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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St Patricks from Phelan OFarrell

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from your friend Phelan O’Farrell!

Phelan is generously offering 17 copies of ‪#‎TQ4T‬‘s green book (Taken) for $7.77 today from the Author Shop.

‪#‎Lucky‬ ‪#‎Blessed‬ ‪#‎StPatrick‬

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Writing Contest(s) – Finalists and New Contest

First check out a new ongoing writing contest and second learn who the (scroll down and drum roll) finalists for the Short Story Contest are?

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UNUSED Wasted Wood Audible Downloads

My awesome readers. I offered some free Audible downloads of Wasted Wood to my eNewsletter followers, and not all of them have been redeemed. If you’d like to have a free copy try the codes below. Also in exchange for the free download please leave me a review on Audible. Thanks and enjoy!


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A Family Christmas Refocused

Hey everyone! “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” It’s that time of year and I want to take a moment and encourage you to focus on what’s most important. I’m going to stay away from the cliche line, “The reason for the season.” But really let’s focus on what matters, Jesus birth. That said I guess I did use the cliche above, huh? Oh well. Go ahead and go check out this guest post I did for Tyndale Publishers on their blog. And please leave a comment about what you thought.

Check the post out here:

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FREE Kindle Book 11/18 to 11/22


Truthful Test (A short story from #TQ4T) is FREE on Amazon Kindle from 11/18/ to 11/22. It was supposed to be up on my birthday 11/15, but alas.


After you’ve read it would you consider leaving a review?

Hundreds of years in the future, humans have spread out across the universe, discovering and settling new worlds. But along the way, they have forgotten their origin. Why has the past been forgotten? What clues could help uncover the mystery of mankind’s beginnings? And why does the quest become dangerous? The adventure unfolds in Brock Eastman’s Quest for Truth series, as archaeologists Elliot and Laura Wikk are mysteriously kidnapped in the midst of their search for mankind’s origins. Determined to find and rescue their parents, young Oliver Wikk and his siblings dodge danger and uncover clues of their own, finding themselves drawn as much to the search for truth as to the search for their parents.

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Get $10 to spend on graphics, videos, and music!

Alright. When I make videos or book covers I go to several places to get the images I need. One of them is Pond5. If you use my referral link below you’ll get $10 to spend on images, videos, music, sound effects and more at Pond5. Just use the link:

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EHS grad encourages students to write

EUREKA — Brock Eastman is on an unexpected journey, much like the characters he has created in his books.

Source: EHS grad encourages students to write

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Write a Novella for Creepy Campfire Collection (I) or Galactic Exploration Collection (I).

I’m collecting short stories for two middle grade (ages 10 to 14) anthologies to release next summer. The Creepy Campfire Collection (I) will contain 5 to 12 short stories, each 10k to 30k words and the Galactic Exploration Collection (I) will contain 5 to 12 short stories, each 15k to 40k words. You can learn more about the requirements and how to enter below. Consider using NaNoWriMo to write your story. Not sure what NaNoWriMo is check out the blurb from Wikipedia below. Consider using Pro Writing Aid Editing Tool to make sure your story is in tip-top shape. I will use this tool to do a quick snap analysis on your work and determine if I should read further. For Creepy Campfire Collection (I) stories should be creepy and something you might read around the campfire. For the Galactic Exploration Collection (I) stories should feature manned exploration of space. Stories must be G to PG in content. See rules below. The Creepy Campfire Collection (I) is scheduled to release in May 2016 and Galactic Exploration Collection (I) in October 2016 in paperback, dust jacket, and e-book.

Direct questions to thequestfortruthbooks (a) gmail (dot) com

If you are planning to participate you can request to join the group on facebook for an open forum for questions and answers as well as the true power of working as a group!

What is NaNoWriMo?

“National Novel Writing Month, is an annual internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write 50,000 words from November 1 until the deadline at 11:59PM on November 30. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to get people writing and keep them motivated throughout the process. The website provides participants with tips for writer’s block, local places writers participating in NaNoWriMo are meeting, and an online community of support. The idea is to focus on completion instead of perfection. NaNoWriMo focuses on the length of a work rather than the quality, encouraging writers to finish their first draft so that it can later be edited at the author’s discretion. NaNoWriMo’s main goal is to encourage creativity worldwide. The project started in July 1999 with 21 participants, but by the 2010 event over 200,000 people took part – writing a total of over 2.8 billion words.” · Text under CC-BY-SA license

General Rules:

