Friday, November 30

Christmastime is coming...


It will be fun to see if I can find any of my Washington christmas books this year. Who knows, maybe there will be a few around.

Last year's book signing at Costco was fun. But this year... hmmm... haven't had any inquiries from interested bookstores. I need a doppleganger ( a paranormal double of a living person) to do the book publicity... because as it is I simply don't have the time for it.

And I'm not the least bit ready for my own little Christmas, though I notice other people seem to be getting ready for it. The truth is I only like Christmas once it's over. So... Christmas is like a runaway freight train bearing down on us with a relentless deadline.

Ho, ho, ho... the tree is my favorite part.

Saturday, November 17

Piggles favorite movie...



About this book:
On his first day of school Piggles worries about everything. But Piggles learns to think for himself as he outsmarts dinosaurs, a witch, a goblin, a UFO, a dragon and a pirate. Filled with puzzles and interactive fun, Piggles loves school once gets there.

'Piggles Goes to School' challenges children to think for themselves and overcome problems as they travel with Piggles on his way to school. Touching objects initiates sounds, actions, animations. Help Piggles solve a variety of puzzles to make his way safely to school.

As an illustrator and writer of more than 50 children's books I had a great time creating this app. You can download this app in the InteractiveTouchBooks.com bookstore, which is an iTunes store

Friday, November 16

'Piggles Goes to School'


When a book-maker gets a book in a box on the porch it's always a thrill to open it up and see it 'for real'... finally. This same rule applies to e-book apps... only more so.

I had the long awaited opportunity to download my 1st copy of 'Piggles Goes to School' onto my iPod touch.

To savor the experience I quietly stole away to my favorite cafe to plug in my headphones and push the 'Read to Me' button on my iPod. On the scale of the quiet joys of book-making this first reading rates up near the top. It's the first time ever that you get to be 'the reader'. I was not disappointed - in fact I liked it a lot.

This new book is an actual book, whereas Mousey the Explorer was sort of an improvised idea on a theme. 'Piggles Goes to School' has an actual storyline, plot, resolution and all that.

On his first day of school Piggles worries about everything. But Piggles learns to think for himself as he outsmarts dinosaurs, a witch, a goblin, a UFO, a dragon and a pirate. Filled with puzzles and interactive fun, Piggles loves school once gets there.



Wednesday, November 7

A very good day...


Well Piggles is pleased... he seems to have misplaced the 'W' - but he does not miss it much.

:0)