Pachyderm Siesta

Elephant Rock Texas

PJ at Elephant Rock TX

It has been quite awhile since I last blogged.  Sorry about the Pachyderm Siesta, but I was working overtime, then laid-off and looking for another engineering job.  I have been very busy looking for work, but enough of the excuses already.  I have been working on a new project that has been garnering my attention.  We hope to release a new project shortly, so I will be focusing my attention on Media Moolah.  I have also been busy with elephant searches and continue to seek Forrest Fenn’s Treasure, though my coding training has taken the forefront of my efforts.

 

So to show a picture for this post, I have attached the image of Elephant Rock near Shafter, Texas and I hope to have a post about the trip shortly.

 

I wish that everyone has a great spring and a fantastic 2015.

Cheers,

P.J.

PJ at Texas Library Association Conference in San Antonio

Philip Simpkins Book Signing Event

You are invited to attend a book signing with author

 Philip Simpkins:

 

4/10/14, 2:00-3:00 Central, at the
Texas Library Association Conference

San Antonio, TX Conference Center

PJ and the Crazy Squirrels & When I Grow Up: PJ Style

PJ and the Crazy Squirrels & When I Grow Up: PJ Style

Please join Philip for this special event

and invite a friend!

If you already have a copy of PJ and the Crazy Squirrels,

buy one for a friend – this book makes a great gift!

For more information, please email author Philip Simpkins at pjstyle@satx.rr.com

Can’t make the event? Click here to visit our online bookstore to get a copy!

PJ at Hastings: New Braunfels

Philip Simpkins Book Signing Event

You are invited to attend a book signing for author

 Philip Simpkins:

PJ the Purple Elephant

9/21/13, 1:00-3:00 Central, at Hastings: New Braunfels

651 Texas 46 Business, New Braunfels, TX

Please join Philip for this special event

and invite a friend!

If you already have a copy of PJ and the Crazy Squirrels,

buy one for a friend – this book makes a great gift!

We hope to see you there!

For more information, please email author Philip Simpkins at pjstyle@satx.rr.com

Can’t make the event? Click here to visit our online bookstore to get a copy!

PJ at Hastings: San Marcos

Tate Publishing and Enterprises

The Lord gave the Word; great was the company of those that published it.”

-Psalm 68:11

Philip Simpkins Book Signing Event

You are invited to attend a book signing for author

 Philip Simpkins:

PJ the Purple Elephant

PJ and the Crazy Squirrels now available everywhere.

8/17/13, 2:00-4:00 Central, at Hasting: San Marcos

917 Texas 80, San Marcos

Please join Philip for this special event

and invite a friend!

If you already have a copy of PJ and the Crazy Squirrels,

buy one for a friend – this book makes a great gift!

We hope to see you there!

For more information, please email author Philip Simpkins at pjstyle@satx.rr.com

Can’t make the event? Click here to visit our online bookstore to get a copy!

PJ at the Twig Tomorrow

Tate Publishing and Enterprises

The Lord gave the Word; great was the company of those that published it.”
-Psalm 68:11

Philip Simpkins Book Signing Event

You are invited to attend a book signing for author:
Philip Simpkins:

PJ the Purple Elephant

5/25/13, 11:00-1:00 Central, at the Twig

306 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 106 , Historic Pearl Brewery , SATX

Please join Philip for this special event
and invite a friend!
If you already have a copy of PJ and the Crazy Squirrels,
buy one for a friend – this book makes a great gift!

We hope to see you there!

For more information, please email author Philip Simpkins at pjstyle@satx.rr.com

Can’t make the event? Click here to visit our online bookstore to get a copy!

PJ at the Twig in San Antonio

Tate Publishing and Enterprises

The Lord gave the Word; great was the company of those that published it.”
-Psalm 68:11

Philip Simpkins Book Signing Event

You are invited to attend a book signing for author:
Philip Simpkins:

PJ the Purple Elephant

PJ and the Crazy Squirrels now available

5/25/13, 11:00-1:00 Central, at the Twig

306 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 106 , Historic Pearl Brewery , SATX

Please join Philip for this special event
and invite a friend!
If you already have a copy of PJ and the Crazy Squirrels,
buy one for a friend – this book makes a great gift!

We hope to see you there!

For more information, please email author Philip Simpkins at pjstyle@satx.rr.com

Can’t make the event? Click here to visit our online bookstore to get a copy!

Phil at Carnahan Art Walk 2012

Thanks for all those that came by and chatted or played the PJ games.

PJ was not the only pachyderm at the Art Walk; there were several.  Dusty elephants, messy mastodons, and paper pachyderms were there for all to see.

Several folks asked for the links to the games so here they are:

The free version can be downloaded at:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pj-the-dentist-free-pj-style/id576621035?mt=8

And “When I Grow Up: PJ Style Interactive is at:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/when-i-grow-up-pj-style-interactive/id585972503?mt=8

The first pic shows the layout of PJ’s table.

PJ's Table

PJ everywhere

This next pic shows Scott Wade’s work on his car.  Scott’s link is at: www.DirtyCarArt.com.  I was very impressed with Scott’s skill.   What do you think?

Dr. Seuss in Dust

Dr. Seuss in Dust

At the Art Walk they also made clay elephants two booths down, but I was unable to get a pic before they cleaned up.   The Art Walk leaders had even printed out an adorable elephant for my name tag.

