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Meet the Author – T.R. Nickel

The Kenosha Book Festival is on its way so let’s get a sneak peek and meet some of our local authors.

All of our Meet the Author events are free so come on down and maybe you’ll find your next favorite book!

Our featured author for Sunday, February 26th from Noon to 3pm will be T.R. Nickel!

Check out her bio below and more at https://www.trnickel.com/

T. R. Nickel is more known by her family and friends for her intense imagination and desire to make others smile. Since a young child, living in the state of cheese, she has been fascinated with books and the craziness that goes into creating something so magical. Starting off with writing poems that she would jot down into a tiny bright yellow memo pad, grew an intense passion to create and fill a world with her own craziness.

Keep track of all the details and any updates by RSVPing on the Facebook event at https://fb.me/e/3i0dQNZwW

See you at Studio Moonfall – 5031 7th Ave in Kenosha!

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February Coloring Contest – Fear & Sunshine: ZomBeanified

Deadline: Sunday, February 26th, 2023 by 3pm CST

Oh no!

The crew from Darksmith Manor in the Fear & Sunshine books have turned to ZomBeans!

Oh, well. Might as well make the best of the situation and color them up!

Submission Categories:
Since these books are for all ages, let’s make categories for everyone. And for the adult entries, we’ll break it up by what you use to color your page. Here are the groups from which we’ll choose our winners:

• 5 years old and under
• 6 to 8
• 9 to 12
• 13 to 17
• 18+ – Colored Pencil
• 18+ – Crayon
• 18+ – Marker
• 18+ – Other/Mixed Media
• 65+ – This one is a super cool double bonus option so participants 65+ would be eligible to win both in one of the 18+ subcategories or the general 65+ category.
• Plus one randomly selected Lucky Duck winner which anyone could win

Prizes:
Want to win the best prizes? Better invite your friends!
The monthly prizes will get better based on how many participants among all categories enter the contest. Can we unlock over $500 worth of rewards???

1 to 19 entries – Button Pack
20 to 49 entries – Mystery Stickers
50 to 149 entries – Crayons, Colored Pencils, and a Studio Moonfall coloring book (your choice!)
150 or more entries – $25 Studio Moonfall Gift Card!!!

For these prizes, they stack as we get more participants. So, if we get 150 entries, one person from each of the age groups/categories will recieve all the goodies – A Button pack, Mystery Sticker pack, Crayons, Colored Pencils, a Coloring Book, plus a $25 Studio Gift Card. Ten winners for all these stuff!

Winners will be contacted, initially by text message, on February 26th, 2023, around 7pm CST.

You’ll have until Sunday, March 26th, 2023 at 3pm CST to stop by Studio Moonfall to claim your prize. However, if we reach the Studio Moonfall Gift Card tier, I can set that up by your email.

Note: I’m totally guessing on these submission entry levels so this may change for the next contest.

Submissions:
Each participant only gets one entry but if you color one and submit it, then color another page that you think is waaaaay better, we can replace your first entry.

For our February “Fear & Sunshine ZomBeanification” Coloring Contest, it begins NOW and the deadline to submit your entry February 26th, 2023 by 3pm CST.
To submit yours, drop off your coloring page entry at Studio Moonfall – 5031 7th Ave. Kenosha, WI. You can find up to date store hours at https://www.studiomoonfall.com/calendar/ and for Mystery Hours on Tuesdays, check the Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/studiomoonfall
If you stop by while the shop is closed, you can slide your entry into the mail slot on the door.

Be sure to include the following on the back of your coloring page:
• Name
• Phone Number
• Email
• Age Group/Category

You can also mail your entry to:
Studio Moonfall
5031 7th Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53140

Make sure to give mail entries enough time to reach us by the deadline.

I look forward to seeing your masterpieces!

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Color of Kenosha Early Bird Ending Soon!

Don’t miss the chance to be part of the 2023 edition of the Color of Kenosha coloring book series! Early Bird signups end TOMORROW, so take advantage of the $50 discount and sign up now at https://www.letscolorkenosha.com

Join your favorite Kenosha businesses in this one-of-a-kind marketing opportunity by getting your custom illustration featured in the 7th edition of the Color of Kenosha, planned to launch this May.

