, which were cut short by cancer.

Today is a day for my childhood friend, Christopher.  Our families used to get together to carve pumpkins on Halloween and around Christmas time, they'd invite us over for a "traditional" Chinese food dinner.  He put in for three tours of Iraq.  I don't know how many sleepless nights he spent in the desert or how often he had to wonder about IEDs on the road when he departed from his base.  His service is something I have never thanked him for, face to face.

Today is a day for my former co-workers, Haroot and Mike.  Haroot served as an Army Ranger, a man whose physical training experiences in Ranger School are beyond exhausting just to hear about.  He never speaks of his missions, but after reading up on the Rangers, I know he must have been in many situations that can barely be described with the word "nightmarish."  Mike served in Vietnam.  When he was still teaching, he gave a presentation at school every year, talking to his students about the realities of war.  Every year, he recounted the sights he witnessed and the fact that he knows what it feels like to take a human life.

Enjoy your day, have something with ketchup on it, watch some fireworks and if there's someone you know who put their life on the line for your freedom, let them know you appreciate their sacrifices.

 

WRITING NEWS:

I'm still learning the ropes over on WattPad!

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FOOTNOTES:

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble is available in a deluxe hardcover edition, exclusively available through this website!

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! is now out in paperback and Kindle versions!!!

-Book 1: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! is available on

Amazon  |  Smashwords  |  B&N  |  Kobo  |  iBooks

-If you enjoyed reading Tiger Trouble!, I’d love it if you could post a quick review on Amazon,Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble

Quick Links:

Goodreads   |   Twitter   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   YouTube

#FridayBlogs - I'm on #WattPad, #Panda Video, #AmReading Michael Vey

WRITING NEWS:

I finally got everything set up on WattPad, people!

If you don't know what WattPad is, here's a breakdown: it's an online community of writers who are sharing their stories with each other. The site is so easy to navigate and there are THOUSANDS of stories on there, ranging from sci-fi to fantasy to fanfiction to...well, everything. One of my Creative Writing Club students let me know about WattPad waaaaaaaaay back in September and I have only just now started to make use of it.

To my younger readers: please make sure you have your parents' permission before aimlessly browsing around on WattPad. Not everything there is geared for a teen audience.


READING NEWS:

I read the first Michael Vey novel last week and had a great time. It's an action-adventure novel about a boy with lightning powers and a disability. Except, instead of being the son of Poseidon like that other boy with lightning powers and a disability, Michael Vey's powers come from somewhere else. It was a fun read with good intensity and a core cast of characters who are going to work really well together in the future novels, I'm sure.

MISCELLANY;

I love this video of baby pandas being absolute jerks to this zookeeper.



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FOOTNOTES:

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble is available in a deluxe hardcover edition, exclusively available through this website!

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! is now out in paperback and Kindle versions!!!

-Book 1: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! is available on

Amazon  |  Smashwords  |  B&N  |  Kobo  |  iBooks

-If you enjoyed reading Tiger Trouble!, I’d love it if you could post a quick review on Amazon,Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble

Quick Links:

Goodreads  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Instagram  |  YouTube   |  WattPad

#Saturday - New Review of Tiger Trouble!

Today I found out that Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! was recently reviewed by one of my favorite book review blogs, Unleashing Readers!!!! They have been one of my go-to blogs for new books to check out, so this was extra-cool to discover!

Unleashing Readers not only reviews books, but also provides guiding questions for teachers (or parents!) who want to spark conversations about the books they just read.

Kellee offered up some wonderful comments in her review. I especially loved this part (I'll let you guess why!):

 This is a book like Alex Rider and Percy Jackson that kids are going to love to read. It will be great for a middle school read aloud

Click that quote to read the entire review.

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FOOTNOTES:

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble is available in a deluxe hardcover edition, exclusively available through this website!

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! is now out in paperback and Kindle versions!!!

