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The Spiced Pumpkin Village

The Spiced Pumpkin VillageHey Dinosauring fans! My newest book, The Spiced Pumpkin Village, is now available through Amazon. There aren’t any dinosaurs, but it is Halloween-themed! The Spiced Pumpkin Village is a lighthearted Halloween-themed story about a girl who finds herself transported to a magical world. Along the way, she learns to accept a part of herself that she has kept secret from even her best friend, as she finds herself developing feelings for a pumpkin spirit girl she meets in the Spiced Pumpkin Village.

Autumn is just an average girl who loves fall and pumpkin spice lattes. She, and her best friend Summer, get lost in the woods the night before Halloween. Autumn never imagined that magic could exist until she gets separated from Summer and finds herself transported to a village inhabited by pumpkin spirits. There, Autumn meets a pumpkin spirit girl named Curpepa and they fall for each other almost instantly. The pumpkin spirits mistake Autumn for one of their own and insist she hide in their village until All Hallows’ Eve is over, as the veil between the spirit world and the human world is weakest during this time of year. The pumpkin spirits seem terrified of humans, so Autumn decides to let them believe she is a spirit. Eventually, Autumn is faced with the decision to reveal that she is a human to save Summer and risk losing Curpepa, or to continue her charade. Along the way in her adventure, Autumn learns to accept herself for who she is and what true friendship really means.

The Spiced Pumpkin Village is suitable for teens and young adults and is available from Amazon and Smashwords. It will also be available from other major ebook retailers soon!

LEGO Ideas – Fossil Museum

Hey Dinosauring fans! I found another LEGO Ideas project that you might be interested in supporting! This one is a LEGO Fossil Museum, featuring a Stegosaurus and a few lesser dinosaurs (Pteranodon, Apatosaurus, Spinosaurus, and two Deinonychus).

To show your support, head on over to LEGO Ideas to vote for this idea!

LEGO Ideas Fossil Museum

Dinosauring’s news is starting to get overrun with posts about LEGO Ideas! I am okay with that. LEGOs are awesome!

Stardust and Ash: A Collection of Short Stories

Hey Dinosauring fans! My new book, Stardust and Ash is now available from Amazon and will be available from other major eBook retailers soon! There are no dinosaurs in Stardust and Ash, but there are aliens, androids, and space travel!

Stardust and Ash is a collection of seven science fiction short stories and eight poems, each tied together by a theme of tragedy, loss, and accepting our own mortality. Each story shows the darker side of the human condition. Whether planted firmly on Earth or residing in the far-flung corners of our galaxy; whether living in the present day or in the distant future, the human experience remains much the same. Though we can experience much joy in life, we also must experience much sorrow and pain. The stories in this collection illustrate the latter. Don’t expect a happily ever after from the stories collected in Stardust and Ash.

These stories and poems were written between 2009 and 2015 and are collected for the first time in this single digital edition.

Stardust and Ash: A Collection of Short Stories by Jen NýThe Android – An eccentric millionaire has his body cryonically frozen when he dies, in hopes that he can be revived at some point in the future. He wakes up in the future with his consciousness transferred into the body of an android.

The Escapee – In the midst of an alien attack, one crew member manages to escape in an emergency escape pod, leaving behind the rest of the crew. No one comes for help, and she is stuck alone drifting through space in the escape pod for months.

The Garbage Collector – In the future, Earth begins disposing of its waste via a black hole. The unthinkable happens to one garbage man while on duty.

The Satellite – The Satellite is the first manned spacecraft to be sent to Mars. Commander Martin Stone describes what he is seeing above the Cydonia region of Mars.

The Colonist – A man named Blake is selected to become one of the first people to colonize Mars. Though his ex-girlfriend begs him to stay, he can’t wait to leave behind a planet that has nothing to offer him.

Abduction – After losing control of their craft, one of the members of a surveillance mission wakes up on an alien operating table, surrounded by strange beings. She is helpless to escape.

Dust and Ash – Two lovers spend their final moments on Earth together as they await a nuclear explosion.

Visit Amazon to purchase Stardust and Ash or to read a sample.

LEGO Classic Space Stegosaurus

Hey Dinosauring fans! I found another LEGO Ideas project that I think you might like! It’s called “Classic Space Stegosaurus.” It’s a stegosaurus. It’s also a space ship! His head is removable and can be used as a space craft for the included LEGO Astronaut minifigure.

Classic Space Stegosaurus - Lego IdeasSpace Stegosaurus Lego

*Dinosauring is in no way affiliated with the creator of this LEGO Idea’s project. Again, we just really like this LEGO set idea!

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