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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Event #1 of 3 Juneteenth Film Festival

   Yesterday June 16th, 2018 I was down at The Jewel Theater presenting Shiver and Fears books to the public. If you are a fan then you should know about Shiver and Fears annual audio books give-a-way during the Christmas season. Well I was selling those audio books just yesterday for $5 each. Here is the live video, you can find on facebook:
   You know, it's a small world. And in this small world I've ran into 6 family members, a student from Ridgeview elementary who was present when I made a presentation there, two kids from church who are fascinated into Shiver and Fears, a woman who could be the future LT. Governor and a young dance group called Joyful Praise that just so happens to include my niece.
  Now that Shiver and Fears has made a summer appearance in June, now we can focus on the event in July. So far we have a few things set. The park is paid for, the water balloons are ready, prizes are collected. But there are a few things missing: the cake, the dunk tank, and the guest list. But we'll have everything in place this July 14th.
   Stay in tuned, because coming this July is the new book Magical Times, only $8. I'm sure your be surprised in what we have in store.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Save the date(s)

Here's the drill, I wasn't really expecting for Shiver and Fears to make a come back, but it is. Although, there aren't any books coming out this year doesn't mean this author isn't making a few appearances:
  The first place I plan to be is at Juneteenth Film Festival. June 16th at 2. There I'll be working with Shiver and Fears and selling free audio books with special codes...I know, I know sounds awkward. You can't sell free things, but in my case you can. You don't pay for the audio book, for pay for chance to have an audio book.
Still not making sense? 
Ok, so lets say you want an audio book. You pay $5, sign your email, and you'll receive an audio book with a code to listen to it for free.
Still don't get it? Forget it, ask me at the Juneteenth Festival

  Next, is of course the book signing party. This year we have only 10 books to sell, so be sure to get there on time. This will be July 14th at 4 Now Shiver and Fears won't be involved here, but the book that will be at the signing will be Magical Times in a Deal of a Situation. We will have a dunk tank with two boys who love the chance to get dunked, I'm working on face painting, and  prizes will given away in a raffle. Don't worry, tickets are free.
What are the prizes this year?
Three water squirters and three hats. Only be cause we've already done shirts. We'll be serving hotdogs this year. This year we're low on money, so we're making it simple.

  The final appearance I will be is at Best of Books. If you don't know where that is, it's in Edmond.
Edmond? Really? is probably what you're saying, but they were glad to hear a book writer wanted to make an appearance. This will be happening in August 11th at 1-2. There you can get your own copy of The Chill House, and I'm sure there's enough to go around.

At any one of these events you decide to get a free autograph bring your own AJ Hard book. There will be no charge for any fan who bring their own book to sign.
But remember:
  • $5 for the audio
  • $8 for the Magical Times
  • $6 for Shiver and Fears

Monday, May 21, 2018

A Magical Series

So giving it so time I wan to start by saying Shiver and Fears will return in 2019!

 excited new year GIF
I gave it thought and realized that although many people look at horror fiction as evil, those people never even read a Shiver and Fears book. And like the saying goes, you can't judge a book by it cover... or it's genre.

Now that I've made that announcement, I want to explain about the new series, Magical Times. It's a series that's starting to make a premiere, but is still getting settled. For those of you who don't know Magical Times is about my fictional life in the future. I have 3 kids, a wife, and a talking dog. But the talking dog isn't the only fictional part of the story. My three kids were given magical powers when they were born. And their pet dog, Steve is training them to better control their powers and understand more about them.
Now you think that's interesting here's where it gets real good. In the series I have invited my whole family to stay with me in my house. And that's not something I want to do (in the book and in real life). But I've settled for an agreement that forces me to do so.
My three kids A.J., Britt and C.J.
crystal ball love GIF by HERSHEY’S Cookies ’n’ Cremeharry potter magic GIF

can move things with their mind, see the future, and cast spells. (In the story of course)

Now at this moment the only place you can buy Magical Times is Barnes and Noble. By next winter this book will be polished and ready for reading. Right now, think of it as a manuscript prototype, a pilot story.
This year's book signing party (Yes, there is going to be one this year) will be autographed for 4*. But do remember, bringing your own A.J. Hard book, Shiver and Fears or Magical Times will get autographed for free. In fact, buying a product from the zazzle store with also get autographed free.

Just saying...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Growth Begins

AJ Hard is back in the BLOG! But not for Shiver and Fears. Although, it is obvious people want Shiver and Fears back. So they might reboot next year.
Now back to the real reason for this blog. The new series, Magical Times, is making a big appearance this year. Not only is the hard-back cover version published, but we're also making a video based off the book.

