Selkies' Skins

Selkies' Skins
Current book in series Temple and Skinquest. Enjoy Castle and Well from Amazon, B&N and Smashwords while waiting for that and the prequel's audiobook "Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals".

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Attempting to move snow back for a spot

What is life like out here in McCloud at THG StarDragon Publishing? Well... Some days it is a lot like this. Exactly like this, in fact. We're sharing part of the attempted snow removal, premiering Dec 7 at 7 AM pacific time.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Ame's Unboxing & Reviews: Klearlook Monitor Riser

I was given the opportunity to look over and test a Klearlook monitor desk riser. Take a look at it with me and try it out.  If you like it you can find your own at I do not get any affiliate pay, but the chance to try it is enough for me.

Also, you get a peek at one of the bunnies.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Upcoming royalties/sales updates, and upcoming Dragon Hearts RPG Yule quest

Now that my head feels less like it will explode when I do more than exist I will be able to calculate royalties and sales and pass that info on to authors and illustrators. Where appropriate I may send out royalties but I would honestly prefer to send your royalties out after December's figures are in. I did get a request for updates recently that I was unable to reply to. I will compile info from all outlets today, but again, this is going to change after next month's sales. And yes, I plan to take part in next month's Sale on Smashwords/Draft2Digital (they merged, and are still working on that according to my last mails from Smashwords). That Smashwords sale usually seems to help sales figures.

In other happenings yesterday I managed to finish writing the Yule 2022 seasonal challenge for Dragon Hearts RPG and submitted it to that project's coder/owner so that it can be set up and implemented for the site's players. Please be watching for an announcement when that goes live.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Brimstone667: Cold start on the 1977 Jeep Cherokee Chief cold weather

Here is another video that I helped my brother with for his channel. This time he was starting and moving his 1977 Jeep Cherokee Chief. Not shown is the snowplow attachment on the front, but he is ready to move snow when needed this winter.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

1978 Chevy K30 Squad Cold Start with Brimstone 667 of Youtube

I helped with a video the other day for my brother's Youtube channel. He mentioned that he needed help with exhaust footage on cold start videos of some vehicles of his that were at my house. I was happy to help. He gives me a lot of assistance and with my condition I can't do a whole lot. So it was nice to be able to do a favor to repay him.

I will help him soon with getting a linktree set up that he can use for his Tiktok and similar.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Dragon Hearts RPG Halloween 2022

Things have been busy with Dragon Hearts RPG lately. The Halloween/Samhain seasonal quest for the year has been pushed live on the main website after the code was play tested.

Challenge setting:

Once again the leaves phase colours into their fall glory and then dry to blow away in the winds moving between the worlds. Did the forest really produce this many leaves though? Something doesn't seem quite right. Piles of leaves reach to the eaves of the houses and obscure the entrances of caves. They swirl through streets, forest paths, and even over the oceans and deserts. Carve a pumpkin? Expect to be greeted by an explosion of leaves and squash guts once you've got that top circle done.

Visit the event page to explore.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Dragon Hearts RPG 2.0 progress and a quick check in

 The Dragon Hearts RPG Beta Site has been updated.

Dragon Fangs and Black Days have been added.

While in beta you can purchase as many Dragon Fangs as you like for free.

Thank you Bear for all your hard work steadily redoing the code base to make for a more stable game site. It is exciting to see the progress toward being able to eventually merge these changes to the live main site.


Now, as to why I've been so quiet lately:
I have been dealing with some physical issues but I have also been very busy working with a client on their book during the few hours a day I am physically able to do so. I have several books that I need to post reviews of though and hope to be able to make more progress on my own writing and illustrations for a couple customers soon.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Dragon Hearts RPG update

The beta site has been updated by Rowan. Familiars have been added and everyone's existing familiars migrated. 

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Dragon Hearts RPG update

 Rowan's been continuing plugging steadily away at the recode project for Dragon Hearts. Per Obs:

"The Beta site has been updated. Conclaves have been added including battle groups! Only the conclave leader has staff powers, they can assign extra staff. "

It's been a long project rebuilding the site and adding new improvements as he works through it. Once he's done it will be easier to do world expansions than it used to be. I've certainly not forgotten about the pirates and the exploration expansion, the commerce guild, or other things that have been approved. Groundwork has to be done first. This new code makes for a more efficient game engine.

As always the base game is still available at

Friday, July 22, 2022

Dragon Hearts 2.0 recoding progress and new live tests available

 The Dragon Hearts Beta Site has been updated.

The weekly treasure hunt has been added.
All forms of knowledge can now be learned (the Golden Shrine and Selena's Tower have been added).
Exploration knowledge has been added this is a new kind that improves the rewards gained while exploring and in the labyrinths.
More to come!

Live testing by players is important, but don't forget to play the main game in its current incarnation at as it is from this site that progress will be calculated when the code from Beta gets moved to Main.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Book Review: The Way Out: A Novel by Gordon Jensen

The Way Out: A Novel (Be Careful What You Wish For Book 1)The Way Out: A Novel by Gordon Jensen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed reading this novel. I was entertained by the way the novel was written. It's a series of interviews that stitch together the story, very meta, as the point of view character is working on a documentary or a book... I forget which.

There is no true "bad guy" in this, which is nice to see becoming more common. It is man against nature and man against itself since GMO corn is what was behind the virus that made male births become a thing that does not happen anymore. I can only remember, in ALL my reading over my past 40 some years, ONE sci-fi in which I encountered a species that had no more male births. THEIR solution was COMPLETELY different than the one in this book.

I was definitely in awe of Captain Halverson when told in one of the interviews what her solution was to the black hole that allows the first challenge to mankind to begin... their "loss."

Time travel, repopulation, political intrigue, social justice questions... all good old school sci-fi trajectories the founders of the genre would be proud of, I think. I am very much looking forward to reading the next installment of the series.

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Dragon Hearts RPG Beta's site has had an update

The Beta Site has been updated!

This is quite a milestone, 8000+ lines of code later, Rowan Wookey at Dragon Hearts RPG added all 170+ special items, the coffee empire, snowflakes, and dragon fangs as well as fixing a few bugs.

Have at it! 

Main Site:

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Dragon Hearts RPG Summer Challenge is Live

Visit to play!

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Help get the Sparta Green Ranger to LA for filming!

 My cousin has an amazing opportunity to get his character, the Green Dragon Knight into a Power Rangers fan film. Check out his Gofund me, and his linktree!

Friday, March 25, 2022

Book Review: Earth 7 by Summer Whitton and Emily Walker

The first thing to know when getting this is that you are signing up for a series. That might be a deal breaker for some people. It is definitely worth reading and looking for the following books of the overarching story.

El is our leading lady and our first protagonist, stuck on Earth 7 and wanting to get home to Earth 1. Quaid is our second protagonist, a living father, and a retired archeologist. These two meet via a mysterious artifact, a map leading to a tech El desperately needs. A villain of course is needed, and thus we meet Vadik and learn the sad story that drove him insane.

The array of characters is fairly wide and well detailed. When I got the time to read in more than fits and spurts I was easily pulled back in and able to keep up without having to reread. I found the pacing to be a nice middle ground. It was not too fast and leaving out too much detail, nor was it too slow nor overly detailed. The adventure kept me guessing while everything made sense.

I definitely look forward to the next part of the story.

Look it up on Goodreads to find out where to buy!

101 Famous Alice In Wonderland Quotes

How well do you know the classic "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll? How often do you find a situation that fits a quote from the book? Maybe you would just like to impress a teacher you have. Or, perhaps you are just a big Jabberwocky fan or would like a little more knowledge of one of the "Skin Deep" comic's influences.

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