Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sleepytown Book Published

My book "Sleepytown" is published and available for ordering. After research, thinking, and generally diving in "feet-first," Sleepytown press is up and running. The first item was publishing my book as it should have been published back in 2008. This time, I designed the cover and it looks incredible. The illustrations in the book absolutely pop off the page. The difference is light night and day. It is amazing.

Next, I just finished formating and designing a cover for a Children's Book for an author in Hawaii. Go to and click on Sleepytown Authors to read more about the author and illustrator of the NEW Children's Book "Finding Our `Ohana."

Monday, October 27, 2008

Writing Contest Horror

If you have not visited my web site and read about the contest for Horror, go and look and see. Drop me a note, if you have any questions. I would enjoy hearing from you.

I have been pretty busy lately. I did have something bad happen, that I will write about later. I know that you will understand. Some of you will get mad with me. It stinks and should not happen to anyone.

Make sure that you visit my web site and see what is going on in my neck of the woods.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sleepy Town Press

Hey, drop by and see all the changes. Check out each page and drop me a note and let me know what you think.

Zander, the little boy in SleepyTown is in the hospital. He had surgery on his feet this morning.

Take care! More info tomorrow.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Writing Contest: Horror

Do you have a fear of something that goes deep deep down inside of you. Does it make you shake and break out in a sweat?

I am testing the waters with a writing contest. Go to my publishing site to read more about it.

Interested? Send me your story. This can be a lot of fun. Check it out.

If you are not interested, maybe you know someone who will be interested.

Pass the word around.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sleepy Town Press

A lot has been happening. I have decided to go with my heart and desires and start my publishing company. Sleepy Town Press will be looking for unique Children's Books. I will also publish things that are not for children, but they will be under an imprint of Sleepy Town Press.

I just don't see Sleepy Town Press being attached to a horror book, but some other name will be used.

Go to my new web site and check it out.

I would love to hear back from you.


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Slow Down, You're Moving Too Fast

I have been so busy, but things will get better. Drop in and spend a moment or two with me.
I am going to get back to writing at least three days a week. I need to get back into it. Sorry for the delay.

I have this short story that I am writing. It is a story for a contest and the subject is horror or scary story. I have been working on it for a week, but last night I did something really brave.

I read what I had written to my youngest daughter and son-in-law. needless to say, it is not always wise to read something to family, especially son-in-laws. After all, they married into the family. They are not "true blood."

You know how it goes. You really do not want a critique. You want gasps and "Oh my goodness" and "That is amazing." I did not get that. I got, "Why did you say that? Does that mean...Are you stupid?"

I did not tell them, but I skipped a couple of pages, in my reading, and said, "The End."

I got up, folded my story and put it on the shelf and did the next best thing. I went to the store and purchased something to eat.

Later, I finished off the ice cream in the freezer. it was Strawberry Cheese Cake. It made me feel better.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Sorry for being gone so long

School is back in session. It is time to get going, again.
Sorry for being gone, but I had so much going on during June and July. I just did not have the time to blog that much. I was busy writing and other things.

What have I been up to?

I worked the first two week of June with a Kid's Program at the local Junior College. I will admit that I did it for the money. It was vacation money.

I had around 60 kids a day. We did a lot of Art stuff. It was fun. They seemed to enjoy it. We split the kids into three groups. 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6. I had 23 first and second graders.

I had an interview on local tv for my book "Sleepy Town."

I worked on a couple of Children's Stories. I am sending one off to a publisher today.

I wrote a Vampire Short Story and submitted it. I have not heard from it, yet.

I got some good news this past week. I sent a horror story to a magazine in the UK, and they liked it. It is going to be printed in their magazine. I also submitted an illustration that might be used. It is not a sure thing. The story is a sure thing. They do not pay royalties. They publish your story and send you a magazine. I will let you know how it goes. if interested, you will be able to purchase the magazine online.

I was asked to teach three Saturday classes on writing. The three classes will be "Writing Picture Books," "Creative Writing 001," and "writing for Children and Teens." They will be the third Saturday of the three months September, october, and November.

Look, I do not claim to know it all, but I have learned a bucket load of stuff. I mean a huge bucket load.

Check back tomorrow for an update. I should know something about the illustration by then.

Take care.