48 Hour Film Project!

kicky_6This month, I had the privilege of once again participating in Chicago’s 48 Hour Film Project with the always awesome Team Kick A Rock!

“The 48” randomly assigns each group a genre, prop, line of dialogue, and character to make a short film within 2 days. We had a fantastic crew, and I co-scripted with my frequent collaborator the excellent JT Molloy. I’m pleased to announce that our film Home Invasion won an audience choice award as well as best graphics!

Watch Home Invasion below, and be sure to check out more of Kick A Rock’s sketches and short films, as well as the many other fantastic Chicago groups who rose to the challenge and made amazing short films!

Kick A Rock: www.kickarock.com
48 Hour Film Project: http://www.48hourfilm.com/chicago-il

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More FREE Kindle Fridays!

Hey Everyone!

Don’t forget to check out my new story Late Night Snack in the issue #35 of Sanitarium

Check out my story "Late Night Snack" in Sanitarium #35!

Check out my story “Late Night Snack” in Sanitarium #35!

Magazine! You can also grab the issue for your Kindle directly from Amazon! :)

Also, here’s the schedule for the next batch of FREE Kindle givaway dates for August and September:

  • August 7   Jake Carter & the Nightmare Gallery
  • August 14 Jake Carter & the Nightmare Gallery
  • August 21 Jake Carter & the Nightmare Gallery
  • August 28 Jake Carter & the Nightmare Gallery
  • September 4 Christmas Terror Tales
  • September 11 Jake Carter & the Nightmare Gallery
  • September 18 Christmas Terror Tales
  • September 25 Christmas Terror Tales

    FREE for Kindle, Fridays in August!

    FREE for Kindle, Fridays in August!

  • October 2 Christmas Terror Tales
  • October 9 Christmas Terror Tales

Enjoy Summer Reading!

Sanitarium Magazine: http://sanitariummagazine.com/compendium/?mc_cid=e9878e0f06&mc_eid=cec73e5ffa
Author Website: http://www.kevinfolliard.com/
Amazon Purchase Links: http://www.amazon.com/Kevin-Folliard/e/B0097S7T0A/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kevinfolliard
Terror Tales on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christmas-Terror-Tales/204731106257625
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5266996.Kevin_M_Folliard
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New Story “Late Night Snack” in Sanitarium Magazine!

sanitarium coverHappy July Horror Fans!

Be sure to check out my latest scary story “Late Night Snack” in Issue #35-3 of Sanitarium Magazine! You can check out the full issue here:

http://sanitariummagazine.com/compendium/category/issue-35-3/

Or you can check out the story directly here:

http://sanitariummagazine.com/compendium/crows-feet-2-2-2/

Enjoy! :)

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Author Website: http://www.kevinfolliard.com/
Amazon Purchase Links: http://www.amazon.com/Kevin-Folliard/e/B0097S7T0A/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kevinfolliard
Terror Tales on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christmas-Terror-Tales/204731106257625
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kmfollia
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5266996.Kevin_M_Folliard
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/kmfollia
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FREE Books for Amazon Prime Day, Plus a NEW Scary Story!

Hey Everyone!Violet

Just a quick note about more of the Kindle Giveaways and Promotions that I have running this summer!

Amazon Prime Day is tomorrow July 15th, and you’d better believe I’ve got some FREE titles to coincide with their Black Fridayish deals. But there’s MORE!

Here are the not-so-secret FREE Kindle days for the month of July:

More FREE days for August as well!

I’m also happy to announce that I have a new scary story “Late Night Snack” that will be appearing in Sanitarium Magazine Issue #35-1 on Friday July 31st! Be sure to check it out!

Sanitarium Magazine: http://sanitariummagazine.com/compendium/?mc_cid=e9878e0f06&mc_eid=cec73e5ffa
Amazon Prime Day: http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=11448061011
Author Website: http://www.kevinfolliard.com/
Amazon Purchase Links: http://www.amazon.com/Kevin-Folliard/e/B0097S7T0A/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kevinfolliard
Terror Tales on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christmas-Terror-Tales/204731106257625
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kmfollia
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5266996.Kevin_M_Folliard
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/kmfollia
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Where Are All the Northstars?

