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

Friday, December 12, 2014

TUT Makes the 2015 Spirit of Texas Middle School Reading List!

I am so happy to announce that TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE has made the 2015 Spirit of Texas Middle School Reading Program. Thank you, Texas librarians!!! I am thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful list and program :)

For more information about the Spirit of Texas Reading Program, you can check out the website.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


I had a blast last night being interviewed on a podcast hosted by my friend and fellow author, Jason Henderson, author of the Alex Van Helsing books. You can find my segment here along with info about his fabulous (and kinda scary) podcast, CASTLE OF HORROR (not to be confused with my video game CASTLE OF DOOM! :) ).

Thanks, Jason, for interviewing me! It was a ton of fun!

Monday, December 01, 2014


After all the fun I had programming the game for TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE, I decided to do it again, this time for the first book in The Forgotten Worlds trilogy, THE EMERALD TABLET.

Find the three keys! Save the world!

To win this game, you'll need quick fingers, a steady hand, and logical thoughts. I know you can do it! Good luck!


Read more about SCRATCH and getting kids programming on the SCRATCH website.
If you are a SCRATCH user and you want to follow me on SCRATCH, my userid is triciajh.

Things you can do with the THE EMERALD TABLET video game:
* Play the game!
* Change the game! Remix the game on the SCRATCH website.
* Make your own! Write your own video game using SCRATCH based on THE EMERALD TABLET.
* Write your own video game using SCRATCH based on *any* book you love.
* Spread the love! Tell your friends, parents, librarians, and teachers about it.

So I give you my third official SCRATCH game:


Play the game. See if you can find the three keys and save the world. And please tell your friends to play, too :)

If you like this game, please play