The Horror at Terror Creek Book Launch Party
Collectively created by Simone Cordice, Kim Croscup, R.J. Downes, Jason Reilly, Kevin Risk and Regan W. H. Macaulay
Author: Good evening everyone, and welcome to the book launch party for Horror at Terror Creek, the third book in the “Trilogy of Horrifically Half-Baked Ham.” I am the author and host for this evening’s 90-minute event. Allow me to introduce our special guests. Please welcome Fanny Punn!
Author: Fanny is a grad student from a university that doesn’t exist. Her thesis centres around a town called Terror Creek, which you can tell by the name is a totally wholesome place. Fanny is into ghost towns, macabre things, pink and her husband-to-be, Vincent. So, allow me to introduce Vincent!
Author: Vincent is also a grad student, but he’s more focused on getting ready for his wedding to his most beloved Fanny. Vincent’s interests are Fanny, Fanny and Fanny. Vincent is represented by a picture of an imp…
TO READ THE REST OF THE SCRIPT, VISIT MY HORROR AUTHOR PAGE...
OR TRIPLE TAKE PRODUCTIONS' WEBSITE.
"Tamara Turtle's Life So Far written by Regan W. H. Macaulay is a great story. I loved this book. It's a great first book to anyone interested in getting a turtle as a pet. Parents and children need to read this. A lot of turtle's suffer from impulse buying due to parents and children not having an idea of what is actually required to raise one properly. This story will help turtle's and hopefully stop the cycle of neglect and suffering. This book should be in every elementary school across the globe in areas where turtle's are sold."
— Dave Law, Alberta Turtle and Tortoise Society
“Such a cleverly written book that helps explain the perilous flight of the Red eared slider turtle that has overwhelmed so many rescues, lakes and ponds. Through no fault of their own they find themselves where they don't belong and sometimes a person with a kind heart comes along and gives them a wonderful forever home. This book got five stars from myself and my 7 y/o grandson who thinks we should donate one to his school library.”
— Julie Maguire, Turtle Rescue of Long Island
“It's about time our early educators had a learning friendly tool available to help children understand the delicate balance of our ecosystems, and how some animals being kept as pets can jeopardize it all; a situation that often leaves that pet to suffer. I hope more educators consider adding this special early learning book to their library, and help spread the word about the red ear slider and the challenges that face them today in the pet industry. A must read for every parent considering purchasing or adopting a red ear slider for their family.”
— Abigail DeSesa
Executive Board Chair
California Turtle & Tortoise Club
“Tamara Turtle's Life So Far is a very good book for small children. It takes them on a journey and teaches them not only about turtles but how you should take care of a turtle if you choose to have one for a pet. I think it's a book that parents should read to their children before considering buying or adopting a turtle.”
— Jaime Fitzwater, Triple J Reptiles
In the summer of 1914, Jane Fairchild, a young English musician, is kidnapped by magic and sent to Spellhaven, an island city ruled by magicians. Here, peace and prosperity are maintained with the assistance of Unseen Spirits bound to the service of the Lords Magician. The Spirits must be kept in good humour by the performance of all kinds of shows, dance, drama and music. Jane is one of many people kidnapped from the outside world and forced to contribute to these entertainments for a set period of service.
Only Jane is having none of it. She will not perform for her kidnapper, Lucian Palafox, but agrees to undertake an apprenticeship with another magician impresario, provided she is taught magic in return. Jane’s forays into magic lead her deeper within the mysteries of Spellhaven, her rivalry with Lucian escalates and the quarrels between them grow strong enough to shake the city to its foundations.
Learn more about Spellhaven at Mirror World Publishing!
REDHEADED ED by Faye Allison Gilbert
Ed's adored by all the girls who love his hair of bright red curls
but once they've grown, they leave the town.
(Not one decides to stick around.)
Ed soon meets a girl with flair who tells him she admires his hair.
Does she really like the red he grows upon his hairy head?
FREEDOM RUN, by Faye Ellen Hartzell
For so many years the pain of the past was like an invisible chain; the links of that chain being reminders of childhood trauma. Those links, bound so tightly together, would allow her to be an active participant of daily life, but kept her tethered to a wall of shame.