Bobby Drake: Iceman

Bobby Drake: Iceman

This week, Marvel comics revealed that the popular X-Men character Bobby Drake, AKA Iceman (or at least his younger time-traveling doppelganger—don’t ask) was gay. The announcement was met online with politically correct fanfare, homophobic disgust, and all things in between.

A few things that I’d like to preface about myself before getting into where exactly in between my feelings rest:

  • Iceman is my all-time favorite superhero.
  • I fully support and love my LGBT friends, family members, and neighbors and think there SHOULD be more LGBT superheroes.
  • I appreciate intelligent, effective storytelling and solid characterization.

Having said that, think pieces about pop culture aren’t normally my thing, but even though I gave up on X-Men comics years ago for being painfully slow-paced and driven purely by uninspired gimmicks, I can’t help but be upset by this move of Marvel’s.

I applaud the sincerity of progressive-minded fans, but here’s what disturbs me:

1.) Marvel’s ploy to get a little buzz going online and spike sales for a month or two is so transparent.
2.) This is textbook BAD writing (I’ll explain below).
3.) The backwards logic that fandom is using to make sense of this “outing” is shallow and actually downright insulting to LGBT people who deserve better.

Let’s briefly discuss good characterization. When creating, writers must discover who their characters are, what makes them tick, and how they grow and develop as human beings. Some traits change, evolve, and adapt over time. Others are immutable: eye color, body type, gender, race, cultural origin, and *drum roll please* sexuality. Sexuality is not something that real people get to change on a whim. If you are born gay, you’re stuck with that. If you are born straight, nobody can “turn you gay.”

It’s insincere and inorganic for a writer to retcon any well-developed, established characterization. In the case of sexuality, it even sends a backwards message that what homophobes actually believe is true: “Sexuality is a choice.”

It’s not a choice for real people, so why should it be for writers who steward intellectual property?

Comic book superheroes and other pop culture icons present an even harder sell, because people have been reading about them for decades. They have established personalities with established character traits, flaws, and strengths. Fans have even been inside Bobby Drake’s head and literally read his thoughts as he fell head over heels for women, struggled with his status as a social outcast (as a mutant), and grappled with various insecurities.

Certainly there are gray areas here. People experiment, become curious, live in denial, etc. However, good writers have thought about that well in advance. In this case, Iceman was created, conceived, developed, and adapted across many mediums as a straight character very consistently for fifty years!

Again, I appreciate why people want to embrace this change as a progressive development. And yet, as I read fan reactions and reasons for how and why this story “makes sense,” I become even more unnerved by the—unintentional—insensitivity and stereotyping at work.

In addition to some pretty flimsy, often out of context, samples from comics history (this

Contrary to online speculation, speedos do not indicate sexual preference.

Contrary to online speculation, speedos do not indicate sexual preference.

article does a nice job of giving an overview), I’m seeing some pretty shallow reasons presented about how and why “Iceman has ALWAYS been gay!” Here are some of my favorites:

  • In the X-Men movies, he dates women he “can’t touch,” Rogue and Shadowcat–who by the way in real life is played by openly gay actor Ellen Page.
  • He has a “coming out” scene in the movie X2.
  • The guy runs around in nothing but a speedo sometimes (I wish I was kidding, but I’ve seen this presented as evidence of his sexuality).
  • In the comics, Iceman is traditionally portrayed as a lonely heart, with many insecurities.
  • He can’t seem to “make it work” with a woman.

