Monday, 31 August 2020

A Little Spark awareness tour



ABOUT THE BOOK

Written by Chris Parsons
Illustrated by Mike Motz
Publisher’s Synopsis: When the survival of their hometown is threatened, two unlikely comrades join forces on a quest to defeat a dangerous enemy and bring back the only one who can save them all.
Beyond the frozen mountains there lies an oasis from the frigid cold and the howling winds. A place the animals call Lake Zuron. What a wonderful place, happy creatures of all kinds, living in harmony and warmth thanks to their very own fire-breathing dragon named Daniel.
But one day everything changed when the unthinkable happened. The Dragon fire goes out and immediately the air begins to chill. Things were not looking good but just when all hope was lost, an unlikely hero steps up. Join Spark the mouse on an adventure of a lifetime as he and his friends do their part to save their town from an icy demise.
With the magical power of Daniel, the Dragon there could be hope. But first, they must face and defeat a dangerous enemy, the vile beasts who own these mountains where nobody passes through.
Along this journey maybe you will discover that it’s that little Spark in each of us that really matters, and that a little Spark could save them from the coming cold. The story reminds us that we all need something in life every day to ignite our passion and spirit – to help the world be a “warmer” place and to look for ways to “Be That Spark.”
Ages 7+ | Publisher: Zuroam Media | October 1, 2020 | ISBN-13: 978-1735145501

About the Author

Chris Parsons
Chris Parsons grew up in the small fishing village of Flatrock, Newfoundland where he was surrounded by storytellers. When he became a father, he began creating his own children’s stories, and soon he was sharing them with a wider audience.
Over time, his audience grew up, but he continued to create his stories and colorful characters mostly for his own enjoyment. One day he had a flash of inspiration about a little mouse named Spark and began to create the world of A Little Spark.
Today, Chris lives in Dallas. He has left the high-tech world of innovation and business development behind and is focused on his real passion – to create new meaningful experiences for children centered around powerful and engaging stories like ” A little Spark.”
Together with his wife, Kathleen, daughter, Maggie, and son, Kealan, they share a love for all God’s creatures.

About the Narrator

Brandon McInnis
Brandon McInnis is a voice actor and singer known primarily for his work on animation and video games. He voices Sir Nighteye in My Hero Academia, Ganos in Dragon Ball Super, Finral Roulacase in Black Clover, Asagiri Gen in Dr. Stone, Yuna D. Kaito in Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Frodo Baggins in Lord of the Rings Online, Patrick Phelps in Black Butler, Sonosuke Izayoi in Danganronpa 3, Erlang Shen in SMITE, and many more.
With a deep love for music production and originally trained as an opera singer, Brandon also produces music for release on YouTube and Spotify. He can be followed on Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram: @BranMci

About the Illustrator

Mike Motz is a children’s book illustrator and publishing professional based out of Toronto, Canada. Motz has helped writers around the world fulfill their dreams of publishing their works. To date, Motz has been responsible for the creation of the artwork for over 300 self-published children’s books.

About the Music Producer

Bruce Faulconer
Bruce Faulconer is a musician, composer, and record producer based in Dallas, Texas. He is the owner and founder of Faulconer Productions Music, and CakeMix Recording Studio. Faulconer writes music for orchestra, various instrumental and choral groups, along with the music for feature films, and TV series, including the anime Dragon Ball Z. He recently completed twelve songs for A Little Spark, included in a new audiobook, an interactive children’s book, and an animated feature film in development.
He resides in Dallas with his wife Lisa and is the father of two sons.

PURCHASE LINK

Before October 1st, pre-order your copy, email the team at Zuroam Media, and they’ll give you the audiobook free so you can enjoy it while you wait for the book to arrive. You can find all the email address and links to your favorite bookstore here: https://bethatspark.com/shop/.

OFFICIAL LINKS

REVIEW 

Prepare yourself as you step into a multimedia reading experience. 
  In my personal opinion as it pertains to my own household; a breakthrough learning awareness for struggling dyslexic readers. Combination components of visual, audio, and technology provide more than one interaction and stimulus to help grab the child's attention. 
  You are transported into a modern-day novel musical. Likened to Annie and Grease; the characters jump into song through a quick web link or QR code on your page at opportune timed moments throughout the story.
  We are all different and we are all valuable. Join the main character Spark as he encourages everyone to have their own voice be equal and heard. We may stand apart on differences but in doing so those who may have the most important voice get lost. What happens when you are a perceived non player in the grand scheme? 
  Through perseverance, a little Magick, working together, and embracing a new way of thinking; guides all animals to come together to get the fire back on with a Little Spark. 
  Working through hardship endeavours to overcome ordeal and slog, A Little Spark takes old time moral stories into this new interactive and electronic Century. 
 Such a wonderful story , illustrated lovingly through the book. If that weren't enough the interactive pages at the end that follow is brilliant. There are times when you want more to the story, don't want the adventure to end and these pages provide the run on your imagination may be missing.

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GIVEAWAY


Enter for a chance to win the A Little Spark prize pack.
One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • A hardcover copy of A Little Spark, autographed by author Chris Parsons.
  • A downloadable audiobook of A Little Spark.
  • A Little Spark USB drive with the A Little Spark music album.
  • One set of Apple AirPods Pro for listening to the outstanding audiobook and music!
Two (2) winners receive:
  • A hardcover copy of A Little Spark, autographed by author Chris Parsons.
  • A downloadable audiobook of A Little Spark.
Giveaway begins August 24, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends September 24, 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 Zuroam Media.

TOUR SCHEDULE


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August 25
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August 26
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August 27
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August 28
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August 30
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August 31
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September 1
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September 3
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September 8
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September 9
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September 15
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