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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 –

Thursday – 10/6/2022 – Kaitlyn Bolyard –

Friday – 10/7/2022 – Ana Michelle –

Saturday – 10/8/2022 – TR Nickel –

Tuesday – 10/11/2022 – Richard Bell –

Thursday – 10/13/2022 – Sharon Angelici –

Friday – 10/14/2022 – Jessie Rose –

Saturday – 10/15/2022 – Phyllis Fadness –

Tuesday – 10/18/2022 – Aliyah Jackson –

Wednesday – 10/19/2022 – Mynk Baylor –

Thursday – 10/20/2022 – Mary McDonald –

Friday – 10/21/2022 – Debbie Oas –

Saturday – 10/22/2022 – Ties That Bind Publishing –

Tuesday – 10/25/2022 – Miya Kressin –

Wednesday – 10/26/2022 – Riley Preston –

Thursday – 10/27/2022 – Nicholas Ravnikar –

Friday – 10/28/2022 – Al Lytle & Toi Blasier –

Saturday – 10/29/2022 – D Lieber –

Come meet them all at Studio Moonfall!


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Kenoshan of the Week!

I should have kept my day-long mayorial campaign going after the current mayor left his car in my Harbor Market spot. I just got recognized as Kenoshan of the Week by!!

I don’t know that I get a new car or cake or anything at all but you can click here to read the whole article.

It’s got all sorts of good bits about opening the shop and running it for the past three years, as well as how things went this weekend for the Kenosha Book Festival. Which was incredible!

The plan is to bring back the festival next April and then again in September. But before that, we’ll be starting up Authtober, our daily feature of authors during October. Stay tuned for details on that one.


And the $1 used book Little Library fundraising will keep going through the end of September so come by and load up on books!

During August, we had all sorts of giveaways going on. If you were in on them, I’ll be contacting everyone today and announcing winners on Facebook. If you want a head start to see if you’re among the victorious, check out the blog post here.

And hey. If you didn’t win that AMAZING ZomBean backpack, you can order one here.


It’s been a long few weeks. Shop will be closed over the weekend, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

So, I’ll see ya today for Free Book Friday or next week.

Happy reading,

  • Donovan
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August Giveaway Winners!

Pro-Tip. Don’t run multiple giveaways with a bunch of weird prizes at once.

Let’s figure this out.

The Giveaways

  1. Helpful Minion Helper Drawing. One Prize: An Incredible ZomBean Backpack.
  2. The Back to School Giveaway. Prizes: 24 winners of the Zombie Guide to English Grammar. One Grand Prize Winner of the Zombie Guide plus a ZomBean Backpack.
  3. August’s Giveaway – A to ZomBean. 2 winners of Night of the Living ZomBeans: Volumes 1 & 2, and ZomBeans of History. One Grand Prize Winner of the three coloring books plus a ZomBean Backpack.
  4. The Summer Long Artist Alley Stampcard Giveaway. The big one. 5 Sadness Consolation Prizes for people who weren’t able to collect 5 stamps. The 5 Stamp Prizes – One $100 Studio Moonfall Giftcard and five $20 gift cards.

For the Summer one, we seven people eligible to win the gift cards. So… we’ll do six of the $20 gift cards. Also, the Sadness Consolation prizes are pretty cool.


Let’s go.

Helpful Minion Helper Drawing…
Shelby from Lemon Street wins a ZomBean Backpack!!!

Next one – 24 Zombie Guide to English Grammar winners…

  1. Beth
  2. Michael
  3. Natalie
  4. Zoe
  5. Robert
  6. Ryan
  7. Randy
  8. Levaiiya
  9. Esther
  10. Isaiah
  11. Mandy
  12. Ryan
  13. Rich
  14. Paul
  15. Cassie
  16. Henry
  17. JoAnn
  18. Lori
  19. Ryan
  20. Jeanne
  21. Mike
  22. River
  23. AJ
  24. Lori

And our Back to School Grand Prize Winner of both a Zombie Guide and a ZomBean Backpack…
Krystal!! Way to go, sport!

