Hello faithful readers! We are so very sorry for our absence this summer. We have been a very busy family! Between baseball season, family travels, and some various illnesses (boo strep!), we have unfortunately been neglecting our beloved blog. That doesn’t mean, however, that we haven’t been continuing our work with the Mineral Maniacs. Quite … Continue reading Work ahead for The Mineral Maniacs
Two weeks ago today on Monday, May 22, we celebrated the official publication of The Mineral Maniacs and the Magic Hardhat, with our closest friends and family. And where else would we want to celebrate the release of our first children’s book than at the Metro Area’s best local brewery, Resolute Brewing Company? 🙂 The dark gray … Continue reading Launch Party Recap
The official launch day has arrived! The paperback is now available on Amazon.com in the USA, Canada, and Europe. The Kindle version is available in all of Amazon’s international markets. If you buy the paperback edition first, then the Kindle edition is automatically discounted to $1.99. Also check out our online store if you’d like … Continue reading Now Available! Paperback and Kindle
We are excited to announce that our story The Mineral Maniacs and the Magic Hardhat is now available for pre-order in Amazon Kindle electronic format. Buy early to show your support and the story will automatically be delivered to your Kindle on our official publishing date of Monday, May 22! We plan to make pre-ordering … Continue reading Pre-order on Kindle!
I wish I had something more insightful or exciting to write, but to be honest, my mind (and Ryan’s) are complete mush. The truth of the matter is rather simple: self-publishing is hard. It is time consuming, punishing, and precise. For most authors, publishers and agents take care of everything. Writers are free to sit … Continue reading So close to the finish line…
We are excited to announce our LAUNCH PARTY! We are now one month away from our publish date! Monday, May 22 from 4:30-7:00pm Go to TheMineralManiacs.EventBrite.com to RSVP The award winning Resolute Brewing Company has graciously scheduled us to host the Launch Party. Make plans now to head over there after work or when you … Continue reading Launch Party!
When we started the process of writing a children’s book series about mining and engineering, the first question we had to ask ourselves was “who are the central characters?” In other words, who are the best people to teach children about these scientific concepts? The answer, of course, is children! The protagonists of our story … Continue reading Who are the Maniacs?
The crowd goes wild as one team cheers ecstatically that they’re advancing to the finals. On the other team, heads hang low and the captain cries in his coach’s arms. The entire arena booms after falling silent seconds earlier while the referees decide the controversial ending. This game came down to the last second after … Continue reading March Madness
A week into my fifth grade year, my teacher Mrs. Wilks told the whole class how impressed she was with the reading journal I kept over the summer (something all students had to turn in). It was embarrassing, awkward, and one of the most important moments of my young life. It seems silly now that … Continue reading Part II: Our Journey
Our story begins on a sunny Sunday morning in the heart of spring. As Ryan and I quickly shuffled two small children across the parking lot of our church, we ran into a lovely couple who thoughtfully offered to help us haul our load. We spoke of the weather, the craziness of Lent, and our … Continue reading Our story begins, Part 1