Years ago (too many years ago!) I wrote a fun little book as a birthday goody-bag prize. It was spare – good for a half-hour read at most – and meant to encapsulate an adventure at our local museum.
I love our museum, and I adore the exhibit within, the Streets of Old Milwaukee – and I also love Choose Your Own Adventure stories. In an afternoon I had a romp filled it with homages to the Wizard of Oz, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. MacGyver made an appearance, as did Cinderella. And, if one didn’t make the right choices, so too did a variety of childhood favorites-turned-horrors.
The party-goers enjoyed the book (and probably my dedication to being ridiculous) and since it was already on CreateSpace, I decided to leave it there … and then did nothing with it for several years.
But it kept selling. Not a lot, mind – but enough that I noticed.
But I still didn’t do anything with it. I published the rest of the Changelings books, and still it chugged along behind the scenes without me lifting a finger to help it.
So this year, while contemplating doing Camp NaNoWriMo (still contemplating, tbh), I had a flash of … determination? Inspiration? Procrastination around Heresy of Before?
Regardless, I decided. I made a new cover for it. I edited it and made the ‘choose your own’ format work for a digital book. Then I emphasized the fact that it is parody, and in no way linked to ChooseCo.
Since I’ve decided to divest myself from Amazon’s KDP Exclusive, it made sense to start with this tiny slice of nothing-to-do-with-Changelings. So, even though it is at least six-years-old, I am happy to announce the release of Lost in the Museum: A Choose Your Own (Mis)Adventure.
So far, it’s FREE on Smashwords and Kobo for the month of July. The digital edition will also be free at Barns & Noble, using code BNPSUMMERSALE, starting July 10. If you want a print copy, you can get it from B&N then, as well. This story has never failed to make me smile, and I’m hoping it’ll make others smile too!
Lost in the Museum: A Choose Your Own (Mis)Adventure Parody
Today is the day. The day you’ve been waiting for. Museum Day.
But what happens when a trip to the museum becomes a wild – and potentially life-threatening – adventure?
From a smartly-dressed young woman with bare, furry feet looking to rid herself of a pesky ring, to a jack-of-all-trades adventurer with a penchant for making contraptions with duct tape and gum, you’ll find yourself faced with adventures – and decisions – that could alter the fate of all humanity. . . . or just your own. What will you choose?
About the Author
Katie Sullivan is a descendant of carnival barkers and dreamers, balloonists, and men made of tin. Sullivan is a dreamer, a wanderer, and most of all, a believer in the three clicks of one’s heels to get one home.
Where to buy
Other books by Katie Sullivan
- Changelings: Into the Mist (Volume 1)
- Changelings: The Rise of Kings (Volume 2)
- Changelings: The Memory of Myth (Volume 3)
- The World of the Changelings: Hunted