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Photos from The Eye of Amun party

After many hurdles and tough climbs, many tears and much sweating, The Eye of Amun, the third book of The Discoveries of Arthur Grey series was released on June 20th! My publisher hosted a launch party for the book, and the event was a TON of fun! Someone solved the Treasure Hunts clues and found the hidden book, lots of cool toys were given away, pictures got colored, Griffin showed up, new readers found The Discoveries of Arthur Grey books, and--as usual--I dressed as a character from the ...

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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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Fair = Great!

I was at the Chipita Park Arts & Crafts Fair in Colorado last weekend. There were some great crafts for sale there, and I even got myself an awesome winter hat. But, of course, the most exhilarating thing for me was seeing how excited everyone was about The Society's Traitor and The Minotaur Riddle! Thanks to everyone who came out, especially on the second day with all that wind! Here are some photos from the fair.

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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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Arthur Grey Booth

Yes, the late afternoon rain made it an interesting clean-up time, but other than that, this year's Bronc Day was a lot of fun. It was so awesome to see how excited some of you were about Arthur Grey's adventures and about meeting me for the first time! That really made me feel like what I do is worthwhile. Great Holy Grails! You rock! :-) Here are a couple of photos from the event.   The Discoveries books and cool mazes at the Panama Hat Publishing booth. When you stopped by, you got ...

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Away to the Renaissance!

I spent the day at the Renaissance Festival. There were baby dragons, sword swallowers, awesome bagpipers and drummers, jousting tournaments, and mutton legs to eat. But the best thing for me was seeing the Minotaur there! Can you guess why? ;-) Can I take him home? I mean, who doesn't love a big fuzzy minotaur? Drums -- no drums! Drums -- no drums! And a bagpipe. This guy's little dragon moved its head and flapped its wings. Is it real?? Anyone in for a little joust? You'll find some of ...

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It’s Greek to Me: Athens

In The Minotaur Riddle, Arthur Grey gets to visit the city of Athens. This city in Greece has been around for thousands of years and you'll find a lot of evidence of this. The Panathenaic Stadium was used for Olympic games as far back as 330 BC! It's been renovated over the centuries and was used for the modern Olympics that Greece hosted in the 1800s and again in 2004. The Parthenon is a site famous the world over. It's suffered a lot over the centuries and had pieces taken away to museums ...

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It’s Greek to Me: good eating

Anyone who knows me knows that good food is one of my favorite things. So when I visited Greece, trying the local food wasn’t an option -- it was a must. And I was NOT disappointed! Not a fan of greens? Then the classic Greek salad is for you -- it has no lettuce, instead it’s made of a delicious combination of fresh tomatoes, olives, onions, feta cheese, cucumbers, peppers, and sometimes croutons or salty capers, all tossed in an olive oil dressing. Kebabs are another popular dish in ...

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Fauns? Oh, bee-hive!

Besides lions, there are plenty of other amazing sights to see around Greece. One is the ancient and NOT reconstructed beehive tomb that might've belonged to King Agamemnon. This round tomb has a huge stone above the doorway and no one knows how the builders got it there when it weighs about as much as a 747 airplane! The next photo is not ancient, but it's still cool. In one hotel I stayed, they had a chess set with fauns, centaurs, and gods as the pieces. And they knew how awesome this set ...

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