FREE: Case of the Lost Ocelot: An Unofficial Minecraft Young Readers Story

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Today I unveil my new Minecraft book for kids – and it’s FREE until Sunday on Kindle!

Best friends Moot and Ward find a black-and-white cat alone in the forest. With its owner nowhere to be seen, they undertake a journey to a faraway village. Will they find who the cat belongs to?

Case of the Lost Ocelot is an unofficial Minecraft story for young readers ages 6-8. With full color pages and engaging narrative, this is the perfect transition between the early reader series and junior novels.

Get yours today!

Tales for Your Monkey’s Mind by Steve Michael Reedy

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Magical storybooks

Castles and clowns

This is a book that you will not put down.

A collection of stories

For kids and adults

That give you a peek behind the curtain of the world.

Ok so I’m not a very good poet, but I wanted to honor the book’s lyrical writing with a little something. And I didn’t lie – from the first tale I was hooked. I love how this book gives you a chance to figure out the meaning behind each story on your own instead of being preachy about it. I was excited to see how long it took me, and in some cases I didn’t have the AHA moment until halfway through, which made me even more excited to read on.

There are six stories, told in a seamless way and even though each is its own, they are integrated with transitions and wordplay. Not everything rhymes, and they’re mostly in the format of short stories. This is a book that can be read and enjoyed by anyone. The older you are, I think, the more you can infer from it.

What’s even more interesting is that I shared this book with my husband and we actually disagreed on the meanings of some of the concepts in it. So not only does it make you think – it makes you think critically. A conversation waiting, a discussion brewing. These stories would make great topics to explore with a child, including being yourself and living for yourself.

One story that really resonated with me was about One Day. Basically, a girl is sad and asking what makes everyone else happy. They tell her it’s looking forward to their One Day. One day, when I have the car I want I’ll be happy. One day, when I lose the weight I want, I’ll be happy. One day, when I find the love I want, I will be happy. But when One Day comes they just make another One Day to look forward to. It just hits so close to home, it makes me stop and appreciate the now more.

No matter your age or whether you have children, this is a book worth checking out. Don’t let the rhyming deter you – these tales are anything but simple.

A big thank you to Steve, for providing me with a copy of his book and opening my mind.

 

Cross-posted to My Trending Stories.

Attack of the Griefers is now LIVE – plus a contest!

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Attack of the Griefers, book 2 of the Glitcher series is now available!

Red and his friends are back in a brand new action-packed adventure! From the author of the Unofficial Minecraft Early Reader Stories comes the second installment of the Glitcher series for ages 7-12.

There’s a new glitcher in town – and he’s throwing the Overworld into chaos. When strange things start to happen, from hordes of creepers to raining ocelots, it’s up to Red and his friends to find the person responsible and end the craziness. Together again, they travel to the Griefer Hall of Fame and make a list of possible suspects. Will they figure out which griefer has taken on the abandoned mantle of The Glitcher and stop him once and for all?

What can make it better? A contest of course! Just submit a screenshot of your favorite griefer from the book for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Ender Toys! Click here to enter!

Trapped in the Tutorial: An Unofficial Minecraft Glitcher Novel

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Red is a seasoned adventurer, but he is not prepared to be transported to the mysterious biome of the Tutorial. An invisible wall surrounds it, and the only way to freedom is to complete the provided instructions. However, Red soon realizes everything is not as it seems. He must make friends, save strangers, and fight against all odds to solve his dilemma and get back home.

It’s live!

Yes! This is a brand new series for ages 7-12! I’m excited (and a little scared) to get something out there that’s not a picture book. Less than 24 hours live and it already had two 5 star reviews on Goodreads, and hopefully  will have some on Amazon soon as well!

Check out my Amazon giveaway if you’re interested!

Is it weird to bless your own sneeze?

Have you ever had a story affect you so much, it changes things you do on a daily basis?

I have.

When I was a child, I read a book of Irish fairy tales, and one of the stories absolutely terrified me. The plot was that in Irish folklore, if you sneeze three times and no one says ‘bless you’ (or whatever your country says), then a leprechaun can claim you as his bride. In the story, an evil leprechaun made a beautiful young maiden sneeze twice, and on the third time his servant couldn’t let the poor girl be bound to his master so he blessed her. The story has a happy ending, but for some reason the fear of not being blessed stayed with me.

Apparently they made a movie based on it (Leprechaun 2). Never watching that. Nope.

So since I work from home, no one is usually around to hear me sneeze, so I end up saying it myself. Is that weird? Probably. Do I care? Maybe a little. But I’ll probably do it for the rest of my life.

Personal stories welcome!