A few early fleshing out the character drawings (of Mike & Dani) for "SHIPWRECKERS".... It started out going in many different directions. I did a series of drawings of them responding to their environment. I find that when I add something for the characters to react to it helps me flesh out the personalities. This is the fun part for me developing characters with a mini storyline. IN STORES May 21st, 2019... be on the lookout for events & BOOKSIGNINGS!
Two Chicks on Books host an interview with Scott Peterson and Joshua Pruett, authors of the new book "Shipwreckers: The Curse of the Cursed Temple of Curses. Or We Nearly Died. A Lot."
Holy Amazonian Fighting Fish! We broke into the top 1000!
Over the weekend in Amazon's children's section we're #985 in humorous action & adventure books. Before the book even comes out! And, perhaps more importantly, we're #196 in Children's Central & South America Books.
"No more Wimpy Kids books, Mom! I want top selling books about Central & South America!"
Another great review for #shipwreckers ! Thank you to librarian Natasha C. who uses such phrases as "page turner" "terrible puns" and "great, fun escape read!"
"This book for ages 8-12 was a lot of fun to read. Captain Kevin Adventureson, the main shipwrecker in the title, is a likable character despite his terrible puns and the fact that he only looks out for number one, himself. Mike and Dani Gonzalez are on a vacation to Brazil with their parents when they go on a boat tour up the Amazon with none other than Captain Kevin. Mike is cautious, loves books and always carries them in his trusty messenger bag. Dani, his little sister is up for anything and wants to have adventures like her heroine from Mike’s books, Bermuda Betty. When Captain Kevin abandons his tour group and sets off in his boat the Roger Oberholtzer, he has no idea Mike and Dani are on the boat. Thus begins a lot of crazy adventures involving jewels, villains, ancient temples in the jungle, the Bermuda Triangle, and mummies. This story wasn’t a deep one, although all of the characters, even the self-involved Captain Kevin, showed growth but it was a page turner and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the amoral Captain, cautious older brother Mike, and crazy and brave little sister Dani. The ending sets the reader up for another adventure so I think we’ll see more of these three in future installments. A great, fun escape read!"
The Last Kids On Earth cast has been announced: Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson, Catherine O’Hara, Keith David, Bruce Campbell, Garland Whitt, Montse Hernandez and Charles Demers, in addition to Nick Wolfhard as the lead character Jack Sullivan.
Developed by Atomic Cartoons, the animated series is set to launch later this year on Netflix. The Last Kids on Earth follows 13-year-old Jack Sullivan and a band of suburban middle schoolers who live in a decked-out tree house, play video games, gorge themselves on candy, and battle zombies in the aftermath of the monster apocalypse. It’s a hilarious series filled with wisecracking kids, crazy gadgets, a lifetime supply of zombies and giant-sized monsters.
I was in Galaxy's Edge today! And no, that's not Galaxy's Edge in the background. And no, I can't tell you anything about it. And no, I don't even like you; go away!
I guess I can finally reveal that I was fortunate enough to write for Disney's new Galaxy's Edge theme park. I put words in an animatronic's mouth!
A cursed temple? Magical jewels? Hungry hippos? A bumbling captain? Adventure ahoy!
On a family vacation in Brazil, 12-year-old book connoisseur Mike Gonzalez does his best to protect his rambunctious 8-year-old sister, Dani, from the dangers of thrill-seeking. Enter Capt. Kevin Adventureson, an overconfident, pun-loving adventurer seeking fabled treasure deep in the Amazon.
When the siblings inadvertently get swept up in Capt. Kevin’s antics, Mike longs to escape the captain’s orbit at every turn, while Dani can’t get enough of her newfound hero. A detour leads to clashes with villainous thieves, and soon enough the trio is joined by Aruna, a feisty former waitress with a secret.
As the quartet pushes further into the Amazon, the makeshift heroes must narrowly overcome their adversaries, including ghastly caimans, dastardly rogues, and, of course, Capt. Kevin’s bungling whims.
With backgrounds in child-oriented television franchises, Peterson and Pruett deliver a pulpy, screwball novel that emphasizes action, danger, and humor over authentic exploration of Brazil. Chapters vary between Mike’s and Dani’s points of view via third-person narration, providing emotional plateaus as necessary, and sporadic journal entries from Capt. Kevin—a sort of deconstructed Indiana Jones—add some levity at critical points.
Ajhar’s dynamic illustrations introduce each chapter and appropriately set the tone for what follows: a journey spiked with absurdity. A racially diverse, seemingly mostly non-Brazilian cast is implied but not confirmed.
Fans of swashbuckling adventures will find much to enjoy. Just watch out for that inevitable sequel. (Adventure. 8-12)
Holy crap! Another great review for our novel Shipwreckers! "A pulpy, screwball novel...A journey spiked with absurdity... Fans of swashbuckling adventures will find much to enjoy."―Kirkus Reviews
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