As you’re no doubt aware, I’m not just a blogger. I also like to write (even more obvious) fiction in my spare time and one of my favorite kinds of fiction is stories designed to entertain/scare/delight/not reduce to bored tears young dudes and dudettes.
Also? I like to make money by selling stories.
With that in mind, I have combined those two passions and put a couple of stories up for sale on Amazon.com that are expressly designed for the young dude and dudette, but can be read and enjoyed by folks of any age.
One story, The Mismatched Monster, even won a best-of award when it was originally published. No, seriously.
Anyway, here’s a little of the 4-1-1 on each of the stories. You can read them if you’ve got a Kindle or if you have the kindle software installed on any of your electronic devices. You can get the kindle software here.
The Mismatched Monster is the story of Jack Sparks, a 13-year-old boy who has what might be the best or worst job ever. He’s been hired by a secret race of shapeshifters named the Farmynth to help one of their members, Harold, find his final shape. See, the Farmnyth have 274 approved shapes. If Jack can’t help Harold find his shape, Harold will devolve into a puddle of goo. And Harold’s already failed at 273 previous attempts. No pressure. And, to top it off, Jack’s being hunted by a Farmynth named Mr. Shivers, who’s got some homicidal tendencies he’d like to discuss. This fun, funny all-ages story is filled with humor, action and adventure, and actually has a subtle lesson tucked in there at the end.
A Bad Knight For Dragons opens with the immortal line: The knight probably would have been a lot more impressive if he hadn’t been riding one of those dumb little wiener dogs. Ben is a young teenager with a secret: He and his friend Keali (who’s from Hawaii) found a dragon in their backyard and they’re nursing it back to health. The dragon, though, is being hunted by a group of two-foot-tall knights with magic and mayhem on their side. All Ben and Keali have is a couple of slingshots, lots of Vanilla Coke and each other. Not much of a contest then. This is another all-ages story filled with the kind of humor that will make young dudes and dudettes snort milk out their noses. Get the napkins handy. Or keep them away from milk while they’re reading. Whichever.
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