We will certainly update you about all that & the reasons why soon.
First though, we’ve got more pressing matters at hand. Our business & website are going through yet another complete overhaul. While all things are being shuffled around & new security measures begin to take hold, I will be redesigning the place from top to bottom & fixing some of the formatting issues with text that occur when switching views from desktop to mobile devices.
We are going for a cleaner look with less of a cluttery mess in our sidebar area.
Some important points to mention
We will be updating our Terms due to incidents that occurred over the break
There will be cross-platform changes & updates (Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube)
Art Services are temporarily suspended until April. (We are booked solid & consulting new clients.)
Sleepy Sundays has come to an end. (For now, until further notice. We are planning something new.)
We are currently searching for a social media manager. Contact us for more info.
Snapping Turtle is interested in branching out even further. (More details on this coming up.)
We’ve missed you tremendously. Thank you for being patient & supporting us while we had a lot going on.
We ask for a little more of that patience while we get things back in order here & sweep out all the dust creatures that creeped up inside our little castle in the clouds while we were away.
You’ve heard me speak on artistic expression and how important it is to myself (and others here) many times before. I often see some wonderful creators go unnoticed and this bothers me to no end. So, earlier in the week I vented those thoughts on Twitter and called out to fellow artists and creators of all kinds to share their info with me so we can all give each other a little boost.
The response was so warm and beautiful. Here are the results:
I see waaay too many creatives get overlooked because their numbers are not high enough. That really needs to stop. Drop your websites, blogs, IGs, SoundClouds, or anything else here you’d like me to promote. No strings attached.
See what I mean? Such a lovely response from such beautifully talented individuals. & We will continue to support and feature fellow artists & creators of all kinds as long as this site stands.
Be sure to follow the CardCastles Twitter for little updates and exclusives like these. For now it’s solely run by yours truly, but moderated by our team behind the scenes here at Snapping Turtle®. CardCastles TERMS apply to all social media accounts as well.
We are turning a new corner here at CardCastles and would like you to join us.
Plans are in the works for quite a few changes in the upcoming months. We will no longer be doing our regular #SleepySundays posts for the remainder or the year.
We are also unsure if we will be resurrecting #31Nightmares for this upcoming October. This will depend largely on community demand.
These pauses are for good reason. We are working on something much bigger as a team here at home for the future of our business, Snapping Turtle, that has been playing a larger role here these past few years.
I am also individually working on three book-related projects the rest of this summer, and likely into the fall.
We will certainly miss the old traditions for a while, but times, they are a-changin’ —and with it, so are we.
Updates will come as these changes go into effect. We thank you for your continued support. Keep an eye on our social media accounts for news about upcoming diaries and anything else as we near the end of this summer.
Brothers from Brooklyn is a New York-based Italian-American pride and comedy page on Instagram. For those of you that are interested, this is a really fun & wonderfully curated account to follow. “Brother Anthony” that is one of the owners & administrator of this page is an absolute sweetheart. Most everyone that follows this account is made to feel welcome and part of the party.
Brother Anthony also has a page for his magic talents here: the_mystefyer
The SplatterBrothers are a team of screenwriters, directors, producers & just down-right horror film fanatics. This passionate independent company has several projects out as we speak. Support indie filmmakers & give these two talented young gentlemen a follow! While you’re peeking around, tell them Daydreams from Snapping Turtle sent you. 😉
You can find their YouTube channel and Facebook pages below:
Industrial Art based in Bayonne, NJ is an outstanding business complete with a very gifted team of artists of multiple talents. If you are ever in the North NJ area and feel like getting inked up or pierced check them out and see what they have to offer.
You can find this lovely team’s Instagram page and official website listed below.
Franki Love is an extremely talented singer/songwriter that I’ve been following for some time now. I certainly have to mention that she is one of the most positive, warm, and loving people I’ve come to know on Twitter. She has a unique charm about her that you’ll notice right away. If you like what you hear, please give her a follow and check out her official website below.
is my third cover artwork for a book or novel that is available for purchase on Amazon.
My dear friends Matt “Matticus” Blashill & Micheal “Revis” Hansen have worked very hard to give you another beautiful installment to this story. For those that enjoyed The Erratic Sun, I highly recommend this sequel.
If you aren’t familiar with either, I suggest giving The Erratic Sun a spin.
& If you’re into the fantasy genre, check out The Seven Sceptres as well. (Also available right here at CardCastles by clicking on the book in the sidebar.)