Saturday, December 19, 2015

What Are You Afraid Of?

I recently read a blog where people commented on their strange and unusual fears. I thought most of them were actually normal. So, I looked up other strange fears. Some I thought were interesting were: fear of the toaster, fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth, fear of belly buttons, and fear of the left side.

What are your fears. Comment on this blog and tell us about what scares you. I listed my strange fears below. Try not to laugh too hard. :)

You can't catch me. I'm the Gingerbread man! I hate that little nuisance! My mom used to bake gingerbread man cookies and then put them on the stairs when I wasn't looking. I would turn around and see them and it totally freaked me out. (I was 5 at the time) She told me that I had to catch them and bite off their legs so they wouldn't run. I thought they were alive and was scared they would try to attack me if I bit them.

I am ok now and I love gingerbread cookies, but I hate the story of the gingerbread man. I felt like he was creepy, always taunting. So, the gingerbread man cookies are my unusual fear. That and the poko-peeko-mites.

I don't want to leave you hangin'. So, I will continue. Again, my mother came up with this one too. When I was little, (about 5) I would lose things. (like every kid) My mother would ask me, "Where did it go? What do you think happened to it?" I would tell her, "I don't know." She would say, "I bet the poko-peekomites took it." She explained to me that little tiny people lived under the floorboards on the house. They would come out at night and steal things. Result: childhood mental scar number two. I really believed these weird little people lived under the floor.

Anyways, those are my two irrational fears. My mom did love me very much. We watched weird and scary movies all the time and I still love them today. I really don't believe in anything supernatural. But, I like to imagine what it would be like if something strange and amazing did happen.

Cheers - Bald Guy

Friday, November 13, 2015

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Free Audiobook Giveaway!

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Free Preview of Upcoming New Book!

Check out the new story. Sebastian and Mila might be complaining now, but that is nothing compared to what is about to happen to them. 

Stop Complaining

Complaining can be contagious as a cough. It keeps you hostage and hides you away from all the good things in life. We all complain about something or other. In fact, I am sick and tired of people complaining all the time. What a waste of time. I mean, why don’t they just stop being complainers? Saying things like, “I don’t like that,” or, “It’s too cold,” or even, “They are stupid.” Wait, now I’m complaining. See what I mean? Once you start, it’s hard to stop. Feel like complaining about something? You might think differently after you read this.
Sebastian and Mila Scarbord were brother and sister. For the most part, they were nice to each other. Mila was the older one and felt it was her duty to tell Sebastian what to do. At times, he became fed up with Mila bossing him around and whined about it.
Unfortunately, their parents liked to complain at the dinner table. They complained about work, traffic, government, neighbors, and cleaning. To Sebastian and Mila it seemed that the world was full of problems and everyone in it was incompetent. Even though they thought the complaining was boring adult stuff, they still picked up this bad habit.
They started to complain about school, dinner, each other, their toys, everything. Even worse, they criticized each other.
“Moooommm,” Mila would whine, “Sebastian isn’t brushing his teeth long enough.”
“Daaaddd,” Sebastian would moan, “Mila isn’t letting me watch her show.”
It went on and on.
As they were walking home from school and complaining about their friends, an important looking man standing next to a limousine waved them over. They should have known better than to talk to a stranger. However, the man had a very nice suit on and an even nicer smile. They approached him and stopped on the grass next to the curb.
The man spoke, “Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Mr. Ofren, owner of FuturoTechLabs. I overheard you two talking about the difficulties you face in your lives and have an offer to make to you.”
The two children took a step forward and turned their heads to listen.
Mr. Ofren continued, “How would you like to quit school right now and work for me? You would make millions of dollars. All you would have to do is come up with fun ideas for kids.”
This immediately hooked Sebastian. He nodded his head and the word “Yes” jumped from his mouth.
Mila was not so sure and asked, “How do we know you are not lying? This sounds too good to be true.”
Mr. Ofren pulled out two black business cards with silver writing on them and handed one each to the kids. He told them, “These are my business cards. The website is on the back if you want to check it out. My email and phone are on the front. Take a few days to think about it and get in touch with me if you are interested.” He gave them each nod, entered the limo, and closed the door.
A second later, the back limo window rolled down and the man said, “One more thing, you cannot tell anybody. I do not make this kind of offer to just anyone. It is only for special kids like you. If you tell anyone, I am afraid the offer will no longer be available.”
The window quickly rolled back up and the limo drove off before either of the kids could say anything. For a few seconds they stood still in silence.
Mila broke the quiet and said, “Well, what do you think?”
“I don’t know,” said Sebastian. “It sounds like it could be cool. It has to be better than going to school and doing homework.”
“Yeah,” said Mila. “The guy seemed to be legitimate. Let’s check it out on the internet tonight, just to make sure.”
“Ok,” agreed Sebastian.
After dinner, they both went up to Mila’s room to check out FuturoTechLabs and Mr. Ofren. They quickly made it to the FuturoTechLabs website. It had a picture of a futuristic building glimmering in silver on the front page, which looked very professional.
“Hey, check this out!” exclaimed Mila. She opened a page showing all the products that they made. “Look, they make drones, rockets, rollercoasters and some kind of drug that makes you smarter.”
Sebastian’s eyes opened wider as he scanned the images and words. He noticed a page he wanted to see and said, “Open the ‘Working at FuturoTechLabs page. Let’s see what it is like to work there.”
Mila clicked on the link and a page of smiling people in suits popped up. The page read:
Interested in a career at FuturoTechLabs? We have great benefits. Everyone gets his or her own office, state of the art computer, and a personal smart phone. In addition, all food and drinks are free for employees and prepared by our own private chef.
We have parties each week, movie days, video games and sports. If you like to have fun, make friends and be creative, apply using the link below.
 “Wow,” exclaimed Sebastian. “That place looks awesome!”

