We’re coordinating a virtual book tour and book launch for The Brain Sucker by Glenn Wood. Its a book written for middle schoolers (ages 9-12) and features a unique hero. Meet Callum McCullock and his two friends. Callum is confined to a wheelchair – but they don’t let that stop them as they move against “The Brain Sucker“. We’re searching for websites, blogs, and other online locations where we can share information, interviews, reviews and much more about The Brain Sucker.
Schedule – The Brain Sucker
Sunday August 23 – Barry Eva interviews Glenn Wood, author of The Brain Sucker, on Book and a Chat Radio on http://www.newvisionsradio.com at 3:30 pm PT/6:30 pm ET. The show is archived on http://newvisionsradio.com/2014-02-26-19-59-03/a-book-and-a-chat/a-book-and-a-chat-page-3
Thursday August 27 – Barbara Techel hosts Glenn Wood, author of The Brain Sucker, on her blog http://joyfulpaws.com/. She will share her review for The Brain Sucker and her interview with Glenn Wood.
Friday August 28 – Cheryl will share a guest post by Glenn Wood, author of The Brain Sucker, about creating a disabled character, and giving him a really cool toy…. on her blog – https://childrensandteensbookconnection.wordpress.com/2015/08/27/guest-blogger-glenn-wood-author-of-the-brain-sucker/
Friday August 28 – Holly from http://smack-dab-in-the-middle.blogspot.com/2015/08/writing-interesting-characters-glenn.html shares a guest post from Glenn Wood, author of The Brain Sucker, about the ins and outs of creating a character with disabilities.
Tuesday September 1 – Robert Kent from the Middle Grade Ninja blog, shares a guest post by Glenn Wood about his publishing journey for The Brain Sucker which started in New Zealand and brought him to North America to release the book in the US and Canada. It will be posted on http://www.middlegradeninja.com/2015/09/guest-post-hybrid-publishing-middle.html
Thursday September 3 – Pam T shares a guest post about fictional heroes with disabilities from Glenn Wood, author of The Brain Sucker, on her Thursdays Thoughts section of her blog at http://pamswildroseblog.blogspot.com/
Tuesday September 8 – Marci Thompson shares her review for The Brain Sucker by Glenn Wood, on her Merci’s Reviews – https://mercireviews.wordpress.com/
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Monday Sept 14 – Greg Pattridge shares his review for The Brain Sucker by Glenn Wood, on his Always in the Middle blog – http://gpattridge.com/
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson shares a spotlight on The Brain Sucker by Glenn Wood, on her New Review Blog, http://TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com
Cheryl Malandrinos shares her review for The Brain Sucker by Glenn Wood, on her Children’s and Teen Book Connection –
End of September –
Joe Crawford interviews Glenn Wood, author of The Brain Sucker, on The Joe Show airing on ______ airing at ____PT/____pm ET.
The Brain Sucker was originally released by Walker Books Ltd in New Zealand, Australia and the UK and was a Sakura Medal nominee. It is now being released in the US and Canada.
Some topics we want to highlight include:
- Children with Disabilities
- Wheelchair use
- The power of friendship
- Hero with a disability
- Good vs Evil
Glenn Wood, the author, is interested in doing a variety of things to promote the book. That would include these things and we are open to your ideas too –
- Written interviews – for the author or characters
- Recorded interviews – include radio and podcasts
- Copies of the book for review
- Writing articles about topics relevant to The Brain Sucker
For much more about Glenn Wood and The Brain Sucker, you can visit his website – http://www.glennwoodauthor.com/
Please click the Contact tab above or email nikki @ nikkileigh.com to participate in this book launch.
The Brain Sucker has been previously released in New Zealand, Australia and the UK but this is the US and Canadian launch. Callum, his grandmother Rose, his friends Sophie and Jinx and the evil demented scientist Lester Smythe are heading to the US – and are ready to meet you!
About The Brain Sucker –
Callum McCullock has the coolest wheelchair you could hope for. The Thunderkit X5 All-Terrain has a 5-wheel set up, nitrogen gas shock absorbers and a retractable wheel design for uphill and downhill work. And it looks cool. Callum was born with a spine defect, but he’s is no victim. In fact, he’s so fiercely independent, both his best friends, engineering whiz kid Sophie and the permanently bad-luck-challenged Jinx Patterson, know better than to try and do things for him. As a result he has fantastic upper body strength, something which comes in useful as the story unfolds.
Callum lives with his fabulous grandmother Rose, whose custody of Callum is being questioned. But the Welfare Department is not the only threat to their future together. Lester Smythe is on the loose, armed with a brain-sucking device that extracts the green blobs of goodness from his victim’s heads. All Lester has to do is find a way of destroying all these lovely green blobs and he will turn everyone in the world into as evil a person as himself. And it’s up to Callum, Sophie and Jinx to stop him before it’s too late.
About Glenn Wood –
I have been writing professionally for over twenty years. During that time I worked extensively in New Zealand’s advertising industry, employed as a copywriter by some of the country’s top advertising agencies. My work has been locally and internationally recognised with numerous awards gained for television, print and radio advertising. Included in my awards list is a Gold One Show Award, a Cannes Lion, two Gold London Awards and a Gold Axis Award. My first novel ‘The Laughing Policeman’ was published in November 1998 to popular and critical acclaim. My second book ‘Cop Out’ was released in 2000 and also received excellent reviews and sales. Both books have been re-edited and released on Kindle. Both biographies have hit number one in the memoir and comedy categories on Amazon. My first children’s book ‘The Brain Sucker’ was published by Walker Books Australia in September 2012. The sequel ‘The Bully Chip’ was published on July 1st 2013. The Brain Sucker was picked up by Walker’s Head Office in Britain and was released in the United Kingdom in January 2014. My third children’s book ‘Deadhead’ is being reviewed by publishers at the moment. My career includes writing for television in New Zealand including scripts for nightly soap Shortland Street, comedy sketch shows Funny Business and Seven Days and the children’s series The Goober Brothers which I co-starred in. I have also completed several screenplays.