Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Bookfest Author: Kevin Coolidge

Kevin Coolidge is one of the owners of From My Shelf Books & Gifts and a children's author. He published a book about Hobo, the first bookstore cat at From My Shelf, and is bringing it back into print in time for Wellsboro's Bookfest this year.

Kevin is also the creator of "The Totally Ninja Raccoons." The Totally Ninja Raccoon series is great for the reluctant reader from second to fourth grade, though there are younger and older readers. Grandmothers love buying them for their grandchildren that live outside of Tioga County.

The Totally Ninja Raccoon series is set right here in Wellsboro Pennsylvania, and is specifically geared towards reluctant readers. It's your classic trio with a twist. Think the "Three Investigators meet the "Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles" with a little "Ghost Busters" in the mix.What started as an idea to score free food soon ends up giving the raccoons a glimpse into another world, a world of shadows, mysteries, and plots.

Kevin has also written his first book for adults called "Operation Ragnarok" 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.

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