Sunday, December 18, 2016

A Christmas Celebration!

“Hold your paw right there,” Anna said to her father.

Farloft placed one large green paw on the paper to hold it in place while Anna wrapped the ribbon around the package. It was handy having a shape-shifting-dragon for a daughter. Her human hands were made for this type of work, unlike his huge paws.

The two of them were quickly wrapping presents while everyone else was off picking up the company. Clearair’s first stop was to pick up Theresa, the healer and Farloft’s best friend. Then they would continue to the castle to pick up Sarah, Theresa’s niece and the sorcerous in the kingdom.

James had left to pick up Adrian, the bard.

They were all going to celebrate Christmas in the dragon family’s lair where there was enough room for all.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Meet My Friend Darris

Darris or @dwdraakken did me the honor of commissioning this piece from Kitsooki of
Theresa, me and him together.

Isn't it grand?


Marvelous Fanart Gif

This is the cutest FanArt I have ever received. 
Carol Marrs Phipps took Kitsooki's drawing of me under the Christmas tree
and put it in a Snow Globe.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Christmas Rescue

My friend David Stevens has written a new Christmas story for us this year. 
A little girl and her amazing Dragonly steed.
Click on the link and have a read.



Thursday, November 24, 2016

A Christmas Story!



A friend of Theresa, my scribe, asked her if she would like to join in on writing a Christmas Story. Alexia said, she and several of her author friends, were going to pen a story together. 

Theresa suggested that all the authors bring their muses along. I was pleased to be invited with Theresa's Spacemen, Jake and Arr (and their pal, Kay-o) and Cody the wolf-boy.

I hope you enjoy the story. Alexia, Theresa, and their friends, had fun writing it.

***

The fall leaves crunched beneath her feet as Erica made her way down the long driveway to her mailbox. The slightly crisp air held a promise of joy and hope for the coming holidays. But inside, Erica felt anything but joyful.

Sign-up for the "2017 Farloft's Friends Selfie!" (formerly Farloft's Dragon Selfie)


Kitsooki, our marvelous artist from the 2015 and 2016 Farloft Dragon Selfies, has agreed to take the plunge yet again for 2017. She has been working hard and learned some truly incredible skills in the last year. You can see the style she is going to use for this year’s picture in the pinned tweet on her Twitter profile. I know it is going to be super.

Here is what you need to know this year to join in:

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Pack Rat Mage

This is another one of the folks who won in the raffle I posted for a story with me. Bob wanted to see what would happen if Farloft's hoard disappeared and Clearair was left to guard the remainder as Farloft went off to search for the missing pieces. He had no idea how it would play out once my scribe got hold of the idea. *grins*

The Pack Rat Mage


“Have you seen that pearl necklace I received from Queen Sophia?” Farloft asked, as he came into the main part of the cave.

Clearair waded out of the thermal pool in their lair. “It was in the top of the silver caldron with the other jewels in your hoard last time I saw it.”

Farloft sat down on his haunches and gazed lovingly at his beautiful blue dragoness. “You always shine so when you are wet from the pool.” He shook his head. He needed to keep his mind on the task at hand, not his lovely mate. “Have the younglings been playing in the hoard again?”

“No,” Clearair responded with a frown. She sat down close to one of the volcanic cones and placed her paws above it to dry from the heat off the lava far below. “And, you shouldn’t blame our offspring for your misplacing something from your hoard.” She clicked her tongue at him accusingly.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Farloft's Storybook - An Amazon #1 Bestseller

I just have to brag!
*Sticks out chest with pride*
My Storybook for 2-1/2 to 6 year old Hatchlings is a
#1 Bestseller on Amazon.
Nine short stories - Beta read by 6 year old's,
along with coloring pages.
It would make a Great Holiday Gift!
Who doesn't want to see Dragons under their tree?
*grins*


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Storm Warning!

This is the second winner of the Raffle to have my scribe write a story with one of his friends in a starring role. Storm Gryphon wanted something magical and to show that gryphons have a 'silly' side. I think they are a bit 'cheeky' too. *grins toothily*

Storm Warning!

Farloft lay on the rock shelf above the entrance to his cave. His belly was turned up toward the sky and his eyes were mere slits as he basked in the mid-day sun.

“Ah…hum…” someone said, disturbing the dragon’s peaceful snooze.

