Enjoy the Adventure!
S.A. Schneider has a wolf, so of course he writes middle grade fantasy, wouldn’t you? Since his
Lego and action figure days, he’s crafted worlds and stories within those worlds. This pursuit
continues to his books today.
Now he shows kids, and their parents, the joy of writing as a lifelong pursuit and how to turn it
into a career. Not just books, but video game stories!
He wants others to join him in fantastical worlds and possibly even delve into creating their own.
Enjoy the Adventure!
Middle Grade Fantasy
In a word, it’s fun. It is well written, energetic, and intelligent as well. Pick this up and delve into a new kind of magic
I have to start by saying that I am not a huge fan of middle grade books, but this was an interesting story between Rory, the town magician, and Samual, aspiring magician that wants to out Rory as having no magical tendencies.
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In fact, the climax was something out of a movie and I had great fun reading the course of the epic battle.
All these reflect the author’s passion for writing and I hope he goes on to write & publish more books in the Town Magician series.
I am available for author visits and talks at school, libraries, scout groups, homeschool groups, and book clubs. If travel is prohibitive, he will gladly attend via virtual visit.
Besides writing, I’ve got a talk for parents/teachers to help them prepare their kids for the future of work. In it, I will show what kids can do now to prepare for a future where they control their work life.
And I have a workshop that demonstrates these skills – Videogame Storytelling. Kids (and adults) get hands on practice in creating stories in video games and are provided with software and assets to create their own video games.
8/3/23 – Cuyahoga County Library Roundtable
9/2/23 – WPAM RG Roundtable
9/9/23 – Loganberry Author Alley
9/24/23 – North Coast Indie Author Book Expo
10/7/23 – Aurora Video Game Storytelling
11/1/23 – Lakewood Video Game Storytelling
11/9/23 – Aurora Video Game Storytelling
11/20-21/23 – Biomed
I am very focused on helping kids discover their imagination and use that to create stories in books and video games.
As part of my desire to help I’ve provided resources for educators on this website. And my books have study guides available, but also educational resources at the back of each book.
Do you follow the common core for your resources?
yes and no. Most of the study guide and resources at the back of my books can be used with common core learning, but I don’t insist on adhering to them directly. I try to help kids discover their imaginations and turn that into great stories.
How do you teach stories for video games?
This is a very hands on workshop that has kids using blocks from Bloxel to create a board that gets turned into a video game. Woven throughout, I show them how stories work in video games and how it’s different than a book. And for you teachers and parents, we talk about actual careers in video games – even if you don’t know how to program.
Do you have free stories so we can see what you're writing is like?
Of course! Check out the books above or go to this page.