Monday, 21 December 2020

Saving Dr. Warren Awareness Tour and Giveaway

 


ABOUT THE BOOK



Saving Dr. Warren … A True Patriot

Written by Jeffery McKenna

Publisher’s Synopsis: Patriotism Prevailed in…

  ✯ The American Revolution

  ✯ WWII

  ✯ 9-11

What About Today?

How do we share Patriotism with America’s Future?

The novel Saving Dr. Warren… A True Patriot answers that question through the eyes of a 14 year old boy.

Steve O’Dell loves to write and does it well. But as an eighth-grade student at Needham Middle School, his talent sometimes seems more an embarrassment than a blessing.

Then, on Veterans Day 2001, Steve’s award-winning essay propels him into an adventure twisting through Revolutionary battles and bloodshed. Thanks to the bizarre bequest of a manuscript and a musket ball from a long-lost family war hero, Steve’s journey with the Revolutionary War hero Dr. Joseph Warren begins.

A time-traveling talisman missing from the archives of one of Boston’s oldest historical societies takes Steve through portals of history, where he walks side by side with a real Boston patriot. He makes house calls with Dr. Warren on March 5, 1770, and stumbles onto the bloodstained streets of the Boston Massacre. From the killings of March 5 to boarding tea ships in 1773, Steve’s history book explodes to life as he helps Dr. Warren and forges a friendship with Boston’s True Patriot. Steve watches Dr. Warren launch Paul Revere on his midnight ride, and he helps Dr. Warren dodge British musket balls in the first battles of the War for Independence. With each adventure, Steve tastes the light that ignites The Revolution.

Steve will eventually convince others that the Revolutionary relic he was given really does open portals through time, but he faces his most difficult quest alone—saving Dr. Warren from the onslaught at Bunker Hill. Can he do it? And if he fails, will he ever return to this century?

Saving Dr. Warren…A True Patriot rips through the pages of history. From the Revolutionary War to the vanishing veterans of World War II, to the ashes of September 11, 2001, Saving Dr. Warren demonstrates to both old and young that patriotism, standing like an old oak tree on a grandfather’s farm, has and will endure.

Ages 11-15 | 366 Pages | Publisher: Jeffery J. McKenna | ISBN-13: 978-0999901205

PURCHASE LINK


Amazon: https://amzn.to/3mXKR1x


ABOUT THE AUTHOR



Jeff Mckenna resides in a peaceful Southern Utah town amidst the red rocks that make up National Parks like Zion and Arches. He loves mountain biking over the brightly colored sandstone that surrounds him, as well as new trails he finds when he goes on cross-country RV trips with his wife. Along with reading entertaining historical fiction novels, Jeff believes a great way to learn to love America is by exploring her beautiful landscape and visiting cities and states from sea to shining sea. 

Jeff’s love for his country is what has fostered his love for writing. Uncovering America’s history can be messy, but Jeff dives in with both hands to uncover what lies hidden in our nation’s past. He loves to reveal forgotten heroes and help them come alive for young Americans as they race through the pages of his historical fiction novel, Saving Dr. Warren… “A True Patriot.” 

Jeff would love to hear about the American heroes you’ve discovered as you’ve dived into history! 

For more information, visit https://www.jefferyjmckenna.com/

OFFICIAL LINKS

Visit Jeffery J. McKenna's website for plenty of free educational resources that have been created specifically for Saving Dr. Warren... A True Patriot. You'll find lesson plans, an essay contest, as well as information about author visits. This historical-fiction novel has been used in several middle school classrooms as a resource for both History and English teachers—it is a great educational tool for parents, librarians, and teachers.


GIVEAWAY


One (1) grand prize winner receives:

  • A copy of Saving Dr. Warren … “A True Patriot,” autographed by Jeffery McKenna
  • An original 1700’s musket ball

Two (2) winners receive:

  • A copy of Saving Dr. Warren … “A True Patriot,” autographed by Jeffery McKenna



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Per FTC guidelines, I disclose partnership with The Children’s Book Review and author Jeffery McKenna.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

One-Minute Monologues for Teens Awareness Tour & Giveaway

 


ABOUT THE BOOK




One-Minute Monologues For Teens: 100 Original Monologues

Written by Mike Kimmel

Publisher’s Synopsis: Need a killer monologue for an audition? Discover a wealth of fresh options in this detailed tome.

