Epic Dreamer At The SPCA Pet Fair!

WalkathonAd_FacebookED_SPCA_Walkathon2016What a fun Saturday!!

We joined in with the wonderful volunteers, vendors, and visitors for the annual SPCA Walkathon and Pet Fair at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt State Park in Yorktown, New York this past weekend.

We quickly lost count of Charlie’s new friends as he met cute dog, after cute dog.  The park was filled with pet lovers of all ages and so many wonderful pooches.  We met some friendly dog-treat bakers, pet portrait artists,pet store owners, and even an alpaca farmer!

It felt great to share our books with people, and to support the SPCA of Westchester

Thank you all for a wonderful day!

 

Didn’t make it to our tent this time?  Get your book copy here: Mistaken For a Dog

Want to book us for an event, book signing, or author/illustrator “meet n’ greet”?

Send us an email! We’d love to hear from you:  epicdreamer.me(at)gmail.com

 

Bark for Life in Tarrytown, NY!

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Long fur, short fur, brown fur, spotted fur!  We had the pleasure of taking part in the April 10th Bark for Life event,in Tarrytown, NY, where we met so many adorable dogs and lots of wonderful people! It was the perfect place to share our newest book  Mistaken for a Dog .

A warm sun shone brightly as people and dogs of all ages embarked (woof, woof!) on a walk around the beautiful grounds of the historic Lyndhurst estate. Meanwhile we, along with Barbara from Aardvark Pet Supplies and other exciting vendors and contributors, geared up to greet them upon their return…

The morning rounded off nicely with a doggy “kissing contest” (who gives the best slobbery kisses!?), a dog/owner lookalike contest, and lots of exciting raffle prizes. A huge thank-you to everyone that came out to support the cause, and to those that stopped at our blue and white striped tent to say hello!

 

Didn’t make it to our tent this time?  Get your book copy here: Mistaken For a Dog

Want to book us for an event, book signing, or author/illustrator “meet n’ greet” ? Send us an email! We’d love to hear from you:  epicdreamer.me(at)gmail.com

October Book Signing at The Pet Store!

MFDbookSigningWe had wonderfully successful book signing at our favorite pet store, Aardvark Pet Supplies in Pleasantville, NY this month.  It was so special to meet everyone and to sign books for readers young and old.

Charlie, the star of the book, was there with Author Thomas and Charlie even signed a few books himself -using his paw as a stamp!

Several visitors bought books to send to grandchildren, grandnieces and nephews, and other family members. We’ve been receiving such lovely feedback (and photos!) from families as they opened their new books!

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Thank you all for your support and positive encouragement, we’re so excited to be sharing our new book with you!

Book Signing!

FinalPoster_Sm8pt5x11Join us on October 20, 2015 in Pleasantville, NY!  Meet author Thomas P. Clemmens and illustrator Sarah Locascio, then shake paws with Charlie – the star of our new book! Beautiful hardcover copies of the book will be available for purchase and Tom will be ready to sign your copy!

Come on by, we’d love to meet you and there will be treats to bring home for your favorite canine friends!

(Shucks, can’t make it? Order the book on Amazon instead! )

 

New Book!

Charlie is a scruffy, black and white, fun-loving terrier who wants to be human! He leads an active life with young Zoey and her mom, but he doesn’t like to follow “doggie rules.” Charlie wants to eat, play, and sleep like one of the family! Then one day, he is introduced to the neighbor’s playful dog, and it’s love at first sight. Their merry summer romance leads to new canine wisdom for Charlie. Written in short, easy-to-read passages by author Thomas P. Clemmens, and beautifully illustrated with twenty scenes by noted illustrator Sarah Ann LoCascio, this story will appeal to dog lovers of all ages. Order at Amazon.com MistakenForADog_EpicDreamerChildrensBooks_Cover

New Book! My Name Is Mike

Mike, the brave bike-riding mouse, is eager to help his best friend Sue learn how to ride her new blue bike. Together they share an exciting adventure that teaches them both the rewards of never giving up. Their playful story is told in rhyming verse with vivid full-color illustrations. Writer Thomas P. Clemmens and illustrator Sarah Ann LoCascio are the father-daughter team at Epic Dreamer Children’s Books. Order at Amazon.com

Text and illustration from My Name Is Mike

Little Farmer Big Dreams

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The sights and smells of early spring inspire young Tom to have another go at growing the “most humongous pumpkins ever,” but after a chance encounter with some sprouting potatoes in the family kitchen, Tom impulsively changes his mind. Working shoulder-to-shoulder, Tom and his father plant the potatoes, and they grow into healthy, lush bushes. Tom has vivid dreams of a bountiful harvest, but not everything goes as he imagines. After a month away at camp, he returns home and makes a most amazing discovery!

This is a wholesome story for children and adults who appreciate nature and look forward to the change of seasons. It is a story about a family with old-fashioned values that can engage in playful banter without hurting feelings. It is a story about parents who are supportive, but not overbearing. And mostly, it is a story about young Tom who is curious, impulsive, persistent, and lovably innocent, all at the same time.

The text is suitable for readers ages 6 and up, or for adults who read to their younger child at bedtime. The numerous full color illustrations drawn by noted artist Sarah Ann LoCascio will delight those being read to, and provide a visual aid for those still learning to read on their own.

Orders: Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle

Reading at Park Elementary School

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Tom recently read “Little Farmer Big Dreams” to students at the Park Elementary School in Ossining, New York. Here are some of their enthusiastic comments:

  • “Maybe the boy planted the seeds upside down and that’s why the potatoes grew underground.”
  • “That boy sure had a lot of dreams!”
  • “I planted a garden with my Grandma last year and it took all summer to grow. The waiting was really, really hard!”