Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Dust Bunnies have arrived!

After two years of development, Dust Bunnies: Secret Agents is available on the iPad and iPhone/iTouch!

I have to think hard now to remember the night in 2010 that I sat at the dinner table with my daughters and we brainstormed a story to match the exciting app design by the producers at Polycot Labs. They wanted something where the main character could be changed to look like the child who was reading the story, and the names in both the captions and the audio would be theirs!

I knew that the side kicks would be important since the hero would change, and we decided that the Dust Bunnies living under the bed would be ideal. It was my then-seven-year-old Elizabeth who decided the story would be more exciting if the bunnies were secret agents!

The story has evolved through time, based on the art, the audio, and the flow of the story. Each panel had to be drawn with multiple overlays for children who were a boy or a girl, with one of four different hair colors or skin shades. I had to record several lines of the story more than 400 times to read off the most popular boy and girls names.

And finally it's here!

Watch the story trailer! And if you like it, pick up a copy in iTunes store. And leave a comment  in the store! We love comments! Plus, the Dust Bunnies have their own Facebook pages and love to talk to fans. Go leave a comment there and they'll get back to you!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Magical Blog Tour Begins in June!

I just bought over 100 mood rings to give away during the amazing fantastical Jinnie Wishmaker blog tour that will be happening in June to celebrate the release of the hardcover edition for libraries.

Many of the rings will be given away on blog stops during the summer, but I'll also be giving some away here! Stay tuned for those give aways--everyone will get one for themselves and one for a friend!

I so love mood rings! Look what I ordered!

Rhinestone-studded shapes for girls!

And bands with dolphins on them for boys or girls!

And if your ring needs a guide--Jinnie Wishmaker has all the answers for what the colors mean:


I can't wait!