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Kevin and the Three-Headed Alien is now live

So the second book is now available on Kindle.

Click on the picture to get the book at Amazon.

Click on the picture to get the book at Amazon.

To celebrate Kevin and the Seven Lions is free today and tomorrow.

 

The paperback should be ready in a couple of weeks.  The first time around I was more focused on the paperback, doing this a second time allows me to focus on formatting the Kindle version and then focusing on the paperback.

Pick up the book and let me know what you think!

First illustration from “Kevin and the Three-Headed Alien”

The new book is not a full blown picture book.  It is designed as an early chapter book, and I went with black and white illustration to save on the cost of printing the book.  Hopefully making the book more affordable.  Ironically it also makes the Kindle version cheaper to send.  Who knew?!

But of course the first illustration from a book about a three-headed alien is a pirate and his crew.  Sounds about right.

From the upcoming "Kevin and the Three-Headed Alien."

From the upcoming “Kevin and the Three-Headed Alien.”

Chapter 1 of Kevin and the Three-Headed Alien

We’ve moved from the editing phase to the illustration phase of making Kevin and the Three-Headed Alien.  Thanks to all my beta-editors and readers!

This next book is an early chapter book.  It’s around 10,600 words.  (For all you teachers out there.)

So I thought I would share the first chapter and beginning part of chapter 2.  This time around Kevin has a last name and friends.   The universe gets expanded here.

I’m eager to share and hope you enjoy it.

Chapter 1 – The White Whale

“Ahoy! Man ye stations!  We’ve got a ship to board!” shouted Grey Beard, the dirtiest pirate that ever sailed the Seven Seas.

“Aye! A ship to board” squawked Dirty Melon, Grey Beard’s parrot.

Men ran back and forth across the swaying ship. Grey Beard, with Dirty Melon perched on his shoulder, walked slowly to the stern of his ship, the White Whale. 

There she was, the prize, the Falcon, the fastest ship on the high seas, with treasures to match inside.  Grey Beard had been pursuing her for months and here she was, right in front of the White Whale.

Cannons began to fire.  Smoke rose and billowed everywhere.  But Grey Beard just stood there staring at the Falcon. It was going to be his. He felt it. He knew it.

He pulled out his spyglass and held it up to his right eye.  There, looking back at him through his own pirate telescope was Captain Kurtz, the soon-to-be former skipper of the Falcon.

Although he stood 400 yards away, Grey Beard pulled his pistol from his belt, pointed it at the White Whale and pulled the trigger. BANG! 

Chapter 2 – Jared

“Kevin! What are you doing?” shouted Jared Thompson, Kevin’s next-door neighbor. Jared was also in Kevin’s class. “Get up! It’s your stop.”

Kevin Kershner looked up, put down his pencil, closed his notebook and got off the bus. He walked briskly to his house, hoping that Jared would just go home.  Kevin’s sandy brown hair bounced as he walked.

“Kevin!”

Jared wasn’t going to his house. Kevin kept walking. Jared ran to catch up, his backpack slung off his left shoulder. “Kevin, what’s with the notebook? Let me see.”

That’s all you get for right now.  We began work on illustrations this week.  So it is coming together.  Thanks again everyone!