Category: Hamster Sam

Goodbye and Hello!

Change is good, right?  That’s what they say, anyway- and I’m going to go with it, because it’s happening regardless!  Soon, the place we’ve called “home” for 23 years will change.  We raised our kids here and it’s been wonderful- but soon we’ll say goodbye to Fort Mill, SC and hello to Charleston, SC, where my wife has taken a new job.  Our oldest daughter graduated from the College of Charleston, so it’s not completely unfamiliar territory.  My wife and I look forward to low country living as we face the excitement of the unknown. Personally, I am going...

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Creating a Book Trailer

Greetings, friends!  I hope you are enjoying the warmer weather wherever you are- Winter just does not want to go away!  I wanted to tell you about the recent book trailer I produced and have released as a promotional tool for Hamster Sam.  Most of you already know, I’m sure, that a book trailer is just like a movie trailer- it is a video that advertises the book, and does so in a (hopefully) entertaining way.  Well, I had a blast creating my trailer, because I got to wear my “TV Producer/Director” hat again.   Prior to working as...

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Savannah Children’s Book Festival!

It’s been a whirlwind of promotional travels for Hamster Sam and me this fall; including the book launch at Baltimore Comic Con, taking part in a graphic novels panel at the NYC School Librarians Conference, and the fun continues this Saturday in Savannah, GA for one of the largest children’s book festivals in the country, the Savannah Children’s Book Festival!  I will be selling and signing copies of my new title, Hamster S.A.M. Odd-ventures in Space!  You can find me in Forsythe Park, along with many other authors and illustrators from around the country- go check out the lineup...

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Baltimore Comic-Con Report!

Wow.  My first ever appearance at the Baltimore Comic Con was a mind-boggling experience; I don’t even know where to start!  I hit the road about 6am last Friday, and I knew it was going to be a great day when I passed a big “Scholastic Book Fairs” truck with a huge Clifford the Big Red Dog painted on the side!  The weather was perfect and the roads were clear of construction delays- a rare occurrence on I-81.  I made my way to the convention center, which is located  in the inner harbor, by early afternoon.  After setting up...

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Lunar Dust Bunny!

Have you heard?  The scientific community is all abuzz about the discovery here on Earth of an extraterrestrial critter believed to be…a lunar dust bunny!  Apparently it has escaped from the pages of the all-new graphic novel Hamster S.A.M. Odd-ventures in Space!  and is peacefully roaming our planet in hopes of being photographed with readers of all ages!  So fear not, fellow citizens of Earth- there is no need for alarm; in fact we here at davemcdonald.com are using the latest technology (hamstersamcam at Instagram) to document and share images of this little blue fuzzball as he makes new...

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