Sick of the same scripts being done to death? Looking for a soliloquy relevant to teenagers? Seeking material with a positive spin? Full voting member of the National Television Academy and Tonight Show sketch performer Mike Kimmel has been writing, acting, and producing for decades. Now he’s here to share a curated collection of one hundred of the best comedy and drama monologues.

One-Minute Monologues for Teens is the ultimate volume of family-friendly stage material to help you nail that college drama program audition or class assignment. With a range of topics applicable to young actors, these pieces require no costumes or props, and discuss ethical questions perfect for middle- and high-school minds to explore. And with literally dozens of gender-neutral and unique scenes to choose from, you’ll find the right piece to take you from zero to callback in no time at all.

One-Minute Monologues for Teens is the dramatic arts advantage you need in your next live performance. If you like fresh material, optimistic spins, and challenging ideas, you’ll love Mike Kimmel’s definitive resource.

Ages 2-5 | Publisher: Cassie Hoyt | ISBN-13: 978-1735401102

ABOUT THE AUTHOR




Mike Kimmel is a film, television, stage, and commercial actor and acting coach. He is a twenty-plus year member of SAG-AFTRA with extensive experience in both the New York and Los Angeles markets. He has worked with directors Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Townsend, Craig Shapiro, and Christopher Cain among many others. TV credits include Game of Silence, Zoo, Treme, In Plain Sight, Cold Case, Breakout Kings, Memphis Beat, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He was a regular sketch comedy player on The Tonight Show, performing live on stage and in pre-taped segments with Jay Leno for eleven years. Mike has appeared in dozens of theatrical plays on both coasts, including Radio City Music Hall, Equity Library Theater, Stella Adler Theater, and Theater at the Improv. He trained with Michael Shurtleff, William Hickey, Ralph Marrero, Gloria Maddox, Harold Sylvester, Wendy Davis, Amy Hunter, Bob Collier, and Stuart Robinson. He has a B.A. from Brandeis University and an M.A. from California State University.

As an educator, Kimmel has taught at Upper Iowa University, the University of New Orleans, University of Phoenix, and in the Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Burbank, California public school districts. He is a two-time past president of New Orleans Toastmasters, the public speaking organization, and often serves as a speech contest judge. Mike has written and collaborated on numerous scripts for stage and screen. His full-length historical drama on Presidents Lincoln and Garfield was a 2013 semi-finalist in the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. He is the 2014 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from Upper Iowa University. Mike is a full voting member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (the Emmys).


PURCHASE LINK


Amazon: https://amzn.to/322JAh1

Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/a/2078/9780998151380


OFFICIAL LINKS


www.mikekimmelauthor.com

www.mikekimmel.com 

www.imdb.me/mikekimmel


GIVEAWAY






Enter for a chance to win a copy of One-Minute Monologues For Teens, autographed by Mike Kimmel, and three months of online acting classes!


One (1) grand prize winner receives:

  • A copy of One-Minute Monologues for Teens, autographed by Mike Kimmel

  • A copy of Monologues for Kids and Tweens, autographed by Mike Kimmel

  • Three (3) months of online group acting classes* from Mike Kimmel for a recipient age 12 and up

  • Be written into an upcoming monologue in a book by Mike Kimmel

Five (5) winners receive:

  • A copy of One-Minute Monologues for Teens, autographed by Mike Kimmel

The giveaway begins November 4, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends December 4, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. MT.



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DISCLOSURE


Per FTC guidelines, I disclose partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Mike Kimmel.


Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Cassie Hoyt’s Hatch! Awareness Tour with Giveaway and Beyond the Book Craft



 ABOUT THE BOOK


Hatch!

Written by Cassie Hoyt

Illustrated by Amanda Crawford Brown

Publisher’s Synopsis: Hatch! is a picture book exploring the animals that hatch from eggs. Colorful, captivating pictures paired with singsong rhyming text make this book a perfect fit for curious babies and toddlers.

Ages 2-5 | Publisher: Cassie Hoyt | ISBN-13: 978-1735401102

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cassie Hoyt is a children’s author and perfusionist. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two sons. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. Inspiration for her books typically comes from her silly boys or fond memories of her childhood. Learn more about Cassie’s upcoming works on www.cassiehoyt.com.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR

Amanda Crawford Brown is an artist in the greater Nashville, TN area. She has been creative her whole life but began working on her art career seriously in 2017. She specializes in watercolor and fluid art mediums but has recently been recreating those mediums in digital format. Creating children’s book art has been a dream of Amanda’s since she was very young! Amanda also makes digital artwork and is a marketing director for a Professional Twitch streamer, has shown her work in galleries and has had award-winning booths at art and craft shows all around Tennessee!

