Books

One way to promote your business is to gather all your blog postings into one book and offer that online. Media Hatchery can help produce books, both digitally and in print.

Bookcover of Transformation in Teaching

Transformation in Teaching: Social Media Strategies in Higher Education

eds. Cheal, C., Coughlin, J., & Moore, S., and artist, Bonger, N.
2012 Informing Science Press.

Available in paperback at Informing Science Press or Amazon

Nineteen academic university faculty, from around the globe, write about how they have used different social media in their teaching. The types of social media include multi-media, virtual worlds, social networking, blogs, and synchronous tools. This academic book uses research methodology to prove that using technology in the classroom can improve learning results in college age students.

March of the Firebug coverpage

March of the Firebugs
A Steampunk Novel for Young Adults

by T. J. Clark

Available in paperback at Amazon.

Bizarre things have been happening to fifteen-year-old Rook. Strangers chased him through downtown. Strange kids and their pets froze him with magic. The TV keeps turning on and off when an odd blue lizard scurried past the electronics. Then one night a fiery swarm of supernatural scarab firebugs set fire to the house. He meets a mentor, who can control time. He learns about plasma, phasma, animal embodiments of energy that can be tamed by people and can live in objects or even metallic tattoos. Tracing the insects’ origin to another world of gears and steam by means of a wonderful balloon ship called Cobblecog, Rook hunts for his estranged father and discovers the secrets of his heritage. He must discover who he is as well as find the courage to overcome his fears. Can Rook halt the spread of the Firebugs before everything he knows is destroyed?

 

Dark haunted house with large moonHaunted Holmes

by William Clark

Available in paperback at Amazon.

HAUNTED HOLMES Inspired by Holmes. Recalled by Watson. Faithful to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Excerpt: “The countryside had taken on a rather ghastly beauty. The litmus sky, stained by the sun, was fading quickly from pink to purple. The brooding pines, huddled like mourners at a grave, foreshortened my stature to that of a child. ‘Turn your cloaks,’ they whispered, ‘for fairy folks are in old oaks.’ I felt foolish as I lifted my bag. Was it habit, or vanity, that made me want to seem a doctor still, despite coquettish claims to full retirement? I found no answer as I struggled up the path, an aged boy stumping his toes on tree roots in the dark.My first clear view of the house filled me with a fearful glee. It was more than I had expected. Many authors have exulted over houses serving as stages for their tales of crime and horror. Here I had an edifice worthy of Dickens or Poe. In the half-light, Billingsgate was a gingerbread monstrosity. The green tiled roof, gables, and spires looked down, aghast, at the mist of twilight lapping at their feet. Their respectability had been routed by neglect, their ornamental woodwork embraced by vegetation at once delicate and decayed. Along the drive were traces of Marplot’s own design: malevolent, subhuman faces, monkeys and mythical beasts of stone, white and new, startlingly alive against the lichened walls.Then I thought of my old friend, retired in comfort in the Sussex Downs. If I should survive this misadventure at Billingsgate Manor, I would carry the details there. I would consult the shuttered practice of Sherlock Holmes.”

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