My final flash fiction story to be published on Mirror World Publishing's blog (for now!) - Check out The Kiss right HERE.
The first advance review for my latest picture book (coming September!) Mixter Twizzle's Breakfast...see what children's author Karin Larson has to say:
"Mixter Twizzle’s Breakfast, written by Regan W.H. Macaulay and illustrated by Wei Lu, is the story of Mixter Twizzle, a mischievous creature living below the chicken coop at Riverdale Farm. His devilish escapades render him an outcast on the farm. But is this lonely life enough for Mixter? Kids and parents alike will enjoy following Mixter’s antics around the farm as he stirs up trouble.
Ms. Macaulay’s creative use of language and alliteration in her story telling make this a fun read. MIXTER TWIZZLE’S BREAKFAST allows kids to learn the benefits of treating others well without preaching the lesson and is highly recommended for readers ages 4-7.
Ms. Lu’s beautifully bright and animate illustrations really bring Mixter Twizzle and his story to life.
**Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review. This review consists only of my truthful opinions, not influenced in any way by the author or publisher."
It’s Triple Take’s 25th anniversary and we’re offering 30% off all our published scripts and 20% off our published novella adaptations!
You can find the Space Zombies! novella HERE.
You can find the They Suck novella HERE.
You can find the Horror at Terror Creek novella HERE.
You can find the play, Crime and Etiquette HERE.
You can find the play, The Aquarium HERE.
You can find the play, The Paradise Lust Romance Series HERE.
You can find the plays It Was Kit and Shakespeare’s Brain HERE.
You can find the play Horror at Terror Creek HERE.
You can find the screenplay They Suck HERE.
You can find the screenplay Space Zombies: 13 Months of Brain-Spinning Mayhem! HERE.
Check out the lovely Christmas goodness in the artwork on the cover from my up-coming picture book, Merry Myrrh the Christmas Bat!
Merry Myrrh: The Christmas Bat is due to be launched in November...just in time for Christmas 2018! We'll be launching the book here in Toronto at Indigo Yonge & Eglinton Saturday November 17th. There will be book signing and draw prizes. All my other picture books will also be available for sale. Come one, come all!
Check out my short science fiction story, Reuben...it was previously available for download on Alfie Dog Ltd. and is now published on Mirror World Publishing's blog!
The time is here...Mixter Twizzle's Breakfast gets its cover reveal! You can also check it out on Mirror World Publishing's site.
But before we do that, allow me to share the press release for Mixter's up-coming book launch:
FOR RELEASE IN EARLY SEPTEMBER
August 1, 2018 / Toronto area
Visit http://reganwhmacaulay.weebly.com/childrens-literature.html or http://www.mirrorworldpublishing.com/ for contact details and to request review copies, photos, etc.
TORONTO BOOK LAUNCH FOR NEW PICTURE BOOK “MIXTER TWIZZLE’S BREAKFAST”
Book launch for author’s latest picture book to be held during the Cabbagetown Festival
Regan W. H. Macaulay is holding a book launch for her latest picture storybook, Mixter Twizzle’s Breakfast, out on the front lawn of the Necropolis Chapel at 200 Winchester Street, Toronto, where the Cabbagetown Theatre Co. will be presenting children’s play Aladdin and his Magic Lamp within the Chapel - all taking place during the Cabbagetown Festival Saturday September 8th (Noon - 5pm) and Sunday September 9th, 2018 (Noon - 5pm).
Mixter Twizzle’s Breakfast is a picture storybook written by Regan W. H. Macaulay of Toronto, illustrated by Toronto artist Wei Lu, and published by Mirror World Publishing, Windsor, Ontario (http://www.mirrorworldpublishing.com/). The book is intended for children ages 4-7.
Mixter Twizzle is an odd, red, round-shaped, mischievous creature. He lives in a hovel, beneath a rustic barn, underneath the chicken coop at Riverdale Farm. He’s a snoozing sneezer and a snoring barker; a peculiar sort that both annoys and pleases. At first, Mixter Twizzle is thrilled by his egg-gorging fests, delighting in his own wickedness, but he soon realizes he is lonely. He longs for companionship, but the hens he has tormented will have nothing to do with him. Can this fiendish creature learn to make friends at the farm?