What will happen next?

Will they get to work at FuturoTechLabs?

What horrible surprise awaits them?

Find out in the next book of the Willakaville series. 

Arriving December 1st!

Willakaville: Cataclysmic Chronicals of Caustic Calamity

Friday, October 16, 2015

Willakaville is Now an Audiobook!

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That’s right! You can now listen to all fourteen chapters and both poems. Told by the hilarious Ryan Borses. Over three hours and fifteen minutes of action, adventure, silliness, supernatural, fantasy and fun.

Click to Purchase!

Plus, if you sign up for 3 months of an audible account and make your first purchase is Willakaville, I will send you a free copy of the upcoming Willakaville book: 
Cataclysmic Chronicles of Caustic Calamity
Just email me a copy of the receipt and your address.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Childhood Toys

Had a blast from the past today at Dollar Tree. It was one of those punching bopper bags. The kind that you filled with air and you punch it, then it bounces back upright. Totally worth the $1. It got me thinking about all the fun toys I had when I was a kid. Below are some of my favorites. What are yours?

We had video games too! Atari was the bomb back in the day. Nothing like watching little squares move around the TV screen.

The punching bag bopper. Hours of fun taking out your anger on this guy. 

The Ultimate! The Original Millennium Falcon. This was my prized possession. 

Godzilla! Complete with fire breathing, lever activated tongue and an eject-able fist. (The tail came off too and you could hide things in there. Not sure if this was by design. Bonus!)

Lego Space Set. One of the classics and a favorite.

The old Nerf football. We played football every day at lunch and then again after school.

Stretch Armstrong. Not much you could do with this toy, but everyone had to have one.  

Tobor (Robot spelled backward). State of the art technology. $13.99 was pretty pricey back then. 

Well, that's it. How about you?

Friday, September 4, 2015

Kindle Countdown Deal for Willakaville! September 12

Kindle countdown deal starts next Saturday. Don't for get to mark your calendars. Baffling Ballads of Boisterous Braveness will be on sale for only $0.99! 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Willakaville is Free on Story Cartel

Download for free! $$$

Since I just released the new book in the Willakaville series, I am looking for more reviews. That is why I am offering it free on Story Cartel.

Hey, it's free, so why not?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Willakaville: Baffling Ballads of Boisterous Braveness has Arrived!

Will the battle between plants and garbage ever end? What happens when tiny robots take over Willakaville? What hidden secrets are found in a cave in Mexico?

Read Willakaville: Baffling Ballads of Boisterous Braveness to find out. The next adventures in the series await you with ghosts, magic, superpowers, sewer monsters and more!

Follow Daisy as she tries to stop a war in a hilarious way. Bite your nails while Jerry escapes some suspicious characters. See how Jeremy discovers ancient magic that tries to trap him.

Get ready for more action, fun, excitement, silliness and adventure!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

I Love Sci-Fi - List of Sci-Fi Greats

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I love everything Sci-Fi: Movies, Books, Video Games, TV Shows, Toys.

I decided to make a list of some of my favorite Sci-Fi stuff. What are yours?

Types of Sci-Fi

Artificial Intelligence

Movies and TV

Star Wars
Star Trek
The Walking Dead
Game of Thrones
Guardians of the Galaxy


JRR Tolkien
Isaac Asimov
Stephen King
Orson Scott Card
Ray Bradbury
Jules Verne

Video Games

Space Invaders
Missile Command

Friday, May 8, 2015

More Amazing Kids!!

Once again, I am impressed at how children can make change in the world.

Powerful Kids Video


Friday, April 24, 2015

Games for Kids

When was the last time you played a game with your kids? I love games, any kind of game. For a dad, it is a great way to interact with your kids. There are even some good ones online where everyone can play together. I made a list of all the games I like. What are your favorites?

Board Games:

Monopoly - probably the best board game of all time. What a great way to learn capitalism :)
Risk - another great one. Even better to learn world domination :)
Catan - great game. learn about trade, strategy, resources.
Shadow Hunter - a new game I played recently, a bit gory, but very interesting.
Pandemic - I like this one because you all work together to save the world.