Farloft didn’t have to look to know who had flown in on silent wings and landed below at the entrance to his cave. It would be Storm Gryphon. He was the only one who could get past Farloft’s exceptional hearing. His silent and stealthy ways were the reason the king employed him as scout and sometimes spy for the kingdom.

“What do you want, Bird?” Farloft growled. He did not take well to his nap being interrupted.

“Your attention, or I would not have come, Lazy Old Lizard,” the gryphon said testily.

Max Bear Halloween Event

I am joining Max Bear for his Halloween event this Saturday, October 29th.

If you are a mother or grandmother please join me from 7:00 to 7:30 am PST, or for those on the East Coast a more reasonable time of 10:00 to 10:30. My posts will remain on the site all day as others drop in to visit with Max.

I am going to post some SoundCloud recordings from my Storybook, coloring pictures to download and the link for my storybook.

Here is the link to the event. Hope to see you there.


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The First Winner of... The Sweet Deal!

Haristaan by Kitsooki of Deviant Art

My friend, Haristaan, entered my raffle to have a story written by my scribe Theresa. 
He made the suggestion that the two of us might rescue another dragon in his story.
Theresa took the suggestion and using her writing talents, she ran with it. 


"The Encounter"


Farloft and Haristaan had been traveling together for several weeks. The old dragon enjoyed the company of the younger black. Haristaan was quick witted, charming and best of all he was a good listener. The younger dragon seemed to absorb Farloft’s stories like a sponge. He never tired of the old one’s tales of times long gone by.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A Sweet Deal! Your own Story with Farloft the Dragon!

(Art by Bluekite-Falls of Deviant Art)


How would you like to STAR in your own story with me, Farloft the Dragon?
Well, now you can!

My scribe, Theresa, is going to treat a few special people,
chosen from a raffle, to Star in a story with me.

All you have to do is email Theresa
TheresaSnyderAuthor@gmail.com
(copy and paste)

Provide Theresa with the following information:
Your Twitter Address or Contact Information
Your Name
and
Your Suggestions!

Yes... You can make suggestions to guide the story.
Give Theresa a: "setting," "situation," or "challenge" to overcome in the story.

If you are chosen, 
Theresa might contact you for details, or she might just run amok. *grins*
Once she is finished, I will post it here, Twitter, on my blog, and on my Facebook site.
Then we will 'email' you and give you the links so, you can tell your friends.

Email now to ENTER!




Sunday, August 21, 2016

Clearair, Clears the Air - Her 1st Interview

Many of my friends on Twitter have asked about my mate, Clearair. They have expressed a desire to speak with her, to have her join me on a Farloft Friday, but that is just not going to happen. *shakes wedged head from side-to-side*

I was blessed when my love found me, but she is not a social creature. Her history makes her leery of humans until they prove to her they are worth her time. She is distant with other dragons as well.

However, so many of you have asked, that my friend Bob Miller, suggested I might ask Clearair a few questions and Theresa, my scribe, could jot them down for you.

The following are the things Bob from Twitter was interested in. If you have other questions, perhaps you could ask me on Twitter the last Friday of the month and I could relay them to my mate for her reply.

*cozies up with mate among the soft things in their nest. Clears throat and lays out notes from Bob*

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Farloft the Dragon Reviews - "Pete's Dragon"

I had the pleasure of seeing Pete's Dragon today!
*grins toothily*


Theresa, my scribe and friend, knows the manager of the local theater and he gave her a discount on twenty tickets so I could wedge myself into the back row. I made it through the double outside emergency doors. Luckily the back row has extra leg room for humans. When I tucked my legs under the seats further down, I just fit.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Pete's Dragon, Elliot and The Dragon Who Tweets, Farloft

Farloft the Dragon friend, Elliot, has had a Hollywood Make-over for the new version of his movie, 'Pete's Dragon.' Here is his before & after photos. From a scaly to a fluffy dragon, what's with that? Did they think he would look more wolf-like for the woods instead of his original location in a Maine fishing village?

I must admit his profile is a lot more intelligent with this new look and loosing the 'pink' was an improvement. But frankly, I wish he had called Farloft or me for a few more tips about Pacific NW dragons. I mean, Farloft is a Native Pacific NW dragon. Casting Elliot is like casting a Californian with a cool tan to play an Indian.

The folks at Pixar/Disney should have a look at The Dragon Who Tweets.



Sunday, July 31, 2016

Online Book Club gives "James & the Dragon" 4 out of 4 STARS!

