Monday, December 15, 2014

Meet Carnival-Tycoon, My New Time-Suck!

Create long lines and watch profits soar! Bwahahahahahaha!
The biggest problem any author has is finding new ways to waste time instead of scribing their next big thing. Trust me, I know this. That is why I am writing today's post on awesome ways to waste
time. Since I am SUCH a big believer in efficiency, in this case, you only need one, and that is the wonder that is Carnival-Tycoon.

A Charming Theme Park Sim

There may be other more popular versions of this game available for purchase, but this specific version is different. It is completely web-based so there is nothing to download. It is also 100% free to play. I get absolutely nothing from the mention of this game other than the satisfaction of sharing the joy I have received from it as a fan of simulation games in general.

Even if you aren't a gamer, you might know someone who would enjoy building their own theme park, so share, share, share!

The Sights and Sounds of Carnival Life

What I enjoy most is the fact that while Carnival-Tycoon is a free app, it is very well done in terms of detail. Every attraction is animated in its own special way and comes complete with high-quality sound-bytes. It's like you are actually at a carnival!

There is a story-mode where you can attempt to complete pre-set goals and challenges. Or you can play in sandbox mode (my favorite) and build your own theme park from scratch. There are plenty of offerings which you can use to color your landscape and own the park of your dreams only to tear it down and start over again. Yes, it IS that fun!

If you do decide to play, I'd love to see what you've come up with for your own perfect park!

A grand aerial view of Wonky-Tonk Island!

The Lost Remnant YA Fantasy Novel

Monday, December 8, 2014

Birthdays, Book Trailers, and Other Things!

December is here...and it rocks. I give to you:

New YA Fantasy Book Trailer Launch: The Lost Remnant

My book-baby is growing up, and I am super-thrilled to share this moment with you. Book trailers are a ton of work. You wouldn't believe how much goes into preparing for a finished product of just over two minutes in length. Regardles, I can't stop watching the darn thing. If you love it too, please rate, comment, and share. Coming soon: The Lost Remnant in Audiobook format!!! Yeahhhhhhhh!

Birthday Bliss is Still Going Strong...

I had a great birthday! Chocolate-covered strawberry cake and fizzy cider were had. I also got a copy of Manga Studio EX 5, so I am preparing to do more damage in the coming months as I dive deeper into the world of comics and animation. I was also graced with the loveliest bouquet of roses! Today might mark the end of birthday week, but I refuse to stop smiling.

Spotlight: Tilted Tales - New Book Release...

If you are a lover of fairy tales and whimsy, I implore you to keep an eye out for Tilted Tales by A. L. Sant. I grew up on fable and folly, but I also love cheeky wit and humor. This title has it in spades, from the cleverest haiku poems to short stories and everything in between. If you've never fallen in love with a wimbie, then add this to your Amazon wishlist. You'll be glad you did.


YA Fantasy Novel The Lost Remnant