Exciting News

A most curious idea floated into my mind a few weeks ago. Yesterday, I gave form to said idea and created…(wait for it)…a YouTube channel! 😀 That’s right. Your eyes don’t deceive you. I’ve decided to start vlogging. Why? I figured that it’d be a great way to share with others that which I’ve learned about the publishing world — namely, self-publishing.

If you’d like to visit my channel, click here.

Here’s my channel’s trailer:

And here’s my first video:

Like what you see? Feel free to subscribe! 😀

Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein

It’s Thursday! You know what that means. Time to throw it back. 😉

When I was in elementary school, Where the Sidewalk Ends was one of my absolute favorite books. The poems contained in its pages provided me with no dearth of amusement. There was one poem in particular that I charged myself with memorizing. Why? Likely to strengthen my arsenal and annoy my younger sister. (You’ll see what I mean in just a moment.) I haven’t picked up a copy of Where the Sidewalk Ends in ages, so I’ve forgotten most of the aforementioned poem’s verses. Thanks to Google, though, my fragmented memory has proven to be a non-issue in finding the poem.

Without further ado, I present “For Sale” by Shel Silverstein.

*Note: I wouldn’t trade my sister for the world now; I love her dearly. ❤

The Yesterdays of Tomorrow — Jigsaw Puzzle

I’ve turned the cover of The Yesterdays of Tomorrow into a jigsaw puzzle! (As some of you might recall, I did the same for Capering on Glass Bridges a few months ago.) I invite all to check it out.

Come on. Don’t be shy. You know you’re just dying to play! 😉

The puzzle for The Yesterdays of Tomorrow has 48 pieces. However, this figure can be adjusted. Simply click on “Play As” in the upper right-hand corner of the game screen to choose anywhere from 24 to 200 game pieces. As far as important features are concerned, you’ll find buttons to restart the game and present you with an image of the assembled book cover in the lower left-hand corner.

I was able to solve the puzzle in under ten minutes, so — assuming you play with 48 pieces, as did I — this game isn’t much of a time-sucker. It’s a great source of entertainment for those looking to kill a few minutes.

Click down below to be taken to the puzzle.
preview48 pieceTHE YESTERDAYS OF TOMORROW Jigsaw Puzzle

What’s that I hear? You want to solve the Capering on Glass Bridges puzzle, too? Say no more. Tada! Here it is:
preview48 piece“Capering on Glass Bridges” Jigsaw Puzzle

Dedicated to…

I stumbled upon a set of comical book dedications the other day. In my opinion, they’re too great not to share, so here they are:

City of Golden Fire (Otherland, Book One) by Tad Williams
“This book is dedicated to my father, Joseph Hill Evans, with love. Actually, Dad doesn’t read fiction, so if someone doesn’t tell him about this, he’ll never know.”

River of Blue Fire (Otherland, Book Two) by Tad Williams
“This book is dedicated to my father, Joseph Hill Evans, with love. As I said before, Dad doesn’t read fiction. He still hasn’t noticed that this thing is dedicated to him. This is Volume Two — let’s see how many more until he catches on.”

Mountain of Black Grass (Otherland, Book Three) by Tad Williams
“This is still dedicated to you-know-who, even if he doesn’t. Maybe we can keep this a secret all the way to the final volume.”

Sea of Silver Light (Otherland Book Four) by Tad Williams
“My father still hasn’t actually cracked any of the books — so, no, he still hasn’t noticed. I think I’m just going to have to tell him. Maybe I should break it to him gently.

“‘Everyone here who hasn’t had a book dedicated to them, take three steps forward. Whoops, Dad, hang on there for a second…'”