Online Book Club is a Free Online Community for Book Lovers

OnlineBookClub.org is a free site for readers that has been around for over 10 years, before smartphones even!

They have a lot of awesome features for book lovers and a massive community of active members from all over the world.

Some of their most popular features include Exclusive, original reviews by their profession review team.

Official Review: James & the Dragon

Post Number:#1 by gali » 29 Jul 2016, 14:01
[Following is the official OnlineBookClub.org review of "James & the Dragon" by Theresa Snyder.]

"James & the Dragon is a fantastic children's fantasy book written by Theresa Snyder. I love books about dragons, so was happy to read this book. This is first book in the Farloft Chronicles and a great introduction to the series I have to say. With a story told from multiple points of view, an eloquent writing, a well-constructed world, and larger than life protagonists, we have here a spellbinding tale..."

To read the full review click "James & the Dragon"
"James & the Dragon" Available everywhere


Thursday, July 28, 2016

My First Official Character Interview

I have done interviews with Theresa, my scribe, before. You have perhaps read them here on my blog, but I have never had the stage fully to myself before. *grins and ruffles wings in excitement*

Lexi Miles, a friend of Theresa's asked me for an Interview. *golden eyes whirl*

I was delighted to say the least. She didn't even get after me for doing my happy dance, even though I broke one of her potted plants in the process. (I am sure Theresa will buy her a nice new one.)

Anyway, here is the interview, the next from me, The Dragon Who Tweets!



 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

"An Adventure" - Audio



"An Adventure," one of the stories from "Farloft's Storybook."

Produced by Yarn Story Factory with the help of James from www.3wordbedtimestories.com as my voice *grins toothily*


"An Adventure"


SAVE THE DATE - Stock up on Your Summer Reading!

Here is a great offer!

I have raided my muse's hoard and this time it was not for chocolate.

I have altered her settings on her Amazon account. Yes, dragons can master technology. *puffs out chest with pride*

And, due to my skills, I have lowered the price of my 'Farloft Chronicles' to 99 cents each from July 29-31, 2016.

That's 6 of my books for under $6.00.

Get them before she finds out. *grins toothily*



Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Justice Dragon- Defender of the Innocent!

I would like to introduce you to a new acquaintance, but I haven't really met him yet, I have just met his human friend, WR (Bob) Miller. *drapes wing over Bob's shoulders*

The Justice Dragon, or JD to his friends, is protected by his Nogginor armor. *whirling golden eyes spy helmet* I made the suggestion that I might be able to try on his helmet. He looks so handsome in it. I have never had armor. However, I was unaware that this helmet is part of his means to fight evil and defend humans.

Here is his creed off his FB page:

"Greetings, my friends. I am the Justice Dragon. It is my honor, and my pleasure, to protect you from the unsavory villains usually called Monsters. Have you not been menaced by one lately? Then you know I have done my duty.

Thankfully, many that remain in your world sleep in the winter, as I do. If an emergency arises, I will wake to eliminate the danger.

Now spring has arrived. I have awakened from slumber, fully refreshed and ready to engage the unnatural threats to our world.

If, in the meantime, you have any questions to ask of me, feel free to ask. My scribe will relay my answers, as my claws are too cumbersome to type on dainty little keyboards.

As always I bid you good day.

Vade cum Deo."

I apologize to JD for inadvertently suggesting an impediment to his defense of the innocents in this world, by his loaning me his helmet for a bit. *ruffles wings in agitation*

I have done my fair share of fighting and I am happy to leave it to the younger dragon generation, of which, I have no doubt, JD is fully capable of doing.

I hope he will consider me his friend and I hope all of you will check in on his developing battle against the monsters of your world.

Art by W.R. Miller

Friday, July 1, 2016

Meet the Dragon Who Tweets!

I have a new buddy and his name is Bob! *drapes wing over human's shoulder* Bob is a writer and illustrator with over 30 years in the business. *tilts wedged head and stares into Bob's eyes, whispers* Funny, you don't look that old. I think you might have a bit of dragon blood.

He also has a dragon friend, Justice Dragon, or JD to his friends, who I want to get to know better.

*ruffles wings* Anyway, Bob was nice enough to write a cool article about me and my Fun Days Tweeting on the last Friday of each Month on Theresa's account @TheresaSnyder19

Have a read of my new friend's article "Meet the Dragon Who Tweets," and next month drop by Twitter and take "Talking to a Dragon" off your Bucket List!

 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Farloft the Dragon - Movie Star!

