Pat now posting at

Pat now has a new website devoted to humor. He is now writing and posting for adults at Please check it out.

Life imitates art – octopus escapes

Inky, an octopus in the National Aquarium of New Zealand, recently made a spectacular escape from his tank, as reported by the New York Times. A daring and scary octopus escape also features in Chapter 9 of KidSlumber Bedtime Stories Volume 2 in the story of ‘The Itch Witch’.

Bedtime stories – ‘it’s better if dad reads them’

An interesting article referring to recent research suggests that mothers and fathers deliver bedtime stories differently. An excerpt:

“Children benefit more from their father reading them bedtime stories than their mother, new research has revealed. Questions posed by men when reading to children were found to have sparked ‘imaginative discussions’ in the study at Harvard University in the United States. Researchers said it was therefore better for children’s language development because they tended to be challenged more.”

Here is a link to the article.


KidSlumber books withdrawn from txtr (in bankruptcy)

Txtr, a Berlin-based e-book device and retail platform, has declared bankruptcy with plans to restructure operations and offer its assets for acquisition. Although the txtr webstore continues to operate, in a limited way, KidSlumber books have been withdrawn from this retailer. We wish txtr good luck.

KidSlumber Bedtime Stories Volume 2 set to publish on August 1, 2014

Summer is coming. (Note that, George RR Martin). Long car rides with children desperate for distraction. Hot nights and cranky kids who can’t get to sleep. What to do? Why not give them something different; a modern bedtime story.

KidSlumber Bedtime Stories Volume 2 arrives at all major online retailers on and from 1 August 2014. The electrons are already assembled and undergoing final training before being dispersed to all parts of the globe. Remember, summer is coming and these stories are cool.

p.s. Volume 2 is available NOW for pre-order at Smashwords (all ebook formats), Apple iTunesBarnes & Noble, Kobobooks, and Google Play.

KidSlumber books now available at Scribd

The options keep growing. Kidslumber Bedtime Stories are now available at Scribd. Volume 2 will be available in August 2014. Stay tuned. 

Update: Volume 2 is available at Scribd.

KidSlumber Bedtime Stories Volume 1 now Live at the Google Play Store

Yep, KS Bedtime Stories Vol 1 is now aLive at the Google Play Store. You can check it out here.   

KidSlumber Bedtime Stories Volume 1 now available at the Kobo bookstore

This isn’t a trick, it’s a treat. KS Bedtime Stories Volume 1 is now available as a pre-halloween surprise at Kobobooks

KidSlumber Bedtime Stories Volume 1 now available at Barnes & Noble

Announcing the arival of KS Bedtime Stories Volume 1 at the Barnes and Noble Nook bookstore. ?

Review of KS Bedtime Stories Volume 1 at Razberry Juice

KidSlumber Bedtime Stories Volume 1 has been reviewed at

“Twelve short stories, written especially to be read to children (ages 5+ ish) before bed, they are all short enough to be read in one sitting (the author estimates about 10 – 15 minutes per story). They won’t cause nightmares, or set young minds off thinking too much, when you want to be lulling them off to sleep. Each story is complete and unrelated to the others, I chose six from the book to read and found each one to be original and well written, young girls or boys will enjoy the gentle tales, most of which seem to have a moral attached to them, ending with a rhyme and of course a happy ending.

Kidslumber Bedtime Stories Volume 1 is great value, 12 stories each will be enjoyed, I am sure more than once, the suggested age is 5+, but I would think any child at school would enjoy these stories (about age 4+), they are easy to read and not too taxing to understand, and as with all good bedtime stories, contain just a sprinkle of magic and fantasy!”

Razberry Juice rated the book 4 stars!  ⭐⭐⭐⭐

See the full review here.