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Wed
Aug
8

Meanwhile, Back in LEGO City…



 

 
I’ve had two more book releases this summer and both are from the beautiful, buildable world of LEGO!
 
For all the early-reading LEGO fans, there’s LEGO City: Fix That Truck! and LEGO City: Look Out Below! Read the stories that compliment some of the brand new toy sets!
 
I hope you enjoy them and I hope they inspire you to create your very own LEGO adventures!
 

 

Fri
Jul
20

Watch Your Step!



 

 
Now available–Night of the Giants! The second book in my original series Night at the Museum: Nick’s Tales.
 
Exclusively for Amazon Kindle, this junior novel follows the adventure of Nick Daley in the most amazing museum in the world. If you’re a fan of the movies, I truly think you’ll enjoy these books as much as I enjoyed writing them.
 
Promotional Copy: Continuing the adventures from the blockbuster film NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM this title follows Larry Daley’s teenage son Nick as he learns the ropes at the strangest museum in the world. This time, it’s trouble for Nick when two kids stow away in the museum and get their hands on the tablet of Akhmenrah. Now Nick must face the biggest challenge of his young life as he tries to defeat two giant bullies, take back the tablet, and save all of his friends.
 

 

 

Sun
Apr
1

SMU Libraries Fundraiser



 

 
I was honored to be chosen as one of the 2012 Ten Haute Authors by Colophon—Friends of the SMU Libraries.
 

 
My wife, Becky Meehan, her mother, Rev. Annette Meehan, and I had a wonderful evening at this year’s Tables of Content — a fundraiser benefiting the annual Grants Program supporting the purchase of books, periodicals, electronic resources, and other much-needed equipment and materials for all of the SMU libraries.
 

 
Each of the authors had a table in a lovely courtyard, serenaded by a string quartet. I met several amazing people including author PJ Hoover (be sure to check out some of her cool books HERE) and our table host, Dr. Ruben L.F. Habito, Professor of World Religions and Spirituality at Perkins School of Theology. It was an evening of riveting conversation. Even former First Lady, Laura Bush was in attendance (although I didn’t get to say hi).
 

 
Thanks to Director Amy Carver and Coordinator Cindy Ruppi for the honor and invitation. And a special thanks to Dr. Habito for being such a gracious host.
 

 

Tue
Mar
20

Friends of the SMU Libraries



 

 
I was delighted to be included as one of the 2012 Top Ten Haute Young Authors at this year’s Tables of Content — an annual fundraiser put on by Colophon Friends of the SMU Libraries. I’ll not only sign books at the event but also meet several amazing authors as well as witness the presentation of the 3rd Annual Literati Award to SMU Professor of English, Marshall Terry.
 
If interested in attending, please call 214.768.3225 or email cruppi@smu.edu by March 26, 2012.
 
Proceeds from this event benefit the annual Grants Program sponsored by the Friends of the SMU Libraries which supports the purchase of books, periodicals, electronic resources, and other much-needed equipment and materials for all of the SMU libraries.
 

Wed
Jan
25

A Winx Club Interview



 

 
I was recently interviewed by Katherine Mason for her Winx Club fan site, Fire and Flame! A few years ago I wrote several books for the series and they reside among my list of favorites.
 
If you enjoy the show or are simply a magical fairy fan, I highly recommend visiting her cool fan site and you can check out my interview HERE.
 
To learn even more about the series, visit the official Winx Club site or find my Winx books here!
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Mon
Jan
16

An Eagle Scout Interview



 

 
I was recently interviewed by Mark Ray, fellow freelance writer and author of the wonderful book: The Scoutmaster’s Other Handbook. He wrote an article about me in the current BSA Alumni newsletter: Alumni Alive!
 
You can check out the article on the BSA website or view an archived PDF version HERE.
 
If you’re involved in Scouting, I highly recommend buying a copy of Mark’s book. And if you’re NOT involved in Scouting, I can’t endorse a better organization for your child in terms of learning new skills, experiencing new adventures, and developing leadership skills that will last a lifetime!
 
For more information, or to find local packs and troops in your area, visit the Boy Scouts of America official website.
 

Mon
Jan
2

More LEGO City!



 

 
Released this week is another one of my LEGO City books—Catch That Crook! These have been great fun to write, especially since LEGO insists on including plenty of jokes, gags, and slapstick. No problem! I’m happy to comply.
 
And if you’ve been keeping up with Clownblog at all, you’ll know that we’ve enjoyed seeing all of our Clown Commandos characters come to life in true LEGO minifig fashion. In fact, I’m growing into a LEGO fan all over again!
 
If you’re a LEGO or LEGO City fan (or know of a young one who needs a new early reader) you can order a copy of Catch That Crook! below.
 

Sun
Nov
13

Austin Comic Con WAS a Success!



 

 
Clown Commandos Co-creator Scott McFadden and I met a lot of great people and got the word out about our kickin’ digital comic book app!
 
I even ran into actress and voice of Disney’s Pocahontas, Irene Bedard. I had worked with Irene back when I worked in Special Effects! I didn’t realize that she was going to be appearing so I went up to say hi when I spotted her. I asked her if she remembered one of the guys who had hung her in a special harness during the making of the mini-series, True Women. She did remember and even asked for a picture. Very cool!
 
Keep your eye on the ClownBlog this week for more details of our adventure at Austin Comic Con!

Thu
Nov
10

Wizard World Comic Con in Austin, TX



 

 
I’ll be appearing at the Wizard World Comic Con this weekend in Austin, TX! Find me in Artist Alley under the big orange Clown Commandos banner. You can’t miss me. I may even be wearing a silly hat. Who am I kdding? OF COURSE I’ll be wearing a silly hat!
 
Alongside Clown Commandos co-creator, Scott McFadden, I’ll be signing some of my books, giving away some cool clown gear, and checking out all the rockin’ costumes! If you live in or around the area be sure to stop by!
 
For more information and continuing Clown Commandos comic con coverage, be sure to visit the official Clown Commandos blog: clownblog.com!
 

Mon
Apr
11

Book Signing!




I’m very excited to be appearing at a Real Bookstore this Saturday, the 16th in Fairview, Texas (just south of McKinney).

I’ll perform the same multimedia show I give at school visits and then I’ll sign copies of my new book, Night at the Museum: Nick’s Tales–Night of the Dragons.

My performance begins at 2:00 p.m.

A Real Bookstore’s address:

113 Prairie Road
Fairview, TX 75069

Hope to see you there!