Writing Community Buzz by Adam Wallace

Guest Post by Adam Wallace As always we thoroughly enjoy the thrill of including funny, Zombie-obsessed author-illustrator, Adam Wallace on the blog. Today he gives us chilling goosebumps - of the good variety - with his 'inspirational' (of the non-zombie kind) and encouraging article about what it means to be involved in such a supportive writing community. Thanks, Adam! 💀 😬 😍 Writing, or creating of any kind, can be amazing and lonely and incredible and lonely. ...
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Author Article: Pretty in Pink

#BraveAndStrongAllDayLong #BooksOnTour #BlogDash #Day3 She may be pretty in pink, but she is also a pretty fantastic role model! Learn how lifeguard Fiona's story inspired author Elizabeth Cummings to create her book, Brave and Strong All Day Long. Girl power! 🌊 🏄🏼‍♀️ You can’t get any more feminine than Fiona, from her obsession with the colour pink to her role as loving mother and daughter. On the surface she epitomises the female stereotypes. Yet scratch that s...
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Author Article: About Brave and Strong by Elizabeth Cummings

#BraveAndStrongAllDayLong #BooksOnTour #BlogDash #Day1 Welcome to the blog tour for Elizabeth Cummings' latest release, Brave and Strong All Day Long! We will certainly make a splash with all the sunny goodness we have in store. So come along and have some fun in the sun! Here's what you want to know about the heroine behind the story - article written by Elizabeth. :) Brave and Strong All Day Long is based on real-life lifeguard Fiona. She is an inspiring female role model and a true ch...
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Author Article: Kalika Beginnings by Karen Hughes

#TheHowlingSands #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day3 Karen Hughes lets us in on her motivations for becoming, and committing to being a writer, as well as where her ideas for her Kalika Magic series stemmed. Find out about Karen's real life magical experiences that have shaped the intricate richness of her books. 😊 In primary school I was always scribbling stories when I was supposed to be doing sums. I’d gaze out the window, lost in a world of secret tunnels, dark caves, and strange and...
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Esme’s Wish: An Excerpt

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day4 If you've only heard snippets, and rave reviews, of Esme's Wish, here's even more of a taste of this powerful tale and beautiful writing; a glimpse into the fantastical world of the mystical creatures of Esperance... Esme stared ahead at the city, desperately hoping it wasn’t just a mirage. From a distance, Esperance appeared to be drifting on the lagoon’s surface, as if its hold on existence was so tenuous that it could slip back into the depths...
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Esme’s Wish: The Winding Road to Publication by Elizabeth Foster

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day2 Elizabeth Foster generously shares her journey to publication with us today for her Esme's Wish blog tour. See how she found a publishing home that perfectly fits her book's unique crossover between age range and unobstrusive yet beguiling themes. Thanks, Elizabeth! ☺️ If you’re an aspiring author, no doubt you’ve heard some permutation of the following advice countless times: “Write something you would enjoy!” “Don’t try and pigeonhole your work ...
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Author Article: Inspiration Lies Within by Nicole Madigan

#BallerinaMonkey #BooksOnTour #BlogBop #Day3 A deep and meaningful read here by Nicole Madigan on finding your truth; how your values will help you realise your strengths. Just inspiring! Thank you x “A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” I read this quote, spoken by the author C.S Lewis, recently and it really struck a chord with me, and it was timely too, given the impending release of my new book Ballerina Monkey, ...
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Author Article by Anne Helen Donnelly: Learning to Compromise

#OrisChristmas #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day3 What is compromise, and how do young children learn to manage the challenge between satisfying themselves and others at the same time? Anne, too, pondered this aspect of maturing awareness, and so her loveable Ori's Christmas was born... PLUS, there's a chance to WIN in our fabulous #bookgiveway! Learning to Compromise by Anne Helen Donnelly “Let’s watch something on TV while we eat dinner,” I tell my two children after an exhausting day. “What...
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Author Article by Melissa Gijsbers: Creating Bubbles

#LizzysDragon #BooksOnTour #BlogTour #Day3 How does such an inventive, mystical creature such as the beautiful Bubbles enter an author's consciousness? Find out how Melissa's water dragon emerged, PLUS check out the #bookgiveaway details below! 😃 🌈 🐉 Creating Bubbles by Melissa Gijsbers It’s been quite a while since I’ve read a lot of fantasy, and even longer since I’d tried to write some! With this in mind, writing a fantasy story for children was an interesting a...
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Book Review: Max Booth Future Sleuth, a Sci-Fi Adventure Series for Young Readers

Max Booth Future Sleuth: Selfie Search, Cameron Macintosh (author), Dave Atze (illus.), Big Sky Publishing, 2017 Synopsis: Max Booth Future Sleuth is back with more sci-fi adventure and another mystery to solve! Max has been handed an ancient mobile phone. It’s from the year 2017, which makes it more than 400 years old! What’s more, it’s full of photos – all of the same person. Max and his robo-dog sidekick Oscar learn that the photos hold a secret that could lead them to fame and fortune. Bu...
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