SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen Fun Theory winner Kevin Richardson releases the first in his young adult book series, Andy McDougal and the Crypt of the Chimera, for sale now on Amazon.com. "The great thing is that the Kindle app is free and works on every major consumer platform like Windows, Mac OS, iPad and iPhone, making e-book reading portable and easy," said Richardson.
In the vein of Harry Potter and A Series of Unfortunate Events, Richardson says the main thing he was going after with Andy McDougal was to ground the book series in everyday life, and then springboard into fun, frights and danger. "The series is a tribute to the scary books I read from my youth like Witches, Witches, Witches by Helen Hoke. In addition to the scares, I hope the series inspires young adults to follow their passions even when the stakes are high. Andy has to face every imaginable danger. And just like real life, he's not prepared, and has to adapt fast!"
When asked about the release of the next books, Richardson promised, "books two and three are nearly completed and will be out later this year, early next."
The first book will be .99 cents until midnight April 3rd.
For a complimentary review copy and more information about Andy McDougal and the Crypt of the Chimera or the author, please contact Alex Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Author
Kevin Richardson has worked in film, television and interactive media for over 20 years. Kevin started his career as an animator and artist for film and television, with credits on LucasFilm's Willow, Hanna-Barbera's The Pound Puppies and Disney's The Brave Little Toaster. Many of Kevin's games have won industry awards for excellence. He's been a featured writer for the game industry magazine Casual Connect. He has produced many interactive versions of the popular game show Family Feud, breaking record sales on Yahoo!, msn, AOL and other portals. Kevin currently holds the position of Senior Producer at Nickelodeon Kids and Family Games in San Francisco, and was the 2010 recipient of Volkswagen's Fun Theory award, which has been featured on Fox and Friends, The New York Times, ABC news, and other notable news sources. Kevin lives in the California bay area.
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