Thursday, October 22, 2020

Warren Martin's Blog: Kickstarter for Adventures with Pop Pop

Warren Martin's Blog: Kickstarter for Adventures with Pop Pop:   We've Launched Our Kickstarter Campaign Go To The Kickstarter For Details Everyone needs a Pop Pop.   The main purpose of this Kicksta...

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Kickstarter for Adventures with Pop Pop

 

We've Launched Our Kickstarter Campaign

Everyone needs a Pop Pop.  The main purpose of this Kickstarter campaign is to raise enough funding to order the initial inventory of Pop Pop dolls and to donate dolls to St. Jude’s Children Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Watch Our Kickstarter Video


I've been blessed and fortunate to have the opportunity to be involved with my grandsons, who I’ve dubbed “the Grandmen.” Seven years ago, Grandman Dean entered our world, and four years later, Grandman Levi came along. About a year ago someone said “You must have a lot of great stories about your Grandmen,” and with that, the idea was conceived, and with the Grandmen’s parents’ approval, “Adventures with Pop Pop” was hatched.

What Makes This Different?

Real Life Appeal: I really am that guy pushing a shopping cart backwards in a store and getting the occasional look of disapproval—the first book and subsequent books are real stories about real activities we've done. Generally, all children’s books have a mission, message, and some kind of a focus, and we have that too; however, the added element is the “real life” appeal. The upcoming series of books focuses on the real-life daily interactions of Pop Pop with the Grandmen.


Everyone needs a Pop Pop.
  
The main purpose of this Kickstarter campaign is to raise enough funding to order the initial inventory of Pop Pop dolls. We also plan on donating dolls to St. Jude’s Children Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Pop Pop's Message and Theme

Being Present, Spending Quality Time, Creating Memories, and just having some Fun are the 
underlying themes of the series. We will be incorporating educational themes focused on behavior, good choices, empathy, and basic skills, while fostering positive family and social interactions
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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Children's Books During COVID-19

 "Time To Develop More Material" 

Marketing and selling books, including Children’s Books, during the COVID social distancing period has been difficult, and from comments I’ve heard from Authors the consensus is that they agree. While the ability to sell books may be stifled, there has also been opportunity to develop material for future books. In our case COVID-19 evolved into practicing social distancing, and by our case, I’m talking about myself and the Grandmen. Grandmen is what I call my two grandsons, and is also the base for the “Adventures with Pop Pop” children’s book series I recently started. The first book was “Grandman DeanGoes Big Shopping” and there is also a companion Coloring Book that goes with it.

During COVID I would take the Grandmen on Adventures to various county and state parks, away from everyone, and take them on walks. This experience accomplished several things, one of course was Social Distancing, while also providing the boys outdoor activities searching for Dinosaurs, Fossils, and whatever we could find.  The end result relating to books is the adventures provided material for future books.

In the meantime, our second book in nearing completion and is about Grandman Dean’s Preschool Adventures, and this is where Little Brother Grandman Levi will be introduced.

We invite you to follow us on our social media sites and share with you friends and family. 

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Here is one of our Adventures
  



Thursday, January 17, 2019

Approaching a Milestone

A Milestone is Approaching with my Blog as we near 70,000 Page Views.



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Saturday, January 12, 2019

My Books Hidden Messages







When it comes to movies and television series, the below list all have at least one thing in common, that being some sort of Plot Twist or something that was a surprise and not expected. Their genres may not be the same, however the writers presented a story that provided entertainment coupled with an unexpected answer or event within the stories that in some manner gave us a sense of closure, justice, revenge, or just a sense of relief for one of the characters.

In my books “Forgotten Soldiers” and “Till the Cows Come Home,” plus book projects in progress, my intent is to provide similar plot twist, surprise, and unexpected outcomes that provide the reader with a sort of satisfaction with the stories ending. Another intent is to insert in a subtle manner identifying a hidden message that draws attention to an injustice within our society, injustices that
anger us and should not be ignored.

My intention is to entertain while drawing attention to either issues or events we should not forget, and social justice issues that should not be ignored due to political and social correctness.

I invite you to follow my Website, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and my Amazon Page and watch for future project releases.

American Psycho, Atonement, Devil, Dexter, Ex-Machina, Gone Baby Gone, Gone Girl, Last House on the Left (2009), Little Children, Mystic River, Planet of the Apes (Original), Psycho, Shawshank Redemption, Room, Sixth Sense, Sleepers, Split, Spotlight, The Departed, The Others, The Prestige, The Punisher, Usual Suspects, Westworld (Series), Without a Trace (movie)