-Book 1: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! is available on

Amazon  |  Smashwords  |  B&N  |  Kobo  |  iBooks

-If you enjoyed reading Tiger Trouble!, I’d love it if you could post a quick review on Amazon,Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble

Quick Links:

Goodreads   |   Twitter   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   YouTube

#WorthWatching - Rod Serling Talks About Censorship in Writing #twilightzone

One of my life's big regrets is that I'll never get to meet Rod Serling. (Granted, I never could have, but that still doesn't change the fact that it makes me blue.)

In this interview, Rod Serling gives an unbelievably detailed and insightful interview about the culprits that play a role in re-directing a writer's work. The interview was conducted when The Twilight Zone was a new show on the horizon, a moment in time that is--for lots of us--hard to imagine.

Robot Rumble Paperback Now Available on Amazon!

For those of you who have been waiting for the paperback version of Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Robot Rumble!, it's finally here!

Click here to be whisked away to Amazon!

Orders placed between now and June 1st will ship with a special edition cover. It's Katie Gill's incredible artwork featured on the hardcover version and it looks FANTASTIC. Just look at this beast!

 

Orders placed on June 2nd and beyond will ship with Jon Flores's ACTION-PACKED LIGHTNING-KICK cover!

No matter which one you get, you can't lose!!!

#MondayBlogs: #RobotRumble Hardcovers SOLD OUT, Paperbacks Coming Soon!

WRITING NEWS:

I can’t believe I’m typing this, but here it goes:

The first print-run of Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! is completely sold-out!!!! Thank you to everyone who ordered a copy. The books are being printed as we speak. Those of you who ordered one for pick-up at school will be getting your copies the day after I receive them. If your copy is being shipped to you, it will arrive during the week of May 16th.

The Kindle version of Robot Rumble is hanging out on Amazon , ready to be read by everyone!

For those of you eagerly awaiting the paperback version, it will be appearing on Amazon on May 16th. From May 16th until June 1st, it will have a limited edition cover (matching the hardcover version). Plus, if you order the paperback, you'll be able to download the Kindle version for free!

READING NEWS:
 

Honestly, I haven't read much fiction this week. I've been so focused on Robot Rumble work that I haven't had time. Maybe next week?

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FOOTNOTES:

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! is now out on Kindle!!!

-Book 1: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! is available on

Amazon  |  Smashwords  |  B&N  |  Kobo  |  iBooks

-If you enjoyed reading Tiger Trouble!, I’d love it if you could post a quick review on Amazon,Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble

Quick Links:

Goodreads   |   Twitter   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   YouTube

#MondayBlogs - Robot Rumble Pre-Order, Push-Ups, & The Ataris

WRITING NEWS:

Warning: lots of exclamation points ahead.

The Kindle version of Robot Rumble will be out on Saturday! This will be your first chance to check out the latest novel in the Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve series. It has more spin-kicks, more sneakery, more mystery, and more President Ninja!

I also got the first test-print of the HARDCOVER VERSION OF ROBOT RUMBLE!!!!! The only way to get this version is to pre-order here on my site! Pre-orders for the first batch will end on May 1st, so don't delay!

It looks INCREDIBLE!


READING NEWS:

I've been reading The Sculptor by Scott McCloud. It's a graphic novel, more for a 16+ crowd (just to give fair warning) about a down-on-his-luck artist who makes a deal with Death: he'll be able to make beautiful sculptures for 200 days and then he will die. I'm only 50% through it and it's a heart-wrenching, gut-punching story about how artists struggle and suffer because trying to make it as an artist in this country is so incredibly difficult.


WORKOUT NEWS:

Repeat this circuit 3 times:
1 minute of push-ups
1 minute plank
1 minute mountain climbers
1 minute squats
1 minute cross-body punch w/ 8-10 pound weights (keep weights up like you're guarding your face. Twist body and feet to the right, slowly punch across your body with your left hand. Slowly twist and punch in the other direction)


MUSIC NEWS:

 

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FOOTNOTES:

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! will be released on Kindle April 30, 2016. The Kindle version is available for pre-ordering!!!