Greeting My Friends,

Theresa thinks I should be a Movie Star! *grins in anticipation*

She recently went to the movies. She does this quite often, but this time something struck her as she sat there... Not something physical, mind you, but more of an epiphany.

You see, one of the movie trailers was for a remake of "Pete's Dragon." Theresa saw the original version back in 1977 and this didn't look a bit like the old one. That made her take a second look.

They had moved Elliot's (Pete's dragon) story from Maine to the Pacific Northwest. Heck, she said to herself, Farloft is already here. He could have been in the movie.

To make a long story short, she came home and asked me if I would like to be a "Movie Star."

Well... She didn't have to ask me twice. *ruffles wings and sticks out chest with pride*

What do you think? How about another Dragon Movie! Can there be too many dragons???

Fly, do not walk, over to my new Facebook Page and keep up with all the latest developments by "liking" and making a comment.

Theresa also ensures me there will be games and prizes on this page. 

Tell Pixar/Disney you want ANOTHER DRAGON MOVIE!!


Monday, June 20, 2016

Fairy Tale Access - The Farloft Chronicles

Join Denise-Marie of Fairy Tale Access and Theresa as they discuss her writing and me... 
The star of her books The Farloft Chronicles
One of the beta readers almost gave it all away.




Sherry Rentschler's Interview with Theresa

Theresa was interviewed recently by Sherry Rentschler. She talked a lot about me. After all...I am the star of nine of her books. *grins*



Thursday, March 24, 2016

Do You Love Dragons?

Do you love Dragons? You will find Farloft irresistible.
Why not sit down and listen to his FREE Audio Book?
If you have children, this is good Family Entertainment. Reminiscent of "How to Train Your Dragon." An hour and thirty-six minutes of peace in the kingdom of your home as you sit back and enjoy Farloft's adventure.

Like the audio? The whole "Farloft Chronicles" series is in paperback and ebook form available on all platforms. Links are under the header on this page. Farloft's Rhetoric Blog

There are also fun short stories on his blog, contests and art, both commissioned and fanart.

Have a child 2-1/2 to 6 years of age? There is a "Farloft Storybook" for them filled with 9 short stories and delightful coloring pages for their enjoyment. Farloft's Storybook

You can't go wrong with a selection from the Farloft collection. 


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Tysha Dragon and Her Prized

Tysha just received her prizes from Follow Farloft Friday last month on Twitter.
She is one happy Dragoness. 

Tysha Dopson received an autographed copy of my 1st book, coloring book,
and two prints, including the 2016 Farloft Dragon Selfie.

Come over and visit me the last Friday of each month on Twitter.
I just might run another 'flash' contest for the day.
I'll be at TheresaSnyder19 from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm PST



Friday, January 29, 2016

Farloft's 2016 Giveaway - Good only January 29, 2016

WIN!

I wanted to say thank you to all my friends and readers.

Theresa helped me put together this great package to "Giveaway" on Follow Farloft Friday!



You will receive:


Autographed copy of my first book
"James & the Dragon"


Autographed copy of
"Farloft the Dragon - The Coloring Book"
(Not available anywhere except here and at readings"

12x18 Print
"Dragons Save Christmas"

AND

12x18 Print
"2016 Farloft Dragon Selfie"

It is truly a Hoard fit for any Dragon!

How do you enter to Win?

TODAY ONLY

Send an Email HERE:


Send me your Name, Twitter address, and Email Address

Drawing will be TODAY at 8:00 pm PST

At that point I will Tweet the Winner
Theresa will contact you via email to get your address to send the HOARD!

(Theresa will not use your email address any further,
 other than telling you if she publishes a new book)



Friday, January 15, 2016

2016 Farloft Dragon Selfie

It is Appreciate a Dragon Day and MY Birthday!
I am celebrating both of them with the
2016 Farloft Dragon Selfie
by Kitsooki



Left of Farloft from back to front:
Levi Tahaan Currie
Maelstorm Thul-drake, Dofain, Talon
Blue Knight, Cryptic
Blue Hasia, Yogoloth, Lieutenant Chirp
GRNDragon, Storm Gryphon, Tysharina

Above Farloft:
Aviathrym
Dracunculus

Right of Farloft back to front:
Zefiro Anthagon
Raptor's Fire, Tersethra, Daerevardul
Lemon Hasia, Kitsooki, Ice Hasia, Keensight
Zudic, AmrienFuzz, Haristaan, Arkon