A Visit to Aaron Murdick’s Fudge in Mackinaw City, Michigan

As you know, I am happily carving out my little space in the world of Children’s Literature… one book, one message at a time.

To do this, I’ve begun partnering with well-respected, family-owned businesses from different parts of our country. From Tony Packo’s in Toledo, Ohio… to Campbell’s Sweets Factory in Cleveland, Ohio… to The Popcorn Cellar in Naples, Florida… and Smok’n Pig BBQ in Georgia… I’ve had a world of fun.

But my favorite part about all of this is when I get to visit the business and learn a little bit about how they operate. Sometimes, co-author Joe Kelley and I are even invited to help! Check out this video of our recent visit to Aaron Murdick’s Fudge in Mackinaw City, Michigan:

You can purchase our book Murdick’s Mackinaw Mystery online at Amazon.com.

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Bucket List Photo Challenge: Day 205.

Day 205 of my Bucket List Photo Challenge!

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Yes, there were picnic tables. However, this was no ordinary picnic.

This was our 3rd Annual Put-in-Bay Wig Party. There ended up being close to 30 participants this year… officially doubling in size from last year. Next year’s shindig takes place on Saturday, July 19th, 2014.

Join us at the picnic tables… if you dare!

Let’s call this photo PICNIC and knock that word off the list!

Here is the complete list for the month of July:

  • Firework
  • Snap
  • Pop
  • Crackle
  • Laughing
  • Craziness
  • Golf
  • Fruit
  • Unique
  • Young
  • Five
  • Flag
  • Red, White, Blue
  • Americana
  • Celebration
  • Family
  • Sweltering
  • Cooling
  • Scrumptious
  • Insanely
  • Parade
  • Wholesome
  • On-a-Limb
  • Start
  • Picnic
  • Wine
  • Wacky
  • Spinning
  • Delightful
  • Dirty
  • Wood

July Photo List

Remember, let me know here if you’re doing a Bucket List Photo Challenge in 2013. And upload your photo to Twitter using #BucketListPhotoChallenge

Please let me know if you’re participating so I can give you a shout-out here!

Thanks for visiting this blog! As you see, it is not supported by advertising. If you would like to personally support this blog and its authors, here is what you can do:

1. Go pick up a copy of Pete the Popcorn at Amazon! Pete the Popcorn was our first book, nationally recognized as a perfectly subtle anti-bullying message for youngsters. You can LIKE Pete on Facebook by visiting www.Facebook.com/PeteThePopcorn. And you’ll find all sortz of information like videos, photos and school visit PDF files at www.PeteThePopcorn.com.

2. Support the worldwide marketing push for our brand new book, First Photo of The Royal Baby! This cute story contains an important lesson for children: a simple smile breaks all language barriers. The book is our opportunity to spread our messages to a new worldwide audience— and it can happen with your help! Visit the Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/RoyalBabyPhoto.

3. Treat yourself to our popular book Casey and Callie Cupcake! This Frosted Fable About Being Fantastic Just The Way You Are teaches children to accept themselves and their friends for the person they are on the inside! Keep track of our new cupcake book offerings on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CupcakeBook!

Thanks for all your support! If you want to help out in other ways, please contact us!

Bucket List Photo Challenge: Day 204.

Day 204 of my Bucket List Photo Challenge!

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Laughing is one thing that I’m really, really good at. Laughing at others… laughing at myself.

In this case, the joke was on me. During my camping vacation last week, I had been up for a few hours and noticed that there was coffee left in the pot. Deciding that it shouldn’t go to waste, I made myself a mid-morning pick-me-up. Coffee, Vodka, Chocolate Liquor, Amaretto… with a splash of half and half.

Well, as I was pouring the half and half in my completed drink, I thought to myself, “well, this looks thick!”

It was liquid eggs. I didn’t even know someone else in the cabin had brought liquid eggs! But, it was in the same type of carton as the half and half.

The worst part? I still drank the drink. Sure, I added the half and half, just to get my mind off the eggs. But I drank the damn drink!

Everyone was laughing at me. But I just cannot waste food items, especially when there is liquor involved. And the thing is? It really wasn’t bad.

Let’s call this photo LAUGHING and knock that word off the list!

Here is the complete list for the month of July:

  • Firework
  • Snap
  • Pop
  • Crackle
  • Laughing
  • Craziness
  • Golf
  • Fruit
  • Unique
  • Young
  • Five
  • Flag
  • Red, White, Blue
  • Americana
  • Celebration
  • Family
  • Sweltering
  • Cooling
  • Scrumptious
  • Insanely
  • Parade
  • Wholesome
  • On-a-Limb
  • Start
  • Picnic
  • Wine
  • Wacky
  • Spinning
  • Delightful
  • Dirty
  • Wood

July Photo List

Remember, let me know here if you’re doing a Bucket List Photo Challenge in 2013. And upload your photo to Twitter using #BucketListPhotoChallenge

Please let me know if you’re participating so I can give you a shout-out here!

Thanks for visiting this blog! As you see, it is not supported by advertising. If you would like to personally support this blog and its authors, here is what you can do:

1. Go pick up a copy of Pete the Popcorn at Amazon! Pete the Popcorn was our first book, nationally recognized as a perfectly subtle anti-bullying message for youngsters. You can LIKE Pete on Facebook by visiting www.Facebook.com/PeteThePopcorn. And you’ll find all sortz of information like videos, photos and school visit PDF files at www.PeteThePopcorn.com.

2. Support the worldwide marketing push for our brand new book, First Photo of The Royal Baby! This cute story contains an important lesson for children: a simple smile breaks all language barriers. The book is our opportunity to spread our messages to a new worldwide audience— and it can happen with your help! Visit the Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/RoyalBabyPhoto.

3. Treat yourself to our popular book Casey and Callie Cupcake! This Frosted Fable About Being Fantastic Just The Way You Are teaches children to accept themselves and their friends for the person they are on the inside! Keep track of our new cupcake book offerings on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CupcakeBook!

Thanks for all your support! If you want to help out in other ways, please contact us!