You don't have to be a pro to be in the video. And we have a lot of open parts:
  • The Dad: A hard working man as a teacher, tutor, coach, and children program volunteer
  • The Mom: A nurse at a nursing home.
  • A.J. Hardwick: C.J.'s twin brother A teenage with a "cool factor" has the power to cast his own spells
  • C.J. Hardwick: A.J.'s twin brother with the "smart factors" has the power the see the future
  • Brittnie Hardwick: twin's little sister. Shy, but independent has the power to lift things with her mind
  • Steve (voice): The talking pet dog, trainer for twins
  • Aunt: a "negative nancy", pushy and demanding, lazy/ self observes with likes, and thoughts
  • Uncle: a free thinker, rap lover, agreeable listener, interested in cars
  • Skylar: Male cousin, video game lover, sports fan kind and conversational
  • Carson: Female cousin, selfish careless, dancer, and tv hog
  • Great Grandma/ Great Aunt:  twin angles of heaven, kind hearted, stern but fair.
  • Grand Pap: Lazy, always complaining, loud chatter, insults as joke
  • Granny: Christian by heart, loves family, involves herself in everything, not a magic fan
  • Ian Alexander: Jerk next door, enemy of the twins, not very smart
yep, that's a lot of open positions. Now this video is about a African American family all living in the same giant house owned by the dad. His kids all have magic powers which were given to them by their great grandma and her twin sister for being the next generation of twins in the family. A.J. must learn how to create spells that work perfectly for certain situation and C.J. learning how to control his visions.
You want a part? Give me an email.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Books have been discontinued

I always enjoyed writing Shiver and Fears books, but I have come to the conclusion that although many kids like to hear from Shiver and Fears and read the books, many parents are frowning upon these books.😦
I been writing for 4 years now, and I've seen Shiver and Fears books make great progress, but within those 4 years I've heard from adults; they don't like scary things, scary books are not holy, and they don't want to read kid books.
Now I was fine with that, because Shiver and Fears are for the kids anyway. But there was a post on facebook today that I read that had shown me that all adults are against me. The post was like making a successful business and someone telling everyone it's negative charm, which even though you have fans it can get them thinking 'you know what, they do have a point' and get them against you too.
After reading it, it made me think the only way to get to my target of readers (kids) is through parents. And if parents are constantly saying 'I don't want my kid reading scary books' and parents saying 'this isn't very christian' (because those are the kind I run in to) then there is really no point in writing a series of book that makes them say that.
So what does that mean for Shiver and Fears; no give-a-ways? no parties? will the website be deleted? *sigh* no, I've come way to far to throw it all away. For right now, it means 1 stop writing. I'm dropping the keyboard on Shiver and Fears and trying Magical Times.2. Shiver and Fears posts will end. So for those people on facebook who love to get the spotlight in Get Monsterfied or announcement for winners will end. 3 no more contests. so no more prizes, no more chances for your name/ picture to be posted. and 4 no more blog. This will be the last blog for not only this year (joke intended) but for the shut down for Shiver and Fears.
So here is what it leaves: the Bookaversary Party and audio books. So if you want an invitation understand, you don't need one. The party is always hosted at Harrison Park in Okc, ok in the Village on the Saturday before July 20 and audio books will always be given away in December as long as you email shiverandfears@gmail your choice and until we run out of codes to use for the give-a-way)
it may be depressing, but we'll see what the audience has to say about Magical ime and maybe, just maybe, Shiver and Fears will come back.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Annual Creepy Christmas

It's that time of year again. Shiver and Fears still have over 30 more audio books to send to you. This is no scam, there's no payment and you don't have to give your address. Just email shiver and Fears (shiverandfears@gmail.com) 1 out of the 9 audio books available and we'll send back your Christmas wish.
Last year we sold about 100 audio books, this year we want to sell at least 20. Want to read The Chill House? What about A Skeleton Dinner? or even better A Creepy Christmas! Didn't you know? We are even selling our Christmas story on the month of Christmas! Ok, so it's not that exciting, but we have a whole lot of Shiver and Fears books to choose from.
Don't know what to choose from? Click here and scroll through our choices.
Hey! In fact, is there a Shiver and Fears book you want to be added as an audio book send in your request, as for now enjoy your audio book:
 And have yourself a very scary creepsmas!!!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Shiver and Fears giving Thanks

Today Shiver and Fears spent Thanksgiving with the Dillon family. Now after working in tennis with their kids and chatting with the mom a lot I was glad to be invited to a new friend, Amy's family. Now I've been with many families before including the Graves, Agnellos, Fishers, Joyces, Haywards, Clements, and plenty more. So how was this different from any other family I spent with? Well not only was I spending a holiday with them, but I was also meeting the wider range.
So I will admit I was nervous at first (I'm sure everyone would like me) it's not everyday you join a friend you've met within a year's family for a national holiday. If it is, it was new to me. I enjoyed them. Amy's parents are funny and kind and their house was huge. It was a two story lake house with a jacuzi and a whole table of food.
Now befoe I go on about the boys let me just mention there were 4 tables. Now I've seen a bunch of thanksgiving episodes on tv and everyone has a dinner table and a kiddie table(cause there's always that one person who wants to avoid the kiddie table) but I always thought it was a sterio type... This family actually had a kiddie table!
I also want to mention there was a lot more going on at there Thanksgiving then even at my house.
Now back to the boys. Gray, John Paul, and Parker are brother who are ready to get in the action. After eating dinner, a game of tag and time on the phones and tablets. Parker made a choice to jump in the lake... TWICE!
Now with it being hclose to winter, you can understand how cold lake water can get, especially after getting out of a hot tub. WOW!
Anyway this author enjoyed his Thanksgiving this year and hope to do it again. Hopfully you're not jumping in a lake, but your having fun as well!
Happy Thanksgiving!🦃