Actor and CBC Media Librarian Kevin Risk will read a 5 minute teaser portion Mixter Twizzle at 12:40, 1:40, 2:40, 3:40 and 4:40pm Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to attend the reading and receive a draw ticket for prizes (draw will take place after the weekend and winners will be notified by email by Monday September 10th)! The author will be available each day to sign copies of the book (the illustrator will also be present to sign books at times TBD). And there’s the entire Cabbagetown Festival, Riverdale Farm and Aladdin and his Magic Lamp to enjoy before and after the reading:
Cabbagetown Theatre Company presents Aladdin and his Magical Lamp an all-ages, panto-inspired fantasy featuring the hero Aladdin, his wise-cracking mother, a spell-casting Genie, an evil villain and of course, a princess! Shows are 30 minutes long and run at 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm on Saturday, Sept. 8th and Sunday, Sept. 9th. Tickets are $5 per person — be sure to check out the show before or after a teaser reading of Mixter Twizzle’s Breakfast!
Other events being held during the Cabbagetown Festival: Cabbagetown Street Festival (with all kinds of vendors, and BBQs, children’s area, street performers and more), the Arts and Crafts Festival in Riverdale Park West, Park Snacks, and of course, Riverdale Farm, where the story takes place (which is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this year)!
Regan writes novels, short stories, children’s literature, and scripts. Writing is her passion, but she’s also a producer and director of theatre, film, and television. She is an animal-enthusiast as well, which led her to become a Certified Canine (and Feline) Massage Therapist. Other award-winning picture storybooks include Beverlee Beaz the Brown Burmese, Sloth the Lazy Dragon, Tamara Turtle’s Life So Far. She is also the author of The Trilogy of Horrifically Half-baked Ham, which includes Space Zombies! (based on her film, Space Zombies: 13 Months of Brain-Spinning Mayhem!--available on iTunes and on DVD), They Suck and Horror at Terror Creek.
Wei Lu is an illustrator and graphic designer residing in Toronto. She grew up in China before studying at Nova Scotia’s College of Art and Design. She loves animals and make-believe characters of any kind and can bring them to life with a pencil and paper.
And now...the cover reveal...please hit "Read More"...(drum roll)
This is quite a moment for me…never did I think, 25 years ago, that we would reach this point after producing so many plays as well as short films, sketches, a feature film and publishing scripts. Right now, I’m more focused on the published scripts produced in recent years (including plays previously produced and one yet to be produced: The Aquarium, The Paradise Lust Romance Series, It Was Kit and Shakespeare’s Brain, Crime and Etiquette and Horror at Terror Creek; and film scripts produced and yet to be produced: Space Zombies: 13 Months of Brain-Spinning Mayhem! and They Suck) and the novellas and novelette that spawned from those scripts (“The Trilogy of Horrifically Half-baked Ham”: Space Zombies!, They Suck and Horror at Terror Creek), as well as my picture books and up-coming novels…but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a play or possibly even a film in Triple Take’s future! Stay tuned…we’re not done with theatre, film and television yet, nor have we released every script to be published…
Of course, I have accumulated many, many memories over the past 25 years. I thought I’d share at least one per “production”…starting from the most recent and wrapping up with our very first production in 1993.
Mirror World Publishing has published my flash fiction story, ENVY, today on their blog! Check it out right HERE.
Please head on over to Triple Take's website this week and next to check out fond memories from Triple Take members past and present. Click on our mascot below!
Regan is an art-fart and an animal-enthusiast who loves New Zealand, Winnie-the-Pooh, horror movies and a few select individuals. Writing is her passion, but she's also into producing and directing theatre, film, and television. When she's not writing or spending time with her husband (writer Kevin Risk), she spends quality time with her pets (a Chihuahua, a Siamese cat and various amphibians). Regan is also a Certified Canine (and feline) Massage Therapist.