Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Coming Soon: Famous Dog Duo

I'm in the finishing stages of an audio drama on the two most famous dogs of the old West, Bummer and Lazarus. The true adventures of these stray dogs are funny and fascinating, but even more funny in light of how they drove two real-life reporters into a crazy competition to capture their stories. I'm posting a small section in anticipation of the release. The introduction states simply: "This is the true story of a plucky pair of dogs and the peculiar people who made them famous."
Here, we meet one of those peculiar people:
The newsboys and the one schoolboy turned to the voice and saw a man they all recognized. He had just stepped out of the office of the Alta California, a newspaper many of the boys worked for. He wore a stiff British tweed suit, the kind that looked gray from a distance, but when you got closer, you could see it was made of little bands of dark and light woven together in zig-zag fashion. His beard bushed left and right with a part down the middle and mostly covered his tie. A waxed mustache jutted out straight at the sides like two sharp pencils. The newsboys recognized him as Mister Evans, a reporter for the Alta California. You and I will call him Albert.

As there was no other Peter in the group, the newsboys turned to the schoolboy. Tommy said, “Is that your pop?”

Peter said, “Uhh... Yep.” The boys let out a snicker.

Albert called, “Peter, come here.” Peter dragged over to him as the newsboys drifted up the street. Albert asked, “What were you doin’ with those newsboys?”

“Nothin’,” said Peter.

Albert said, “Well, I don’t see any reason for you to run with that sort of crowd.”

Peter said, “What if I want to be a newsboy?”

“Balderdash!” Albert blurted. “You can aspire to better thin’s than sellin’ newspapers.”

At ten years old, Peter hadn’t yet realized not to say aloud anything that came to mind, and so he observed, “That’s what you do.”

Albert protested, “I write news. I do not sell papers. Now go home and do some school work or somethin’. I’m sure you can find somethin’ better to do.”

Peter shuffled off down the street. Albert shook his head and set out the opposite way. He did not notice Bummer trailing behind.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

More Free Curriculum

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3BBhRcJJFN7NnRLVnlVeHFmVWc
Once again, you can't beat the price. This overview of the New Testament is the second in a series of easy Bible curriculum I developed for families teaching their children at home. The fill-in-the-blank outlines are geared to make it easy for students to dig into the Bible for themselves by looking up most things on their own. Even if you're not teaching, don't let that hold you back from checking it out. It's a great introduction to the most influential book in history. Try not to peek at the answers and see how much you know. It's now available at my website here as a PDF.

Can you guess what body of water that is on the cover? See if you can figure it out without reading the cover caption.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Free Curriculum

Sightlines Old Testament OverviewYou can't beat the price. This overview of the Old Testament is the first in a series of easy Bible curriculum I developed for families teaching their children at home. The fill-in-the-blank outlines are geared to make it easy for students to dig into the Bible for themselves by looking up most things on their own. Even if you're not teaching, don't let that hold you back from checking it out. It's a great introduction to the most influential book in history. Try not to peek at the answers and see how much you know. It's now available at my website here as a PDF.

By the way, can you guess what mountain that is on the cover? See if you can guess without reading the cover caption.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Enemy of the Gods on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3ADSLQ?ref_=pe_2427780_160035660
Many of you have read Enemy of the Gods: The Legend of Nicholas on the deepwater books website. Thanks for your feedback and words of encouragement. Now it's available as an ebook on Amazon, making it a bit easier to read. Feel free to pass on the word to those who might be interested in Nicholas and his era, or an easy-to-read historical adventure.

The book is available for pre-orders on Amazon, scheduled for release on March 1, 2017:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3ADSLQ?ref_=pe_2427780_160035660

The book is priced as low as you can get on Amazon, 99 cents, but if you're on Kindle Unlimited, you should be able to check it out for free.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Easier to Read on a Phone

For some of you, the dark background of the site was making it difficult for you to read Enemy of the Gods on your phone. I've adjusted the phone layout and it should be much easier now. If you were having trouble before, it's a good time to start reading. And as we approach the commemoration of Nicholas on Dec. 6, it's a good time pass it on to others. The link below will take you to Chapter 1, and you can click on "Newer Post" to read through the entire book.

Click here to read Enemy of the Gods