It takes a lot of mental gymnastics to comb through fifty years of X-Men in all media and read into “evidence” like this, and I will resist the urge to write a psychological dissertation about a beloved childhood hero. Suffice it to say I see the following presumptions in the way “progressive-minded” fans are defending this revelation:

  • Association in film with LGBT actors has relevance to the sexuality of the fictional character they portray or vice versa (I hope all intelligent people know that’s not true!)
  • The metaphor of X-Men/mutants as outcasts who struggle with their identities pointedly precludes gay—instead of representing ALL who struggle with fitting in socially, religiously, culturally, racially, or sexually (i.e. Bobby’s scene in X2 is an insightful metaphor, but metaphors are not to be taken literally.)
  • People who are unlucky or unsuccessful at love are probably dating the wrong gender (Don’t even know where to start here!)
  • People with self-esteem issues or angst are more likely to be gay/in the closet (Not true!)

I truly do not want to rain—or snow–on anyone’s parade. My hope is that, if nothing else, people can appreciate the dangerous presumptions that come into play when you make a cheap grab for political correctness.

The same backwards reasoning can be applied to almost ANY comic book character who has social problems, is unlucky at love–or apparently dates Rogue! At what point was it far-fetched that Iceman was just an angsty guy struggling to master his full potential who had a hard time with the ladies? I’m honestly not sure, but just for fun, let’s apply this logic to a few other characters.

Gambit is a snappy dresser with a fabulous pink chest-plate who is conveniently obsessed with Rogue—a woman he cannot touch. One time in an obscure comic he kissed a male shape-shifting mutant who happened to be in the form of a woman (here’s the page).

Magneto never had a successful relationship with a woman either, and his most meaningful relationship is with his “good male friend” Charles Xavier. He had a fling with Rogue in the comics too and wears a flamboyant purple cape. On film he is portrayed by famous openly-gay actor Sir Ian McKellan.

Okay, first let’s get this out of the way: Rogue is a charming, tough but vulnerable southern belle who most straight men would be attracted to, not some kind of gay barometer. And even if we wanted to point out flamboyant wardrobe choices as proof of sexuality—don’t all comic book characters dress colorfully?

All kidding aside, the logic I’m pointing out here is insulting and stereotype driven. Again, I’m talking about how fans are adapting and reacting to this revelation as much as I am about the random, unconsidered writing they’re responding to in the first place.

Of course these conclusions are much more benign than those jumped to around the time of the Comics Code Authority’s introduction in the 1950s. However, the logic of how and why to turn a straight character gay for PC purposes is eerily similar to what pop psychologists and concerned church marms were spewing back then: “Batman hangs out with young boys in his dark cave all day, and Bruce Wayne refuses to settle down with a nice woman!”

Now we’re jumping to the same unfair conclusions . . . but in a congratulatory fashion?

Marvel Circa 2001: "Beast is Gay--JUST KIDDING!"

Marvel Circa 2001: “Beast is Gay–JUST KIDDING!”

The bottom line is that comics need more gay superheroes. However, making straight characters gay is a shallow solution A) because it’s insincere and B) because it’s unlikely to hold up over time (case in point when hotshot writer Grant Morrison outed the X-Men’s Beast in the early 2000s, only to say “just kidding he’s straight” a few issues later).

If you’re not familiar with Northstar, he’s a Marvel superhero who was a member of both Alpha Flight and the X-Men. Creator John Byrne imagined Northstar to be gay from the ground up. In the early 1980s, Byrne was seriously writing against the grain, playing his cards close to his chest, and truly pioneering something special. In the long run, fans picked up on Northstar’s sexuality and embraced the character.

Many of today’s writers have introduced more gay characters, but they never seem to get any traction or attention—or perhaps the stories they are featured in just aren’t that exciting?

Why aren’t Northstar and other gay characters more prominently featured either in the comics or in cartoons, videogames, and movies? Why aren’t there better stories about these characters, or more brand new LGBT characters?

How come when Mystique–one of the only strong LGBT villains in the history of comics–was finally given the spotlight in X-Men First Class, they straight-washed her?

Jean-Paul Beaubier AKA Northstar

Jean-Paul Beaubier AKA Northstar

Because today’s comic book and film creators lack courage. They’re afraid to create new superheroes who break the mold because they know that the A-Listers are safer. They pack more punch. They get people talking. There are also rights issues of course—any new X-Men characters that Marvel creates have movie rights that instantly transfer to Fox. But is that an excuse? Marvel makes the same kinds of arbitrary “shake-ups” with all of its properties.

