9 posts tagged Characters

Me and my costumes, part 2

In a previous post, I gave an insider look at my character Idolette and her outfits, several of which I've used for my own costumes. Now, let me tell you about another costume I wore on a few occasions:     Isabelle as Goddess Isis I have to admit, this costume was a fun one because I was dressed as someone who was dressed as someone! Isabelle Siegfried is a character we meet in

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Running with the Wolves

Do you remember reading Little House on the Prairie and shivering during the part about the pack of wolves surrounding the house, their howls rolling through the dark night air? Well, when I recently visited the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, I got to hear something like that for myself. Granted it was daytime, and the wolves were comfortable and well-fed, but still -- hearing them howl in unison in their own wild conversation definitely sent shivers down my back. It was pretty darn ...

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Me and my costumes

Maybe it's a side effect from my days in drama, but I really like dressing up. For one thing, I think it helps me connect with my characters on a different level, getting to actually "stand in their shoes," so to speak. For another thing, it's really fun -- for both me AND my readers! Everyone usually loves it when I show up in costume. For most of my events, I dress as a character from one of the Discoveries of Arthur Grey books. But I don't always get to explain my costume at these events. ...

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Photo of the Day: Bronc Day

On August 1st, I tended the Panama Hat Publishing booth at Bronc Day in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado. The sky was blue, the weather perfect, and I got to talk to so many new people! Here are some photos from the day. The pyramid puzzles were a big hit! Someone made his very important debut today! Look for adorable plush Griffin on Panama Hat Publishing's online store beginning October 2015!      

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Arthur and Griffin as toys—Let’s play!

There are few things more awesome than building a mini army of your own book character. But that’s exactly what’s up: Arthur Grey & Griffin as LEGO® minifigs! These are a limited item, are personally handpicked and modified (Griffin even has one blue eye and one brown), and come directly from me. So how do you get one? Since these are so special and limited, they’ll only be available through special challenges, which I will post on my website and FB page. Keep your eyes peeled for ...

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Arthur Grey Lego Set

While waiting for the third Arthur Grey book to be released, I've been wrestling with Lego parts to build some scenes from the first two books. Last time I worked on Conservation's main gate in Peru. Now I've really outdone myself. Really. As in, I tried to do way more than I'm good at. So prepare to be astounded. Here is my hard work on the two lighthouse towers that the Initiates travel between to get to Elysium island in The Minotaur Riddle. I tried to make what's SUPPOSED to be waves in ...

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Bad News, Good News

With most projects come delays. The bad news is, Arthur's third adventure has been delayed. The good news is, I've been spending my free time playing with Legos. "Um, how exactly is this good?" you might ask. Well, it gives me something to post! I know I'm not exactly a Master Builder, but, hey, I was just having some fun. So here are my attempts at building Historia's main entry point to Conservation. These are from The Society's Traitor. Click on any of the photos to enlarge them. &nbsp...

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Characters

I was so excited about these pictures, that I have to share them. Nine-year-old Christine sent these to me--colored pictures of characters she thought were good fits for Arthur Grey characters! How awesome is this?? Idolette in a green-haired guise. Totally awesome! Idolette as a blonde. Doesn't this remind you of how she looked when we first met her in book 1?? Right on! I love the bow. I'm definitely seeing this as Amr from the prologue -- sweet!

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Most Annoying Characters

Have you ever read a book where there was a character you just wished would get turned into pudding and eaten by a wild hippo? Or at least that he or she would decide to leave the book never to return? Who are these annoying characters? (Drumroll, please!) Here's my top five list of most annoying characters, in no particular order:   Esmond Falvey (The Discoveries of Arthur Grey): He always has to be right and he's definitely nosy. Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter): He's such a snot. Eustace ...

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