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2019 Mid-Year 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! I just realized I haven’t posted anything on my blog in a while so I figured I’d throw out a “halfway through 2019” update for anyone who cares! …

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Tidewater Comicon 2019 Roundup Post (complete with sales data)

I’ve begun being a little more open in some of the indie author circles on Facebook and other social media in regards to how much of a grind it is to be an indie artist (be it creative or performing). I figured now was as good a time as any to put some actual hard …

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What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy, Books for Boys Review

Introduction Title: What Goes UpAuthor: Katie KennedyGenre: Science FictionRelease Date: July 18, 2017Synopsis (from Amazon): Rosa and Eddie are among hundreds of teens applying to NASA’s mysterious Interworlds Agency. They’re not exactly sure what the top-secret program entails, but they know they want in. Rosa has her brilliant parents’ legacies to live up to, and …

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Having offered an Uber driver $200, I now understand the mom from Home Alone better (an AwesomeCon Story).

Yesterday I tried to talk an Uber driver into taking $200 to drive me from Washington, DC to Norfolk, VA because I had a family emergency. Along the way, I got a better understanding for the stress and sense of urgency displayed by the mom from Home Alone when she was in a similar situation. …

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Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi, Books for Boys Review

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, high-stakes adventure of a teenage boy faced with conflicting loyalties, set in a dark future America devastated by the forces of climate change. In America’s flooded Gulf …

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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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