It’s easier to make an alternate African American Spider-Man than it is to create a brand new superhero who happens to be African American. It’s easier to have a woman take over for Thor for just a little while. It’s easier to say that Iceman’s younger self is gay and take it from there. It gets people talking on Buzzfeed and Facebook. It drives up sales for a minute or two.

It’s harder to be a trailblazer like the people who pioneered Marvel to include stronger roles for women and people of color. To put it bluntly, Len Wein and Dave Cockrum didn’t create Storm by having a strong African American woman borrow Thor’s hammer for a few issues—they made a NEW icon. If today’s writers are sincere about being progressive, then they need to roll up their sleeves and truly create.

Marvel’s readers shouldn’t settle for cheap tricks. They should be demanding more Northstars and better storytelling.

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Summer Reading Giveaways!

I’ve worked hard to get five “12 and up” titles published that break the mold to entertain my target audience: kids who are like me. However, it’s tough to reach new readers.

I want parents, teachers, and kids who enjoy sci-fi, fantasy, and horror to check out my titles and share their thoughts.
For that reason . . .

All of my titles are FREE for Kindle

May 1-5th.

Unfortunately, kids tend not to be aware of Ebook giveaways, so I’m asking parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, godparents, teachers, librarians, and anyone in a position to endorse fun, scary summer reading to give at least one of my titles a chance.

Pick the one that interests you most, or the one that you think the young person in your life will enjoy most, and if you read it, please leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads.com and pass that title on to a young reader! :)

If you’re not an ebook person, you have a chance to win paperback copies of select titles through Goodreads.com: http://www.kevinfolliard.com/blog/?p=679

Here’s a handy rundown of the five titles I am giving away:

Title/Summary Who would like it? Reader Review
Christmas Terror TalesChristmas Terror Tales Kids (and adults) who love fun, creepy, punchy stories. Compare to: Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories Collections, Goosebumps, The Twilight Zone “The stories are scary but not too scary. I love the fact that the endings are basically an opportunity to let your imagination run wild.” -AMAZON Reader Review
Christmas Terror Tales: BelowChristmas Terror Tales Presents: “Below”  This Kindle Exclusive novella is darker than the ones found in my other scary stories books. However, its content remains appropriate for 12 and up.Compare to: Tales from the Crypt, The Twilight Zone “Kevin Folliard has crafted a vision of elves that I don’t believe anyone else could have conceived of. This is an outstanding, fast paced short read. Do yourself a favor and buy it.”
-AMAZON Reader Review
Valentine Terror TalesValentine Terror Tales Kids (and adults) who love fun, creepy, punchy stories. Great for teens with broken hearts! Compare to: Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories Collections, The Twilight Zone “Kevin Folliard weaves a spider web of deadly stories so creepy, you might just look twice at your attractive new paramour.”
-AMAZON Reader Review
Jake Carter & the Nightmare Gallery
Jake Carter & the Nightmare Gallery
Creative and introspective young readers. Nightmare Gallery touches on issues of loss, family, art, and faith.Compare to: Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Twilight Zone Jake Carter knows when to ebb and knows when to flow. It’s disturbing, but not disgusting. There’s lots of action, but its all meaningful.”
-AMAZON Reader Review
Violet BlackViolet Black & the Curse of Camp Coldwater Young readers who want a fast-paced, fun spooky adventure. Violet is less dark than Nightmare Gallery and touches on themes of loss, friendship, and family. Compare to: Nancy Drew, Goosebumps “Folliard sets the scenes fantastically, all sorts of adventures, twists, and turns kept me on the edge of my seat.”
-AMAZON Reader Review

 MORE About Kevin M. Folliard’s Writing:

