Please visit the YAtopia blog to read my interview with debut YA author Fleur Ferris.
Please visit my YAtopia blog to read this very special interview with this very special author!
Time to crack open the champagne today as I am one big squee! I am delighted to help celebrate the release of Finding Immortal: Book 2 in the Bearwood series. Author E.L. Wicker, my amazing friend, has followed up Book 1, Fractured Immortal, with an explosive sequel that I could not put down!
MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU, E.L.!
I implore you to go out and buy this book, and of course, Fractured Immortal if you haven't already read the first instalment!
Here is all the information you need!
(Bearwood Series Book Two)
by E.L. Wicker
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When she learns that Alex is tracking down the remnants of Solâs army to deliver his own style of justice, she rushes off to find him.
On an alcohol induced killing spree, Ilia and Alex receive information that sends their hopes soaring, thus beginning a race to discover the truth about Nathanielâs death.
Unfortunately, for Ilia, the truth may prove far more dangerous than any enemy she has ever faced.
First Book in the Series
(Free for a limited time)
About The Author
E.L. Wicker lives in Hampshire, England, with her husband and two daughters. Her debut book, Fractured Immortal, was released in December 2014, and in June 2015 was short listed for a Self published and Small press award. She is a regular contributor to YATopia, Whiskey, Wine, and Writing, as well as a co-host for the Whiskey, Wine, and Writing web show. E.L. Wicker is a New Adult junkie, with a stack of NA books a mile high on her TBR list and a stack that could possibly stretch to the moon in her already read list. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and her blog. She also regularly sets up new blogs and designs logos and banners for people at no cost.
Today, I would like to welcome my fellow Queensland author Karen Tyrrell on to my blog to talk about her new book, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember.
FORMATS: eBook & Paperback
PUBLISHER: Digital Future Press
PUB DATE: June 20th 2015
CATEGORY: Picture book -Educational
AUDIENCE: 4- 8 years
DISTRIBUTION: Lightning Source, Amazon, Ingram Content Peter Pal, James Bennett, ALS, Fishpond, Barnes & Noble, Dymocks, Angus & Robertson, Mary Ryan.
EXTENT: 36 pages
AU RRP: eBook: $3.99
eBook available on Amazon & online stores.
Karen Tyrrell is an award-winning Australian resilience author and teacher. Karen presents interactive story telling sessions, creative writing workshops, seminars and author talks in schools, libraries, festivals and conferences. She speaks out on TV, radio and writes for magazines. Harry Helps Grandpa Remember (2015) and Bailey Beats the Blah (2013) empowers children with coping skills. STOP the Bully (2014) mid-grade novel empowers children with assertive anti-bullying strategies.
SYNOPSIS: Harry and Grandpa love playing hide -and-seek together. Over time Grandpa becomes grumpy and forgetful, refusing to play games with Harry anymore. On Grand-parent’s Day, Grandpa becomes confused and lost. He couldn’t even remember Harry’s name. Then Harry discovers clever ways to boost Grandpa’s memory. How does Harry help Grandpa remember?
Endearingly told and full of hope, compassion and humour, ‘Harry’ provides a gentle in-troduction for children to the realities of Dementia and Alzheimer’s. WINNER: RADF Grant via Arts Queensland & Logan City Council. THEMES: memory, problem solving, coping skills, grandparents, family, compassion, De-mentia. *5 STAR REVIEWS: Teachers and counsellors. More coming soon from Buzz Words and Creative Kids Tales. Aligned with Kids Matter: Australian curriculum
Who did you write Harry Helps Grandpa Remember for?
I wrote HHGR so children can experience the special love between Harry and his Grandpa. Harry will do ANYTHING to help his grandpa remember. I want children to appreciate and spend more time with their grandparents.
What effect do you want Harry Helps Grandpa Remember to have on children?
I hope Harry Helps Grandpa Remember will engage children in a fun story where Harry promises to help his grandpa solve his memory problem, and help him to remember. Children will become active participants in guessing how harry will help grandpa. And subsequently more aware of their grand-parents, memories, memory loss, brain health and coping skills
What makes Harry different to similar themed books?
Harry shares specific strategies that children can use to help their loved ones to not only remember, but have the sparkle in their eyes return.
Who has embraced Harry Helps Grandpa Remember already?
Counsellors, teachers and libraries already have purchased copies and are using the story pro-actively as biblio-therapy to empower children to cope with memory loss in someone they love and care for. Many schools are planning to use Harry Helps Grandpa Remember for a unit on Grandparents Day incorporating the book and children’s activities including puppets, dot-to-dot and sequencing.
To find out more about Karen and her books, please visit her website here.
I am sooooooo excited, because today I bring you my first ever Goodreads giveaway!
Winell Road: Beneath the Surface, a middle grade sci-fi adventure, and the first in a series, was born just two months' ago. So far, it has received the most incredible feedback and to celebrate this, I am giving three books away to three lucky winners.
You have between now and July 13 2015 to enter!
Please find more details below!
Thank you so much for entering, I wish you heaps of luck!