Card Games:

Poker - Good game to learn how to read others and anticipate.
Gin Rummy - Easy to learn and fun
Uno - Classic, fast paced, easy to learn
Dominion - a great game that can change each time you play.
Loot - Fun pirate game where you try to capture as much gold from ships. Many strategies.
Saboteur - Fun card game where you work together as the dwarves trying to get the gold or the saboteurs trying to stop them.
Hearts - I am still learning the strategies for this.
Spades - I am still learning the strategies for this.

Online Games:

Kahoot - Online trivia that you make up yourself.
Wheel of Fortune - Hangman, bur more fun.
Minecraft - Like legos and blocks, but much cooler and faster.

Video Games:

Super Mario - Everyone knows Mario. My son is an expert.
Diablo - Walk around and kill monsters all day.
Ghost Recon - Like being on your own special forces team.
Warcraft - Control the destiny of your city and military
Starcraft - Warcraft but with spaceships.


Football - Every play something exciting can happen.
Soccer - Great exercise, you never stop running.
Tennis - Low cost, takes only 90 minutes.
Snowboarding - Awesome!
Golf - Very relaxing, you can play when your are 90.
Bowling - You don't need to be good to bowl.
Frisbee - Cheap and fun
Volleyball - A great way to get friends together.
Rugby - If you want to feel pain, play rugby.
Basketball - Lots of running and teamwork.
Wrestling - The most tired you will be after 3 minutes in your life.
Pool - Great for hanging out with your buddies.
Foosball - Faster paced wrist action.
Darts - Another great hanging out game.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

We Need a New Way to Educate our Children!

I have to admit that I am frustrated with the way my children are being educated. My daughter has one teacher who hands out paperwork and then goes back and sits at her desk and looks at her phone all class. With all of the technology we have today, our children should easily be able to get the best education from the best teachers in the world.

I am not sure how we can improve the situation, However, something needs to change. We need an education revolution.

Check out these TED talks to see more of what I mean:

Friday, March 27, 2015

What is Your Dream Job?

I scoured the internet looking for dream jobs. Personally, my favorite is Heavy Metal Fire Breathing Bagpipe Player. I made a list of some others. What are yours?

  • Astronaut
  • Movie Star
  • Rock Star
  • Chocolate Maker
  • Toy Store Owner
  • Chef
  • Water Slide Tester
  • Professional Sleeper
  • Professional Athlete
  • Pilot
  • Artist (Lucky Me!)
  • Park Ranger
  • Food Critic
  • Movie Critic
  • Detective
  • Cowboy
  • Fire Fighter
  • Secret Agent
  • Writer (Lucky Me!)
  • Scientist

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Best Sandwich Ever

Start with a nice and fresh new hoagie roll.
Cut it in half and toast it real slow.

Three dollops of mayonnaise
on bottom and top.

Thinly sliced beef
from the best butcher shop.

Two slivers of cheese,
one cheddar, one swiss.

Melted on top.
A tongue tasting bliss.

Red ripe tomatoes
straight from the vine.

Blushing rose vinegar
made from red wine.

Crunchy cold pickle bits.
Peppers, slightly hot.

Smoked salmon cold cuts
just freshly caught.

A side of potato chips, cheese puffs or fries.
Too big for your mouth is just the right size.

Cut it in half with only one chop.
Then crack open a cold soda pop.

Take a big bite.
Eat it with style.

Enjoying each taste
Can take quite a while.

Chew all the flavors
Before you will swallow.
Crunch a few chips
Drink some to follow.

And when you are through
And think you are done.

Go back to the kitchen
And make another one.

Look for Willakaville here:

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Self Publishing Author Resources


KDP Kindle eBooks
https://www.nookpress.comCreate Nook eBooks
Play eBook on Google Play
Writing Life eBook for Kobo devices
Scribd multiple document types
ibooks Author to iTunes

and Distribute

Lulu to multiple retailers
Smashwordshttps://www.smashwords.comDistribute to multiple retailers
https://www.bookbaby.comDistribute to multiple retailers


Bloggerhttps://www.blogspot.comCreate your own blog
WordPresshttps://wordpress.comCreate your own blog
List of book bloggers to contact


Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.comBook sharing and communities
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.comShare content
Twitterhttps://twitter.comShare content
https://www.librarything.comBook sharing and communities


Top Reviewers reviewers at Amazon. (Need
to contact each one by email)
Review Yellow Pages
http://www.bookrevieweryellowpages.comList of book review websites
http://www.outboxonline.comList of book review websites


Top 100
Promotion Sites
http://www.winchad.comList of sites that will promote
your book. Some are free and some are paid.
Top 46
Promotion Sites
https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.comList of sites that will promote
your book. Some are free and some are paid.
Promotion Sites
http://www.rachelleayala.comList of sites that will promote
your book. Some are free and some are paid.


Writing Aid
https://prowritingaid.comFree online editing tool for
limited amount of words. $35 for additonal features including Word add-on
http://editminion.comFree online editing tool