OFFICIAL LINK


www.cassiehoyt.com

PURCHASE LINK


Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ROvF91



GIVEAWAY

Enter for a chance to win the Hatch! prize pack.

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

  • A paperback copy of Hatch, autographed by author Cassie Hoyt

  • A canvas tote printed with artwork from Hatch

  • A $100 Amazon gift card for purchasing books to fill your new tote

Two (2) winners receive:

  • A paperback copy of Hatch, autographed by author Cassie Hoyt

Giveaway begins October 5, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends November 5, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. MT.











SUNCATCHER WHAT HATCHED FROM MY EGG CRAFT

You need markers( any kind but must be a marker), coffee filters, scissors to cut filters into egg shape, and your kithen sink. Of course with the messy mess it can create cover your work station and have something set up beside the sink to lay your wet filters on to dry before the final step. Of course some tape to place on the window or whole punch a hole and tie with string to hang from the curtain rod.



Let them use their imagination and colour their filter. If you need inspiration you can take their favorite animal from the book and use those colours to match their egg before they draw said favorite animal on the dried filter.
Transfer the finished egg to the sink and sprinkle some water on it. You can watch as the colours swirl together. Let your little do this part the water play and watching the colours mesh together to form a new pattern is a great sensory play tool. Of course fingers will get messy but that is the fun of it.
Lift up and transfer to the dry station beside your sink. Depending on how crazy your little went with the water , you may need to be careful when lifting to the dry station as the more waterlogged the filter it could tear. You need to leave the newly coloured filters on the drying spot for about an hour or hour and a half. I flip them over once or twice, so that they dry completely both sides. Once dry get your little to draw animals from the book on their newly crafted egg. Next hang up for the sun to catch.





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Per FTC guidelines, I disclose partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Cassie Hoyt.























Friday, 4 September 2020

Bradley's Dragons Tour






ABOUT THE BOOK
Bradley’s Dragons
Publisher’s Synopsis: The Hunters are Coming
The first time a hunter came for him, Bradley Nash was only nine years old. That was three years ago.
Now, he lives with his family in a Florida trailer park. He doesn’t remember the attack, doesn’t know anything about hunters, or dragons, or even magic.
As his twelfth birthday approaches, however, his peaceful life starts falling apart.
The hunters are coming, and if Bradley doesn’t figure out exactly who and what he is, everything he’s ever known will be destroyed.
“The novel teems with drama from the first page, and readers will be swept up by intrigue and action.” —The Children’s Book Review
Ages 8-12 | Publisher: Second Story Up | July 7, 2020 | ISBN-13: 978-1733077743

PURCHASE LINK



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A newspaper columnist, editor, and award-winning game designer, Patrick Matthews’ first novel was published by Scholastic in 2013. Bradley’s Dragons is his third published novel. Mr. Matthews writes fast-paced fiction that takes readers on exciting adventures but also gives them a chance to think about the world around them, to consider hard questions before they need to be answered.
OFFICIAL LINKS


REVIEW 
Stalked and hunted without a clue as to why, wait you are a what?; Oh heavens , oh my! A magickal family secret, but how could it be?
 A young boy named Bradley who thinks at his core that he is a scared and anxious nobody is then tasked with a pivotal adventure.  Thus, shaping his World and that of those around him as he goes through his adventure full of suspense, elation, confusion, knowledge and power.
Hard hitting adventure with perceived life skills abilities and refinement at its core.  
 You are pulled right in to the story as you begin on page one through a rousing curiosity to what comes next. You are given a glimpse to what is going to happen, but in truth you have no idea. 

GIVEAWAY


Enter for a chance to win a Bradley’s Dragons prize pack!
One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • A hardcover copy of Bradley’s Dragons, autographed by Patrick Matthews.
  • A Dragon Suncatcher, by the Glassy Geek.
Eight (8) winners receive:
  • A hardcover copy of Bradley’s Dragons, autographed by Patrick Matthews.
Giveaway begins September 1, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends September 30, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

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DISCLOSURE

Per FTC guidelines, I disclose partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Second Story Up .