In addition to a unique illustration of your business, you’ll also get:

• Artwork by Wisconsin author/illustrator Donovan Scherer of Studio Moonfall
• A printable file and web link for your coloring page
• Social media graphics and a poster to promote the book
• A countertop display to promote and sell copies of the book to entirely recoup the cost of participating
• Locally made apparel option through our partnership with The Lettering Machine
• Coloring contests throughout the year managed by Studio Moonfall
• Full rights to use your illustration for your own marketing and merchandise

Choose from one of the three tier packages and enjoy the Early Bird discount of $50 off the base signup price:

• $325 (with Early Bird discount: $50 off) for 25 copies ($13 per book)
• $400 (with Early Bird discount: $50 off) for 40 copies ($10 per book)
• $550 (with Early Bird discount: $50 off) for 80 copies (less than $7 per book)

This summer, we’ll be breaking out the crayons and colored pencils for Kenosha favorites like Kenosha Harbor Market, Modern Apothecary, RK News, Aquanaut Water Shows, Valeo’s Pizza, Mars’ Cheese Castle, Jockey, Blue House Books, Visit Kenosha, Beyond Bubbly, Copy Center, Scrubby Duds Laundry, Kenosha Auto Insurance, EXP Realty, the Kenosha Street Car Society, Actor’s Craft, Bridges Community Center, United Way, Good Value Pharmacy, Sandy’s Popper, and more!

Sign up before the Early Bird discount ends tomorrow at http://www.letscolorkenosha.com or visit Studio Moonfall downtown for more information. Get your business in the hands of your customers in a fun and creative way!

Thanks so much and I look forward to drawing your business!

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The Winter Challenge

Need something to do this winter?

Want to win some prizes while you’re at it?

Come down to Studio Moonfall and pick up your Winter Challenge mini comic!

Inside, among all sorts of other goodies, you’ll find a stamp card. To collect the stamps, you’ll have to visit the shop once a month January through April. And if you collect all four stamps…

… You’ll be eligible to win the GRAND PRIZE!!!

(just don’t ask what it is yet because I still have a few months to figure that out)

We’ve got the extra special versions of the stamp cards in the shop but if you want one right away, you can CLICK HERE for a printable version.

Just in case you can’t collect all four stamps, there will also be some prizes available based on how many you do get. Another thing I haven’t figured out yet. But that doesn’t matter, right now. You’ve got stamps to collect!!

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January Coloring Contest – The Color of Kenosha

Starting NOW

Deadline: Sunday, January 29th, 2023 by 3pm CST

It’s colorin’ time, Kenosha!

I want to see some of these coloring books I keep drawing up in color so I need your help. And I’ve got prizes to make it happen.

Let’s see if we can pull off monthly coloring contests this year and we’ll be starting off with the Color of Kenosha. And not just one of them. We’ve got pictures choose from out of SIX books!

You can find all of the free, printable pages when you click through any of the Color of Kenosha coloring books at http://www.colorofkenosha.com and if you want some inspiration for which ones to choose, I’ll be posting sets of them daily for the next three weeks at http://www.facebook.com/studiomoonfall

I’m planning to have each contest run about four weeks long so we can spread the word. Three weeks to spread the word since I’ve got SO MANY coloring pages to choose from for you, and then a week or so to wrap up entries before award the potentially over $500 worth of prizes.

Submission Categories:
Since these books are for all ages, let’s make categories for everyone. And for the adult entries, we’ll break it up by what you use to color your page. Here are the groups from which we’ll choose our winners:

• 5 years old and under
• 6 to 8
• 9 to 12
• 13 to 17
• 18+ – Colored Pencil
• 18+ – Crayon
• 18+ – Marker
• 18+ – Other/Mixed Media
• 65+ – This one is a super cool double bonus option so participants 65+ would be eligible to win both in one of the 18+ subcategories or the general 65+ category.
• Plus one randomly selected Lucky Duck winner which anyone could win

Prizes:
Want to win the best prizes? Better invite your friends!
The monthly prizes will get better based on how many participants among all categories enter the contest. Can we unlock over $500 worth of rewards???

