Friday, August 18, 2017

Book Giveaway for Operation Ragnarok



Win an autographed copy of Operation Ragnarok by author Kevin Coolidge



“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 and release an ancient evil. 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. If you've ever rolled the dice, you need this book.

Operation Ragnarok is available for just $7.99 in print version from www.wellsborobookstore.com, or wherever books are sold, as well as an ebook on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, or Apple products

Want to unleash Hel on Hollywood? Check out the Valhalla Project of Facebook

Advance Praise for Operation Ragnarok

Operation Ragnarok is a fast-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.




Goodreads Book Giveaway


Operation Ragnarok by Kevin Coolidge

Operation Ragnarok

by Kevin Coolidge


Giveaway ends September 01, 2017.

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at Goodreads.



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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Totally Ninja Raccoons at Barnes & Noble Elmira NY



On Saturday, August 19, from 2PM to 4PM at Barnes & Noble in Elmira NY will be hosting local author Kevin Coolidge. It is free and open to the public.

Author Kevin Coolidge will be signing his children's series "The Totally Ninja Raccoons" for children. The book is written for youngsters and enjoyed by people of all ages.

Last year, Kevin Coolidge published the first two books in his new series, “Totally Ninja Raccoons” set in Wellsboro and Tioga County. "The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot" is the first book in his series about the three raccoon brothers who become ninjas. “The series is for the 7-10-year-old reluctant reader who loves action, adventure and creatures whose existence has yet to be proven, like Bigfoot,” said Coolidge.

In "The Totally Ninja Raccoons meet Bigfoot," the raccoons discover they are not meant to be ordinary bandits, but rather have the potential to be something extraordinary--ninjas. They begin their ninja training and meet their first potential employer--Gypsy the Cat.

Gypsy sends the raccoons on their first mission, to capture the elusive Bigfoot. They quickly find out that things aren't what they seem. Bigfoot isn't the monstrous beast, he's been portrayed to be; Gypsy isn't a benign employer; and cats want to take over the world. And the raccoons learn that sometimes you have to choose your own path if you want to choose your destination.

"The Totally Ninja Raccoons" is a new children's series for second to fourth graders. It is specifically for reluctant readers. "Six books have been published in the series with more to come," Coolidge said.

In the second book, the raccoons meet the “Weird & Wacky Werewolf." In the third, they learn "The Secret of the Canyon" and in the fourth, meet "The Thunderbird," In the fifth book "Catmas Caper" the raccoons have to save Christmas, and in the latest book, the Ninja Raccoons learn the secret of Nessmuk Lake.

In his ninja raccoon series, Coolidge has included the bookstore’s newest cats - brothers Huck and Finn. These cats receive daily doses of love from the many children and adults who visit the bookstore he co-owns at 7 East Avenue in Wellsboro.

For more information or to purchase his books call Barnes & Noble at (607) 796-2020

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Total Eclipse of the Sun: Coast to Coast USA



Pam Hine, best-selling eclipse author and math graduate, brings you this easy-to-understand introduction to the 2017 Total Eclipse in the USA. Pam saw her first total solar eclipse from a local field in the United Kingdom in the company of family, friends, and neighbors and it was a perfectly magical day. Wherever you are for this year's solar eclipse, it will be a very special event and something to remember for the rest of your life.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Book Giveaway for the Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot!



The book that started it all, "The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot" is now Story Monster Approved! It's the first book in the Totally Ninja Raccoon series, and you can win a FREE, autographed copy.

In "The Totally Ninja Raccoons meet Bigfoot", our protagonists discover they are not meant to be ordinary bandits, but rather carry the potential to be something extraordinary, ninjas.

In this origin story, the Ninja Raccoons begin their ninja training, and meet their first potential employer--Gypsy the cat. Gypsy sends the Raccoons on their first mission, to capture the elusive Bigfoot.

Things aren't what they seem to be. Bigfoot isn't the monstrous beast, as he's been portrayed. Gypsy isn't the benign employer. Cats want to take over the world.

The Totally Ninja Raccoons learn that sometimes you have to choose your own path if you want to choose your destination.

