Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi, Books for Boys Review

Welcome to Toonopolis, The Blog! Subscribe to email updates to make sure you don’t miss any reviews, giveaways, promotions, or updates about my work. Thanks for visiting! Introduction Title: Ship Breaker Author: Paolo Bacigalupi Genre: Dystopia Release Date: September 3, 2016 Synopsis (from Amazon): This thrilling bestseller and National Book Award Finalist is a gritty, …

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Brave New Girls: Adventures of Gals and Gizmos — Cover Reveal!

Special note before the reveal from the Brave New Girls team below. I was thrilled to participate in the third installment of this series (Tales of Heroines who Hack), so even though I did not contribute a story to this collection, I am still happy to share information about it. I am a strong believer …

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The Coilhunter Chronicles Omnibus (Books 1-3) by Dean F. Wilson, Books For Boys Review

Introduction Title: The Coilhunter ChroniclesAuthor: Dean F. WilsonGenre: Western, SteampunkRelease Date: November 5, 2018Synopsis (from Amazon): For Coilhunter (Book 1) Welcome to the Wild North, a desolate wasteland where criminals go to hide – if they can outlast the drought and the dangers of the desert. Or the dangers of something else. Meet Nox, the …

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Phone Detox – A Public Experiment (Week 1 Results)

Last week I started my phone detox and decided to track the data publicly as a form of accountability. Here’s last week’s post: http://www.toonopolis.com/2019/02/25/phone-detox-a-public-experiment-day-1-results/. As it’s been one week since I started, I figured I’d share how it’s going for anyone following (but mostly for myself). As a reminder, this was my data using the …

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Phone Detox – A Public Experiment (Day 1 Results)

Over the weekend, I read an amazing New York Times article by Kevin Roose (Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone And Unbroke My Brain) that really opened my eyes to my behaviors when it comes to my smartphone. I won’t reiterate most of his points here, because the article is worth reading! Go …

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Toonopolis Pokemon Go Pop Culture Giveaway!

tl;dr: Guess the pop culture references for my Pokemon from Pokemon Go below! Enter to win a $5 Amazon Giftcard! Entry options below! Long Version: I’m a big geek and I wanted to play a game using my Pokemon. When I write Toonopolis stories, I make a lot of pop culture references (those of us …

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Misanthrope Beechworth & The Dustwaste Wellspring Available Now!

Just a quick post to celebrate that the second Tales from Toonopolis novella, Misanthrope Beechworth & The Dustwaste Wellspring is now available on Amazon! For those of you that prefer books in print, fear not… the first Tales from Toonopolis collection of short stories & novellas is in production, including this story as well as the never-before-in-print Anchihiiroo – Origin of an Antihero. Stay tuned for deails! 🙂 …

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MarsCon 2019 Roundup Post

So this morning I woke up after a really fun weekend in Williamsburg, VA attending my first ever fantasy/scifi convention as an author: MarsCon 2019. Actually, it was my first one ever! After spending the first 7 years of my author career staying behind the keyboard, I started getting out last year for the first …

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Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs, Books for Boys Review

Introduction Title: Tales of the Peculiar Author: Ransom Riggs Genre: Urban Fantasy, Fable Release Date: September 3, 2016 Synopsis (from Amazon): Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales. Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. These are but a few …

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Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer, Books for Boys Review

Introduction Title: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) Author: Marissa Meyer Genre: Science Fiction, Fairy Tale Retelling Release Date: January 3, 2012 Synopsis (from Amazon): Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows …

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