Step On Board the Puzzle Train

The most popular TV game show ever, Puzzle Train, has Tom hooked. Obsessed. Every week, he watches as the adults fail to complete the unseen Conductor’s puzzles. Every week at school he debates the Conductor’s identity with best friend, Isabelle. And every week, his stepfather tells him to get out of the living room and play sports.

An opportunity presents itself as a children’s special is announced. Tom is desperate to get on-line and attempt the qualification puzzles, his stepfather is equally desperate to stop him. The mystery to Tom is why does his stepfather hate the Puzzle Train so much?

Tom knows he can defeat the Conductor’s puzzles – if he can overcome his initial shyness – he has studied every episode and he has his grans words of wisdom in his head.

He has to win.
Not just for the fame of becoming the first person in 500 episodes to defeat the Conductor – he doesn’t like attention.

Not just for the massive cash prize – although his mom really needs a new car.

But for the questions he has buzzing in his head and the desire he has to finally find out who the Conductor really is.

Six puzzles, ninety minutes. Have you got what it takes to beat the Puzzle Train?

Puzzle Train is recommended for young puzzlers age 9-12 and is the first in a three book series by Richard James Edwards.

Available in paperback or ebook on Amazon, Kobo, or Apple.

Got some younger kiddos you’d like to keep occupied over the summer months? Check out the Bad Caterpillar activity pages free from Story Origin in exchange for signing up for author Suvi Chisholm’s newsletter.

Fun activity pages designed to keep kids engaged and learning. Activity pages are based on the children’s book: Bad Caterpillar by Suvi Chisholm.

Download. Print. Play!

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Welcome to BOWS – The Book Owl Word Search

Come join the BOWS author hop for awesome prizes and games.

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Hi folks, I’m excited to announce that I’m participating in the Book Owl Word Search (BOWS) and I’m part
of the PURPLE team. To find out more about the Word Search and how to
play visit
https://www.snowywingspublishing.com/book-owl-word-search/bows-how-to-play/.
See if you can find my secret word in this post. Hint it’s something I love. Then continue the search to the other
authors on my team and find their words as well.

So, for those of you who are visiting you’re probably wondering what P.A.W.S. stands for. Well, P.A.W.S. is the Partnership of Animagi, Werewolves and Shapeshifters. The organization has a network of supernatural academies around the globe were would-be shifters train in their own particular magic.

So would you like to go to P.A.W.S.? The first thing you’d need to do is decide what animal form would fit your personality best. To find out take my handy dandy quiz here

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Puzzly Roundup

Hi folks, how is your Spring going? It’s getting really nice around here, my favorite time, not too hot, not too cold.

I’ve got a couple of books for little ones to share with you this month. Both of these titles are FREE from Story Origin in exchange for signing up for the author’s newsletters.

First off Solve the mystery with child sleuth, Maggie Mae in this fun, free mystery book for kids.

Maggie Mae, detective extraordinaire, is on the case of who stole her grandma’s super-duper snickerdoodles. With her detective’s badge and notebook, she finds clues, interviews suspects, and sets a trap.

Who did it–Grandpa, her brother Ben, or Toby the dog?

Get the story here to find out!

Next up a purrrrfect coloring book!

These 40 different kawaii kittens come from a land full of flowers, where every day is spring. The flowers will challenge you creativity. Their shape will give uncountable ways of color them. You’ll never want to stop coloring these cute kittens.

Perfect for all the family. Pick up your free PDF to print here.

Happy Puzzling and Happy Spring!

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P.I.HUNT 7

A Pi Day Puzzle Hunt!

We’ve gone about another 2 pi radians around the sun again, which means it must be time for P.I.HUNT again! This year is the 22nd year of the century, and the 7th P.I.HUNT, which means that my average time for hunt production this century will be 22/7 by the end of this year, the common approximation for pi! 🙂 This is definitely a natural statistic to look at and not contrived at all to make this year’s Pi Day seem special like I do every year. If that’s not special enough, there’s something else interesting that happened this year (in some time zones, at least.) There were two notable occurrences today, as close as is possible for them to occur without overlapping. Namely, Pi Minute (which has the first 6 digits of pi), is 3/14, 1:59 AM, and Daylight Savings Time begins 3/14, 2:00 AM.