Cats are trying to take over the world. Monsters are real, and Chinese food really will make you hungry soon after you eat it. It's up to The Totally Ninja Raccoons to stop it.

The Totally Ninja Raccoons is a series geared towards young readers from six to ten years old, especially reluctant readers.

This is the age that children start falling behind peers if they aren't excited about reading.

It's vitally important that an aspiring reader enjoys what they are reading, and what child doesn't enjoy raccoons, cats, ninjas, Chinese food, and of course...Bigfoot!

Signed, personalized books available at From My Shelf Books & Gifts in Wellsboro Pennsylvania, on the Internet at wellsborobookstore.com, or wherever books are sold

Click on the Link to Win a FREE copy



Goodreads Book Giveaway


The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot by Kevin Coolidge

The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot

by Kevin Coolidge


Giveaway ends August 31, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.



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Saturday, August 5, 2017

You Have the Right to Remain Innocent



An urgent, compact manifesto that will teach you how to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future when talking to police.


Law professor James J. Duane became a viral sensation thanks to a 2008 lecture outlining the reasons why you should never agree to answer questions from the police especially if you are innocent and wish to stay out of trouble with the law. In this timely, relevant, and pragmatic new book, he expands on that presentation, offering a vigorous defense of every citizen's constitutionally protected right to avoid self-incrimination. Getting a lawyer is not only the best policy, Professor Duane argues, it's also the advice law-enforcement professionals give their own kids.

Using actual case histories of innocent men and women exonerated after decades in prison because of information they voluntarily gave to police, Professor Duane demonstrates the critical importance of a constitutional right not well or widely understood by the average American. Reflecting the most recent attitudes of the Supreme Court, Professor Duane argues that it is now even easier for police to use your own words against you. This lively and informative guide explains what everyone needs to know to protect themselves and those they love.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Totally Ninja Raccoons at Barnes & Noble Elmira NY



On Saturday, August 19, from 2PM to 4PM at Barnes & Noble in Elmira NY will be hosting local author Kevin Coolidge. It is free and open to the public.

Author Kevin Coolidge will be signing his children's series "The Totally Ninja Raccoons" for children. The book is written for youngsters and enjoyed by people of all ages.

Last year, Kevin Coolidge published the first two books in his new series, “Totally Ninja Raccoons” set in Wellsboro and Tioga County. "The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot" is the first book in his series about the three raccoon brothers who become ninjas. “The series is for the 7-10-year-old reluctant reader who loves action, adventure and creatures whose existence has yet to be proven, like Bigfoot,” said Coolidge.

In "The Totally Ninja Raccoons meet Bigfoot," the raccoons discover they are not meant to be ordinary bandits, but rather have the potential to be something extraordinary--ninjas. They begin their ninja training and meet their first potential employer--Gypsy the Cat.

Gypsy sends the raccoons on their first mission, to capture the elusive Bigfoot. They quickly find out that things aren't what they seem. Bigfoot isn't the monstrous beast, he's been portrayed to be; Gypsy isn't a benign employer; and cats want to take over the world. And the raccoons learn that sometimes you have to choose your own path if you want to choose your destination.

"The Totally Ninja Raccoons" is a new children's series for second to fourth graders. It is specifically for reluctant readers. "Six books have been published in the series with more to come," Coolidge said.

In the second book, the raccoons meet the “Weird & Wacky Werewolf." In the third, they learn "The Secret of the Canyon" and in the fourth, meet "The Thunderbird," In the fifth book "Catmas Caper" the raccoons have to save Christmas, and in the latest book, the Ninja Raccoons learn the secret of Nessmuk Lake.

In his ninja raccoon series, Coolidge has included the bookstore’s newest cats - brothers Huck and Finn. These cats receive daily doses of love from the many children and adults who visit the bookstore he co-owns at 7 East Avenue in Wellsboro.

For more information or to purchase his books call Barnes & Noble at (607) 796-2020

Kevin Coolidge (shown) places a colorful, kid-friendly "Story Monsters Approved" seal on the cover of the book he wrote, "The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot." It passed rigorous judging by industry experts and a panel of youth who endorsed it. Children who see the seal on a book know that youngsters their own age enjoyed it and are recommending they read it, too.


