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Official Birth Announcement and Baby Pool Winner

Back on March 20, I set up a Baby Pool to see who could guess closest to my child’s actual birth date. Well, that date has come and gone!

As of 10:14 PM on April 13, I became the father of a brand new little dinosaur named Calvin William Sevenhuysen.

He weighed in at 7 pounds 2 ounces, and is 21.25 inches long. Tall and skinny!

So, that means that the official winner of a free copy of DISCOVERY is… Sophie! She guessed April 10, which was the closest anyone got to predicting how far overdue the little guy was going to be.

Congratulations, Sophie!

Everyone else: I’ve got nothing for you. Nothing except the cute picture above. I hope that’s enough. :)

Baby Pool – Win a Free Book!

Baby pools are fun, right? Especially when they have prizes! So let’s do one.

Aren't they pretty together?

Larissa is now in Week 38 of her pregnancy. We’re just 14 days away from the April 3 due date! But when exactly is our baby going to arrive?

Think you can predict the future? If you can, you could win a free copy of my new book of short stories, DISCOVERY!


To play, leave your guess in a comment on this post. Include the following information: Date of Birth, Weight (pounds and ounces), Sex.

The winner will be the person who guesses, or is closest to, the correct date. Weight will be the first tiebreaker and Sex will be the second tiebreaker. If there is still a tie after that, I’ll use a random number generator to select the winner.

I will mail a copy of DISCOVERY to the winner.

Happy guessing!


I received my proof copy of DISCOVERY in the mail today, and it’s glorious, if I may say so myself. Check it out:

It looks great, it’s full of interesting stories, and it can be yours for just $11.99!

I’m going to start shipping out people’s orders on March 26, so if you want to be sure that you’re in on that first shipment, grab yourself a preorder today!

Podcast: Happy Friday 008

Happy Friday! Here’s episode 8 of my podcast.

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Show Notes

0:01 – 3:56 Introduction and announcementsGrocery Fund update. DISCOVERY, my new book of short stories, now available to preorder for $11.99.

3:57 – 6:06 Pirate Week. Finalists posted today. Voting for Audience Choice is live until Tuesday at midnight.

6:07 – 11:04 What I’ve Been Working On. Special People progress update.

11:05 – 14:28 Year of Stories: discussion of Captain Blackbird and the Mutineers.

14:29 – 23:16 Q&A. Questions from @Ocelorean, @OddModlin, and Matthew Keable.

23:17 – 23:47 Sign-off.


Got a question for me? Get your Q&A questions in via TwitterFacebookGoogle+, or the new Formspring widget here on the blog. If I answer your question, you’ll receive a $1 Store credit!


Do you prefer to hold books in your hands and see them on your shelf, rather than reading them off a screen? I know I do!

Now’s your chance to do exactly that with my newest print offering, DISCOVERY. This is the first quarterly Year of Stories print collection. It contains 13 stories and is about 200 pages long. Here’s the blurb from the Store page:

The first three months of Tim Sevenhuysen’s Year of Stories project are packed with real human characters making their way through fantastic challenges and strange worlds. From outer space to the high seas, from the far reaches of the future to an ancient kingdom torn by war, your journey will carry you to places of wonder and terror, hope and heartache, victory and defeat.

DISCOVERY contains 13 short stories, notably including Diana and the AnimalA Kingdom of WhiteDarla, Dragon Hunter, and Unsettled, as released on TimSevenhuysen.com between January and March 2012.

You can preorder your very own copy of DISCOVERY right now for $11.99. The proof is in the mail on its way to me right now, and I hope to officially release the book and start shipping people’s orders by mid-March.

If you’ve been looking for a good way to contribute to the Grocery Fund, maybe this is the right option for you!

If you live in Victoria (or will be in Victoria at some point) and would prefer not to pay shipping, send me an email and let me know you’d like a copy, and we can work out arrangements for how to get the book in your hands. (That goes for friends and family, too!)

The number of preorders I get will affect how many I have printed in the first run, so please place your order sooner rather than later and help me save on the shipping. Thanks!