"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Friday, November 28, 2014

Holiday Book Signing this Saturday!

Hey Austinites! Happy Thanksgiving!

If you happen to be out and about in the Austin area this weekend, I have a book signing, and I'd love to see you all there!

Also,

BOOKS MAKE GREAT GIFTS!

WHEN: Saturday, November 29, 2014, 2:00-4:00
WHERE: Arboretum Barnes & Noble, Austin, TX

Thank you!



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hungarian Cover for THE NAVEL OF THE WORLD

Happy Tuesday!

I had to share the Hungarian cover for THE NAVEL OF THE WORLD! It's like the artist pulled the exact image I had directly from my mind and created it. Just like the Hungarian cover for THE EMERALD TABLET, I think it is a total win!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

TUT makes the 2015 Texas Lone Star Reading list!

Tut: The Story of My
Immortal Life
makes the 2015
Lone Star Reading List!
     

I am thrilled that Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life has been named to the 2015 Texas Lone Star Reading List!

Thank you, Texas Librarians, for all your support!
 

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Look for me at the McAllen Book Festival!

Please come see me this Saturday at the McAllen Book Festival in McAllen, Texas!


Friday, October 24, 2014

Please Come See Me at the Texas Book Festival!

If you're around and about Austin this weekend, please consider stopping by the Texas Book Festival! Held at the Texas State Capital, the festival is a great event for families and book lovers!

I'll be on a panel on Saturday along with authors Michael Fry and S. S. Taylor, moderated by Tim Crow, and we'd love to see you there!

WHAT: "ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE" Author Panel
WHEN: Saturday, October 25th, 2014, 2:30-3:30
WHERE: Texas State Capital Room E2.026

Book signing will follow immediately in the Author Signing tent.

Can't wait to see you there!



Thursday, October 16, 2014

CASTLE OF DOOM! Video Game on SCRATCH

So I wrote this massive Pascal program back in college for my Artificial Intelligence class, but things happen over time. Floppy disks go bad. Computers don't have floppy disk drives anymore. And what about DOS? No one can type

A:\>CASTLE

No one even knows what an A prompt is!

I always loved the CASTLE OF DOOM! game. I had visions of buying an external floppy drive and finding a way to make it work, but then it occurred to me.

SCRATCH cat

I could recode it on SCRATCH! I could make the graphics prettier. I could make the randomization better. And CODING IS FUN!

So I give you my second official SCRATCH game:

CASTLE OF DOOM!




(If you missed the first game, ESCAPE FROM KING TUT'S TOMB, click here.)

Play the game. See if you can escape from the castle with all the cool loot. And please tell your friends to play, too :)




You can read more about the game (and find maps of the castle) here.

You can visit the game on SCRATCH here.


Monday, October 13, 2014

YAY for TUT and BOOKLIST!



Happy Monday!

I'm thrilled to share a wonderful review for TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE (Starscape/Tor, September 16, 2014) from Booklist!

"Family jealousy and a thirst for revenge drive Hoover’s historical fantasy featuring Tutankhamen, king of Egypt, trapped forever as a 14-year-old ... Hoover’s fun interpretations of Egyptian gods and goddesses, frenetic pace, and appropriately modern snark propel this highly entertaining adventure."

Thank you so much, Booklist!