About this year’s hunt: I…

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A Cryptic Crossword for International Women’s Day

Hi folks! I’m excited to announce I’m part of a wonderful Cryptic Crossword puzzle hosted over at 1Across today.

The puzzle was put together by Sowmya Ramkumar in honor of International Women’s Day and features clues from eighteen awesome women constructors.

Check it out here!

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Happy National Puzzle Day!

Hi everyone, Happy National Puzzle Day! To celebrate I have a treat for everyone, a cryptic crossword I originally created for Conline 3, now available for your puzzling pleasure.

Download the PDF to print here!

And in case you get stuck, here’s the solution:

Want to solve this puzzle online? Hop over to Ben Robinson’s puzzle site and solve this and some other awesome cryptics.

Happy Puzzling!

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Happy Birthday To Me (and a Sale for You!)

Happy Birthday to me! I’m having a book sale to celebrate!

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All books – 99 cents on Amazon for a limited time!

Hey Everyone – it’s my birthday! So to celebrate I’ve put ALL 6 of my P.A.W.S. Saga on sale for just 99 cents/99p. It’s been a long and crazy year and hopefully 2021 will be a whole lot better. So snuggle up and read and in the meantime I’m scribbling away in the next couple of books in the series!

Step into the World of P.A.W.S. right here!

Also I’ve got together with a bunch of other awesome indie authors to showcase our books. Click on any of the banners below for reads from FREE to 4.99. You’re sure to find something you love.

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Meet Julie Gilbert

On my sister blog today, an interview with author Julie Gilbert.

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Today on Paws 4 Thought I’m happy to welcome fantasy author, Julie Gilbert.

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself, Julie.

I’m a high school chemistry teacher, a writer, and a Christian, not necessarily in that order. I also enjoy doing puzzles. Usually 1-2K pieces is a good amount. In my spare time, I review clean audiobooks in several genres. Pre-pandemic, I used to see a lot of movies in theaters. Perhaps I’ll return to that someday.

2. When did you first start writing?

The fascination with stories started when I was a kid, listening to my mom read to me. Eventually, that changed to me reading a lot on my own. Finally, around the time I was headed off to college, I decided to try to write something for fun. First story was pretty terrible, but the process taught me a lot. Taking that knowledge, I dove into…

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Picture Book Sale!

Do you have little ones? Three of my picture books are currently on sale.

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Hi everyone, I’ve got a treat for you today. Three of my titles are currently on sale. First off for just 99 cents we have the story of a silly clown called THE GREAT BOBBERT and his wily assistant the weasel, Popgoes.

Pick up a copy on Kindle for just 99 cents plus add a free audio book narrated by George Sirois from Story Origin.

Next up my kitty story Cecilia’s Tale with illustrations by Victoria Szulc is on sale everywhere for just 99 cents in ebook. Plus add a free audio book narrated by Fiona Thraille from Story Origin.

Lastly my latest picture book release, WANDA’S WAND is FREE today on Kindle. Illustrated by Tina Wijesiri the book takes us through the silly tale of little Wanda Wizzlewoop and her cat, Whiskey. Audio book also available on Story Origin.

Want more? Check it out these two promos…

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Book Lovers Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

On my author blog today.

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September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. Authors, readers, and bloggers are uniting again his year to fight stigma, spread mental health awareness, and support the prevention of suicide. To encourage participation, we’re giving away a $50 Amazon gift card and a Book Lovers Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day t-shirt to one lucky winner.

Two kinds of stigma continue to persist: public stigma and self-stigma. Public stigma occurs when other people view a person with a mental illness in a negative way. Public stigma feeds into self-stigma when people with mental illness internalize the negative talk they hear from others.

Well-meaning people say things like, “Suck it up,” “Choose to be happy,” “Turn that frown upside down,” or “Focus on your blessings,” as if mental illness were a mood, a frame of mind, or an attitude that can simply be overcome at will.

Often, people who suffer from mental…

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