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Goofy Trixie and monkey toy modifiedTrixie is happy you are visiting here today!

RJ at Treasure House of Books and Gifts,

next Saturday, June 11th, 11:30 am to 3:30 pm.

At last My Guy will sign books and chat with new readers once again at Treasure House of Books!  You’ll find this great bookstore in Old Town Albuquerque along the south plaza. This store and its owner, John, is a great supporter of New Mexico authors. Please Share this news with your reading friends.

RJ is featuring my latest book: Trixie: Round Brown Ball of Dog and, of course, he’ll have copies of my other books too and some adventure thing about dragons (whatever!). Don’t miss it or he’ll miss you!

If you miss the signing, click here to  buy  the latest Trixie book  


RJ Signing all Books at St. Pius Craft Show, April 30th, 9 am — 4 pm


Don’t miss out on this chance to increase your supply of my RJ The Story Guy children’s and young adult books: Trixie Finds Her People; Round Brown Ball of Dog; and Dragon Train. I’ll be there with other fine NM authors in the main gym. Let your friends and family know! St. Pius High School is on the West Side of Albuquerque just off North Coors (MAP).

Update: My Guy RJ Signs Books at Treasure House, Nov. 28th and Christmas Craft Shows

When My Guy sent out notices about the launch of my Next AdventuresRound Brown Ball of Dog–John Hoffsis of Treasure House of Books and Gifts in Old Town Albuquerque let The Story Guy know he had an unexpected opening for a signing, November 28th. RJ jumped on that like a dog on a bone. It was a great time to do your Christmas shopping in a unique venue and great little bookstore, however, several Trixie books are still available at Treasure House. They may be temporarily closed but you are invited to call +1-505-242-7204 to check for their store hours or arrange to pick up books.

0 Brown Ball of Dog FINAL FRONT COVER

Anyway, more about Trixie: Round Brown Ball of Dog. It’s been a long time I’ve been waiting for RJ to finish my new book, but after reviewing the book with his critique group and getting the cover designed with his friend (and great dog friend) Paul Murray, he finally completed final revisions and the long human business of formatting the book into it’s final form. The book is published and already available online, but I really want you to get a book from My Guy if possible. See below for how that can be done.

RJ says, “This book continues Trixie’s adventures of a light-hearted as well as more serious nature. Trixie faces a big new medical condition challenge and meets it with her usual high spirits and determination. A bonus feature closes the book with Trixie’s trip back in time during a dream when she was still a mama dog looking for shelter and food for her puppies during Christmastime.

“She still delights us to this day and I know you’ll want to share this with members of your family, especially the young ones. As before, it’s aimed at all dog lovers, from middle elementary age (or younger if you read to them) to adults even as old as me!” A big tail wag for that! 

If you can make it to a signing appearance, find it online starting November 15th at: RJ’s Online Store (credit card sales); AmazonBarnes & Noble, and Kobo


RJ’s First Bookstore Signing, Oct 3rd!

Since Before Covid (BC), my Guy haven’t darkened the door of a bookstore for a signing. His sales and signings at the Artisan Market last month were the best he’s ever done at such an event, but there’s still something special about being in a bookstore and meeting and talking to book lovers about his works–so he says. I wouldn’t know, I’m a dog mostly interested in sniffing and eating! 
So, mark your calendars, take a break from the return of the Balloon Fiesta, and drop by Treasure House of Books and Gifts on the South Side of Old Town Plaza, October 3rd, 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. The Story Guy will have  latest Dragon Train and Trixie Finds Her People (Yes! Of course) books as well as other fantasy books available. 

Whatever, I’ll be home sleeping, waiting for my dinner… 


RJ’s First Post-Covid Event!

Next weekend, July 9-11, 2021, I’ll return to the in person book event circuit at the New Mexico Artisan Market to sell and sign my books, including the two new RJ The Story Guy books for young readers. I will be joined by Joyce Hertzoff, fellow fantasy writer who has shared booths with me at many cons, book fairs, and other events the last few years.

Where: 1904 Bellamah Ave, Albuquerque, a more than 12,000 sq. ft. space located in the Sawmill District across from the popular new Sawmill Market and Hotel Chaco. 

When: Fridays from 5pm to 9pm, Saturdays from 10am to 8pm, and Sundays from 10am to 4pm.

