Shivering Snivels has Fan Art!

Weston Wilson, Shivering Snivel’s first backer, has done some inspirational Fan Art! Thanks Weston!










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Spend Your Summer Weekend Reading With The Jolley-Rogers!

The Pirates Next Door Starring the Jolley-Rogers

The Pirates Next Door

Came across this fun-filled tale while spending my summer days in the children’s section of my local library. This energetic tale about accepting people’s differences will bring a breath of fresh air to your reading time this weekend.

The Crew

Meet the Jolley-Rogers – a pirate family who is moving to Dull-on-Sea, a quiet seaside town, while they fix up their ship. This unusual family soon has the whole neighborhood gossiping. Defying the grown-ups, Matilda becomes friends with young pirate Jim Lad.

Page from Pirates

When the Jolley-Rogers return to sea, the town realizes that they were wrong to assume the worst when it is discovered that the pirates have buried treasure in everyone’s yard. The neighbors are thrilled, but Matilda is sad to have lost her new friend, until she discovers her own treasure — a pen pal!

See Jonny Duddle’s website for tons of Pirate fun!

Find the book on GoodReads and Amazon.

One Week Left To Be Part Of This Frightful And Delightful Book

Art by Kara Jaskolka

Art by Kara Jaskolka

Go to the Kickstarter!

Breaking News!!!

Urgent Update: Monsters are real!

Be on the lookout for this boy.

art by Kara Jaskolka

art by Kara Jaskolka

Whimsical Technology

Ken Kawamoto has created a quite delightful device.


The device is capable of downloading information about upcoming weather off the internet, which it then translates into a variety of modes to replicate sunshine, clouds, rain, and even lighting.


The Coolest thing is…

Kawamoto made an early version of the device available as a free open-source project called OpenTempescope so you can try building your own, but a consumer version is planned for Kickstarter later this year.

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A Fatal Family Secret By Samantha Marks

If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?

On the first day of high school, Kayleigh wishes she could be taller, curvier, and cooler. But when she discovers she’s a shape-shifter, she bites off more than she can chew.

A Fatal Family Secret
Samantha is a Clinical Psychologist and endlessly talented. As you can imagine, the idea of a highly-educated women, with a deep understanding of human nature, writing children’s/YA fiction excites me.

A Fatal Family Secret

Check out the book Here

See Samantha Marks Website Here

The First (of many) Author Interviews

This weekend

I met up with The Boredom Break crew and filmed a Shivering Snivels segment! BoredomBreak is a great series of Web shows reviewing and discussing the latest, and greatest, in “nerd” and young adult entertainment. Hayley Katherine Briggs, my interviewer, and the entire team were professional and delightful! 

Stick around till the end for a little PG-13 material ;] or don’t!

Photos You’ve Probably Never Seen

Enormous statue of Genghis Khan in Mongolia
Bavarian town of Nordlingen built in a 14 million year old meteor impact crater


Bagger 288, the largest land vehicle in the world


See the rest here.

The Alchemist’s Letter

Brand New Concept Art From Shivering Snivels

A big thank you to Kara Jaskolka, aka LaluCoo, for the AMAZING art!






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