<![CDATA["The 7" Book Series - "The 7" Blog]]>Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17:17:18 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[The Second Book is Nearing Completion]]>Sun, 15 Feb 2015 00:38:24 GMThttp://www.the7bookseries.com/the-7-blog/the-second-book-is-nearing-completionKids can warm up the pens and pencils for some serious artistry, as the second book of "The 7" series is nearing completion and I hope will be finished in April. At that time, I'll put out the call for artwork so the book can be finished and published, featuring 7 new young artists.

Parents, subscribe to the blog so you know when the art is needed if you have a budding artist in your midst!

And don't forget that kids can always contribute ideas they'd like to see make an appearance in later books. That's done here.]]>
<![CDATA[Fantasy Adventure Book for Kids -- FREE for Rochester, MI, Schools]]>Sat, 10 Aug 2013 20:08:01 GMThttp://www.the7bookseries.com/the-7-blog/fantasy-adventure-book-for-kids-free-for-rochester-mi-schoolsRochester, MI, teachers and parents ... looking for a new book to recommend to your students or children? Then I hope you'll see what The 7 is all about. Because for a limited time, I will GIFT digital copies from Amazon to those students whose parents request it. (Parents will need to let me know their Amazon e-mail address to receive it. I'll also ask them to tell me which school their child attends so I know they're in the district.)

Kids will need a Kindle or Kindle app to read the book on.

Amazon Prime members with Kindles ... please borrow the book for FREE. If you do this, it helps me to gift more copies to those who don't have Kindles or Amazon Prime.

Please subscribe to this blog (right-hand column) for updates to this offer (and future offers ... announcements about when kids can illustrate for future books, etc.). Since this offer largely comes out of my pocket, I can only offer this for a limited time, and will announce when the offer is about to close.]]>
<![CDATA["The 7" Available on Kindle]]>Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:47:23 GMThttp://www.the7bookseries.com/the-7-blog/the-7-available-on-kindleNot one to rush things <cough>, I've finally made The 7 available exclusively on Kindle. (Of course it's still available in print form as well.) If you're an Amazon Prime member with a Kindle, you can borrow it for FREE. Otherwise it's just 99 cents for a fun, fast fantasy adventure for kids.

Buy it here.]]>
<![CDATA[7 Months Missed -- Waiting for Kindle Conversion]]>Sat, 19 Jan 2013 12:38:54 GMThttp://www.the7bookseries.com/the-7-blog/7-months-missed-waiting-for-kindle-conversionWell, I love to do things meaningfully. So after waiting a while to get The 7 prepped for Kindle, I began that process several weeks ago with the goal of launching it on January 21 ... "7" months after the book was first released.

Alas, I checked in with my publishing company today to see where that process stood and there was a message saying, "Please approve us to begin conversion."

What? I have no idea how this was missed several weeks ago when I paid and thought the process was clearly underway. But now I have approved and imagine it will be ready for Kindle soon. Fingers crossed. When it's set to go, I hope you'll bring the magic of Lithaea into someone's life!]]>
<![CDATA[If Your Kid wants to be an Author]]>Mon, 31 Dec 2012 01:04:06 GMThttp://www.the7bookseries.com/the-7-blog/if-your-kid-wants-to-be-an-authorOne of my great pleasures as a parent is seeing how my kids express their creativity. One loves building things. The other loves drawing, writing, and creating games. Put the two together ... one of them once wrote a short book and the other assembled it into a bound book with a cardboard cover.

This is one of the reasons I've opened The 7 book series as a creative outlet for kids. I'm opening the doors to kids contributing ideas for the stories ... and illustrating them as well. I want them to have the opportunity to see their ideas made real. At some point, I may make videos about the process of turning the writing into a book as well -- maybe a fun learning experience for those who picture themselves as future authors!

Right now I'm working on the second book in the series, and while I can't take any one kid and turn him into the author of the book ... well, he or she can sure add ideas. In my opinion, ALL these ideas will contribute to the world we're essentially building together, but I'll take my favorites and actually put them into the books. So if this is something your child would love to do, please help him or her add those ideas.

Calls for illustrations will come later, so please make sure to follow this blog!]]>
<![CDATA[6 Months of The 7 -- Kindle Book Coming Soon]]>Fri, 21 Dec 2012 22:13:49 GMThttp://www.the7bookseries.com/the-7-blog/6-months-of-the-7-kindle-book-coming-soonHaving a little fun with the end of the world (officially today), I purposely published The 7 on June 21, 2012 -- 6 months ago. Because after all, in The 7, there is a tribulation coming to our world. A time of war and misery for humanity ... unless enough people venturing into Lithaea will do something about it. And that includes the heroes of our book, Matthew and Christian.

Meanwhile, I've slacked a bit on getting the Kindle version ready, but I'm working on that now, so I hope that The 7 will meet the Kindle in a few weeks.

I will be giving away the Kindle version for a few days when it first launches, so keep an eye on this blog for details. After that, it will be just 99 cents.]]>
<![CDATA[Helping Create the World of Lithaea]]>Sat, 15 Sep 2012 23:09:17 GMThttp://www.the7bookseries.com/the-7-blog/helping-create-the-world-of-lithaeaCarrying forward from my last blog entry, I'm now welcoming people -- kids especially -- to contribute ideas to what's happening in the world of Lithaea. My favorites my appear in future books. This is a way for us to share in the development of this series. You can click here to add your ideas.]]><![CDATA[What Would YOU Like to See in The 7 Series?]]>Sat, 18 Aug 2012 16:08:00 GMThttp://www.the7bookseries.com/the-7-blog/what-would-you-like-to-see-in-the-7-seriesFor all the youngsters out there taking time with The 7 and looking forward to other books in the series, I'm curious what YOU would like to see in the series. This is a magical world where anything can happen, and I am open to taking reader input and discovering if it fits into Lithaea.

Of course if you dream it, it's probably happening in Lithaea, but I mean ... maybe it'll make it into these particular stories as well.]]>
<![CDATA[Book 2 of The 7 Series]]>Mon, 06 Aug 2012 04:14:42 GMThttp://www.the7bookseries.com/the-7-blog/book-2-of-the-7-seriesOnly a brief blog today to mention that I've begun work on the second book of The 7 series. Since books like these have lives of their own, I cannot entirely say where this will go. But I woke from a dream some weeks ago that gave me one idea for the series, and when I went to write it down in the middle of the night, a flood of additional ideas came to me and I wrote until the flow stopped. So ... I'm pretty excited about what I'll be able to share and hope that you'll enjoy as the books take shape.]]><![CDATA[The 7 on the Jersey Shore]]>Sat, 14 Jul 2012 17:21:59 GMThttp://www.the7bookseries.com/the-7-blog/the-7-on-the-jersey-shoreThe 7 made its way to the Jersey Shore with one new fan. Where have you enjoyed reading a copy?