-Autographed Hardcover Editions of Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! can be pre-ordered here. Your book will arrive the week of May 16th (or possibly earlier).

-Book 1: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! is available on

Amazon  |  Smashwords  |  B&N  |  Kobo  |  iBooks

-If you enjoyed reading Tiger Trouble!, I’d love it if you could post a quick review on Amazon,Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble

Quick Links:

Goodreads   |   Twitter   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   YouTube

#WW - Robot Rumble Hardcover Pre-Orders!!!!!

ROBOT RUMBLE UPDATE:

It's almost time, everyone! Robot Rumble will be coming out OH SO VERY SOON!

I wanted to try some new things this time around. Here's the run-down:

Signed hardcover copies are now available in the store!!!!

Right now, the only way to get a hardcover copy is to pre-order it through the webstore. All pre-orders will arrive during the week of May 16th.

Pre-ordering will close on May 1st at 11:59 PM. If you see me at school, there's an option for you to pick it up from me, in person. If you need it shipped to you, I've got you covered, as well.

Robot Rumble will be the first Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve novel to have a hardcover release! Since it's a special occasion, I wanted to mark it with alternate artwork.. Graphic designer Katie Gill did a TREMENDOUS job of bringing Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve to life!

If, however, waiting until May 16th is simply out of the question, you can pre-order the Kindle version right now and it will be delivered to your device the moment April 30th arrives.

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FOOTNOTES:

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! will be released on Kindle April 30, 2016. The Kindle version is now available for pre-ordering!!!

-Autographed Hardcover Editions of Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! can be pre-ordered here.

-Book 1: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! is available on

Amazon  |  Smashwords  |  B&N  |  Kobo  |  iBooks

-If you enjoyed reading Tiger Trouble!, I’d love it if you could post a quick review on Amazon,Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble

Quick Links:

Goodreads   |   Twitter   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   YouTube

#MondayBlogs - Robot Rumble!

WRITING NEWS:

It's happening, people!!!! AGENT DARCY AND NINJA STEVE IN...ROBOT RUMBLE WILL BE COMING OUT IN 26 DAYS! I've been spending a ton of quality time with this book and I can't wait to be able to share it with all of you.
 

READING NEWS:

I have been reading a TON of graphic novels lately. I'd love to recommend them publicly, but some of my readers happen to be of a much younger age and I really don't feel comfortable recommending specific titles since they all contain really coarse language, graphic violence, and many other not-so-family-friendly aspects. Needless to say, most of them are sci-fi, some of them are horror, and all of them have been awesome.


WORKOUT NEWS:

8 Minutes of Abs
30 seconds of crunches
30 seconds of planks
30 seconds of bicycle crunches
30 seconds of right side plank
30 seconds of left side plank
30 seconds of flutter kicks
30 seconds of Russian twists
30 seconds of mountain climbers

-Do all exercises, then go back to the top and do them again. If you feel like making it 12 minutes of abs, go wild and do the whole set a third time. Go you!


MUSIC NEWS:

My two favorite musicians are Glen Phillips and Frank Turner. Frank delivers the "let's rock!" music and Glen delivers the "reflect and mend your broken ways" music.

This new Glen song, "Grief & Praise," is equally heartbreaking and inspiring. It's about trying to make the best of your situation and remembering that even if you're feeling down, you're still alive and that's something to celebrate.

 

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FOOTNOTES:

-Book 2: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in…Robot Rumble! will be released on April 30, 2016. The Kindle version is now available for pre-ordering!!! Paperback copies will be available for ordering on April 30th, 2016.

-Book 1: Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in...Tiger Trouble! is available on

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-If you enjoyed reading Tiger Trouble!, I’d love it if you could post a quick review on Amazon,Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble

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