Maddie is being DRAWN to New England

Continuing from where Intervention left off, I am ready to announce a new convention appearance. Ladies and gentlemen, I will attend DrawnCon November 2-3rd 2013 in Nashua, NH and will be featuring my artwork and books in their artist alley. DrawnCon is a 1st year convention that is focused on Western Animation fandom. The con is being run by the same head organizer that ran the excellent BronyCon Summer 2012 so it's in good hands. I expect to have prints of my artwork and bring out some neat surprises. A lot of my art, especially my fanart is either devoted or influenced by American style animation. If you're thinking of attending and are in the Northeast, be sure to check out this very unique convention. Don't get spooked over the fact that it's in New Hampshire, Boston is less than an hour away.

It's almost time! INTERVENTION Time!

No, it's not the intervention that involves ending a drug addiction with lots of crying involved. It's InterventionCON in Rockville, MD! The premier convention for online creativity. Maddie Mckenszie will be featured in their artist alley. Both Maddie books will be on sale, plus a few surprises await. If you're in the D.C. Area, go ahead and check it out and support true independent content! Intervention takes place at the "Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel and Executive Metting Center" this weekend, August 23-25th!

Of course, if you need a reason to attend, people like the founder of Boing Boing, a former Disney Animator/Podcaster and GeekDad will be there. Of course, the REAL reason why you would attend is because of Maddie!

Introducing "Maddie Mckenszie and the BAD Birthday Party Manners" A children's picture book illustrated and written by Ronald Hennessy.

Finally the day has come! The second title in the Maddie Mckenszie book series "Maddie Mckenszie and the BAD Birthday Party Manners" is NOW available for your reading pleasure! It's my honor to introduce to the world the continuing adventures of 5-year old Maddie, 12-year old big sister Margaret and her parents and friends.

To borrow from a previous blog post the synopsis:

Maddie is celebrating her 5th birthday. However, last year's Birthday party was…a little rough. She had a nasty Temper Tantrum and a BIG mess was made. Maddie this year wants a fancy Tea Party for her birthday. Obviously Maddie's parents and big sister Margaret are a bit hesitant in making those wishes come true, but they all approve it on ONE condition - her manners MUST IMPROVE. Maddie's friends and family assist in teaching her good manners which may or may not involve disastrous results. Is outside help needed? Will they make Maddie turn from a little brat into a distinguished young lady in a short amount of time? Let's find out!

This is was a process in total that took nearly 7 months to produce from the preliminary manuscripts down to the covers. The book is 34 pages long, designed for young readers around Maddie's age. Of course, if you're out of the targeted demographic (other wise known as a "big kid") I wouldn't mind.

Right now, you can obtain "Maddie Mckenszie and the BAD Birthday Party Manners" in two ways. This time, is the exclusive "launch partner" and you can purchase a paperback version online for only $7.60. That's less than some of those children's books made by some of those big, monolithic publishing houses. The eBook version is currently available ONLY on the Kindle store right now for $2.99 (Due to the size of the book, I'm forced to charge that price, the lowest I can.) If you have a Amazon Prime account, you can download this book for FREE for a limited time only. You can use the Kindle version with the Kindle Fire, iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch), Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Mac, Windows and toasters. (I was kidding about the toasters.)

This book and the original title "Maddie Mckenszie: The Most ANNOYING Little Sister Ever!" will be featured at "Intervention - The Premier Showcase of Online Creativity." in Rockville MD (That's near Washington D.C. for those not familiar with the area.) Friday August 23-Sunday August 25 in their Artist Alley.