And of course PJ was there in paper and pixel.

Mock Mayan Mayhem Found to be a Hoax

I just wanted to let you know that a picture was posted earlier on Facebook that was found to be a hoax.  Sam the Squirrel hacked our Facebook account, so I apologize for his antics.  I have attached the picture so that you will not be snookered by his tricks in the future.  I hope that you had a fun and friendly Mayan day and that you approach life with a bit of humor.  Merry Christmas.

Mock Mayan Mayhem

Mock Mayan Mayhem

End of the World? NO! Just a New Era!

“It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine”  Thanks, R.E.M. for that musical interlude.

Man I finally finished my book “PJ and Crazy Squirrels” and the Mayan calendar may point to the end of the world.  Well, I expect to live on, so I hope you plan to as well.  I thought it would be fun to post this pick of PJ again on his Pachyderm Junket at Chichen-Itza.  I’m glad we made it there before the world imploded.

Have a great Mayan end of the World Day!  Let’s live the new era better than the last! and Merry Christmas!!!

PJ and Ellie on Top of Chichen Itza

PJ and Ellie on top of El Templo de Kukulcán at Chichen Itza

PJ’s Interactive eBook Released

PJ’s Interactive eBook , “When I Grow Up: PJ Style Interactive” has been approved for the apple iTunes Store.   PJ the Purple Elephant is surfing the web.  Join PJ as he decides on his grown-up job in this engaging children’s book.  The exciting app will let you fly, collect money, and rid the world of germs.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/when-i-grow-up-pj-style-interactive/id585972503?ls=1&mt=8

More than just a flat PDF, we created an immersive environment that links the captivating conversation of reading a storybook with kids and the exciting impact of a video game. The goal is to share and witness the child’s joy.  The Android, Kindle and Nook releases are coming shortly.

The book is also available in paperback or PDF at:

http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=9781606043530

Philip Simpkins’ second book “PJ and the Crazy Squirrels” is now available in PDF or pre-order paperback at:

http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=9781622954278

and  don’t forget you can download a free PJ Style game to your iPhone at:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pj-the-dentist-free-pj-style/id576621035?ls=1&mt=8

Merry Christmas

Elephant App released

PJ the Purple Elephant App surfs the Web

Crazy Week

I thank you for your great support and patience.  I am so very sorry that I have not been able to post for the last few days.  I feel like the old Calvin and Hobbes cartoon when 3 cataclysmic events occur simultaneously.

http://calvinandhobbes.wikia.com/wiki/File:Farmerbrowndisaster.png

I was on a conference travel so I feel that I owed the attendees of my presentation the full focus of my efforts, my father has a medical condition, so I could not get ahead, and there was an unexpected delay in the approval of the kickstarter project.   Too many “irons in the fire” and everything collided.  Things should be back to the normal quiet chaos now.  I hope that all is well with you.

Elephant E-book : PJ Style

Elephant E-book

When I Grow Up: P.J. Style : E-book

Great News: “When I Grow Up: P.J. Style” is now an e-book

http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=9781606043530

Enjoy, Thanks,

PJ

PJ & the Crazy Squirrels Cover?

I need you help.  Which cover do you like best?  My publisher sent me these two options.  I would love your opinion.  We need to answer them back by 3:00 pm Central Time US

Please let me know PJ&CS Cover 1 or PJ&CS Cover 2 by comments at pjstyle@satx.rr.com

Or comment on Facebook at:

http://www.facebook.com/pjstyle16

Thanks and have a great day.

Phil

PJ CS Cover options

Which Cover do you Like?

PJ’s Nut Runner

So I heard from my publisher last week that the illustrator is done with the artwork on PJ and the Crazy Squirrels.  I will get to see the drawings at the end of the month when we review the page layouts.  Until then, I would like to share some pre-conceptual artwork that I drew to capture the idea of the text.  Can you see why I need and illustrator and apparently, I also need spell check.  I am certain that Walnt is not how you spell Walnut.  Anyway, this is a rendering PJ final design for moving peanuts into to storage, do you think it will work?

So this weekend ,I am headed to a regional Conference for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

http://www.scbwi.org/Regional-Chapters.aspx?R=48&sec=Conf

I should learn lost of cool stuff on how to improve my books and get to hangout with fellow authors and illustrators.  I am looking forward to a great time.

I hope that you have a great weekend too.

PJs Nut Runner

The Nut Runner. PJ’s Peanut Transport

Concept Art of PJ and the Crazy Squirrels

I am so excited. The concept art has been developed for the next PJ Style Book. “PJ and the Crazy Squirrels” will be released in December 2012.

I hope that you enjoy this sneak peak:

P.J. grabbed a snack bag full of assorted nuts and his backpack and jumped into a company van to track down the thieving squirrels.
When they reached the ancient site, P.J. and Ellie hustled to the temple.

P.J. and his friend Ellie are on a mission to stop the crazy squirrels. The pesky little animals are nuts about nuts, and after getting into all kinds of trouble and stealing P.J. and Ellie’s inventions, the squirrels take their show on the road, and P.J. and Ellie are forced to travel all over the world chasing them down. Will they finally catch them and find out why?

PJ talks with the Crazy Squirrels

PJ and the Crazy Squirrels in Antarctica

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