About Mark R. Brand

Mark R. Brand is a Chicago-based science-fiction author and the online short fiction editor of Silverthought Press. He is the author of three novels, The Damnation of Memory (2011), Life After Sleep (2011), and Red Ivy Afternoon (2006), and he is the editor of the collection Thank You Death Robot (2009), named a Chicago Author favorite by the Chicago Tribune and recipient of the Silver medal 2009 Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) in the category of Science Fiction and Fantasy. He is the producer and host of Breakfast With the Author and lives in Evanston, IL with his wife and son.

Don’t Fear the Pika: Pokemon is Great for Kids

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Kids are learning to read earlier and do math earlier than a generation ago in part because of games like Pokemon and Minecraft, according to avowed nerd gamer Mark Brand.

Dad Customizes Toys to Create Bond with Kid

Father & son creation

Making quality time with your kid by designing and stylizing hand-crafted toys