April is Mr. Pish Month

pish head for farm sign clearNo joke, April is Mr. Pish month. “What the heck does that mean?” you ask. It means that we continue our celebration of the life and exploits of the famous traveling terrier who was also our mascot.

Mr. Pish visited 41 States, Washington DC, and 7 Provinces of Canada to discover awesome places to share with his readers. He traveled and lived with our admin, K. S. Brooks, and together the two wrote eight children’s books, 13 calendars and planners, one activity book, and one educational app for Apple and Droid products. All of Mr. Pish’s books and products promote outdoor learning and literacy.

But why April? Because Mr. Pish’s birthday is this month, and he’s still thought of every day. And he’s incredibly cute. Can you really resist that adorable face? Mr pish in Spokane on blocks

Featured Collection: The Mr. Pish 2015 Calendars

pish head for farm sign clear2015 is around the corner. If you’re a fan of outdoor learning, literacy, great photography, and, of course, dogs, then you should check out Mr. Pish’s new 2015 calendars. This year, the famous traveling terrier is featured at America’s National Parks.

Mr. Pish visited 41 States, Washington DC, and 7 Provinces of Canada to discover awesome places to share with his readers. His love for exploring is evident in these full-color calendars.

Want more Mr. Pish? The Mr. Pish Educational Series currently contains six books, five calendars, and fun, educational apps for Apple and Droid products.


Click a calendar to learn more about it!

Mr. Pish 2015 hanging calendarA Year with Mr Pish Calendar COVER 2015

Featured Collection: The Mr. Pish Educational Series

pish head for farm sign clearApril is Mr. Pish month. We continue our celebration of the life and exploits of the famous traveling Terrier with this collection from his educational series of books.

Mr. Pish visited 41 States, Washington DC, and 7 Provinces of Canada to discover awesome places to share with his readers.

All of Mr. Pish’s books promote outdoor learning and literacy and are reviewed by a panel of seasoned educators before release. The Mr. Pish Educational Series currently contains six books, three calendars, and will soon include apps for Apple and Droid products.

Click a book to learn more about it!




Travel Tips for Your Vacation

I am given to understand that vacations are not completely extinct in some sectors of society.

Presumably, there are people who still travel for pleasure, and may even take their families along.

For writers, the challenges are many. It can be difficult to leave our characters at home, since they live in our heads.

The writer inside you will still be on. You’ll see people doing things and you will look for ways to incorporate or adapt some of those things into your writing. You’ll hear new words and phrases and possibly an interesting patois. There will be quirky mannerisms or speech tics. The scenery and settings will go into a mental file for later retrieval and use.

And, of course, the resort you go to will probably be run by a colony of vampires, or you will be drawn into some global political intrigue, or have to solve a murder case. The usual stuff. Continue reading “Travel Tips for Your Vacation”