RJ Joins Panel Discussion, January 9TH Video  Promoting His Latest Book: Dragon Train

My Story Guy got a positive start to 2021 by participating in a Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators panel of New Mexico MG and YA authors sharing their newly published books while they discuss their process, struggles, and successes. Video is available: Visit RJ The Story Guy’s webpage for the details and links.


My Guy Will Be Featured on Treasure House of Books Facebook Page This Week

My Guy just finished an interview with John Hoffsis or Treasure House of Books and Gifts discussing Dragon Train. The 15 minute interview will air on John’s Facebook page, this Thursday, Dec 17th, at 6:30 pm. I’ll post the link on my Facebook page a little later so you can visit his page to view the interview at your convenience.
Thanks, John for giving The Story Guy the opportunity to talk about Skye and Jaiden.

However, you can still order books for Christmas gifts from Treasure House of Books.

Trixie Finds Her People $17 + tax

Dragon Train $18 + tax

Please visit RJ The Story Guy and Dragon Train Quest websites.

Thanks for your support.


Trixie, Finalist, in Two Book Awards Contests!

2020 Indie Book Awards logo

Yes, my tail is wagging right off my rear-end at the news! The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is an international contest honoring independent and self-published books in many categories. The NM Press Women’s Writing awards is a regional contest. 

The Indie Awards will be conducted online due to the pandemic, June 26th on the Next Generation Indie YouTube Channel (instead of the usual gala in Washington DC–darn!) and the NM Press Women’s banquet would have been in April (oh well). 
Trixie Finds Her People was one of five finalists in addition to the winner of the Animals/Pets category of the Next Generation Indie Awards contest. The Story Guy was definitely stunned that the book ranked so high, so it may take him a while to settle back down to Earth! But I’ll be sure he still takes me on walks every day! 


Facebook Interview with Treasure House of Books and More!

Check out the latest interviews of The Story Guy (RJ) on the Treasure House of Books Facebook page now available on RJ’s Facebook page and Southwest Writers website HERE. Please share with interested friends and family.


Interview of the Story Guy

Visit the Southwest Writers website for an interview of My Guy as he gives the inside story about how and why he wrote my first book! To learn more about RJ and some other books he writes (I don’t why because they aren’t about dogs!) visit RJ The Story Guy website.

Now, Read Trixie

And How to Get a Book

0 Trixie-Finds-Her-People-cover-FINALSo, you missed the Story Guy’s signings and now we’re all under “quarantine”… Rotten kibbles!

However, if you really want my book right away, your best source is directly from RJ’s Square Store online. All major credit cards accepted. Rio Grande Parallax design FINALYou will receive a personally signed book delivered directly to you, all for $17.

You can also order and pickup a book at one the following bookstores where RJ launched my book and you’ll find Trixie Finds Her People (usually signed by the Story Guy) on their shelves (click store names for website and MAP for location):

Treasure House of Books and Gifts (MAP)

Page 1 Books (MAP)

Organic Books (MAP)

When we end the social distancing, more locations will host RJ signing my book, so keep your noses to the ground so you can “sniff” one near you this coming season.

Trixie on her training mat_Watercolor

Here are additional links to buy Trixie’s book at these online outlets:

 About Trixie

RJ the Story Guy tells the story of Trixie the Brown Dog. This mama dog is rescued from a0 Trixie-Finds-Her-People-cover-FINAL situation where she and her puppies were part of a hoard of 23 dogs. Soon, her puppies were adopted, and she joins a girl and her grandparents as her new family.

At first, everything is new: living indoors in her new home, learning to potty outdoors, getting the occasional bath (not fun!), and being locked in the laundry room at night (really not fun!).

Soon Trixie and her people’s lives turn into a series of wonderful, humorous and sometimes scary adventures. In addition to her real life, Trixie embarks on three fantasy adventures while she sleeps. In the end it’s all about the bond of love between a rescue dog and her true forever family.

Proper sitting May 17And… later on, Trixie will have her own regular website for you to visit and keep up with this very active dog and (future) media star (Deep Trixie Sigh). Meanwhile, Trixie wants to go for a walk, so we’ll get back to you later.


Print book cover art and rendering by David Wilson Design, USA

eBook cover art modification by Paul Murray Fine Arts

Published by High Desert Libris

A division of RJM Creative Arts

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