Thimblerig’s Ark 99¢ Sale Coming Soon!

Tell your friends, coming up on July 29, in honor of the release of Noah on DVD, Thimblerig’s Ark will be available for 99 cents for two days only! Then, from July 31 to August 2 it will be available for $1.99, and then from August 3 to August 5 it will be $2.99.

Please help spread the word!

And if you’ve already read Thimblerig’s Ark, please go to Amazon and write a short review. Thank you!

Thimblerig’s Ark Book Signing Success

I enjoyed my third book signing of the summer, and was pleased by how many folks stopped in to get a copy of Thimblerig’s Ark here in the burg of Martinsville.  The Binding Time Cafe was a great place to have the event, and I appreciated their hospitality and open doors!

Signed copies of Thimblerig’s Ark are still available before I head back to China in three weeks, and I’d be happy to mail them to folks at the price I was selling at the signing – $10 plus S&H.  If you are interested, please drop me an email and we can discuss details.

Book Signing at Bookworks in Staunton Virginia

Enjoyed the booksigning at Bookworks bookstore in Staunton, Virginia this past Saturday.  It was rather hastily thrown together, and so we didn’t have much time for promotion, but it was still a fun experience, and was still able to sell several copies of Thimblerig’s Ark.

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My next booksigning event will be in Martinsville, Virginia on July 17th at the Binding Time Cafe.  Should be fun, too!  If you’re in the area, plan to come by!





Drawing Thimblerig

Artist Burton Booz came to my fifth grade classroom and gave a demonstration on how to draw some of the main characters of Thimblerig’s Ark.  It was a fun time for the students as they saw the artist who created the beautiful cover recreate his drawings live!

A New Character for Thimblerig’s Ark II?

Illustrator Burton Booz, who did the fantastic cover of Thimblerig’s Ark, visited my fifth grade class today to teach them how to draw different characters from the book.  Inspired by the creative imaginations of the students, Burton imaged a new creature – a groundhog/unicorn hybrid.  We can’t decide if it should be called a groundicorn, or a unihog.

A groundicorn, or a unihog?  By Burton Booz

A groundicorn, or a unihog? By Burton Booz