She tried to find the key to freeing herself from that wall; but each time, she'd feel the familiar tug and realize she wasn't going anywhere.
Who knew a pair of sneakers would be the beginning of deliverance?
This memoir is about so much more than running a race.
ALLIGATOR AFTERNOON, by Nikki Lund
Peter absolutely hates going shopping with his mother; it is so boring. But go he must, and that is when this adventure begins. He discovers a two-dimensional world, one with no shopping, and in which he becomes a hero. He meets Tyler, a flat boy in distress. Tyler’s pet alligator, Al, is in dire need of rescuing from the river. Can they possibly succeed in time?
In the meantime, please enjoy the rough version (by Simone Cordice, Kim Croscup, R.J. Downes, Jason Reilly, Kevin Risk and moi) HERE. Remember to read from bottom to top.
Official Book Launch for "Tamara Turtle's Life So Far" at the next Canadian Pet Expo in Mississauga!
From the press release:
TORONTO BOOK LAUNCH FOR NEW PICTURE BOOK "TAMARA TURTLE’S LIFE SO FAR"
Book launch for author’s latest picture book to be held at Little RES Q’s booth at the Canadian Pet Expo
Regan W. H. Macaulay is holding a book launch for her latest picture storybook, Tamara Turtle’s Life So Far, at the Canadian Pet Expo (International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga) Saturday September 9th and Sunday September 10th, 2017.
Tamara Turtle’s Life So Far is a picture storybook written by Regan W. H. Macaulay, illustrated by Javier Duarte, and published by Mirror Publishing. The book is intended for children ages 4-7.
Tamara the Red-eared Slider turtle is having a rough start in life. Her new owner loses interest in her, and she is released into a nearby creek, where she does not belong. Luckily, a Good Samaritan takes her to a local animal shelter that cares for "special species" like Tamara. There, she learns about the plight of rescue turtles just like her.
Regan will read Tamara on Saturday. Prizes will be given out after the reading. The author will be available after prizes are distributed to sign copies of the book. She will also be available to sign copies on Sunday. And there’s the entire Pet Expo to enjoy before and after the reading. Books will be available for sale at the Little RES Q booth all weekend. All proceeds from the book launch go to Little RES Q (as do a percentage of future sales).
Some information about Little RES Q: Ontario’s first CRA registered charity reptile rescue specializing in one of the world's most misunderstood animals, the Red Ear Slider. Starting life as a coin sized pet, sliders often grow up to a foot in length and require aquariums larger than most people assume, and many of these creatures find their way into local streams and rivers. As a 100% volunteer run shelter that does not receive any formal government assistance, we rely solely on donations from the public to continue our mission to provide a temporary shelter for reptiles that no longer have a place to call home.
Find out more about Leigh Goff's Bewitching Hannah and see the cover HERE!
Guardian Angel Publishing is entering the China market through their distributor and printer network as of August 21, 2017! Here's hoping for a successful venture in the English speaking and educational marketplace in China.
Join the author and the CHARACTERS as we celebrate the publication of the third and final novel in the Trilogy of Horrifically Half-Baked Ham!
Watch and *participate* as a script unfolds in the discussion section of this very event page on the night of Tuesday August 15th (Halloween in August, don't you know).
Win a free copy of the novella and get to know the characters from "Horror at Terror Creek", as performed by members of Triple Take Productions.
BOOK 3 in the Trilogy of Horrifically Half-Baked Ham, "Horror at Terror Creek" is a novella based on the play by the same name. Grad student Fanny Punn is studying an antiquated town called Terror Creek. She hopes to unearth the reasons why all surrounding villages have failed over the centuries, while Terror Creek thrives. At the Athame Inn in the centre of town, Fanny meets a peculiar cast of characters. The innkeeper, Ligeia, is also a Satanic High Priestess. Dr. Audley Salmon is the resident mad scientist toiling in his mysterious lab in the basement. The inn’s maid is mute and its bellboy speaks like a poor man’s Poe. It is here, among this motley coven of curious eccentrics, that Fanny stumbles onto a series of startling secrets, sealing not only her fate, but the fate of her friends...forevermore.