The Entirely True Story of How Adam Shaughnessy Wrote This Book

fib_coverBefore there was a book, there was a game. An afterschool game in which kids could get together with some friends, join the Fantasy Investigation Bureau, act out a story and solve a mystery. One of the stories, drawn from Norse mythology, featured Ratatosk, an insult-wielding squirrel.


Yeah, I know. Sounds like fun, huh?


Later, when the creator of these interactive story games, Adam Shaughnessy, started thinking about writing a book, he kept thinking about that story.


Adam Shaughnessy

It had a lot going for it—a fabulous world, suspense and intrigue and, of course, the afore-mentioned squirrel. Admit it, writing lines for a squirrel who spends his days running up and down an enormous tree shuttling insults between an eagle at the top and a dragon at the bottom is almost irresistible.


And now the result of all that fun and hard work is out in the world in a bookstore or library near you. We’re celebrating all week here. Pick up your own copy of The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable Fib or comment on any post this week to be entered to win a signed copy. (Hey, maybe Ratatosk will sign your copy.)

Here’s where you can buy a copy of The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable FIB.




Barnes & Noble

And if you’d like to hear more about the enrichment activities that became The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable Fib, click here.


Filed under Book Giveaway, Book Launch, Celebrations, Creativity

6 responses to “The Entirely True Story of How Adam Shaughnessy Wrote This Book

  1. mariagianferrari

    I would have loved being a member of the Fantasy Investigation Bureau along with Ratatosk! Thanks for sharing, Mylisa, and congrats again, Adam!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thanks for sharing this, Mylisa!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. What a wonderful concept…an insult hurling squirrel. I love just about any mythology and am certainly looking forward to your version, Adam. Good luck and wishing you a bazillion sales!


  4. Is the Fantasy Investigation Bureau just for kids? Cause I think I want to apply!


  5. I had no idea there were mythological insult-wielding squirrels! I’m giggling already. Congrats on your book, Adam — I can’t wait to read it!


  6. Congrats on your release, Adam! Your book (and that squirrel) sounds amazing, so I’m adding it to my TBR list now.


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