Manly Hero Kirkus Review Published!

Manly Hero

Our Kirkus Review was published yesterday! And we really like these two lines. 🙂

“Rood nicely imagines this fantasy world, and the story’s banter and wordplay are consistently witty…A fun fairy-tale fantasy that should please fans of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride.” — Kirkus Reviews

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Manly Hero Book 2 Update

writing is an adventure

So, you’re probably wondering if those ‘crazy, tea-drinking, author people’ are going to be finishing Manly Hero book two ever????

And we don’t blame you. It has been a longer process than we first anticipated as well.

But fear not, Adventurers…

…The Short of It: We are still working on book 2 and hope to release it… as soon as it is finished. 😉

…The Long of It: If you are still reading and want to know why we are taking our sweet ass time to finish this story, well, here you go. Simply put, and not so simply lived, this is our first series. We took on a rather big process — what we always knew would be a five or six book series —for our first publication(s). And, because we’re picky and invested, the time up until now has been spent in a mixture of writing and outlining the entire story. We don’t want to drop any of our story threads or lead you astray. Hence, we’re taking the time to make this story as fun, cohesive, and understandably twisty as possible.

So, a big thank you to all of you who are still out there recommending Book 1, and waiting for and showing interest in Manly Hero book two. We are very excited about finishing it. And we are very excited to let you read it.

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Be Manly (and Ruby, and Cronimus) and Vote

“By the way,” said Mortimer as they made their way down the stairs. “That voting as a group thing? Interesting idea. Never used it in my day.”

Manly shrugged. “Yeah, it kind of only works sometimes.”

“So, same as everything else,” Grandpa said with a grin.


Hey, our system may not be perfect, but it’s ours. Stay involved and vote. 🙂

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From Us to You! (Boxing Day Giveaway)


Gifts, giving Gifts gifts. 🙂 – Photo Courtesy of William Warby via flickr

Hello! We hope you had are having a fabulous holiday season. 🙂 We are pleasantly stuffed, gifted, and companied.

We’ve felt especially blessed these last two years to have such supportive and awesome readers of our book, so we wanted to give you something in return. And here it is. Continue reading

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JindaLee Lehmann – Featured Canadian Artist

You may notice I’ve expanded our Featured Artist category to include Canadian artists. And our first Canadian artist is JindaLee. She’s got a great vibe and a passion for music that is awesome. I may or may not have gone to a punk rock concert with her and a group of friends in the middle of nowhere once. But that’s a different story. JindaLee is currently running an indiegogo campaign, Rise and Drift Tour. So if you like what you read (and hear, check out the music videos at the end of this interview) pop on over and throw some support her way. 🙂 And if you walk away from this post craving more amazing northern artists, don’t blame me, blame Canada. 😉

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Petra: Describe your approach to your art.   JindaLee: Art is such a multifaceted experience. My approach often involves retrieving memories and Continue reading

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