Author Website: http://www.kevinfolliard.com/
Amazon Purchase Links: http://www.amazon.com/Kevin-Folliard/e/B0097S7T0A/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kevinfolliard
Terror Tales on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christmas-Terror-Tales/204731106257625
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kmfollia
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5266996.Kevin_M_Folliard
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/kmfollia
iAuthor: http://www.iauthor.uk.com/profile/1008
Email me directly: Kmfollia AT G m a i l DOT com

Chicagoland Bookstores carrying my titles . . .
Frugal Muse in Darien: www.frugalmusebooks.com
Bookies on the Southside: http://bookiespaperbacks.com/
Chimera’s Comics in La Grange: http://www.chimerascomics.com/

PDF Info on Titles/Giveaway: MAY I offer you some FREE books

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Three Goodreads Giveaways!

In preparation for summer reading season, I am giving away copies of three different titles over at Goodreads.com! You can enter for a chance to win through May 1st.

If you don’t win, no worries, because May 1-5, I’ll be giving away FREE Kindle versions of all my titles. Please remember to leave a review. :)

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Christmas Terror Tales by Kevin M. Folliard

Christmas Terror Tales

by Kevin M. Folliard

Giveaway ends May 01, 2015. See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.
Enter to Win

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Violet Black & the Curse of Camp Coldwater by Kevin M. Folliard

Violet Black & the Curse of Camp Coldwater by Kevin M. Folliard
Giveaway ends May 01, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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FREE Kindle Fridays Return!

VTT COVER v2January may seem like a cold, lonely time, but FREE books for your Kindle make everything better!

Starting 1-16 FREE Kindle Fridays return and at least one of my titles will be available on the house each Friday.

Don’t forget to give your horror-lovin’-honey-bunches the gift of Valentine Terror Tales this year! It’s my best-reviewed/least read title, so I want everyone to check it out!

Remember: if you read it and you like it, please review on sites like Amazon and Goodreads. Happy 2015!

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Amazon:
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Twitter Terror Tales: November Recap!

TTTHappy Cyber Monday! December is here!

Today is your last chance to check out most of my Kindle library for FREE before Christmas! (Though CTT: Below will be FREE the week OF Christmas!)

Are you caught up on all the Twitter Terror Tales? If not, no worries. Check out the October TTTs here!

ALL November TTTs below:

Poltergeist: The house makes noises at night. Not thumps, whispers, or scrapes. It clobbers the walls like a wrecking ball. Screams like hurricane wind. [139]

Autumn Leaves: She buried him in the cold autumn ground and wiped the blood from her fingers with gold leaves. [94]

Broken Glass: Never replace the windowpane. The creature returns every night. The starry glass hole is its permanent invitation to shatter you. [129]

Goodnight Kiss: Inhale her lavender hair, glide along her satin smooth cheek, find her lips, and sample strawberry cyanide. [107]

Gentleman Caller: There’s a stranger at my door with an ear-to-ear grin, a scratchy voice, and sallow skin. He’s left no choice but to let him in. [128]

Chocolate Covered Eyeballs: Pluck, dip, & chill those chocolate covered eyeballs! Dispose of exes, rivals, and nosy neighbors and give her a gift that’s outta sight! [137]

The Needle Room: Spikes on the walls, nails on the door. Pricks on my arms, blood on the floor. Tight between the thorny space, minutes pass at hours’ pace. [139]

Arboretum of Horrors: Trees have knotted eyes and wooden claws. They’ll snatch you, wriggle you under their roots, and grind you up with rocky underground teeth. [139]

Dumpster Diver: The rancid man who lives in the dumpster knows your secrets. He’ll trace your trash, hunt you down, and bury you neck-deep in your filth. [137]

Karma Coin: I laughed when Rocco squashed the roach with his steel-toed boot. I cried when he made me bite the curb. [104]

The Bones in the Attic: The bones in the attic belonged to an addict who owed too much cash to a wretched fanatic. [90]

Hook Man: The man in the van with a hook for a hand stashes victims in desert sand. [73]

Killer Cacti: Dying of thirst, the lost man sliced open a thick, juicy, green bulb of cactus, only to find it swarming with wasps. [116]