1 to 19 entries – Button Pack
20 to 49 entries – Mystery Stickers
50 to 149 entries – Crayons, Colored Pencils, and a Studio Moonfall coloring book (your choice!)
150 or more entries – $25 Studio Moonfall Gift Card!!!

For these prizes, they stack as we get more participants. So, if we get 150 entries, one person from each of the age groups/categories will recieve all the goodies – A Button pack, Mystery Sticker pack, Crayons, Colored Pencils, a Coloring Book, plus a $25 Studio Gift Card. Ten winners for all these stuff!

Winners will be contacted, first by text message, on January 29th, 2023, around 7pm CST.

You’ll have until Sunday, February 26th, 2023 at 3pm CST to stop by Studio Moonfall to claim your prize. However, if we reach the Studio Moonfall Gift Card tier, I can set that up by your email.

Note: I’m totally guessing on these submission entry levels so this may change for the next contest.

Submissions:
Each participant only gets one entry but if you color one and submit it, then color another page that you think is waaaaay better, we can replace your first entry.

For our January Color of Kenosha Coloring Contest, it begins NOW and the deadline to submit your entry January 29th, 2023 by 3pm CST.
To submit yours, drop off your coloring page entry at Studio Moonfall – 5031 7th Ave. Kenosha, WI. You can find up to date store hours at https://www.studiomoonfall.com/calendar/ and for Mystery Hours on Tuesdays, check the Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/studiomoonfall
If you stop by while the shop is closed, you can slide your entry into the mail slot on the door.

Be sure to include the following on the back of your coloring page:
• Name
• Phone Number
• Email
• Age Group/Category

You can also mail your entry to:
Studio Moonfall
5031 7th Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53140

Make sure to give mail entries enough time to reach us by the deadline.

I look forward to seeing your masterpieces!

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Kenosha Book Festival presents AUTHTOBER!

Throughout October, guest authors will be visiting Studio Moonfall from 5pm to 7pm. Come meet your next favorite storyteller from a wide variety of genres and voices – all from local writers.

Every event is free to attend and we’ll also be doing gift card giveaways every day we have a guest author. When you come by for the Meet & Greet, you’ll be entered into the drawing. Winners will be announced that day. But if you don’t win, your name will roll over to the next drawing. So, come meet all the authors for more chances to win Studio Moonfall gift cards!

There will also be a separate special prize drawing for October…

Prizes are cool and all but authors are better! Let’s see who’s coming over (5pm-7pm):

Tuesday – 10/4/2022 – Dan Stika – https://www.amazon.com/Daniel-L-Stika/e/B003WZC2XS

Thursday – 10/6/2022 – Kaitlyn Bolyard – https://kaitlynbolyard.com/publications/

Friday – 10/7/2022 – Ana Michelle – https://www.facebook.com/AnaMichelleAuthor

Saturday – 10/8/2022 – TR Nickel – https://www.trnickel.com/

Tuesday – 10/11/2022 – Richard Bell – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004VGXVG4

Thursday – 10/13/2022 – Sharon Angelici – https://www.skangelici.com

Friday – 10/14/2022 – Jessie Rose – https://jessieroseauthor.com/

Saturday – 10/15/2022 – Phyllis Fadness – https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578358670/

Tuesday – 10/18/2022 – Aliyah Jackson – https://bio.fm/aliyahjanay

Wednesday – 10/19/2022 – Mynk Baylor – https://www.facebook.com/shadowmynkbooks

Thursday – 10/20/2022 – Mary McDonald – https://mpmcdonald.com/

Friday – 10/21/2022 – Debbie Oas – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09RNS7NYT

Saturday – 10/22/2022 – Ties That Bind Publishing – https://www.tiesthatbindpublishing.com

Tuesday – 10/25/2022 – Miya Kressin – https://www.amazon.com/Miya-Kressin/e/B004MJ02BC

Wednesday – 10/26/2022 – Riley Preston – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1513663488/

Thursday – 10/27/2022 – Nicholas Ravnikar – https://bio.fm/nicholasmichaelravnikar

Friday – 10/28/2022 – Al Lytle & Toi Blasier – https://www.facebook.com/AlLytleAuthor

Saturday – 10/29/2022 – D Lieber – https://www.dlieber.com

Come meet them all at Studio Moonfall!

CLICK HERE TO FIND ALL THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGES