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    Sammie & Budgie

    Sammie & Budgie

    Release Date: Oct 1, 2017. Buy it today!

    "Illustrated throughout by Semegran, this book is the author's best. In these pages, his steadfastly idiosyncratic style really begins to click. An unconventional, beguiling, and endearing family tale." — Kirkus Reviews

    From Kindle bestselling writer and cartoonist Scott Semegran, Sammie & Budgie is a quirky, mystical tale of a self-doubting IT nerd and his young son, who possesses the gift of foresight. The boy's special ability propels his family on a road trip to visit his ailing grandfather, a prickly man who left an indelible stamp on the father and son. The three are connected through more than genetics, their lives intertwined through dreams, imagination, and longing.

    Simon works as a network administrator for a state government agency, a consolation after a promising career as a novelist flounders. He finds himself a single parent of two small children following the mysterious death of his adulterous wife. From the ashes of his failed marriage emerges a tight-knit family of three: a creative, special needs son, a hyperactive, butt-kicking daughter, and the caring, sensitive father. But when his son's special ability reveals itself, Simon struggles to keep his little family together in the face of adversity and uncertainty.

    Sammie is a creative third-grader that draws adventures in his sketchbook with his imaginary friend, Budgie, a parakeet that protects him from the monsters inhabiting his dreams. Sammie is also a special needs child but is special in more ways than one. He can see the future. Sammie seemingly can predict events both mundane and catastrophic in equal measure. But when he envisions the suffering of his grandfather, the family embarks on a road trip to San Antonio with the nanny to visit the ailing patriarch.

    Sammie & Budgie is an illustrated novel brought to you from the quirky mind of writer and cartoonist Scott Semegran. The novel explores the bond between a caring father and his children, one affected by his own thorny relationship with his surly father, and the connection he has with his sweet son is thicker than blood, going to the place where dreams are conceived and realized.

    Praise for Sammie & Budgie:

    "A quirky, mystical tale of a self-doubting IT nerd and his young son, who possesses the gift of foresight. Engaging and fun, with wonderfully crafted characters." --Derf Backderf, award-winning and bestselling creator of the graphic novel My Friend Dahmer

    "Sammie & Budgie is instantly absorbing, its affable narrator hooking you with wit and whimsy, then reeling you into the boat, where larger revelations await. Scott Semegran is a lively, vivid storyteller, and this book will delight readers of all ages, while leaving them with plenty to ponder about their own lives. I loved this book!" -Davy Rothbart, author of My Heart is an Idiot, creator of Found Magazine, and contributor to public radio's This American Life

    "Scott Semegran’s loose charm and conversational style brings his shaggy narrator to vivid life in this story of a loving, if imperfect father and his maybe-psychic son. A sweet story about an extraordinary everyday family, Sammie & Budgie will find its way into your heart, and stay there." --Emily Flake, New Yorker cartoonist, author of Mama Tried: Dispatches from the Seamy Underbelly of Modern Parenting, and creator of Lulu Eightball

    "Through Semegran's tongue-in-cheek writing, we get to step inside a wacky world where each chapter is an adventure and we're led to see just where Sammie’s vision will propel us." --Mary Bryan Stafford, award-winning author of A Wasp in the Fig Tree

    "A feel good story that captures the extraordinary love between a parent and child. This particular father nurtures the uniqueness of his son emulating the bond usually held between a mother and child. Together they capture the hearts of the chosen few who become intertwined in the life of Sammie's world. A reality-based fairy tale both entertaining and inspirational." --Bessie David, author of the novel On a Pedestal

    "Sammie & Budgie is a heartfelt novel about a Daddy's love for his family. The reactions to Sammie's special gift are balanced on the dual edge of pride in Sammie's gift and fear that educators might view the gift differently. I was caught up with the honest exchanges between Sammie and his Daddy. There is a level of fun in relating the everyday activities of the children of a single parent home. This story will tug at your heartstrings." --Rox Burkey, co-author of The Enigma Series

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    Paperback Info

    ISBN: 978-0692926925 

    Copyright: © 2017 Scott Semegran

    Language: English

    Edition: First Edition

    Printed: 290 pages, 6" x 9", perfect binding, cream paper, black and white ink, full-color cover with matte finish

    Publisher: Mutt Press

    Category: Fiction / Literary

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    Simon Adventures Boxed Set

    Simon Adventures Boxed Set

    Release Date: Oct 29, 2017. Pre-order today!

    For the first time, all three novels in the hilarious literary series are together in one eBook bundle. This eBook collects the entire epic, mind-bending run in the most convenient format available including all three book covers and accompanying illustrations:

    THE METEORIC RISE OF SIMON BURCHWOOD
    THE SPECTACULAR SIMON BURCHWOOD
    SAMMIE & BUDGIE

    What Reviewers Are Saying About Simon Burchwood:

    "Simon is such a character that I couldn't wait to find what he did next." —Great Books Under $5

    "Simon's self-doubting verbosity becomes oddly endearing." —Kirkus Reviews

    "Simon Burchwood is a genius. It's true!" —Bitsy Bling Books

    "His ill-fated journey is strangely captivating." —Indie Reader

    "Cracked me up!" —Ashton the Book Blogger

    THE METEORIC RISE OF SIMON BURCHWOOD

    On his way to New York to celebrate his impending literary success, Simon Burchwood is the prototypical American careerist: arrogant, egotistical, narcissistic. But a quick detour to Montgomery, Alabama to visit a childhood friend sends Simon on a bizarre journey, challenging his hopes and dreams of becoming a famous writer. The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood is a character study that delves into the psyche of a man who desperately tries to redefine himself. Is Simon pompous? Yes. A jerk? Yes. Will you like him? Absolutely!

    "The book is told entirely from Simon's viewpoint. Simon is not a very likable guy; as a matter of fact, he is a self-centered, pompous jerk. But for some reason, it's pretty fun to be inside his head, mainly because he is an inadvertent, oblivious jerk... A very good novel that was humorous throughout." —Red Adept Reviews

    "Verdict: An ambitious, enjoyable read with a superb ending that changed my interpretation of the entire text." —Indie Reader

    THE SPECTACULAR SIMON BURCHWOOD

    Recently divorced and his writing career in shambles, Simon Burchwood's life is a complete disaster. He reluctantly finds work as a computer support technician and resigns that his career as the next great American novelist will never come to fruition. When he learns that his ex-wife abruptly moves to Dallas with his children, he embarks on a crazy road trip with a nerdy coworker and a hitchhiking punk rock girl and discovers the inspiration he desperately needs for his new literary masterpiece. Take another trip with the one and only Simon Burchwood.

    "Simon is starting to understand something, and his luck literally changes. Semegran handles this quite deftly. We see the progress he is making in getting a grasp of what life is about." —The New Podler Review of Books

    SAMMIE & BUDGIE

    Sammie & Budgie is a quirky, mystical tale about Simon Burchwood and his young son Sammie, who possesses the gift of foresight. The boy's special ability propels his family on a road trip to visit his ailing grandfather, a prickly man who left an indelible stamp on the father and son. The three are connected through more than genetics, their lives intertwined through dreams, imagination, and longing. The novel explores the bond between a caring father, and his children, one affected by his own thorny relationship with his surly father, and the connection he has with his sweet son is thicker than blood, going to the place where dreams are conceived and realized.

    "Illustrated throughout by Semegran, this book is the author's best. In these pages, his steadfastly idiosyncratic style really begins to click. An unconventional, beguiling, and endearing family tale." —Kirkus Reviews

    "Though Simon's love for his children shines through as one of the novel's biggest strengths, its illustrations are perhaps the best part. Expressive, adorable, and adding a fun surprise, they are a welcome addition to the reading experience." —Indie Reader

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    Copyright: © 2017 Scott Semegran

    Word Count: 277,855

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    Boys by Scott Semegran

    Boys

    "The writing is sharp and unpretentiously thoughtful, and since each of the main characters finds solace in companionship, this is an affecting literary depiction of the comforting power of friendship. Each of the stories can be read on its own, but taken together, they make a coherent, thematic whole, skillfully produced. An endearing collection that deftly captures the need for youthful fellowship." -Kirkus Reviews

    "Verdict: With nary a dull moment, Scott Semegran's BOYS features short stories filled with unexpected nuances that draws readers right into the heart of his well-developed characters." --IndieReader. 5 Stars. IR Approved.

    These are the stories of three boys living in Texas: one growing up, one dreaming, and one fighting to stay alive in the face of destitution and adversity. There's second-grader William, a shy yet imaginative boy who schemes about how to get back at his school-yard bully, Randy. Then there's Sam, a 15-year-old boy who dreams of getting a 1980 Mazda RX-7 for his sixteenth birthday but has to work at a Greek restaurant to fund his dream. Finally, there's Seff, a 21-year-old on the brink of manhood, trying to survive along with his roommate, working as waiters and barely making ends meet. These three stories are told with heart, humor, and an uncompromising look at what it meant to grow up in Texas during the 1980s and 1990s.

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    Paperback Info

    ISBN: 978-0692470114

    Copyright: © 2015 Scott Semegran

    Language: English

    Edition: First Edition

    Printed: 184 pages, 6" x 9", perfect binding, white paper, black and white ink, full-color cover with matte finish

    Publisher: Mutt Press

    Category: Fiction / Short Stories

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    The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood by Scott Semegran

    The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood

    On his way to New York to celebrate his impending literary success, Simon Burchwood is the prototypical American careerist: arrogant, egotistical, narcissistic. But a quick detour to Montgomery, Alabama to visit a childhood friend sends Simon on a bizarre journey, challenging his hopes and dreams of becoming a famous writer. The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood is a character study that delves into the psyche of a man who desperately tries to redefine himself. Is Simon pompous? Yes. A jerk? Yes. Will you like him? Absolutely!

    "The book is told entirely from Simon's viewpoint. Simon is not a very likable guy; as a matter of fact, he is a self-centered, pompous jerk. But for some reason, it's pretty fun to be inside his head, mainly because he is an inadvertent, oblivious jerk... you will learn Simon's views on smoking, cleanliness and going to the bathroom, just to name a few. There were times that I laughed out loud... A very good novel that was humorous throughout." 4 1/2 Stars - Red Adept Reviews.

    The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood was selected as one of the "5 Best Summer Indie Beach Reads" by the editors of The Indie Reader. Their verdict: "An ambitious, enjoyable read with a superb ending that changed my interpretation of the entire text."

    Here's their review:

    Simon Burchwood is a hard-bitten, wannabe novelist teetering on the brink of literary stardom. Yet a brief sojourn in Montgomery, Alabama challenges his haughty façade-and the "meteoric rise" that has continually eluded him.

    Sure, Burchwood is egocentric-despicable, even. Admittedly, his lengthy monologues often irritate more than intrigue, crippling the novel's weightier themes. Yet his ill-fated journey, while occasionally long-winded, is strangely captivating.

    Semegran's tragic cast of characters struggle to confront disappointing realities: the impossibly optimistic Jason fights to salvage what's left of his disintegrating marriage, while Patty Green--Burchwood's childhood flame--scrambles to make ends meet as a stripper at "Cinnamon's Big Boobie Bonanza." Even Burchwood himself--trekking from Montgomery, Alabama to New York, New York--ultimately discards his delusions of grandeur to find his dreams in shambles.

    "The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood" weaves a heart-rending portrait of lowered expectation: of a man eschewing, and ultimately embracing, mediocrity. Semegran deftly unmasks the divide between adolescent expectations and adult realities, and does so using Burchwood's crass, profanity-laden commentary-though at times readers will crave a little less Simon, and a little more everyone else.

    Verdict: An ambitious, enjoyable read with a superb ending that changed my interpretation of the entire text.

    Reviewed by Sonia Tsuruoka for The Indie Reader

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    Paperback Info

    ISBN: 978-0615753355

    Copyright: © 2008 Scott Semegran

    Language: English

    Edition: First Edition

    Printed: 200 pages, 6" x 9", perfect binding, cream paper, black and white ink, full-color cover with matte finish

    Publisher: Mutt Press

    Category: Fiction / Literary

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    Modicum by Scott Semegran

    Modicum

    This collection of short stories, musings, and cartoons by writer / cartoonist Scott Semegran explores such themes as suicide, parenting, religion, masculinity, the apocalypse, and, most importantly, erections. It’s guaranteed to make you laugh, cry, and pee your pants (hopefully, not at the same time).

    Praise for Modicum:

    "Funny, sweet, dark, and sad, Scott Semegran's comics and short stories create a wholly convincing world of love, loss, and fear. His light touch with heavy subjects is a gift, and his forays into silliness are a delight. I can't tell if his kids should read it as soon as possible, or never." - Emily Flake, cartoonist and author of LuLu Eightball

    "Hilarious, poignant, twisted... and those are just the stories. Scott Semegran's cartoons bring an added one-two visceral punch to a powerful collection of work." - Davy Rothbart, author of The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas and publisher of FOUND Magazine

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    Paperback Info

    ISBN: 978-0615769509

    Copyright: © 2010 Scott Semegran

    Language: English

    Edition: First Edition

    Printed: 168 pages, 6" x 9", perfect binding, cream paper, black and white ink, full-color cover

    Publisher: Mutt Press

    Category: Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary

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    The Spectacular Simon Burchwood by Scott Semegran

    The Spectacular Simon Burchwood

    Recently divorced and his writing career in shambles, Simon Burchwood's life is a complete disaster. He reluctantly finds work as a computer support technician and resigns that his career as the next great American novelist will never come to fruition. When he learns that his ex-wife abruptly moves to Dallas with his children, he embarks on a crazy road trip with a nerdy coworker and a hitchhiking punk rock girl and discovers the inspiration he desperately needs for his new literary masterpiece. Take another trip with the one and only Simon Burchwood.

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    ISBN: 978-0615758114

    Copyright: © 2011 Scott Semegran

    Language: English

    Edition: First Edition

    Printed: 188 pages, 6" x 9", perfect binding, cream paper, black and white ink, full-color cover

    Publisher: Mutt Press

    Category: Fiction / Literary

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    Mr. Grieves by Scott Semegran

    Mr. Grieves

    Mr. Grieves started as a poke at human nature through the use of talking, narcissistic animals. It has evolved into a full-on assault to your funny bone. Where else will you find rats fighting over cubicles, camels worrying about aging, a parrot talking to aliens, and a lonely water snail longing for a friend? Welcome to the world of Mr. Grieves!

    Mr. Grieves and other comic strips by Scott Semegran appeared in the following newspapers:

    • The Austin Student
    • The Funny Times
    • The Austin American-Statesman
    • Rocky Mountain Bullhorn
    • Seven Days
    • The University of Texas at Dallas Mercury
    • The North Austin Bee

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    ISBN: 978-0615762029

    Copyright: © 2009 Scott Semegran

    Language: English

    Edition: First Edition

    Printed: 154 pages, 6" x 9", perfect binding, cream paper, black and white ink, full-color cover

    Publisher: Mutt Press

    Category: Comics & Graphic Novels / Anthologies

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