Boxed-Whisk(e)y Tasting Set [With Ballpoint Pen and 2 Whisky Tasting Journals and Whisky Glass]



33 Books Co. brings you the Whiskey Tasting Set, a great gift idea for the whiskey enthusiast, perfect for keeping track of every aromatic masterpiece to reach your palette. Inside each of the two journals included you'll find a flavor wheel used to rate the various qualities and taste sensations you experience. This set also includes a Glencairn glass & pen to record your tasting notes. 33 Books are made with 100% recycled papers. Ink is US-grown soy-based from Portland, OR and seasoned with bit of raw milk - there's even a little bit of real Whiskey and Scotch.

Good Berry Bad Berry: Who's Edible, Who's Toxic, and How to Tell the Difference



Berries grow in all parts of North America and come in a wide variety of colors, sizes and shapes. But how do you know which ones are safe to eat and which could make you sick, or worse? Good Berry Bad Berry is the authoritative one-stop guide to identifying and safely enjoying these healthy "superfruits" -- with clear descriptions and full color photographs of 40 of the most widely available berries in North America (including a separate listing of berries found only in certain regions). Packaged with heavy matte-laminated pages and concealed-wire binding for handy, water-resistant use outside.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Side Walks: A Journal for Exploring Your City



This charmingly illustrated journal encourages users to discover the hidden and extraordinary details of one's own city. Filled with unique explorations and quirky prompts, it's the perfect place to keep track of favorite local haunts, as well as a starting point to experience one's neighborhood in a whole new way.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

What would I do if I WON the bookstore? *THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX*


As more people hear about our essay contest to become the new owner of From My Shelf Books & Gifts(see https://wellsborobookstore.indielite.org/write-essay-win-bookstore for more information), they tell us it's an "interesting idea", but many believe it's not for them because of any of the following:

1. they're too old
2. they're too young
3. they haven't got a lot of business experience
4. they already have a job
5. they don't want to work every day
6. they wouldn't know how to run a bookstore
7. they're not good writers
8. they'd have to move to Wellsboro
9. they'd have to wear matching socks every day
10. their glove compartment ran out of gloves

Let me encourage YOU (yes, YOU!!!) to start thinking outside the box and beyond these reasons (ie. excuses).


Over the next few months especially, on the blog and on our facebook page, we'll be posting ways for you to think about this bookstore opportunity in a whole new way.

Let's say for a minute you entered the essay contest. You write your essay; you let a bunch of your trusted friends and family read over it and make suggestions; you read over the instructions one more time, and you send in your two SASEs, your $75, and your essay. And, then, a few months go by, and suddenly it's spring 2018, and ... what if?? What if you got the notice that YOU WON THE ESSAY CONTEST?!?! YOU ARE THE WINNER OF THE "WRITE AN ESSAY, WIN A BOOKSTORE" CONTEST!

What then?

Well, if you were to win, consider this:

To respond to #1, (as well as possibly #4 and #5, and maybe #6 and #8, too, while we're at it....): Who says you're too old? People own businesses in their nineties! They can will them on as part of their estate. It becomes an asset you own.

Who says you have to be here every day? Who says that working at the bookstore will become your daily job or obligation? You, as the business owner, can be as involved as you want to be with the daily business of the store. Consider your essay and the entry fee as an investment, like diversifying your stock portfolio. A lot of stock costs a lot more for fewer returns and/or more risk. You can own a BUSINESS that has had eleven years of success despite many odds. You'll own it free and clear, so the risks that the original owners took to build the business are NOT your financial risks. The payoff for you can be sweet, in so many ways. Hire a good business manager, the way you'd hire someone to take care of your real estate rental properties or your stock portfolio, and ask for regular profit and loss statements. We think you'll be pleased.

Tune in again soon ;) for more ways to see how focusing on the numbered list (ie. excuses) above keep you in a small box and away from a great opportunity.


Why not sit down and just mess around with the essay question? 250 words isn't much at all. Why do you think a bookstore is important to a community?