Some Weeks You Write A Blog Post...

Some Weeks you Write a Blog Post…

…and some weeks a long-forgotten photo you took in the 1990s ends up in USA Today.

This photo. Life can be funny sometimes.

The story, written by Lois Alter Mark, is a fun read, and something you should bookmark in case you ever find yourself in Charm City.

On an unrelated note, I’ve been missing from this blog for a pretty long time. I apologize, but my personal commitments and professional schedule aren’t yet allowing me to post on a regular basis.

It’ll happen, though. And soon! I promise!

In the meantime, take care and be well!

Doodles 'n' Drawings, On Blogging

Boo! It’s a Halloweensie!

It’s Halloween time!

Meh.

And that means it’s time for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie Contest!

WOO!

Here are the rules: Entrants have to write a Halloween-themed story no longer than 100 words. (In Halloween parlance that means the story is “Fun Size.”) This story also must contain the words “trick,” “potion,” and “cobwebs.”

Here’s my submission! Enjoy!

Sprinkles’ Big Scare

Everyone laughed at chipmunk. “Scary? You?!” they scoffed. “Fat chance!”

But wee Sprinkles had a trick up his sleeve.

As the crisp Halloween day morphed into an eerie, moonless night, he toiled away, carefully following the handwritten recipe.

“It’s a potion,” the witch had assured him, “sure to strike fear into the stoutest of souls!”

…Newt eyes? Check…Cobweb ribbons? Check…

Once it was well-mixed into a slurry thick as tar, he gathered the naysayers and choked down his concoction. “Prepare to be fearful!” Sprinkles boomed.

And they were fearful—for their poor little friend had turned green with nausea.

Doodles 'n' Drawings, Everybody's Favorite Book, Scampers Thinks Like A Scientist

Let’s Send Out Freebies!

In my last post, I pesteringly plugged a super special giveaway.

Anyone who purchased and/or reviewed my picture books Scampers Thinks Like A Scientist and/or Everybody’s Favorite Book would receive:

An Official Yer Awesome Promo Par-T Pak!

Each Par-T Pak includes:

  1. An Official Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist Bookmark (while supplies last)
  2. An Official Everybody’s Favorite Book Bookmark (while supplies last)
  3. And An Official Mike Allegra Three-Minute Doodle (That is to say, I take three minutes to draw a doodle—and then I send that doodle to YOU!

A few of you were kind enough to buy and/or review, so I started doodling.

Here is the doodle I’m sending off to a lovely blogger named Boo. I’m told she likes giraffes, so…

I took an extra couple of minutes to add some color highlights because Boo has purchased and reviewed pretty much everything I’ve ever written. You earned it, Boo!

Wanna piece of this action? It’s easy! All ya gotta do is buy my book and/or leave a review on Amazon. (You could also promote the books in different ways if you’re so inclined—so feel free to be creative!)

Once you do that, let me know in the comments and I’ll send a Par-T Pak to YOU!

Thanks! And YAY!