Prof. Maddox's Poetry

by Tim Burdick on 15 April, 2023

“Welcome to the feast. All is set.”

New Book Promotion

by Tim Burdick on 18 February, 2023

Dear Readers, my friend Jessica wrote a book. It is very cool. See below for her own thoughts.

Writer's Journal October 2nd

by Tim Burdick on 02 October, 2021

Dear fellow writers,

Writer's Journal July 12th

by Tim Burdick on 12 July, 2021

This last week was a good beginning to my Summer writing activities.

Writer's Journal

by Tim Burdick on 03 July, 2021

I have not written anything since the beginning of April. No Blogs. No

Christmas Book Challenge Quote #4

by Tim Burdick on 31 December, 2020

Name the book title and author from this quote. 

"I haven’t missed it. The Spirits have done it all in one night. . . "

Christmas Book Challenge Quote #3

by Tim Burdick on 30 December, 2020

Name the title and author from this passage. 

FYI: Character names were removed to ensure the passage's challenge.


They were the only ones who knew that the angel on top of the tree was actually a garden gnome that had bitten the [older brother] on the ankle as he pulled up carrots for Christmas dinner. Stupefied, painted gold, stuffed into a miniature tutu and with small wings glued to its back, it glowered down at them all, the ugliest angel [he] had ever seen, with a large bald head like a potato and rather hairy feet.

Christmas Book Challenge Quote #2

by Tim Burdick on 29 December, 2020

Name the title and author of this popular YA novel.


Then, we went outside to put up luminaria, which is an activity where all our neighbors fill brown paper bags with sand and line the street with them. Then, we stick a candle in the sand of each bad, and when we light the candles, it turns the street into a “landing strip” for Santa claus.

Christmas Book Challenge

by Tim Burdick on 28 December, 2020

Name the title/ author of this children's book.

Fahoo fores dahoo dores
Welcome Christmas bring your light
Fahoo fores dahoo dores


A Friendly Read #3 for Fall

by Tim Burdick on 05 October, 2020

When I was a kid I liked the Little Vampire series, because


A Friendly Read #2 for Summer's end

by Tim Burdick on 29 August, 2020

Spoiler Alert! I am about to reveal the ending of P.D Eastman’s book.

A Friendly Read #1 for Summer

by Tim Burdick on 22 July, 2020

Enthralling is my friend Linda’s favourite word to describe A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L‘Engle. Her well crafted tales finds Meg and Charles Wallace on another adventure.

Save Hawk!

by Tim Burdick on 29 June, 2020

As a youngster, I was always impressed by the Joe’s moral codes. Whether it was Ace and Wild Weasel’s areal stand off or Lifeline vs the Oktober guard, individual beliefs have always made the Joe’s stories special.

The Battle of Springfield

by Tim Burdick on 09 June, 2020

The following Joes are cool (for dozens of reasons): Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Hawk, Grunt, Hawk, Stalker, Duke, Cover Girl, Rock-n-Roll, Clutch, Tunnel Rat, Flint, Storm Shadow, Major Blood, Destro, Baroness, Low Light, Road Block, Chuckles, Rip Cord, Zartan, Spirit, Law & Order, Shipwreck, etc.

Snake Eyes: the Silent issue

by Tim Burdick on 31 May, 2020

G. I joe has always been Snake eyes, Snake eyes, Snakes eyes.

A faceless, bad ass soldier who didn't talk,  and whose face you never get to see. A mysterious warrior usually doing the impossible. I loved it.

My first love of childhood

by Tim Burdick on 24 May, 2020

I once asked a young student what he wanted to read about in my blog and he said, "Tell me what you loved to do as a kid."

Of course, the answer was, and still is, reading comics.

Dying to Read: Locke and Key

by Tim Burdick on 10 May, 2020

The questions are endless about Joe Hill's mysterious, dark story about the Locke family and their house in volume 4 of this graphic novel series.

What I have read: Tick-Tock

by Tim Burdick on 03 May, 2020

John Bellair's The House with a clock in its Walls returns

What I am reading now

by Tim Burdick on 26 April, 2020

True, I read A Tale of Two Cities many many many years ago in high school. But, you still can't deny the power of those opening lines, "It was the best of times. It was the worst of times" especially in the middle of a global pandemia.

New Year Book

by Tim Burdick on 01 February, 2020

A collection of my reading highlights from 2019. Enjoy.

Thanksgiving Books

by Tim Burdick on 28 November, 2019

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for having read the following books:

Halloween Poem by David Shoemaker

by Tim Burdick on 31 October, 2019

Along a winding wooded road

Beneath the full moon’s light

A tinker drives his loaded cart

Hours into the night.

The Ghost of Count Otto and the Pumpkin Wizard

by Tim Burdick on 02 September, 2019

The Ghost of Count Otto and the Pumpkin Wizard is on sale now!


Here is the direct link to book on the web:
Google playstore link to the app : 
Applestore link to the app:

My Summer Book: The Beasts of Clawstone Castle

by Tim Burdick on 05 July, 2019

Why I chose Eva Ibbotson's book


by Tim Burdick on 30 June, 2019

This graphic novel has

Eva Who?

by Tim Burdick on 28 May, 2019

“Eva Ibbotson.”


“Yeah, I had the same reaction. When I heard her name for the first time.”

What I’ve learned:

Illustrate this!

by Tim Burdick on 10 February, 2019

The Greatest Fear: Your publisher has sent the new artwork for your book. The first glimpse is the hardest. You don't know what to expect. You are nervous. Did they capture the essence of your characters?

International Reader #5

by Tim Burdick on 27 December, 2018

Italy is Pizza, Pisa, Da Vinci, snowy mountains, gellato, hot beaches, strong coffee, tasty wine, beautiful views of picture postcard valleys, and a celebration on the football pitch waiting to happen.

But, what about their children?

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