  • Creepy Campfire Collection (I)
    • Story should be something you might read aloud around the campfire. (Assuming your audience would listen to you that long.)
    • Story should be creepy, but not terrifying. Think Are You Afraid of the Dark or Goosebumps.
    • Word count must be between 10k to 30k words.
    • For an example of what Author is looking for check out Wasted Wood
  • Galactic Exploration Collection (I)
    • Story should feature manned exploration of space.
    • Story should not be overly scientific in explanation.
    • Story should not be Space Horror.
    • Word count must be between 15k to 40k words.
  • No fan fiction or characters, places, items from other works or authors.
  • Stories must be G to PG in content (no sex, no obscene language, no extreme gore.)
  • Contest is open to all ages.
  • Author reserves the right to disqualify any entries based on Author’s moral perspective or concerns or determination that content does not fit the Crimson Pulse Media brand.
  • Contest will be cancelled if Author does not receive enough viable entries.
  • UPDATED: Entries are due by January 15, 2016.
  • The first chapter of each story will post on Author website in January 2016.
  • Author will use feedback from website readers, colleagues, authors, and two groups called the #Questers and #Hunters in determining which stories will be in the collection.
  • Authors decisions are final.
  • Creepy Campfire Collection (I) will release around May 2016 Galactic Exploration Collection (I) will release around October 2016 dependent on submissions final condition and any required editorial revisions.
  • Project may be cancelled at the author’s discretion.
  • Entrants must sign a contract and release with Crimson Pulse Media prior to being selected.
  • Rules are subject to change without notice.
  • Authors of the selected stories will have their names listed on the cover of the collection, on online retailers, and officially be a published author through Crimson Pulse Media.
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Welcome to Hippopolis a new series inspired by a conversation with my youngest daughter and I had while at our local Zoo. We teamed up with the amazing Caleb Havertape to bring these Hippos to life for your family. The world of Hippopolis is meant to educate and entertain. Below you’ll fine the first three titles in the series, but there are several more planned. You can check out the full planned list below.



Rainbow Hippo (Hippopolis Book 1)

Rainbow Hippo - Cover Final - Kindle - 8.5 x 8.5 - 8-21-2015

The Hippos of Hippopolis want to help your child learn their colors and several patterns too. Your child will love the fun alliteration and silly hippos on every page. In the back of each book are several activities to deepen your child’s understanding in a fun but educational way.

“Preschool learning is meant to be fun, and what is more fun than colorful hippos? With humorous alliteration, exciting adjectives, and delightful illustrations by Caleb Havertape, father-daughter duo Brock and Waverly Eastman have created a picture book that will make learning exciting for parents and children alike!” – Ann Hibbard, Senior Editor of HEDUA – Home Educating Family Association

Rainbow Hippo $7.99



Happy Hippo (Hippopolis Book 2)


Happy Hippo - Cover Final - Kindle - 8.5 x 8.5 - 8-24-2015

Wake up with Little Hippo and spend the day with the Hippo family. Kids will love the rhythmic flow of the story and relate Little Hippo’s experiences to their own. A delightful read that takes your kids through emotions they experience each day. In the back of each book are several activities to deepen your child’s understanding in a fun but educational way.

“I love hippos as long as I don’t have to swim with them. Venture into this book for a day of hippo, hippo fun.” – Donita K. Paul, author of The Dragon and the Turtle.

Happy Hippo $7.99



Count Hippo, Count (Hippopolis Book 3)

Count Hippo - Front Cover - Paperback - 8-5 x 8-5 - 10-9-2015

Learn to count with these fun hippos. Your preschooler will learn their numbers one through ten with easy rhymes and silly hippos. In the back of each book are several activities to deepen your child’s understanding in a fun but educational way.

“Happy Hippo will be a fun addition to your bedtime book collection. Cute illustrations and hippo counting make this a family-favorite!” – Deidra Romero, Managing Editor of FamilyFiction Magazine and Blogger at

Count Hippo, Count $7.99




Hippopolis Bundle (Book 1 thru 3)

Rainbow Hippo - Cover Final - Kindle - 8.5 x 8.5 - 8-21-2015Happy Hippo - Cover Final - Kindle - 8.5 x 8.5 - 8-24-2015

Count Hippo - Front Cover - Paperback - 8-5 x 8-5 - 10-9-2015

Buy the first three books and save.








Future Hippopolis Titles

Welcome to Hippopolis

Alpha Hippo

Shape Hippo

Triple Hippo Tales

Hippo’s Nutcracker

Hippo Pretends

Astro Hippo

Go Hippo Go

Super Hippo

Hippopolis Coloring Book


*Special prices listed in this post good through December 25th, 2015 and available via only.

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