Keepsakes: She kept her husband’s ashes on the mantle. She kept his lover’s bones under the floorboards. They kept her company until the day she died. [139]

Binge Watcher: Days of non-stop streaming entertainment burned his eyes, cooked his brain, and left him wanting more. [102]

The Skeletons in the Cemetery: The skeletons in the cemetery dance until dawn. You know the song. It’s in your bones. [86]

Eye Fly: The fly in my eye caused me die when I swerved off the bridge and into the sky. [79]

Lab Accident: Dr. Wu reached for his cup of chamomile and honey, but his throat found the beaker of sulfuric acid less than soothing. [119]

The Vampire’s Wife: The vampire’s wife honored his life by carving his heart from his chest with a knife. [85]

Hat Pin: They found Mrs. Whicker’s hat pin lodged in the windpipe of the man who swindled her great granddaughter. [105]

Kitchen Nightmare: The dissatisfied man who sent back his meal burned in Chef Shane’s brain as he sharpened his butcher knife. [107]

Like Eggs: Nurse Onya handled her enfeebled patients like eggs. She knew how to crack them without making a mess. [102]

The Hungry Hogs: Drunken Farmer Jay forgot to feed the hogs. He stumbled into the trough where filthy snouts gnashed him into slop. [114]

Eggs: The things in the fridge that hatched from the eggs, that I bought to eat, have eaten my food and outgrown the fridge. [118]

Bon Appetit: The bony waiter smiled with crooked teeth, tapped the menu with a crusty yellow fingernail, and declared, “The specials are to die for.” [136]

No One: Eager for accolades, Dr. Tate told no one of the tomb he uncovered, so no one came looking when it collapsed on him. No one but the Pharaoh. [140]

Hot Apple Pie: He only ever complimented her on her apple pie, so she gave it to him,

More Twitter Terror Tales throughout December!

More Twitter Terror Tales throughout December!

directly out of the oven, right into his face. [117]

Leftovers: The bomb dropped on Thursday at 5PM, and on every table in the green zone, a toxic Thanksgiving feast slowly cooled. [116]

Thanksgiving Dinner: Lonely Lou invited himself to Thanksgiving dinner at the neighbors. He carved more than turkey. [95]

More Twitter Terror Tales to come all December long! Follow me @Kmfollia to keep up! :)

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Shop Small in 2014!

Support Local Shops this weekend!

Support Local Shops this weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving, readers!

It’s that time of year again: time to support both local authors AND local businesses!

This coming weekend is Small Business Saturday, and your local businesses are running excellent promotions! Small businesses are run by people who are passionate about the services and products they provide. They are our neighbors, and their profits stay within our communities. So this year, devote a big chunk of your holiday spending towards the friendly shopkeepers down the street.

I’m very grateful to the following local businesses that have supported my writing. They’ve been instrumental in helping me get the word out, and they’ve all got great deals this weekend!

The Bookies: Paperback and More!
2419 W. 103rd St.
(Between Western Ave. & Artesian Ave.)
(773)-239-1110
www.bookiespaperbacks.com

Chimera’s Comics
19 S. La Grange Road
La Grange, IL 60525
(708)352-1230
www.chimerascomics.com

Frugal Muse Books
7511 Lemont Rd.
Darien, IL 60561
630-427-114
www.frugalmusebooks.com

Be sure to drop by these great businesses this weekend and get a jump start on your shopping season. And remember that you can buy my books at any of the fine establishments listed above! :)

And if you aren’t local, please remember to support the local shops down the street in your own community.

Happy Holidays! :)

Frugal Muse Books: www.frugalmusebooks.com
Bookies in South Chicago:
http://bookiespaperbacks.com/
Chimera’s Comics in La Grange: http://www.chimerascomics.com/
Kevin M. Folliard’s Books on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Kevin-Folliard/e/B0097S7T0A/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
Kevin M. Folliard’s Books on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5266996.Kevin_M_Folliard
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