Author Archives: Chris

My Skills And Credentials

  • Freelance Writer with over twenty years experience writing award winning children’s books, award winning web content, scripts for animated and live-action film, voice writing for many well-known licensed characters, greeting cards, news headline jokes, and magazine articlesproduct description and branding.

 Children’s Books          Licensed Characters          Brand Voice  

  • Editorial Director who has led writing staffs to produce greeting cards, allied product and brand story. Able to approve writing, rewrite, give credible feedback and redirection to motivate and make writers productive, and meet deadlines.
  • Creative Consultant who has led brainstorms and concept creation sessions, creativity and writing workshops. Skilled in motivating and focusing large groups, with a proven track record for commercially successful results. Able to manage relationships with writers and artists, marketers, administrators, producers and retailers.

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Marvel Avengers Children’s Book

Marvel Avengers Black Ops Field Guide

Marvel Avengers Black Ops Field Guide

Avengers Book

Marvel Avengers Black Ops Field Guide

The Avengers have assembled and they’re looking for the next great agent to join S.H.I.E.L.D. Do you know anyone brave enough to fight alongside Earth’s Mightiest Heroes?

Join Nick Fury, Iron Man, Captain America, and more, as one of the greatest Super Heroes in the world! You’ll go on a top-secret black ops mission and use your exclusive S.H.I.E.L.D identification card to unlock secret messages from the Avengers.

Captain America

Captain America page from Avengers Book

Personalize this highly-interactive Avengers adventure for your little super hero to show them how mighty they really are. Marvel’s The Avengers: Black Ops Field Guide is personalized with your child’s name, photo, and special message from you on the dedication page. It also comes with a personalized S.H.I.E.L.D identification card for your child.

Welcome to S.H.I.E.L.D, and good luck on your very first secret mission as an official agent!

Marvel Avengers Black Ops Field Guide

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Star Wars Children’s Book

 

Star Wars Book

Star Wars Children’s Book

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GIVE A GREAT GIFT!

In a galaxy far, far away, everyone must decide where their true allegiance lies. Are you Jedi or Sith? All the most powerful heroes and villains in the Star Wars universe are here to reveal the Force inside you!

First Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia ask questions to guide you and help you become a Jedi Master. Remember, as a Jedi, you will feel the Force flowing through you. Then the dark side of the Force will try to sway you – flip the book over and meet General Grievous, Darth Vader, Count Dooku, Darth Maul and Darth Sidious. Each side reveals your rank among the Jedi and Sith with a personalized certificate and poster with your picture!

Personalize The Force Inside for your Star Wars fan with a name, picture and message of guidance. And may the Force be with you always!

© & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

– See more at: http://www.putmeinthestory.com/personalized-books/star-wars-the-force-inside.html#sthash.0zXgJ7eL.dpuf

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Star Wars Rebels Children’s Book

Star Wars Rebels

Star Wars Rebels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Star Wars galaxy! The Force is strong on the planet Lothal and Darth Vader is preparing to do battle with the Ghost ship’s team. Rebel Commander Sato has intercepted Darth Vader’s message to you and included an urgent letter asking for your help. A young Padawan like you could lead the crew to a rebel victory.
Not so fast! Darth Vader instructs you to use his classified plans to devise a battle strategy to destroy the assembled rebel team led by Kanan Jarrus.  You, too, could become a strong ally to the Empire. Grab your lightsaber or blaster and get ready to read profiles on Ezra, Kanan, Sabine, Hera, Chopper, Zeb, and Ahsoka.

Will you unite with the Ghost crew or defend the Empire with your exclusive knowledge? It is time to secure your place in the galaxy. Only you can choose your destiny.

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Notes On Fatherhood

I Don’t Know’s On Third

First baseball game of the season. Machine pitch for the 9-year-old boys means a high scoring, high action game. Bottom of the 5th. Catcher is setting into place. First batter taking practice swings. My son’s team is in the field, facing the plate, knees bent, still and ready. My son is at third base. And he is dancing.

He’s not literally moving rhythmically to music in his head. He is practicing. Mimicking what he will do when the batter grounds to third. He will catch the ball and throw to first. But he is not putting his glove in the dirt and then pretending to throw to first. He is darting his glove straight out in front of him and then whipping a straight side-arm motion with his other arm. So it looks like ‘glove out ‘stop!’ gesture, hop, other arm swing around with a sideways hip twist.’ Once and again, once and again. As if in rhythm.

He may not be the best player on the team, and by a lot. But I do not care. Really I don’t. Picture the most obnoxious and demanding dad yelling at his son to crush his enemies, and I am the polar opposite of that. I want him to have fun, to be a good sport. All I ask of him is that he tries – that he shows the other boys, the coach, that he’s doing his best. He is a nice boy. A gentle boy. And to be his father is pleasure in its purest form. He does not insult the other team. He does not make excrement jokes in the dugout. He sometimes even tries to chat with opposing players when on base.

At this moment, I know he’s nervous. He is terrified of the ball in general, and he loves to play right field because he sees almost no action there. But the rules say that each boy must play at least one inning in the infield. And so here he is in the 5th at third base. His practice tells me he is nervous. But he wants to show the other boys that he is ready. That this is what he will do with speed and fury when called upon to do so. He wants to show he’s got the moves down. And so he is dancing.

The inning begins. He plays toward shortstop, as coached. He runs to his base and turns with his glove out to catch a throw, every play, whether a runner is on second or not. For, that is the third baseman’s job. Then, there is a force play at third. I speak up from the dugout, “Marco! Force play at third! Marco!” He notices me. “Force play at third!” He nods with surety. As if he knows what I mean. I so very much hope he knows what I mean. The coach yells “Marco, if you get the ball, step on third base!” He nods again. I am not reassured.

Then a solid hit to third. Ground ball, one bounce, coming at him hard. I know he will raise his glove, side-step, and leave the retrieval to the fielder. And he does not catch the ball, but he uses the back of his glove to knock the ball to the ground. And it works. He has stopped the ball. Parents cheer. The coach yells ‘good job, Marco! You kept a single from becoming a double!” My son nods again. As if he knows. He did not catch the ball. He did not step on third. But he acted. He tried. And I could not be more proud.

Next inning, bottom of the 6th, he is happily back in right field, behind first base. I look over toward him and realize I must position myself where he can hear me without having to yell so loudly that everyone notices, because he is standing out there, his glove on his head like a hat, karate punching the air.

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Some Simpsons Product Writing

moe

“This card is good for
for one free beer at Moe’s.”

“Offer good
over my dead body.”

 

 

 

 

wiggumstop

“Does anybody in the crowd know
anything about hostage negotiating
or firearms or explosives or
whatever else might be going on
in there?”

 

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