Before we get to our bigger prizes, let’s sneak in here with the Artist Alley Stampcard Sadness Consolation Prize. Remember, if you want the big prizes, plan on coming to Studio Moonfall EVERY Sunday next summer to meet our guest authors and artists!

  1. Eliza
  2. Marie
  3. Doug
  4. Lily
  5. Audra

Great job. Keep up the good work.


August’s A to ZomBean Coloring Book Giveaway. First up, we have two winners for Night of the Living ZomBeans: Volumes 1 & 2 and ZomBeans of History. Let’s see who we’ve got…

  1. Carol
  2. Gregg

Wow. You’re so good at this!

And for our A to ZomBean Grand Prize winner of the three coloring books and our last ZomBean Backpack…
Congratulations, Veda!

Well, then.

It’s time for our gift card drawings. Are you ready?

For our six $20 Studio Moonfall gift cards, here’s who’s getting them…
Amber, Beth, Emma, Luis, Paolo, and Randy!

Grand Prize $100 Studio Moonfall gift card goes to Leah!!! Congratulations!

Big thanks to everyone you participated in these silly games and supported Studio Moonfall in this month of chaos. On to the next weird idea to bring to life!

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Color of Kenosha Signups!

Signups for the Fall/Winter 2022 edition of the Color of Kenosha coloring book are here!

This is Donovan Scherer from Studio Moonfall, Kenosha’s all-ages book publisher of illustrated adventures and more.

Full of custom illustrated coloring pages of businesses throughout Kenosha County, the Color of Kenosha coloring book series is the most creative way to reach your customers, providing a fun way for them to spend time with your business between visits.

Along with being featured with Kenosha’s favorite places in a one-of-a-kind way of marketing, your custom illustration can be used for promotional graphics, coloring contests, and even custom t-shirts. You can see the first five books of the series along with printable samples of all of the businesses involved at

Here’s a quick look at what you’ll get:
• Artwork designed by Wisconsin author/illustrator Donovan Scherer of Studio Moonfall.
• A printable file and web link for your coloring page that you can share with fans.
• Social media graphics and a poster to promote the coloring book.
• A countertop display to promote/sell your copies of the book to recoup the cost of signing up.

For an Early Bird Special, sign up by August 31st to get $50 off the price of signing up for your custom illustration and printed books. The coloring book is planned to launch early November 2022.

Signing up is set up with optional discounts on the printed coloring book to give away or sell for a profit!
The books sell at retail for $10 MSRP.
– $400 ($350 with the Early Bird discount) includes 40 copies ($10 per book)
– $450 ($400 with the Early Bird discount) includes 60 copies ($7.50 per book)
– $600 ($550 with the Early Bird discount) includes 120 copies ($5 per book)

• • • Ready to Sign Up? • • •

Spots are limited, so sign up soon. If you have any questions, email me at, call 262-945-5055, or visit Studio Moonfall at 5031 7th Avenue.

I look forward to drawing your business!

Donovan Scherer

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Kenosha Book Festival: Year Zero

Studio Moonfall presents the Kenosha Book Festival!

Join us in celebrating stories as we bring together readers and writers for a weekend of fun with our Kenosha Book Festival: Year Zero at Studio Moonfall and beyond.

Events begin on Free Book Friday, August 26th

Friday, August 26th
• Kenosha Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting – 11am at Studio Moonfall – 5031 7th Avenue
• Free Book Friday

Saturday, August 27th
• Indie Author Sneak Peek at Kenosha Harbor Market
• Extended Store Hours 4pm to 9pm

Sunday, August 28th
• Kenosha Book Festival: Year Zero – 10am to 2pm at Studio Moonfall
Over 20 Guest Authors!
Huge $1 Used Book Sale – or bring a canned good for the Shalom Center!

