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Title: Mensa puzzle book birthday!
Post by: Ev on November 06, 2018, 07:47 AM
 :stars3 I know all U.S. folks are focused on the election, but today is also my newest book's birthday, so I wanted to ask you to please help me celebrate.   :star2

Mensa asked me to write a puzzle book for kids and Mensa for Kids: Fun Puzzle Challenges , published by Sky Pony Press, is the result. I had great fun creating the puzzles. It was a challenge to know how hard to make them, because many kids (especially gifted ones) are quite good at puzzles and I didn't want the book to be too easy. The resulting collection is one that many adults can enjoy, too. A fun challenge for families to work on together.

I was especially excited when I found out the publisher was adding color to the inside pages,  :running instead of having it be just black and white like most of my other puzzles books.
Title: Re: Mensa puzzle book birthday!
Post by: Stephanie Ruble on November 06, 2018, 09:23 AM
Happy Book Birthday, Ev! Sounds like a great puzzle book!

:congratulations
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Post by: Vijaya on November 06, 2018, 09:25 AM
Oh. My. Goodness!!! Wow!!! So happy to hear your book is out--perfect for Christmas holidays!!!
:congratulations  Ev. I'm so happy it'll have some color too. The cover is beautiful.
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Post by: 217mom on November 06, 2018, 09:34 AM
 :hb :books3 :hb
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Post by: Sara Kuba on November 06, 2018, 10:36 AM
Happy book birthday, Ev!! That's so exciting!! I may have to pick up a copy for myself! :flowers2
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Post by: Jayca on November 06, 2018, 11:57 AM
Congrats, Ev! Great timing for your puzzle book's birthday!  :yay
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Post by: RebeccaL-G on November 06, 2018, 12:24 PM
Wonderful news! Congratulations, Ev! I'm cheering for you from California.
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Post by: Pons on November 06, 2018, 01:01 PM
:congratulations  Ev. That is wonderful news!!!  :stars3
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Post by: dewsanddamps on November 06, 2018, 02:26 PM
 :hb3 Happy book birthday, Ev! :cheerleader
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Post by: marla-lesage on November 06, 2018, 03:58 PM
Congrats!!!
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Post by: Ev on November 06, 2018, 04:12 PM
Thank you so much to all of you!!!  :grouphug2 You're wonderful to be such great cheerleaders!

Having the book release on election day would not have been my choice, but at least it gives me something to celebrate regardless of how the election turns out.
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Post by: andracill on November 06, 2018, 05:13 PM
This is wonderful, Ev! :fireworks
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Post by: Debbie Vilardi on November 06, 2018, 06:05 PM
Congratz, Ev! Happy sales to you!

What is the intended age range for the book?
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Post by: Schriscoe on November 07, 2018, 12:13 AM
:congratulations Ev! It looks AMAZING!!!
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Post by: Mindy Alyse Weiss on November 07, 2018, 01:50 AM
 :yay I'm so happy for you and all your lucky readers, Ev!  :running :love5
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Post by: JodyJS on November 07, 2018, 04:42 AM
Congratulations, Ev!
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Post by: olmue on November 07, 2018, 05:56 AM
That's awesome, Ev! Congratulations!
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Post by: Ev on November 07, 2018, 11:41 AM
 :thankyou ladies!! I hope you know how much I appreciate your kind words.

Debbie, the age range on the book says 8-12. I personally would have preferred it to say 8 and up. The puzzles range from fairly easy to challenging.
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Post by: Debbie Vilardi on November 07, 2018, 06:31 PM
Debbie, the age range on the book says 8-12. I personally would have preferred it to say 8 and up. The puzzles range from fairly easy to challenging.


Thanks for the info. I'm thinking about it as a stocking stuffer for my son, but he's 13 and very bright. I'll find it in a store and see what I think. I'll let you know if we decide to buy it because knowing the author has perks.
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Post by: Vonna on November 07, 2018, 07:04 PM
 :congratulations Congratulations! I just bought four! :fireworks
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Post by: Ev on November 07, 2018, 07:19 PM
WOW!! Thank you, Vonna!  :flowers2 You just made my day!

Debbie, I'm pretty confident the book has plenty of puzzles that will challenge a very smart 13-year-old (that's why I didn't want to put a cap on the age range), but it would be good for you to check it out yourself.

I really appreciate your interest!
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Post by: Marcia on November 08, 2018, 04:07 AM
Sounds like a very fun book, Ev!  :congratswave
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Post by: JFriday on November 08, 2018, 06:46 AM
Nice, Ev! Congratulations!! :goldstar
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Post by: Melody on November 08, 2018, 08:34 AM
Wow, what an honor to be asked. Congrats!
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Post by: Sue G. on November 08, 2018, 03:52 PM
 :yay  That's awesome, Ev!!   :congratulations   Your book looks wonderful!
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Post by: Ev on November 15, 2018, 05:23 PM
Thank you Marcia, JFriday, Melody, and Sue for sharing in my joy! :grouphug I'm wishing all of you success in your current projects.  :goodluck
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Post by: JulieM on November 15, 2018, 07:16 PM
Arriving a bit late to the birthday party, but congratulations on this achievement, Ev!
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Post by: Sully on November 21, 2018, 12:41 PM
Congratulations, Ev!