Archer’s Book….

March 2015

arherArcher is 18 months old, and a very busy young man.  He loves Bubble Guppies, balls, rocks, and books.  He keeps me very busy, too.  His favorite game is hide-and-seek, and he can climb and run all day long.

I spent some of my winter creating a children’s book for him.  No – I am not a writer.  No – I did not write a book.  I used Forrest’s poem to create a children’s book to read to my son at night.  I used a website, with some cool tools.  There was a very limited library of background scenes and props to use, but there seemed to be plenty to create a treasure-hunt themed children’s book.

Originally, I had used ONLY Forrest’s poem to create the book, but the publisher would not let me make a hard cover book with less than 16 pages.  My son loves to read books, but he also loves to eat them, which means paperbacks are out.  So, I had to get creative, and I came up with a preface for it.  It is only a few lines, and it is not worthy of the poem, but it adds a cute spin to an already fun story.

ttotcIt took me about 3 months to create the book, but only because I would work on it a day and then set it aside for a couple of weeks.  I am sure some of you can do better than me – and I certainly encourage you to try.  The website I used is Story Jumper (www.storyjumper.com), but there are several others out there.
I laughed my butt off once it was done.  It is both cute and hilarious – at least to me.  I have shared the link below for all of you to enjoy.  I hope you get as big of a laugh as I did.

P.S.  There are NO intended hints, clues, or implications in this book or the images.  I used what limited resources were available in their library and tried my best to keep it relevant.  The main character is supposed to be a younger Forrest Fenn.

ENJOY!

http://www.storyjumper.com/book/index/17259248/550ae59911455

Sacha

 

Scrapbook Forty Five…

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October 2013

 

This is not a story from Forrest, but rather, it is a tale about him. We could not attend a recent event in Santa Fe but we had a mole secreted among those who did attend.

ksfr3Forrest was asked to participate in the KSFR (Santa Fe’s Public Radio Station) annual, on-air fund raising effort. For a $25 donation to the station, listeners could purchase a raffle ticket and have a chance to win a lunch with our hero. Forrest whispered to the host that perhaps the tickets should sell for only $5.

Everyone donned headsets and the live interview began. You know the scenario, Forrest and the radio station staff were in the studio jabbering about the treasure and art tastes of the rich and famous. Volunteers behind them were eager and ready to take phone call donations from listeners. Forrest was chatting folks up and instigating a good time. There was no discussion about whether he should give a special clue for KSFR listeners. Maybe Forrest had warned them ahead of time. I don’t know.

Phone calls and donations rolled in and eventually Forrest’s 30-minute segment ended. As he turned to leave the studio a cute brunette, who had been attending one of the phone banks, stopped him and whispered in his ear, “I gave my $25 and hope to have lunch with you.” Our informant admitted that her nice smile demurred as she batted her long eyelashes at Forrest, who turned and walked out of the small room.

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Sandia Peak radio & TV towers

After a few seconds, Forrest reentered the room and walked over to the brunette. He handed her something, and whispered in her ear.

What was that all about? Inquiring minds want to know. When Forrest left, our mole asked the comely brunette what he said. She opened her hand to reveal two, crisp, 100-dollar bills. She was rather breathless and admitted with a blushing giggle, “He asked me to please go buy eight more raffle tickets.”

Some people figure all the angles.

 

 

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September 2013

This is very cool!!
We’re all invited to a Forrest Fenn bash in Santa Fe…

Forrest says-

I am having a book signing and celebration in the Tesuque Room at the Loretto Inn in Santa Fe on Tuesday evening, October 1st. It’s an RSVP party so if you’d like to help me celebrate my new book, meet Folk legend Bob Haworth and listen to him perform his new song, Too Far To Walk, just drop me an email and I’ll see you at the Loretto at 5pm on Tuesday.

All the information you need is on the invitation below..looking forward to meeting all the searchers…ff

book signing event aLoretto Inn & Spa in Santa Fe

rsvp –  ffenn@earthlink.net

 

 

 

Scrapbook Forty Three…

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September 2013

 

Forrest joked in an email that I am hogging the press and then added this…

 

“These writers are teaching me things about myself that I didn’t even want to know. I’m so famous I can’t afford my own autograph. ff”

Scrapbook Forty One…

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September 2013

FORREST IS HAVING A BOOK SIGNING IN SANTA FE FOR “TOO FAR TO WALK“…

On Tuesday the 22 of October at Collected Works Bookstore and Coffee Shop in Santa Fe, come on by for the new book signing. Event starts at 6PM. Doug Preston and Michael McGarrity will be with Forrest on the stage and all will be signing books. Google Doug and Michael if you don’t know who they are…or click on their names above…

These three guys are a riot together…sure to be fun and maybe Forrest will give a clue…who knows?

 

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September 2013

I wonder if any of your bloggers know of a cartoonist who wants to illustrate a children’s book I am working on. The person must have a sense of humor, talent, and a willingness to work with someone who doesn’t have the slightest idea about what he is doing.ff

Forrest is working on a children’s book. So what I thought we would do is ask you to communicate with your friends or acquaintances who are illustrators or who should be illustrators and let them know what Forrest is considering. Ask them to send us a sample of appropriate work at dal@lummifilm.com.

I will post their image right below this message and send Forrest their email address so he can contact them if he wishes..  Anyone who wants to work with Forrest can send in a sample for him to look at.

This might be interesting …

Suzanne Steimel

Suzanne Steimel

 

Q

Q

 

Hannah

Hannah Fuller

 

George Lawrence

George Lawrence

 

Kevin Brunner

Kevin Brunner

 

 

Juan Nueve

Juan Nueve

 

Anita H. Lehmann

Anita H. Lehmann

 

Rhandi Pendergrass

Rhandi Pendergrass

 

Elizabeth Schultze

Elizabeth Schultze

 

Bob Haworth

Bob Haworth

 

Wendy Bradshaw

Wendy Bradshaw

 

Sally Nixon

Sally Nixon

 

Elena Conoscenti

Elena Conoscenti

 

Sherrill Skanes

Sherrill Skanes