Guest authors include:
Al Lytle
Aliyah Jackson
Bob Katzman
D. Lieber
Debbie Oas
Greta Kelly
Janette Hill
Joe Campolo
Kaitlyn Bolyard
Keith Robinson
Kyra Cheese
Marc McGowan
Meg Bonney
Michelle Novak
MP McDonald
Nolan Cochran
Sharon Angelici
Ties That Bind
Toi Blaiser
T.R. Nickel

Other Stuff!
• Back to School Raffle
• A to ZomBean Raffle
• Final Day of the Artist Alley Stamp Card

Stay tuned to for updates and more!

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Guest Author D. Lieber and Artist Scaley the Dino

Join us August 21st from 10am to 2pm with Author D. Lieber and Artist Scaley the Dino!

D. Lieber is an urban fantasy, sci-fi, and romance author with a wanderlust that would make a butterfly envious. When she isn’t planning her next physical adventure, she’s recklessly jumping from one fictional world to another. Her love of reading led her to earn a Bachelor’s in English from Wright State University.

Beyond her skeptic and slightly pessimistic mind, Lieber wants to believe. She has been many places—from Canada to England, France to Italy, Germany to Russia—believing that a better world comes from putting a face on “other.” She is a romantic idealist at heart, always fighting to keep her feet on the ground and her head in the clouds.

D. Lieber lives in Wisconsin with her husband (John) and cats (Yin and Nox). Learn more at

Scaley the Dino is an up and coming artist cranking out creature after creature on Instagram.

Find them all at

Sunday, August 21st from 10am to 2pm at Studio Moonfall – 5031 7th Avenue 

Find event details and sign up at


8/28 – The Kenosha Book Festival (oh my gosh it’s getting closer?)

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Guest Author TR Nickel and Artist Luke Daab

Join us August 14th from 10am to 2pm with Author T.R. Nickel and Artist Luke Daab!

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.

Come out to celebrate her brand new book, Apparatus from Aruna!

Learn more at

Luke is a professional artist and illustrator in the Chicagoland area. As a contract Art Director on the McDonald’s Happy Meal Account, Luke has worked with Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, DC Comics, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Hasbro, Tonka, Dreamworks, and Sony Pictures. He has experience in book design, branding systems, communication design, character design, game design, and toy design. 

Check out his work at

Sunday, August 15th from 10am to 2pm at Studio Moonfall – 5031 7th Avenue 

Find event details and sign up at


8/21 – Author D. Lieber with Artist Scaley the Dino

8/28 – The Kenosha Book Festival (oh my gosh it’s getting closer?)

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Guest Author Aliyah Jackson & Artist Jason Hedman

Join us August 7th from 10am to 2pm with Author Aliyah Jackson and Artist Jason Hedman

Planting Gardens on the Moon is the first full length poetry collection by Aliyah Jackson. It centers around themes of depression, isolation, and the uncertainties behind the refuge in religion, spirituality and interpersonal relationships.

In Planting Gardens on the Moon, Aliyah Jackson tills the fertile soil of her experiences, her fears, and the quiet that eludes her mind to expose it to the light. With no words wasted, each poem is like its own vignette where you are sure to find the details of your own journey.

Learn more about all the things she’s doing at

And here’s from our guest artist, Jason Hedman:

All my life I have been driven to create – whether it be a painting, a song, a podcast, a good meal – I live to create. Currently I am working with acrylics on canvas which I then have affordable prints made (starting at just $5). My recent work can best be described as sometimes classical, sometimes modern, sometimes childish, sometimes offensive, sometimes thought provoking, sometimes nostalgic and fun, and sometimes filthy. But at least never boring.

Check out his work before this weekend at

Sunday, August 7th from 10am to 2pm at Studio Moonfall – 5031 7th Avenue 

Find event details and sign up at


8/14 – Author T.R. Nickel and Artist Luke Daab (Daab Creative)

8/21 – Author D. Lieber with Artist Scaley the Dino

8/28 – The Kenosha Book Festival (oh my gosh it’s getting closer?)