Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Do You Want to Know a Secret?


Do you want to know secret? Of course you do! It's in our human nature. I confess. I published my first novella, and it's self-published.

Self-published can be a dirty word, but it doesn't have to be. Lewis Carroll self-published Alice in Wonderland. Charles Dickens self-published A Christmas Carol. I self-published Operation Ragnarok.

Operation Ragnarok, however, is not the work of one writer. I tested the drafts with beta readers, the manuscript was professionally edited, and a talented artist illustrated my cover. I started a Kickstarter that was funded by readers who were intrigued by the premise. It's not the work of one man, and now I need your help for the next step.

I have an ambitious goal for Operation Ragnarok, and you could chose to be a part of that. I want to pull a Martian. What's that? The Martian by Andy Weir started off as a series of self-published chapters on his blog.

He decided to self-publish a manuscript and events snow-balled from there. It was picked up by a publisher, made into a movie directed by Ridley Scott, and starred Matt Damon. The movie was successful both financially and critically. It's every author's dream. Well, it's my dream.

I'd like to see Operation Ragnarok on the big screen. I've already seen it. It's great. I conceived the story as a movie, and wrote it as a screenplay, but what do you do with a completed screenplay? Nothing if you aren't lucky or connected.

I put it away in a desk drawer and let it sit. I've always wanted to write a novel, and so I turned my own screenplay into a novella. I drafted and re-drafted, had the manuscript edited, asked some better writers than myself for a review quote, and had it published.

It's now available. It's not perfect, but it's a solid first novel that is as good as many books out there. I was given feedback by more experienced writers, some I could take, and some will have to wait for my next writing adventure, but the finished product is entertaining and damn funny.

Operation Ragnarok is a fantastical adventure with comedic elements about a group of Dungeon & Dragons players that are going through the mid-life crisis. Instead of the stereotypical, little red corvette, they decide to steal a Viking longship from a museum, and accidentally unleash Ragnarok. It's a story of friendship, sacrifice, and unleashing Hel on Earth...

Operation Ragnarok, think Night at the Museum meets The Big Bang Theory with a touch of Stand by Me vibe. Great for those who love mythology, gaming, and geek culture, but not needed to enjoy this fast-paced tale. It's an amusing concept and would make a lively change from the sequels and re-boots Hollywood has been serving the public.

I can't do it by myself. I need readers to help put Operation Ragnarok on the radar of the entertainment industry. You can make it happen by purchasing the book, telling friends about the book, and sharing this blog post.

It's not expensive. The book retails for $9.99, but you can buy it for $7.99 at From My Shelf Books & Gifts either on the website, or at the store. You can order it from your favorite book store, or you can order it from where ever you usually get your books. There will even be an ebook in late August 2016. It's also available internationally. You can be part of the crew that gets Operation Ragnarok to the big screen.

I always say: If you are going to dream, shoot for the stars, that way if you fail, you'll be in the cold vacuum of space and no one will hear you scream...

Thank You For Joining My Crew!!!



Monday, August 15, 2016

Join the Crew of Operation Ragnarok!


My first novella, Operation Ragnarok is out. It’s a mythical adventure with comedic elements about a group of aging Dungeons & Dragons players going through a mid-life crisis, instead of the little red corvette, they decide to steal, pilfer a Viking longship from a museum. It’s a tale of friendship, sacrifice, and unleashing Hel on Earth.

Here’s the part where I ask my friends & family to buy it. It’s not for everyone, but if you like the TV show The Big Bang Theory, Norse Mythology, D&D, the Vikings, and Pop Culture, you’ll love it. It’s just $9.99. You can buy it off From My Shelf Books & Gifts website, and I’ll sell it for just 7.99 and only 1.99 to ship.

The shipping comes up higher in the cart when you check out, but I’ll adjust. Shipping is just 1.99 for anything, no matter how many copies you purchase. If the total is more than $30.00, the shipping is completely free. You can help make Operation Ragnarok a go, and have a fun, fast-paced read.

Thank you for joining my crew!


You can click on the cover to be taken to the link to purchase Operation Ragnarok

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Book Giveaway for Operation Ragnarok!

“We are all just killing time, until time eventually kills us. We go through life knowing death is waiting, but not knowing what comes next. I don't have to wonder anymore, because I died.”

Operation Ragnarok by Kevin Coolidge is a fantastical adventure with comedic elements about a group of gamers going through a mid-life crisis, instead of the little red corvette, they decide to steal a Viking longship from a museum. It's a story of friendship, sacrifice, and unleashing Hel on Earth...



Operation Ragnarok, think Night at the Museum meets The Vikings with a touch of Stand by Me vibe. Great for those who love mythology, gaming, and geek culture, but not needed to enjoy this fast-paced tale, also suggested for teens who grew up loving Percy Jackson, the book is PG-16, no graphic violence and no sex, some sexual innuendo and curse words.


Advance Praise for Operation Ragnarok

Operation Ragnarok is a face-paced, irreverent nerdfest with laugh out loud dialogue, like Big Bang Theory on steroids. Suspend your disbelief and enjoy! --Dana Fredsti, author of the Ashley Parker Plague Town series

"Hoist your geek flag with Operation Ragnarok, And remember to always bring your claymore with you when robbing a museum or trying to save the world!" --Patrick Thomas, author of the Murphy's Lore series and the Dear Cthulhu advice columns and books






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Operation Ragnarok by Kevin Coolidge

Operation Ragnarok

by Kevin Coolidge


Giveaway ends September 30, 2016.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

For Gamers, Geeks and Goofballs Everywhere!



“We are all just killing time, until time eventually kills us. We go through life knowing death is waiting, but not knowing what comes next. I don't have to wonder anymore, because I died.”

Operation Ragnarok is a fantastical adventure with comedic elements about a group of gamers going through a mid-life crisis, instead of the little red corvette, they decide to steal a Viking longship from a museum. It's a story of friendship, sacrifice, and unleashing Hel on Earth...

Operation Ragnarok, think Night at the Museum meets The Vikings with a touch of Stand by Me vibe. Great for those who love mythology, gaming, and geek culture, but not needed to enjoy this fast-paced tale, also suggested for teens who grew up loving Percy Jackson, the book is PG-16, no graphic violence and no sex, some sexual innuendo and a few curse words.

Operation Ragnarok ISBN 9780692760635 is available at From My Shelf Books & Gifts, your favorite bookstore, and wherever books are sold. Also available in international markets with an Ebook coming near the end of August.

Advance Praise for Operation Ragnarok

Operation Ragnarok is a face-paced, irreverent nerdfest with laugh out loud dialogue, like Big Bang Theory on steroids. Suspend your disbelief and enjoy! --Dana Fredsti, author of the Ashley Parker Plague Town series

"Hoist your geek flag with Operation Ragnarok, And remember to always bring your claymore with you when robbing a museum or trying to save the world!" --Patrick Thomas, author of the Murphy's Lore series and the Dear Cthulhu advice columns and books

"Let's face it; there's a little hell raising Norseman in all of us. So top off your drinking horn, shoulder your trusty Claymore, and board your very own Viking longship. Kevin J. Coolidge's "Operation Ragnarok" is about to set sail. Who says geeks and gamers can't save the world?" -- Max Hawthorne , author of the bestselling Kronos Rising series.

If you're a fan of Norse mythology, pop culture, action and humor this is the book for you! Operation Ragnarok is a wild romp of a read. --V.L. Locey, romance author and mythology aficionado

"A Dungeons and Dragons adventure comes alive with good friends and a hero who loves books!" -Ann Myers, mystery author of Bread of the Dead.

Just Click on the Viking longship to be taken to a link to buy the book!


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Operation Ragnarok



We are all just killing time, until time eventually kills us. We go through life knowing death is waiting, but not knowing what comes next. I don't have to wonder anymore, because I died...

The sages say, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Mine started with just a single click. This is an epic tale full of danger, adventure, friends, and a wolf the size of a bull moose, and it all started on my living room couch.

Operation Ragnarok is a fantastical adventure with comedic elements about a group of gamers going through a mid-life crisis, instead of the little red corvette, they decide to steal a Viking longship from a museum. It's a story of friendship, sacrifice, and unleashing Hel on Earth...


Just Click On The Viking Lonboat To Be Taken To A Link To Buy The Book!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump


Doonesbury is one of the most overrated strips out there. Mediocre at best.
--Donald Trump, 1989
He tried to warn us. Ever since the release of the first Trump-for-President trial balloon in 1987, Doonesbury's Garry Trudeau has tirelessly tracked and highlighted the unsavory career of the most unqualified candidate to ever aspire to the White House. It's all there--the hilarious narcissism, the schoolyard bullying, the loathsome misogyny, the breathtaking ignorance; and a good portion of the Doonesbury cast has been tangled up in it. Join Duke, Honey, Earl, J.J., Mike, Mark, Roland, Boopsie, B.D., Sal, Alice, Elmont, Sid, Zonker, Sam, Bernie, Rev. Sloan, and even the Red Rascal as they cross storylines with the big, orange airhorn who's giving the GOP such fits.
Garry Trudeau is the sleazeball third-rate talent who draws the overrated comic strip Doonesbury, which very few people read. He lives in New York City with his wife Jane Pauley, who has far more talent than he has.

About the Author

G. B. Trudeau has been drawing his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip for more than forty years. In addition to cartooning, Trudeau has worked in theater, film, and television. He also has been a contributing columnist for the "New York Times "op-ed page and later an essayist for "Time "magazine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He lives in New York City with his wife, Jane Pauley. They have three grown children.

Trudeau maintains a vivid online presence at www.doonesbury.com and offers deployed troops a forum via his milblog The Sandbox.

Healing Massage: An A-Z Guide for More Than Forty Medical Conditions: For Professional and Home Use



This practical, detailed, and accessible guide to using massage to treat a range of medical conditions will educate and empower both massage practitioners and non-professionals who want to safely and effectively make a difference in the well-being of a friend or family member. Bringing together Eastern and Western understandings of the body, health, and wellness, this user-friendly sourcebook defines and details each medical condition, any contraindications to massage, and massage protocols and instructions, including how often treatment should be administered. "Healing Massage" can make treatment and pain relief both available and affordable to those who might not have access to expensive professional treatment. It can also provide substantial and detailed information to practitioners not familiar with a specific condition. Written by a leading massage practitioner and international teacher, this book will be a will be an essential reference in the office or at home.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Suicide Squad: The Official Movie Novelization



Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous imprisoned super criminals, provide them the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them to defeat an enigmatic, unstoppable enemy.
U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has gathered a group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose. Once they figure out they were chosen to fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die beating the odds, or decide it's every man for himself?

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Kicked in the Teeth



A "New York Times" Bestseller
As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics The New 52 event of September 2011, writer and co-creator of the CW show "Supernatural" Adam Glass rolls out an all-new team of death-row super villains recruited by the government to take on missions so dangerous they're sheer suicide

The story begins with the Suicide Squad defeated, imprisoned and being interrogated about their newest mission. Harley Quinn, King Shark, Deadshot and company must make it out alive without revealing who's pulling the strings behind their illegal operations. Who will be the first to crack under the pressure? More importantly will they make it all out alive?

Friday, July 29, 2016

Make America Bacon


Are you a democrat? A republican? Are you truly represented by your government? I’m Kevin Coolidge and I’m running for President. It’s time to put a Coolidge back in the White House. I was going to change my last name to Bacon, but I don’t want to interfere with Kevin Bacon’s fan base.

I represent the majority of Americans. I love bacon—crispy, chewy, as a garnish. Bacon is the bipartisan meat. This November vote bacon and vote for America. As the president, I’ll be open to all your bacon recipes.

Sundays I’ll be holding an informal brunch served with crispy bacon, or chewy if you insist. Don’t be dressing up, because we need a casual day. Heck, don’t shave if you don’t want to. I’m not. We’ll discuss the past weeks yummy bacon ideas and delicious bacon thoughts for the upcoming week.

Every week a different member of the bacon community will join me. Please bring a bacon dish to pass. If you haven’t learned how to properly cook bacon, I’ll teach you. Just bring a rasher of bacon and a cold six pack.

Building a great BLT is like building our American infrastructure. It starts with great bacon, but don’t forget the zesty tomatoes, the crispy lettuce, tangy mayonnaise, and the bread to keep it all together. Building a better BLT is like building a better tomorrow for America.

I’ll use my executive orders to abolish hunger, and to breed better bacon. I’ll not only fulfill America's growing protein requirements, but usher in a new era of peace, prosperity and bacon for all.

To bacon or not to bacon? Is that even a question? It’s salty, smoky and sweet, and it makes everything better. There’s a bacon renaissance sweeping the country and you can join the movement.

This November cast your vote for the Bacon Party. It’s time for the bacon lover to be represented. Vote bacon, the bipartisan meat. Paid for by the committee to make bacon even better!