The Brain Sucker US Book Launch and Virtual Tour

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. We are looking for sites that have good business web design firm helping them with marketing.

Schedule – The Brain Sucker

Sunday August 23 – Barry Eva interviews Glenn Wood, author of The Brain Sucker, on Book and a Chat Radio on at 3:30 pm PT/6:30 pm ET. The show is archived on

Thursday August 27 – Barbara Techel hosts Glenn Wood, author of The Brain Sucker, on her blog 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 –

Friday August 28 – Holly from 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

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

Tuesday September 8 – Marci Thompson shares her review for The Brain Sucker by Glenn Wood, on her Merci’s Reviews –

Wednesday September 9 –

Thursday Sept 10 –

Friday Sept 11 –

Monday Sept 14 – Greg Pattridge shares his review for The Brain Sucker by Glenn Wood, on his Always in the Middle blog –

Tuesday Sept 15 –

Wednesday Sept 16 –

Thursday Sept 17 –

Friday Sept 18 –

Monday Sept 21 –

Tuesday Sept 22 –

Wednesday Sept 23 –

Thursday Sept 24 –

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Monday Sept 28 –

Tuesday Sept 29 –

Wednesday Sept 30 –

Last half of September –

Carolyn Howard-Johnson shares a spotlight on The Brain Sucker by Glenn Wood, on her New Review Blog,

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 –

Please click the Contact tab above or email nikki @ 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 –

The Brain Sucker by Glenn WoodCallum 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. Glenn Wood - Author of The Brain SuckerMy 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.

Dale Robyn Siegel Discusses Mortgage Financing on Radio Shows

Dale Robyn Siegel will tour cyberspace and visit a wide variety of radio shows, online and off. She is an expert on mortgage financing – and can answer all your questions about home financing and mortgages.

We are on the lookout for radio shows that discuss or want to discuss all facets of home financing for repeat home buyers and new home buyers. Do you have questions about how to qualify, how to prepare, what should you do before you start working with a realtor, how is the best way to refinance? She can answer these questions and much more…

To participate in this tour and to have Dale Robyn Siegel as a guest on your radio show, contact Nikki @

Meet Dale Robyn Siegel

Dale Robyn Siegel is an attorney with over twenty years’ experience in the residential mortgage industry. She is a published author and frequently sought as an expert in personal finance.

She can be contacted for expert advice, quotes or speaking engagements. She may also be contacted directly by listeners who seek personal advice concerning their own issues.

Dale Robyn Siegel’s website and

Suggested Audience and Talking Points

Dale Robyn Siegel

We can use two types of audiences

  • Consumer
  • Real estate and finance industry

We can speak about the consumer affect by

  • Government regulations
  • Political implications
  • Banking regulations

MorTgage Geography Options:

  • Country
  • State specific

How the new mortgage regulations will affect the consumer:

  • How they qualify for a loan
  • How they shop for a loan
  • How they apply for a loan
  • The process- paperwork and timing
  • How to be prepared to make it easier for themselves
  • Appraisals- how the value effects the loan amount and what to do if it comes in below the purchase price

The mortgage industry:

  • The downsizing
  • The industry is bogged down with paperwork and regulation
  • Are there unqualified people working at the banks
  • Are there unqualified people creating the new regulations- and who are they

Future of the Mortgage Industry:

  • Will the industry turn around?
  • What will make it turn around?
  • What are the predictions for 2014?
  • How has the economy affected real estate?
  • Is there really little inventory out there and why
  • What about short sales?
  • What about unemployment

Dale Robyn Siegel’s qualification to speak about Mortgage financing

  • Over 25 years in real estate industry
  • Active mortgage broker
  • Attorney
  • Author of consumer books
  • Author of professional education books
  • College professor at NYU and Baruch
  • Blogger
  • Guest speaker on many major media outlets- ABC, NBC, NPR among top appearance
  • Quoted in NY Times and many major newspapers and magazines
  • Done radio and print for years
  • Respected person in industry
  • Seasoned mortgage loan officer with extensive training in regulation


  • Well prepared with talk points- prescreens topics the host would like to cover
  • Adds additional info on current and future issues that might not be known to the general public yet
  • Creates tip sheets
  • Understands how to speak in “sound bites”
  • Great conversationalist

Gordon Tredgold Shares His Thoughts on Whether Happier People More Productive

Share an article from Gordon Tredgold, author of Leadership It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint. The article is about happier people being more Gordon Tredgold Author of Leadership It's a Marathon Not a Sprintproductive. You can read it here

Gordon Tredgold is the author of Leadership: It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint. Learn more about him at and about his book at

Writing and Leadership with Gordon Tredgold

Dianne Ascorft shares a guest post by Gordon Tredgold, author of Leadership It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint. His guest post is about Writing and Leadership. Share it on Dianne’s blog –

Gordon Tredgold is the author of Leadership: It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint. Learn more about him at and about his book at

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Interview with Gordon Tredgold, author of Leadership It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint

Coach Deborah shares her interview with Gordon Tredgold, author of Leadership: It’s a Marathon not a Sprint. Read his interview here –

Gordon Tredgold is the author of Leadership: It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint. Learn more about him at and about his book at

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Interview with Eugenia Oganova on Coffee Thoughts Blog

Share excerpts from two interviews with Eugenia Oganova –

Awakening the Harmony Within: How to Create With Spirit by Eugenia Oganova delves much deeper and eliminates the fluff you find

Eugenia Oganova

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in so many books on these topics.  For people who want to make a dramatic change in their lives and want the full details on how to make that happen – this is a must have book. For more information about Eugenia Oganova and her work – visit and to get your copy today –

Interview with Danielle Rama Hoffman Tonight at 10 pm eastern/7 pm pacific

Join the Joe Show for an interview with Danielle Rama Hoffman tonight at 10 pm –

Through Danielle Rama Hoffman’s advanced spiritual work with Thoth, she was introduced to the Council of Light—an intergalactic group of thousands of light beings from across the Multiverse. Their purpose is to support individuals as they shift into Unity Consciousness and return to their natural state of joy. The Council transmitted the teachings in this book for those seeking to accelerate their journey toward health, wealth, happiness, and their soul’s deepest desires. Order Wednesday Oct 30, 2013 and receive an array of valuable gifts

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