So I’ve been told more and more that I’m a goofy, weird guy and it doesn’t come across when I’m talking about books and sometimes in my books. Not sure where that came from but I thought I’d blog goofy facts about myself here and there to try and let my goofy-ness show (yes I add “ness” to the end of any word I want).
Today’s Goofy Fact is that I talk to everything. I get that might not sound weird, but my co-worker at my day job makes fun of me everyday for it. I’ve talked to frogs, dogs, squirrels, dragonflies, dragonfly larvae, leeches (explicit material), worms, and waterstriders (little bugs that float on top of ponds). I have also gone out of my way to save dragonfly larvae and other things. I got told to stop when i put an injured dragonfly on a rock and poured water next to him in case he got thirsty.
I’ve been told by everyone that I am a 5-year-old stuck in a 30-year-old body. I mean I would drop thousands of dollars on Legos if I could. Who wouldn’t?
There you go, Goofy Fact #1! Thanks for reading all of you goofy people!
I’ve talked a little about it before. Donation Books will be books I plan to create and then donate all of the rights and profits to help a specific charity or group. Since I’m self-published, I have no one to tell me it’s a bad idea #stickingoutmytongue.
First one coming out is a book for the Colorado Veterans Project. They are a charity that helps veterans facing difficulties. I spoke with and interviewed a number of veterans who wanted a children’s book showing the difficulties families face while the parent(s) are deployed. This book is currently being illustrated and we are hoping for it to be finished around the end of 2017 or the beginning of 2018. We have faced some personal issues which have postponed the release of this book, but we’re working hard on it.
Next up, is a Donation Book that I am writing for one of my late idols. I will be writing and illustrating it because it is a more personal book for me. It will be donated to a music foundation in their name, and I will release all of the info once I get closer to a release. The book is based on a specific song they wrote with influences from other songs they wrote. It will have a sad ending that is still child friendly, but adults will understand the meaning. To be honest, I cried reading the end to my girlfriend because it has quotes from his songs and I’m kind of a baby with things like that. No making fun of me #imnotababy.
I will have more info coming soon, along with a new book coming in the next month! Thanks for reading and please share.